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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: 14821

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: 5990

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: 702
Views: 90619

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: 702
Views: 90619

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: 702
Views: 90619

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: 2233

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: 27009

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 Oct 18, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2818

Re: US Carriers vs The World

Wondering why a global superpower, the US, can't seem to match the service of other foreign carriers. -High profits/aging fleets -Lack of or outdated wifi/IFE -Haggard/rude flight crews in very casual attire -Lackluster meal service if any -Reduced seat pitch -Inferior First/Biz class cabins I don'...

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by GE90man
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alitalia A330/777 New York - Naples
Replies: 6
Views: 10940

Re: Alitalia A330/777 New York - Naples

I had the same exact meal as you on the way from JFK-MXP. I might be able to get a trip report out soon of my trip, as soon as i find a good way to get photos on here!

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by GE90man
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300
Replies: 13
Views: 10030

Re: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300

Great trip report! It's weird that we can now classify 2007 as "vintage" and "a blast from the past". I guess back then the A340 and 747 weren't anything all that special, now it seems like they're slowly becoming a rarity. I bet one day I'll be talking to my grand-kids about fl...

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11395

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

Arion640 wrote:
Is the 787-8 a shrink of the 787-9 then? 787-9 a shrink of the 10?

No, Boeing came out with the -8 first, then stretched it to become the -9, and then further stretched it to become the -10

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by GE90man
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is this plane?
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

Re: What Is this plane?

DerekCZ wrote:
I still don't get it... Is it an actual plane? Like a plane that flies?

no

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by GE90man
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11780

Re: First Joon routes announced

Part of me believes all this millennials talk is just PR speak for low cost

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by GE90man
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3740

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

As far as I'm concerned, China Southern still operates the A380 between Guangzhou and Beijing (CZ3000), and Chinese carriers use a330s on a variety of short(er) routes

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by GE90man
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8426

Re: Your longest flight

CX845/CX831/CX846
All from JFK-HKG or back on the Cathay Pacific 777-300ER
almost 16 hours each way, although some were quicker at just under 15 hours

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by GE90man
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787/747-8 GEnx Engine Swirl
Replies: 13
Views: 3917

Re: 787/747-8 GEnx Engine Swirl

I belive more or less any A320 family equipped with the same basic type of engine, in this case CFM56-5B, have interchangeable engines as generally the only difference is software that essentially governs the engine to a certain rating. The engines take the most wear and tear when used on the A321 ...

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by GE90man
Wed May 31, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787/747-8 GEnx Engine Swirl
Replies: 13
Views: 3917

Re: 787/747-8 GEnx Engine Swirl

It's like AC's newest A321 which was delivered with chevron equipped engines, but now one of the engines has made its way to a Rouge A319 so both planes are flying with one engine that has chevrons and one that doesn't so I guess technically one engine is louder than the other. WHAT? They swapped a...

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by GE90man
Wed May 31, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 9277

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

I would say that VHHH/HKG isn't too bad to transfer around. After you get cleared into airside, mostly everything is under the same roof, so it means that you will not have to run from one terminal to another. However, VHHH is quite big, and with their current expansion, it may now be necessary for ...

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by GE90man
Wed May 31, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787/747-8 GEnx Engine Swirl
Replies: 13
Views: 3917

787/747-8 GEnx Engine Swirl

How come there is no engine swirl on some engines of the GEnx versions of the 787 and 747-8? http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Canada/Boeing-787-8-Dreamliner/4376045/L?qsp=eJwtjDEOwkAMBP/imgaIiJQOPgAFH7B8KzjpSE62C6Iof49zSre7o52FZBodf3/PFTSQgVW%2BdKLKyj%2BjYSHOWvK4w6679IFsUn/M0RM77iKojnTsT03QHcGkWT5...

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by GE90man
Wed May 31, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 14592

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

While I can't say for sure, many Chinese airports are expanding and becoming larger and larger. There is the possibility for many new hubs since airports and airlines are expanding so fast in China. Such airports can be Shenzhen, Xiamen, Qingdao, and Dalian looks like it is getting a new airport fro...

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by GE90man
Tue May 16, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 26995

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Boof02671 wrote:
The whole plane was first class.

well, you're not wrong. The customers were paying for the experience of being on such a plane, and with such short flight times, there was not much need really for a true first class

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by GE90man
Thu May 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to Decide Livery for Juneyao Boeing 787-9
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Re: Vote to Decide Livery for Juneyao Boeing 787-9

I quite like the last few liveries on their website. This is already so much better than what some other Chinese carriers do, *koff koff* China Eastern

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by GE90man
Sat May 06, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variable A/C Types on a Route
Replies: 25
Views: 2637

Re: Variable A/C Types on a Route

Cathay uses a variety of different planes on their HKG-TPE route, using pretty much all the different aircraft in their fleet for flights

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by GE90man
Fri May 05, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 23044

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

while I can't comment on who was right and who was wrong, I will say that the dad handled the situation extremely calmly

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by GE90man
Wed May 03, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 8745

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

As far as I'm concerned, all LH 346's have a downstairs lav

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by GE90man
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have been all-747
Replies: 59
Views: 7673

Re: Airlines that have been all-747

quite a few cargo airlines have been 747 only, such as Great Wall airlines, jade cargo international, Kalitta and evergreen. Oasis of Hong Kong ran on 747s as well.

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by GE90man
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15396

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

BartSimpson wrote:
I am surprised nobody has yet mentioned the "Hello Kitty" and "Pokemon" atrocities





These liveries aren't bad at all IMO, especially the hello kitty ones, which do well to blend in nicely with the existing EVA colors

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM new livery; Do they only repaint the front?
Replies: 9
Views: 4133

Re: KLM new livery; Do they only repaint the front?

you know, he's got a pretty good point

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by GE90man
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 12905

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

please tell me it's an april's fools thing

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by GE90man
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 8643

Re: Only one state for airline named...

plenty of Chinese carriers have names after provinces or cities, such as Hainan airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen air, Shanghai Airlines, and Chongqing airlines among some others.

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by GE90man
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you identify this aircraft type?
Replies: 15
Views: 5712

Re: Can you identify this aircraft type?

if you are talking about the plane from which the photo is taken, it seems to be an a330, as the winglet is from the 330/340 family and there is no break in the slats for the outboard engine mounting. If you are referring to the other plane in the air, it looks like a 320 family aircraft, but I am n...

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