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by LAXLHR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac
Replies: 663
Views: 82584

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

I would like to see un-edited clear camera footage of him positioning the plane going inside closing the door....and then footage of the taxying and take off. Airports are riddled with cameras!!. There is something about this story that makes NO sense. Sorry, there are MANY things about this story t...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 9970

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Let’s say 10x LAX 4x SFO 5x MIA 5x CLT 4x DCA Let’s say they bump up DFW and ORD just to keep their hands on some slots: 4x ORD 4x DFW Let’s say they bump up PHL with 4 rjs just to keep a few more 4x PHL And let’s keep a token 1 daily to partner hubs 1x LHR 1x BCN And CDG like they did in BOS for a...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 52
Views: 12945

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

If the aircraft was missing near the initially reported locations then they can utilize the incident to help establish their claims and military presence in South China Sea but now that the plane is most probably located at the Southern Indian Ocean I don't think the Chinese government have much in...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14946

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Thanks both FlyHappy and sabby for your input. I agree it's an ironic story, the A330 neo is basically what the original A350 was supposed to be, and when clients made it clear they weren't interested and wanted an all-new design, Airbus dragged their feet for a couple of years before finally doing...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6558

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

DarthLobster wrote:
DL and AA both banked on the MD-11, while CO was focused on sewing it’s guts back together after Lorenzo.


Brilliant!!

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 90
Views: 10406

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

My previous post was deleted, but here was what I said. I don't understand why my post was against the terms of conditions. I'm just stating what happened in real life. What's up with the moderators? I flew the three airlines recently and DL was the best and AA was the worst. Here's why: On a three...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13062

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Ewww, I've never really looked at him before. It should come as no surprise that he is a reptilian...always in the eyes. Anyway the underbelly vibe of DL is dark, and I just look on at the DL fanboys in amusement since there are more important things in life to fight for than DL or any airlines. The...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9699

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I was just looking at their route map the other day on my LHR-AMS flight, and it's always a shock to see how few long haul destinations BA serves outside North America. Even many former colonies aren't served. AF does a much better job covering those. Yes its shocking, I remember the good ole days ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9053

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

A route I had suggested in the JV a while back. Makes perfect sense for Northeast transfer passengers without using ATL or JFK. I also wonder if this might end up seeing one of the A388 frequencies at JFK go down to a B748 or a B77W. JFK is a premium route for them, and sometimes hard to find F and...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5326

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

Oh the Romans! smh! and... bwahahahahahaha!

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by LAXLHR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5326

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

Oh the Romans! smh! and... bwahahahahahaha!

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by LAXLHR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3347

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

If one has not spent a lot of time in China, then they are fairly clueless to the reality. There is an absolutely shocking amount of well off to rich/super rich people there. Alot of back and forth travel as mentioned above with kids at school overseas. England is still considered one of the prizes ...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26848

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
I flew into SCL back in 2013 and there were 3 AA 767s parked on te taxiway with the doors open.


AA at EZE and GRU

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by LAXLHR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5047

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Airports Pax Counts YOY 1 ATL 52,654,000 +2.48% 2 PEK 49,380,000 +5.9% 3 DXB 43,739,000 +1.6% 4 LAX 42,670,000 +5.11% 5 HND 41,422,000 +2.2% 6 ORD 39,440,000 +4.51% 7 LHR 38,100,000 +2.5% 8 HKG 36,910,000 +3.3% 9 PVG 36,690,000 +7.5% 10 DEL 35,022,000 +11.7% CAN 34,210,000 +7.2% AMS 34,050,000 +5.4...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6943

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Japan to Hawaii isn't exactly bottom of barrels It largely is for airlines. When bulk of passengers from Japan point of sale are on packages, the airline portion of the package is often barely $300/rt. That's not even $0.04 mile. Not all fares are $300. Cargo??. People dismiss US-Hawaii and Asia-Ha...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16653

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

They're performing the worst of the big three in terms of growth, but as long as they're turning multi-billion dollar profits year over year, they're not going anywhere anytime soon. I hate to borrow a term even remotely related to Trump, but this is fake news. Is it "fake news" ?? which ...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45818

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

How would an engine failure/explosion provoke such a loss of control on an airliner? I would say that rather than an engine, it´s the left MLG that broke. The captain is the most hurt person of all of everyone on board. He is undergoing surgery right now, because he suffered broken cervicals. Appar...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4110

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

Oh boy, "flying while black?" I didn't hear one word having to do with skin color, but there is a group of people who have been raised to bring it up when they are reprimanded or don't want to follow the rules. I thought in that short segment the Captain was very professional and non thre...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee arrested for child vouyerism at work
Replies: 25
Views: 6478

Re: Southwest employee arrested for child vouyerism at work

Disgusting but I fail to see what this has to do with Southwest other than him being employed by them. They also make a point to blast Disney's name when cast members get caught in child sex stings in Florida but has nothing to do with them except for employment. Obviously you know nothing about Di...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30102

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Spectacular farewell of Air Berlin flight 7001 MIA-DUS - last flight of AB longhaul operations. Low approach and turn over the terminal in Düsseldorf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N78rajMN0Mo (perplexed viewers in terminal) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-bZaghb1CU (tower view) https://www.you...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8268

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

Delta once again out in front of the pack and raising the bar this time for economy passengers on long haul international flights. How long until UA and AA follow, if at all? International Main Cabin dining reinvented: Introducing new serviceware, refreshed meals and menu cards This is one of Delta...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12865

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

I really dislike the blue Delta uses on economy seats. It could be the worst shade possible. It's that cheap AMERICAN look, to make the y passengers feel like peasants. DL is not alone here !! It's amazing how you step into a JL, SQ, EK, BA etc etc etc cabins and they at least looks decent. The DL ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

· Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership · Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years · Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale w...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8918

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

Having spent 5 loooooong months in Italy this year, I am well aware of the Italian ways. Alitalia reminds me of gross backend points in a movie. You make your money regardless of the films success from the net profits/loss. Google: Harry Potter P&L, after the WB took its "distribution fee&q...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4415

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

MrHMSH wrote:
Fitlikemin wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
KLM claims to be the world's oldest airline still operating under the same name.


I didn't know they were based in the UK.


Read until the end! :)


Well to be fair, this IS the title, and so people are expecting UK, not globally: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ? :-)

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by LAXLHR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Looks like this rumor won't die. The article brings up some interesting points, such as UA/B6 controlling 42% of the New York market, and UA/B6 would attempt to have EWR excluded from the traffic count in NY. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171013/ISSUE10/171019933/would-united-airlines-re...

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by LAXLHR
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 3863

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Will it be nonstop to CDG? The 789 must take quite the a weight penalty then. KL flies via CTG on the way back for a reason... It must be noted that there is a new schedule that goes with changing the aircraft type for the route. Traditionally AF has departed BOG atvaround 6pm and has recently put ...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9352

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

AA bought 16 741's and very quickly converted some to freighters and sold others. They did not have large TPAC hubs like NW and UA (NRT) and were more focused domestically, so the 74x was way too much plane. As they grew they went in with the DC-10. By the time the DC-10 reached end of life, the 77...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

Very cool for PSP. I agree with others, can see this working in maybe even past the spring break time frame. Lot's of golf, tennis and sun winter and spring. undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12019

Re: Rest of the UK thread

I know there are individual threads for MAN, LGW, LHR etc but this thread could be for the rest of the UK. Is there one of these yet? - If so delete mods :( Ill get the ball rolling.... A little news I know of. Doncaster airport is now the fast growing airport in the UK. Flybe is going through an o...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22099

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

I was appalled to see the way they kind of dragged that poor man who had to jump for dear life. I hope he didn't sustain serious injuries because of that "help". I also expected a more immediate action against the fire itself. A paramedic friend once told me, that while it's best not to m...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy
Replies: 29
Views: 6392

Re: Delta introduces complimentary Prosecco in International Economy

Kilopond wrote:
:D If they had a better sense of humour and some guts they would start serving Crimea Shampanskoye and Freixinet Cava...


Bwahahahahaha! Nice one :-)

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by LAXLHR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19606

Re: AA's new branding

AWACSooner wrote:
Repeat after me folks:
It's all about the shareholders.

Customers be damned...appearances be damned...service be damned. Maximize profit...maximize shareholder return...that's the game nowadays.


I said it the other day. DL+UA+AA = ONE Airline. WALL STREET AIRLINES

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by LAXLHR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4570

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

"For Bastian, the idea of giving away premium seats for the same price as economy seats, or even upgrading frequent flyers for free, is no longer a profitable option." Funny, DL seems pretty profitable. They get rid of upgrades loyalty will disappear. Ha! Where exactly are people going to...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 206684

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

http://www.wings900.com/vb/1-1-civil-av ... ivery.html


NO! Looks like TG, and wavy always screams LLC (see KLM).
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maortega15 wrote:


NO! Looks like TG, and wavy always screams LLC (see KLM).

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by LAXLHR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16348

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Wow, I have never heard of such a contract clause before, but congratulations to AA for being able to get that clause. It means that none of their competitors will be getting A321s for lower prices. That's big for AA and a smart move. Back when AA signed that contract, Airbus probably thought highe...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20000

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

keesje wrote:
Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam might get (re) connected. SYD, MIA..


Well I flew on a JL 77W from SYD - NRT last year, soooo....

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 206684

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

MD80 wrote:
Hopefully, Lufthansa will retain their livery IMO. The Corporate ID is a masterpiece and needs no change.


Agreed! Looks fresh and very current.

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187893

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I can't understand why they diverted to such a remote airport? It's a 4-engined aircraft. It still had 3 good engines. An A380 with 3 engines running isn't required to land at the nearest suitable airport. It would have been easier to get accommodations and flights to their final destinations for t...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 12863

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

incitatus wrote:
Air Canada is sitting across the border from a very wealthy country. Eastern Canada is right on the way to Europe. Huge opportunity! Surprising it has taken them so many decades to realize that.


Yeah. DY woke them up with their MAX plans.

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by LAXLHR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

jfklganyc wrote:
AA JFK is toast. Sad.


JFK is not toast. PHL works well for connecting traffic. AA can focus on O&D at JFK. American does not need to be the biggest, to be highly profitable at JFK - especially on the LHR route.

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by LAXLHR
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187893

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

surely with a modern aircraft like this an engine should not explode without warning, the multitude of engine instruments oil temperature, vibration etc should warn the pilots the engine is in trouble so it can be shut down, the investigation should include if there were any unusual engine paramete...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187893

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Good it landed safely. Air France seems to be trying very hard to break every Airbus aircraft types they had. Agreed!. I told a friend a couple of years ago that AF would probably be the first to crash an A380 the way they behave. There is enough evidence to show that something is systematically wr...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187893

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

ACCS300 wrote:
Pax should be ok without winter clothes, 10C in Goose Bay at the moment.


That is freezing cold weather for any folks from LA hahah. 50F! ..on top of their "near death" experience, can only imagine the local news channels tonight!

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by LAXLHR
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of Teterboro getting commercial air service?
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: Chances of Teteboro getting commercial air service?

OA940 wrote:
If it happened, then what would the demand be? I'd also guess there would be a nighttime curfew. I think it is entirely possible, but I'm no expert. I just think it would be cool to see 737's or even E-Jets flying out of it (jk).



It's not happening!

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by LAXLHR
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Skytrain 40th Anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 3099

Re: Laker Skytrain 40th Anniversary

Yesterday, September 26th, 2017 was the 40th anniversary of Freddie Laker's inaugural LGW-JFK Skytrain service. Growing up in the UK in the 1970s and being an aviation nut from a young age, I was a huge fan of Sir Freddie and was lucky enough to meet him in person while flying LGW-MIA on one of his...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35101

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Hi Guys. Yes there are is a thread on whether bombardier dumped the plane and everything related to the ruling. Also a thread on how many of the C-Series orders are firm. But I wanted to have a self contained thread for Delta and what they will do next? My guess is all along they have had a plan B....

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by LAXLHR
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 7597

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

I have flown this terrific aircraft about 25-30 times now, both on SIA and LH. I can recall maybe one landing that was maybe almost a "greaser", but virtually all the others have been near "neck snappers", the one this past Monday almost a controlled crash. Is this aircraft the ...

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