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by GE90man
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 18581

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

Can someone post a photo of the lavatory....I can't seem to find it https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_8687.jpg I swear I saw a picture of a DL A220 Lav with a window in it. I wish I could find that picture. Wow, that is one fancy lav, and a big one at that especially when compar...

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by GE90man
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318164

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Are you suggesting that a pilot with 6,000 hours wouldn't know the difference between what it feels like when his aircraft is climbing, vs. when it's pointed straight at the ground? If they're in clouds with no visual reference and instrument failure, how would anybody be able to tell up from down?...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318164

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Possible video from inside the aircraft before crash https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aVWfd_1540802111 How does one find the camera or the device that recorded the video but not the plane. Have people gone so dull headed to believe anything on social media these days. It's possible someone uploaded ...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318164

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Makes me wonder if there is something to do with the somewhat new aircraft type, knowing the MAX has newer instrumentation than the NG models. Perhaps crew were not used to the new instruments in the MAX, especially with the airline's poor track record in training, resulting in chaos and confusion ...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318164

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Makes me wonder if there is something to do with the somewhat new aircraft type, knowing the MAX has newer instrumentation than the NG models. Perhaps crew were not used to the new instruments in the MAX, especially with the airline's poor track record in training, resulting in chaos and confusion i...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 5895

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

For Alitalia, Linate to Rome is a pretty important one, as is Rome to JFK, since they have 3 flights between the two cities per day.

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 282
Views: 67246

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

Latest update on B-KPB is that it is going to Norwind Airlines to be VP-BJP

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 282
Views: 67246

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-kpb
B-KPB has been flown to XMN for what I presume will be its retirment from the CX fleet.

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by GE90man
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 668
Views: 189661

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

LaunchDetected wrote:
Why are some aircrafts named A321-251NX?

I thought it was used to designate the A321LR but i didn't know BA ordred LR so i'm in doubt.

Signifies cabin flex

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by GE90man
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14795

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Either a publicity stunt or a fake photo (or both). I realize Cathay themselves have shared this photo, which makes it just seem more like one of those two things to me. Are there other photos from different angles, dates and airports showing this? Nah, there’s people on the ground in Hong Kong who...

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by GE90man
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 2994

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

VA1. Hearing "Velocity one" one frequency must be one of the coolest callsigns ever.

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by GE90man
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 512
Views: 108119

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

They could have held the names of the Virgin Jets. I mean it does not do much harm and maintains some sort of employee engagement. Are they ripping out all the Panasonic IFE also? Such a shame seeing this awesome carrier ripped to shreds, not for the better I might add. They indeed are ripping out ...

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 512
Views: 108119

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Just remember VX had a pay to use premium cabin model like B6. AS has like the rest of the legacies, a upgrade to use premium cabin model. B6 has been highly critical of that model and it’s worth a read. By the way, what uniform are the VX Cabin Crew wearing? Has anyone flown the AS Airbus fleet re...

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by GE90man
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 205
Views: 38775

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Aviaponcho wrote:
Guys

707-320C : Range 5000 Nm it's a plain narrowbody, isnt'it ?
DC8 in excess of 5000 Nm also and closer to 6000 Nm indeed
VC10 in excess of 5000 Nm

Nothing totally new !

Other than the fact that the NEO has two less engines

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1986

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

Adipocere wrote:
How about displaying ads non stop over the IFE and PA speaker system? Passengers can’t tune it out and they can’t leave..

You’d love Air Koryo! Nonstop propoganda music blasted over the PA!

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by GE90man
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 128
Views: 15053

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Folks, stranger things have happened. While I believe the probability of staying with airbus is quite high, I’d love for them to pick up 737’s on their next order. The 737-10MAX could make a lot of sense for them. Why...Just why? That would be like choosing a 65 year old woman with tons of plastic ...

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by GE90man
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6625

Re: Best airline call signs

Dynasty and Velocity sound pretty awesome. I recall an airline had Jedi for their call sign at one point. Will also certainly be missing the redwood call sign, as well as “speedbird Concorde”

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

trnswrld wrote:
So what’s the deal with the names, do we know this guys actual name yet? In the audio the guy refers to the name Andrew, but obviously ATC is calling him Rich.

Not sure about the names; i also heard Rich name someone called charlie too

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Geez, what's with everyone stealing regional jets these days? I mean, if you're going to do something as idiotic as steal a commercial plane at least go all in and grab something cool like an A380 or 787. . Would one person be able to take off and fly an A380 ? It would be incredibly hard to do so,...

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I have so many questions

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Round Headhouses

ANC

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by GE90man
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27756

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I’m starting to see lineups like this with Norwegian 787s at JFK and LAX too

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by GE90man
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23667

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

My money’s on SEA

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by GE90man
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 32190

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I was hoping for A360-100 and A360-300. It would send a signal that it was fully part of the Airbus narrowbody line-up. But I guess they chose A220 because it doesn't really have commonality with the rest, and it's also smaller. A4XX is used for military aircraft. Then why not A500 or A520? If the ...

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by GE90man
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First look: United Premium Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: First look: United Premium Plus

Looks like MH seat to me.


Plot twist: this is MH

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by GE90man
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7377

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

Does anyone know the ship number of the retrofitted 777? And whether or not it is an ER or LR?

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by GE90man
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 206
Views: 40938

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

dcajet wrote:
I know, I know... BA did wonders with that 777 after the LAS fire. But this one don't look too good.

Image


Holey moly.

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by GE90man
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada agrees to free tickets--with a catch
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Air Canada agrees to free tickets--with a catch

Nice gesture, and some nice PR. How sweet.

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by GE90man
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8833

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Mmm that looks good.

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by GE90man
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8972

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

I once flew on an AA 777-200 in a 2-5-2 config, back before the retrofits. Actually, some people prefer the 2-5-2 config over 3-3-3 due to the philosophy that there's only one person per row (middle seat) in 2-5-2 that needs to crawl over two people to get to the aisle, while there's 2 seats (two wi...

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by GE90man
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8429

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Glad to hear of this development. Unbelievably ugly livery. In my opinion it is a nice livery, my problem with it is that it screams "Qatar Airways". There is not Italian feel to the livery. If they are trying to replace Alitalia as the flag carrier, I think the livery should remind peopl...

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by GE90man
Thu May 31, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8136

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

SCQ83 wrote:
What do Chinese tourists do in PIT?

Check out Carnegie Melon

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by GE90man
Wed May 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20613

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

Also, he says A-Three-Three-Zero or A-three-hundred-and thirty and the likes of that, and it makes it difficult for me to watch. I don't know why, but that bugs the hell out of me too. Everytime I fly British Airways and the pilot says "Welcome aboard this Airbus three one nine" I just ha...

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by GE90man
Tue May 29, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20613

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

How reputable/reliable is DJ's Aviation as a source? I have tried to watch one of his videos on the 787 before, but found it so amateurish and full of subjective opinion it was unwatchable - it felt, to me, like something an overenthusiastic kid put together in his bedroom. He certainly needs coach...

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by GE90man
Sat May 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31667

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

I have my money on AF. Assumption is that they are willing try to bring Joon and AF closer to make it more clear that Joon is part of AF, sort of like what CX did with KA. The blue stripe almost goes through the door in the same exact spot as on the Joon a340, but that may just be a coincidence.

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by GE90man
Wed May 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7305

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: 10493

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: 13033

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: 166
Views: 9544

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: 2046

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: 1582

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: 1545

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: 27148

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: 27148

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: 27148

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: 27148

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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