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by planespotter20
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 16879

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

2707200X wrote:
and pieces of burning parts.........


Flew high into the sky....

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by planespotter20
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6968

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

It's probably going to be DTW-ATL/LAX/MSP initially as other people have said for crew familiarization. Then it'll probably to Asia (NRT as a first route maybe?) and then I think we could see a little a350 usage in the TATL market on premium routes (or aircraft rotation). It's safe to assume that in...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 516
Views: 49228

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mom-market-mires-boeing-headaches-possibility-zach-clark The Airbus IRAD figures in this article are interesting.As is the reverse position for Boeing.Is Airbus not telling us something? Probably not just because they don't have to.Its a tricky financial conundrum for...

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by planespotter20
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 6999

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

Yay... yet another MoM thread (not that I care too much the topic is really interesting). I think the MoM will happen, but I feel that all this speculation and argument over twin-aisle vs. single, fuselage shapes, and whether Boeing marketing or Leahy and physics are correct. I personally think we w...

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by planespotter20
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia board approves revised business plan
Replies: 52
Views: 9977

Re: Alitalia board approves revised business plan

Alitalia has just announced the board has approved a new business plan. http://corporate.alitalia.it/en/media/press-releases-sai/2017-03-15b.html Rome, 15 March 2017 - Alitalia’s Board of Directors today approved the airline’s turnaround business plan which includes a range of radical and necessary...

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by planespotter20
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 516
Views: 49228

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I'm kinda late to this conversation but I'll give my opinion on the matter as well. I'm not Boeing, but I think the best thing they should do is use a design that will help their future. That is, a design that right now is perfect for a MOM but can later be tweaked to fill the 737's hole. I don't th...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 21
Views: 7292

Re: Asiana A350

https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/routes Looks like these are the routes for the OZ a350: ICN-PEK ICN-HAN ICN-KIX ICN-MAN ICN-SFO ICN-PVG ICN-SIN ICN-ORD It says further changes may remain possible so don't take these as final, but I definitely think we will see most, if not all, of t...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 21
Views: 7292

Re: Asiana A350

https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/routes Looks like these are the routes for the OZ a350: ICN-PEK ICN-HAN ICN-KIX ICN-MAN ICN-SFO ICN-PVG ICN-SIN ICN-ORD It says further changes may remain possible so don't take these as final, but I definitely think we will see most, if not all, of th...

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by planespotter20
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 21
Views: 7292

Re: Asiana A350

Does anyone have the numbers for OZ's ORD service? It's operated by a 772er and it was one of the routes that seemed likely to be an OZ a350 candidate.

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by planespotter20
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 12842

Re: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

To be reinvented as a corporate entity then to go through this dance about 5 years from now, as per the normal for AZ, unfortuneately. Not even EY could save them, and partners AF/KL and DL don't want to save them. What happended to the rumors of LH stepping in? I hope one day AZ can actually becom...

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by planespotter20
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 12842

Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

I just read this article: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/business-and-economy/2017-02-23/alitalia-175049.php?uuid=AEyM29b Basically, it says AZ is struggling, and there has been little movement in ways to make it better (all attempts have been unsuccessful). What do you think the future of A...

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 21714

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

The notion that DL desires an ORD hub seems to have been manufactured by a few a.net users. Unless you got your hand into the corporate cookie jar (and that's not going to happen; future services will target SEA, LAX, BOS, RDU, etc. POS), ORD is quite low-yielding. I don't think it's logical for OR...

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by planespotter20
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Writing Prompts
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Writing Prompts

Argumentative essay and pick two similar airliners (or airlines, airline models like LCC vs. Legacy) and stuff like that. I wrote an entire one about Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft (and I chose Airbus to defend as better)

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 21714

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

Wouldn't more DL flights at ORD give international connecting passengers from KLM and Air France more options? Yes, just as adding more domestic routes could also, theoretically, cater to connections. The challenge is that this directly bypasses the massive connecting hubs that Delta (and all netwo...

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 11977

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

he did say the airline’s new flagship plane — the 366-seat Boeing 777-300ER — probably won’t be used from Chicago It’s too big. Then why were there 744s in service for many years and until just recently? Sounds like he is indicting past management for poor fleet allocation. It could mean that ORD w...

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 21714

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

Wouldn't more DL flights at ORD give international connecting passengers from KLM and Air France more options? I can see more DL flights at ORD as nothing but more good stuff. It may be a spoke, large spoke, focus city, or hub but all that matters is that more flights= more competitiveness+more opti...

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by planespotter20
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 21714

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

This is how I see that the entire DL at ORD thing will go down. 1) not much is going to happen until the new T2 is built. That being said, we can hold off on anything major until then (which speaking of, when will T2 terminal be constructed?). 2) I see that ORD will become significantly larger than ...

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by planespotter20
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 130
Views: 26010

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

Will there be any significant changes to the Economy seats? Or will we get just the same as the newest ones in other LH aircraft. I flew a 757 from JFK-PSA (TATL) and it had mood lighting and everything and was very nice. Hopefully DL can improve on that design and make it even better in their a350s...

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by planespotter20
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2163
Views: 653436

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Qatar's A350-1000 will feature 327 seats (46 J, 281 Y). For comparison, their 77W features 335 seats (42 J, 293 Y). Looks like they swapped 2 economy rows for 1 row J seats. https://twitter.com/A350_Production/status/830778691403780096 While that is the old configuration, interesting how the A350-1...

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by planespotter20
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 31954

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

I'll rejoice when I see a confirmed order. No doubt we will see at least part of this LOI ending up into SQ's fleet (and some going to its LCC). But what I see this as, is one of two things. 1) it keeps boeing happy as they keep a valued customer 2) it puts the gun on Airbus's head and forces them t...

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by planespotter20
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 266
Views: 58459

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I read that the engine is having problems (off an Instagram account) and delivery could be pushed far into 2018... let's hope the person doesn't know what they're talking about...

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by planespotter20
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future of aircraft design
Replies: 33
Views: 3898

Re: Future of aircraft design

I think the "flying wing" will be the basis of the next revolution in large aircraft design. It could carry 1000+, in relative comfort, but stay within the 80m box. Boeing are continuing their research work on it, so they may think so also. It could have enough room so that customs, and o...

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by planespotter20
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200
Replies: 39
Views: 8506

Re: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200

I hate to stray a little bit but what is AZ's future going to look like? I mean, they haven't ordered a single 787, a350, a320neo, a330neo, 737 MAX, or anything of a new generation. They can't keep flying old planes if they want to be competitive. Maybe EY could buy FOR them a few 787s, those could ...

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by planespotter20
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49016

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

That livery is honestly, one of the worst I have seen. I honestly first saw it on Instagram on some aviation account and I thought the person had made that livery, not the actual airline. It is not creative, AT ALL. They just went to word, typed Air Canada, changed the font, then went to clip art on...

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by planespotter20
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200
Replies: 39
Views: 8506

Re: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200

As for Alitalia, from what I read on italian media and aviation forums, they are once again in a very bad shape. The partnership with Etihad still hasn´t shown any improvement. There are talks of getting rid of several narrow bodies. Honestly I doubt we´ll see a 77W in AZ livery this year. Yes i th...

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by planespotter20
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 66191

Re: Air Canada new livery?

The current livery is very nice, and I have a good feeling about the new livery coming soon. I don't know how to explain it in words but I just have this great vision for an updated version of an already modern livery. Maybe a bigger leaf that covers most of the tail and a new font could be nice. I ...

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by planespotter20
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 10566

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

ORD-JFK seems to be a possibility. They already utilize a CRJ900 for the route and fly 5 or 4 a day depending on the day of the week. This seems like a logical distance and route for DL to utilize the C Series on.

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by planespotter20
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 21
Views: 7292

Asiana A350

When is OZ supposed to get their first a350? All I know is it's some time in early 2017 (H1). What routes will it be used on? What is the configuration? Is there a possibility of a a350-1000 order?

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by planespotter20
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 28510

Re: UA A350's

This is how I believe that the whole a350 deal will go down. 10-20 of the -1000's will remain in the order books, and the others will become other orders, specifically for 763 replacement (possibly the a359). I am just speculating right now but I firmly believe we will see the a350 with UA paint on ...

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by planespotter20
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 68
Views: 6162

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

I'm young and grew up in the time of flying the 767 to Europe. I honestly disliked the 767, mostly because on the news I would see all the stories of the 787, a380, a350, and of course I was jealous of the 777s/a330/747. I always seemed to get stuck on the 767. And for some reason (way when I was li...

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by planespotter20
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75305

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

This is a good option for Boeing and its 737 customers. The seating capacity difference between the A321 and 737-9 is now within a whisker and from where I sit the economics could well be in favour of the Boeing product (depending on mission profile). With many airlines already down gauging domesti...

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by planespotter20
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 787-10 Delivery, Routes, Base
Replies: 13
Views: 4716

UA 787-10 Delivery, Routes, Base

When is UA getting their 78X? What routes will it be used on? Where will it be based?

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by planespotter20
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8897

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

Sorry to interrupt the conversation about BA/AA, but I'd like to throw an idea out. OZ operates a 772 on ICN-ORD 5 times weekly. OZ is also getting an a350 in 2017 (most likely). I don't have the specific numbers on the ICN-ORD route nor the information to say if it's successful or not, but what are...

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by planespotter20
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 53779

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

While everyone is assuming troubles at EK spell the end of the A380 and 777X, IMO it more likely means EK would not place their "mid-size" order that they currently are evaluating the A350 and 787 for. They already have a large fleet of A380s and 777s that they can leverage with more of t...

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by planespotter20
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8897

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

Has BA expressed interest in sending the a380? If they agree to do it would to happen in 2017 (or when in general would it happen?)

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by planespotter20
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8897

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

When is the first a380 gate supposed to be complete? I read that the airport won't allow monopolization of it (so Emirates can't hog it). I hope to see the A380 at ORD; BA definitely can and EY (is that Emirates?) will send it just about anywhere.

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by planespotter20
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 38021

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

Good news for DL, the less plane types they buy the cheaper it is for them. I think the people at Delta know what they're doing, and that is why they chose the A330neo and A350 instead of the 787. I also would love to see a 787 in DL colors but its probably not going to happen. I don't think Boeing ...

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by planespotter20
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8897

Re: ORD 2017 Thread

I love ORD. And honestly I hope it gains some popularity among a.net, cuz it's an airport that needs some loving. On the topic of ORD in 2017, I believe we may see the finalized plans for the terminal expansion. There were rumors about greatly expanding T2, but there are as many concepts as there is...

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by planespotter20
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?
Replies: 65
Views: 7217

Re: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?

ORD is definitely in need of more than just a runway. They have enough space, and have already built plenty of runways. The airport is still congested as hell, and I think the only way to fix that is with more gates. They are adding to T5 and expanding T2 potentionally.

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by planespotter20
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 38021

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

A Net is a very confusing place. How many threads are there where people have posted they would never fly the 787 because of the 9 across Y seating? Now tons of people are sad because DL won't be flying this plane? Ugh. Maybe DL actually cares about comfort and went with the Airbus planes? I wish t...

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by planespotter20
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 30189

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

Anyone else feel this entire order seems to be too much too quickly. The airports they have are most likley outdated, especially the ones that would be target destinations for "regional flying." Plus I'm pretty sure the general opinion towards flying through Iran would be negative, given t...

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by planespotter20
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quantas at ORD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Quantas at ORD?

I read something a little bit ago about Quantas mulling over the idea of using a 789 to fly ultra long haul to ORD.

What do you think the probablilities of a Quantas 789 flying to ORD?

Happy Holidays!!

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by planespotter20
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia board approves revised business plan
Replies: 52
Views: 9977

Re: Alitalia board approves revised business plan

Going forward AZ should diminish its EU flying. If I'm going to be honest, the intra-European flying is getting taken over by the ULCCs. They should focus on flying to larger cities through out Europe, and stop trying to reach the smaller points around Europe. They could bulk up Italian flying even ...

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by planespotter20
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia board approves revised business plan
Replies: 52
Views: 9977

Re: Alitalia board approves revised business plan

Finally good to see Alitalia actually try to make big changes. They actually listened to what their CEO/ Etihad had to say; shrink short haul, and expand long haul. The short haul market in Europe is tough to be in for legacy carriers, given the strength of LCCs. Long Haul LCCs have yet to develop i...

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by planespotter20
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia needs180 million Euros to survive or bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 4246

Re: Alitalia needs180 million Euros to survive or bankrupcy

If only you could just scrap everything, and start over. Then it could be better. The carrier was dealt the wrong cards... again

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by planespotter20
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara
Replies: 34
Views: 3651

Re: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara

MKE is a great airport, and it's great that they're getting some growth. If it was a little bigger it could be a greater alternative to ORD. This is kinda off topic but I can imagine a hyperloop connecting ORD with MKE and just a shuttle to carry passengers around between the two. It's an idea, but ...

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by planespotter20
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara
Replies: 34
Views: 3651

Re: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara

MKE is a great airport, and it's great that they're getting some growth. If it was a little bigger it could be a greater alternative to ORD. This is kinda off topic but I can imagine a hyperloop connecting ORD with MKE and just a shuttle to carry passengers around between the two. It's an idea, but ...

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by planespotter20
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2163
Views: 653436

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
The second A350-1000 emerged from assembly.

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Second A350-1000 emerges with engines on. by David BARRIE, on Flickr


Is the second a35k the one with the complete cabin on the inside? When is the first flight for it?

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by planespotter20
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2163
Views: 653436

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbpr ... ction-list

Idk if you guys already know about it but I guess its just another source...
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I use this source to look at A350 Info:
https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbpr ... ction-list

Idk if you guys already know about it but I guess its just another source...

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by planespotter20
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of airline aviation...
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: The future of airline aviation...

There is no way, we will only see self driving cars by 2020. I think that they'll be in a few places, but the problem is that they need to be integrated entirely across the street system so all the computers work together, and get rid of the human element. Aviation is a lot more high risk, as it is ...

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