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by GE90man
Wed May 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 30
Views: 3653

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

I would think that FRA would have a pretty high percentage

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by GE90man
Tue May 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10044

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

MXP? just a thought. Venice too.

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by GE90man
Sat May 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12607

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

The quietest airline is the one that doesn’t fly to Heathrow.

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by GE90man
Fri May 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 139
Views: 6605

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Firmly disagree with you on AA. I go thru DFW often and the new paint job looks so much better than the old. Prior to rebranding, The new 738s were half gray paint on the undersides - the silver birds were dying. I am glad AA chose a bolder change, vs some lame halfassed effort like United. Yes it ...

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by GE90man
Mon May 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1802

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

You’d get a kick out of Virgin Atlantic’s registrations (G-VSXY), or WOW air’s (TF-MOM, -DAD, -BRO...), or one of my favorites, Corsair’s F-HSEX, an appropriately named former 747 that made plenty of trips down to SXM.

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by GE90man
Mon May 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigators say MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Investigators say MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar

Interesting how nothing about the first officer is mentioned in the article.

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by GE90man
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue transponder question
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: JetBlue transponder question

While looking at JFK on FR24 from about midnight to 6am EST all B6 aircraft have their transponders on while no other airline does during those hours. Any reason for this? Truly, this is not the case. Was the ATC feed down? Living in the JFKarea and frequently being on FR24, this is a rather common...

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26368

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I will always select a widebody over a narrowbody if the price is equal. Who doesn't like high ceilings and open space?! If you don't operate this way, you are just playing into the hands of the airline bean counters who would fly the 737 to China if they could find a way. I hear what you're saying...

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by GE90man
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26368

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Why are you assuming that 4 engines would "increase the safety margin"... they don't. There's no mathematical evidence of that, despite what you're assuming to be a common sense conclusion. So you are saying more redundancy doesn't increase the safety margin? What about the number of hydr...

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by GE90man
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26368

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

So am I right in concluding that if we strapped two more engines on a 737, you'd fly on it to Hawaii?

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by GE90man
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26368

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

MrBretz wrote:
I am pretty sure only twins fly between Hawaii and the mainland. Thus, you won’t be visiting.

I mean, he could take a boat.

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by GE90man
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hello Seattle! via Spirit [ORD-SEA] the memoir of a high school senior traveling alone for the first time.
Replies: 14
Views: 3480

Re: Hello Seattle! via Spirit [ORD-SEA] the memoir of a high school senior traveling alone for the first time.

I know most of you probably think the Spirit livery is ugly, I kind of like it. It fits their brand very well.

oof

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by GE90man
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20048

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

reffado wrote:
Looks rather nice, IMO. But I must say I was hoping I’d see an “I-XXXX” rego on the frames. Wonder how this will impact AZ’s business structure (when they have one).

If they have one

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by GE90man
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 2055

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

zeke wrote:
xiaotung wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if HNA bought the rating.


Wouldn’t be surprised if they are trying to sell it to raise capital

Oh that’s going to hurt.

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by GE90man
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14137

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

US3 carrier? Basically tells its own story.

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by GE90man
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13428

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Georgetown wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
WN has never killed any of its passengers.
The pilots ultimately diverted rather than land. Everyone eventually got to MSY in one piece.


Ugh. Until today.

Oh now that’s untimely. And eerie.

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by GE90man
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13428

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

You people are so sensitive! Listen to you all critiquing these passengers, feeling threatened! It was surely a miserable experience. Why not admit that it must have really sucked and just move on with life? Unpleasant? sure. no question. but life threatening? not even close. I think passengers sho...

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13428

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

In my years of flying, I've had some doozy landings. It's even worse when you are in the rear jump seats and can't see out side. Back in my early days, we had an aborted landing in DCA on a 757 where we actually touched down but bounced and the pilots went around. The pilots never intended to touch...

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13428

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

JAAlbert wrote:
What was that lady doing texting when the plane is on approach?

Wait a second...... that's a good point :shock:

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13428

Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/passengers-cry-scream-in-southwest-airlines-landing/ar-AAvUKsY?ocid=spartanntp Just me, or does it sound like a *slight* overreaction by the passengers? Some were even texting their loved ones good bye :roll: Doesn't seem like something that was nearly serious enou...

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 775
Views: 274505

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Interesting on the decision using past A345 registrations that they are replacing. Wonder why they are starting with -SGE when the A345s were 9V-SGA to 9V-SGE. You'd think they would use -SGA or carry on and use -SGF? Their first two B78Xs are registered 9V-SCA/9V-SCB, which were previously used fo...

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by GE90man
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Re: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"

I see the same designation while booking with Orbitz, where i’ve seen lufthansa and Finnair a320s and 321s say sharklets next to them. I just thought it was cool to know and didn’t really make a difference. Besides, i didn’t think i was going to count on the aircraft having sharklets based on what O...

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by GE90man
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8027

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Mortyman wrote:
and I got flamed for proposing a continuation of the Airbus 340 program with new and more efficient engines ...

Feels bad man. *pats shoulder*

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by GE90man
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4558

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

TedToToe wrote:
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Anyone know what's going on?

Lactose intolerance, no doubt!

Heh.

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by GE90man
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 281
Views: 35771

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

That'll be pretty cool seeing a large aircraft among much smaller aircraft

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by GE90man
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12593

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Never mind the fact that VX has never operated A330s, hence the A330 in the promo.

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by GE90man
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53745

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

That'll buff right out

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by GE90man
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9044

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

I literally have no words. Welcome to America.

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by GE90man
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (2): No MD-88 for you! (MSP-LGA, DL Y, May '17) [pics & video TR]
Replies: 8
Views: 3577

Re: A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (2): No MD-88 for you! (MSP-LGA, DL Y, May '17) [pics & video TR]

Great report! I recently flew Delta and had a good experience. The 737 at gate C1 in the photo is a -900ER, not an 800

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by GE90man
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36140

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

CarbonFibre wrote:
The first aircraft in the new livery 2.0 has left the paint shop.



Are we sure this is the new livery? :lol:

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by GE90man
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 12759

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I hate this RR engine style appearance. I love it, the A330 with RR engines is one of the most beautifull airliners in my opinion Greetings from Beagá Well, as an A330 lover I thing the RR engines style kills the design and makes the A330 looks "weaker", see the difference: Anyway, it's j...

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by GE90man
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 9030

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

Even if United is in the wrong, the whiny attitude of passenger and then making a big deal about this on social media makes me want to side with United

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by GE90man
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?
Replies: 46
Views: 8842

Re: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?

I'm surprised we don't see the A321 on LGA-ATL more often to be honest. It's a mix of A320s and 739s for the most part. I'm surprised we don't see any A321s on JFK-ATL I agree. JFK-ATL is also mostly a mix of 738/9 and A319/A320 with the random 757 thrown in. I thought LGA ATL became all 739s a whi...

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by GE90man
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?
Replies: 46
Views: 8842

Re: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?

evank516 wrote:
I'm surprised we don't see the A321 on LGA-ATL more often to be honest. It's a mix of A320s and 739s for the most part.

I'm surprised we don't see any A321s on JFK-ATL

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by GE90man
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8350

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

I mean he is no aviation analyst, but I don't have a problem with what he does. He was just showing his passion for aviation when some news network decided to call him an analyst and it snowballed from there. Otherwise, he really is just passionate about aviation, and it shows.

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by GE90man
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11420

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

When does it return to LBG, or continue the next leg of its journey?

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by GE90man
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11420

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

It looked as if it was going to land on one of the 22s, but nope. This is extremely unfortunate for me as I happen to live under the path that aircraft take to the 22s, and I was planning on spotting it. :(

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by GE90man
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: LH introduces revised livery

So, it seems that in the end the livery will indeed feature the "LH yellow", in the title font, correct? Or was this just some one-time gimmick for the unveiling? http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthansa/Boeing-747-830/4841333 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/3/3/4841333.jp...

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by GE90man
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g


And if you understand German as well
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seahawk wrote:
If you have 20 minutes to spare, there is a good video about the principles of the re-design:

https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g


And if you understand German as well

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by GE90man
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 94618

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Additionally, N924VA has finally been delivered to Alaska Airlines. Airbus A321 -253N 7942 N924VA Alaska Airlines delivery 01feb17 XFW-BGR-MIA, all white ex D-AVZJ Just like N925VA, aircraft was delivered all white and will feature a special livery (most likely the San Francisco Giants livery). htt...

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by GE90man
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 3909

Delta and JetBlue, but pretty much only when you see the bottom of the plane from a distance, I guess you could sort of add BA to that list too, although I've found BA blue to be slightly more distinguishable from JetBlue and Delta blue 0822945 1704707 Can't find the perfect photo to showcase my poi...

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by GE90man
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

pretty boring and unimaginative but not bad...i feel the same way about it as i did about AC's refresh. At least AC kept the red! i think LH should have (maybe) extended the white stripe along the leading edge of the vertical tail along all edges of the vertical tail. I think it could have added a ...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13253

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Hope I'm not too late
QANTAS
Quite A Nice Trip, All Survive

LOT
Lots Of Trouble

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41501

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Raccoon eyes will be standard?

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3103

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Cathay Pacific has a few artifacts in Cathay city, as well as Hong Kong Museum of Science
Image
CX DC3 at HK museum of Science

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22437

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

The next time someone tells me I have to lower my window shade in flight, I'll tell them I need to look at emotional support scenery. I hate having to lower my window shade, and if other people can't fly without an emotional support animal, then I can't fly with the window shade closed! Yeah! Havin...

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin
Replies: 13
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin

Does anyone have information on Alitalia's 777-300ER's cabin, such as config and pics? I've dug around and haven't been able to find much, and the -300ER is not even listed on Alitalia's website The configuration should be 30J/24W/328Y. There are pictures of the cabin on other forums (e.g. here , a...

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by GE90man
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin
Replies: 13
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin

LY777 wrote:
So, Alitalia has finally received their 77Ws?

Well, one, EI-WLA

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