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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 48
Views: 10894

Re: 787 Scrapping

I noticed that that the fifth 787, N787FT is now being scrapped. What is going to happen to the plane once it is scrapped? Will it go to the garbage dump or become something else. I cant stop laughing at the vision of a 787 being dropped off in a garbage dump. Like it was put down on the curb for t...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11643

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Granted these are two airports. But Delta runs 7x between MSP and ORD and MDW daily. 14 flights per day between the two cities. I dont know what that represents as passengers as a lot of these. At least into MDW are RJs. I fly into MDW often as we have a branch in Chicago.

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273677

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

737-10 =MTOW ~200,000 pounds 3300nm range 787-8 = MTOW 505,000 pounds, 7350nm range That is quite a large area for the 797 to occupy. That's the upper bound of the each aircraft. While the 737-10 can't "do more," the 787-8 can "do less" while still being economical -- how much l...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273677

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

You should add a caveat that this is a Boeing gap, expect the A321XXX to appear in 1....2.....3..... This is the part for me that is critical, Boeing has a gap in its product line up, the gap for the airlines is smaller as they can go between OEM's unfortunately, neither OEM sells the others produc...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273677

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/17/boeing-to-implement-structural-design-change-in-787-8-for-production-commonality/ Boeing is renewing the 787-8. The space for the proposed 797 in the Boeing line up shrinks to the area between the 737-10 and the 787-8. What influence will that have on the 797? Will...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I think this issue has been beaten to death. They made a mistake. Move on to bigger and better things. They are already gearing up for summer flights, with less aircraft in their fleet until next winter. Live and learn. I noticed you took off your Sun Country avatar :) As a former employee of Sun C...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 590
Views: 90770

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

They test these engines for failure. But it seems like when they fail in real life they are uncontrolled more often than not. That was a detonation. Lucky there wasnt more structural damage to the wing and fuselage.

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

sunking737 wrote:
I think this issue has been beaten to death. They made a mistake. Move on to bigger and better things. They are already gearing up for summer flights, with less aircraft in their fleet until next winter. Live and learn.



I noticed you took off your Sun Country avatar :)

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Same result? United is getting her home Tuesday. SY will not be getting their passengers home at any time. Again, you're not considering that a 3-day delay is not acceptable to many people. If SY brought down a plane three days later, there would still be a story here, even though it's the same res...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

It is not the same result at all. The airline made their best effort to get her home. Not strand her in SFO and tell her to figure it out. Unless you know the inner workings of UA, that cannot be determined. In fact, I know they didn't do "everything" they could. If they had, she would ha...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

You sure about that, the DL meltdowns of late got an enormous amount of attention. Yes. Certainly not the "outrage". I bet many only came away with thinking "pizza". My mother in law was scheduled to come back to MSP tonight from SFO on United. The flight was cancelled. Did Unit...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Does anyone know how many passengers got stranded?? I'm sure since it was last flight of the season the pax got a good deal. SY may have contacted other carriers, but couldn't "buy" added lift. Remember this storm affected more than just SY. Not only do you need a plane ready, but flight ...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

ehhhhhh... I dunno. I cannot recall ever hearing of a legacy that has literally left two planeloads of passengers in a foreign country with no effort to assist with return (be it logistically, financially or both), even if the delay was lengthy. Can you name an example? I said "like this"...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

This is where unfettered capitalism gets in the way of doing the right thing. There needs to be consumer protections in place for situations like this...as there are in Europe. If an airline takes your money and flies you to your holiday destination, they should be legally bound to bring you back. ...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Why can't SY where USA airport can't go to MSP for cancel flight. Why can't SY fly ferry to Los Cabos to pick it up? SY can fly to MSP close nearby like RST or DBQ or DSM stay there for a few hours or overnight then snow is clear up fly back to MSP that's it. How stupid SY management are? Q No room...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20815

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I am disappointed in the turn Sun Country has taken with new leadership. I have flown them quite a bit. But was really turned off coming back from Phoenix in Feb when experiencing their new seat layout. Now this crap. And the CEO response is just ridiculous and callous. I have one more flight with S...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6946

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Renewables are coming online and will continue to increase as a % of power generation in the US over the coming decades. That is why I said their carbon output is lower, but not non-existent for electric or fuel cell vehicles. We will get there. But it will take decades.

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1230

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP) is currently experiencing: departure delays an average of 38 minutes inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 4 hours 53 minutes due to snow and ice arrival delays for airborne aircraft an average of 54 minutes This is as of 1030 CDT local 4/15/18 I saw ...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1230

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

stlgph wrote:
SY cancelled their last flight of the season into MZT, told those on the return into MSP to find their own way home



This company is finding new an amazing ways to drive away customers.

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IcelandAir diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: IcelandAir diverting

Surprised they decided on ORD. The front is just north of there. Fargo looks pretty clean as far as precipitation.

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IcelandAir diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: IcelandAir diverting to FAR

It is raining snow. Been awhile since I have seen snow drop like this for so long. It is thick right now.

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6946

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

A big part of public transit's current struggles is the rise of uber/lyft, which is obviously encouraged by public choices we make (cheap gas, free roads, little regulation, etc). Whether or not people in LA like driving, we need to be moving towards a more sustainable transportation model in the f...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25778

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

So we have various theories on why Airbus made this change. We know they want to increase production and are focusing resources on that. 1. One theory is that Boeing is getting cold feet about the MOM - and Airbus decides to delay their Plus/Plus-Plus project and focus on ramping on production of e...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25778

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

THIS! Was sceptical of the 797 business case from the beginning. Airbus can always attack by price from above (330neo) or Efficiency from below (A321LR). They would still make more money than Boeing on their sales (no or little development cost to cover) and at the same time take Boeings cake too.....

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273677

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It seems that an argument on the minutia of marginal performance advantage to either side is occurring. Which to me is kinda moot. Merely incrementing on the A321's CASM is not nearly good enough when trip costs will rise appreciably. Will the 797 justify: (i) an ~$10m dollar higher price tag (ii) ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25778

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think what it comes down to is..... if you have a market that 1) Is out of the range of an A321LR 2) Cannot support a B787-8 .... Its probably not worth serving. Theres long and thin and then theres too long and too thin. All the markets that are 4000nm+ apart with less than a 200 pax demand ever...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25778

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think what it comes down to is..... if you have a market that 1) Is out of the range of an A321LR 2) Cannot support a B787-8 .... Its probably not worth serving. Theres long and thin and then theres too long and too thin. All the markets that are 4000nm+ apart with less than a 200 pax demand ever...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18172

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

It interesting how people dont like MSP layout. It is a giant H. And for the most part easy to navigate. They even put moving walkways on the longer runs for people to navigate. Anyways NWA going away wasnt the end of the world imo. I flew NW quite a bit and felt their CS was bleh. Sometimes terribl...

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273677

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm new, so please be kind. I've been struck by the lack of an overwhelming business case for the 797. Yeah, it fits a lot of tasks, but the fact that there's so much discussion shows the lack of that case -- and Boeing has never done anything this big without one. But if you take the 777x wingtip ...

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 91
Views: 9226

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

I'm surprised anyone still flies to CCS or Venezuela. If there was a place in the Americas that should become a no-fly zone, it should be Venezuela, to put pressure to force Nicolas Maduro out. It seems the real business is to fly people OUT of Venezuela. Most flights are full. Also, many venezuela...

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7304

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

You just lost all credibility here. I've read much about this investigation and there were certainly criminal mistakes made. This guy wasn't a victim of circumstance - and he fled the jurisdiction to avoid prosecution. Well then, by that logic, every aviation accident ever was a victim of criminal ...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

It was fun flying on IcelandAir and seeing so many 757s. Reminded me of an airline that used to fly out of Las Vegas 15 or so years ago. And they seemed to only fly 757s.

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7662

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

I'd say the reason is while the virus cant write to the disk. It can still live within memory exploiting whatever is exploitable on the chip. Hardcoding the OS means it cant be upgraded without replacing the chip. If the OS has an exploit(and it will). It will be exploitable until the chip is repla...

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7662

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

I'd say the reason is while the virus cant write to the disk. It can still live within memory exploiting whatever is exploitable on the chip. Hardcoding the OS means it cant be upgraded without replacing the chip. If the OS has an exploit(and it will). It will be exploitable until the chip is replac...

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7662

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EternalBlue

Our tax dollars hard at work.
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planecane wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Wasn't WannaCry launched by North Korea?


Thats what the US government claims. The virus itself was created by the NSA though, and stolen by hackers in 2017.


And you know this for a fact? Cite credible sources please.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EternalBlue

Our tax dollars hard at work.

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by Elementalism
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa first 787-9 delivered; upgauges EZE, 787-8 to GRU
Replies: 19
Views: 3256

Re: Air Europa first 787-9 delivered; upgauges EZE, 787-8 to GRU

Livery isnt terrible. But could be a lot better if they got their name out of the windows.

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37381

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Good point, the competitor isn't that great, although if the A320neo family didn't work really well for airlines Airbus would have been heavily pressured to peruse a new design. There's good reason it's sold very well... MAX has sold 61% as many frames as the NG in 35% of the time so it may not be ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s at SBA Today
Replies: 13
Views: 2400

Re: Delta 757s at SBA Today

Saw one of these Delta 757s on the Signature ramp at MSP in mid Feb.

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO
Replies: 47
Views: 4530

Re: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO

It still feels weird to me to see SY adding routes from anywhere other than MSP and maybe DFW. This is a particularly different route for them as it's basically a transcon. With SY's new business model, that flight is going to be rough. My experience with their new seating arrangement in a 737-800....

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by Elementalism
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO
Replies: 47
Views: 4530

Re: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO

It still feels weird to me to see SY adding routes from anywhere other than MSP and maybe DFW. This is a particularly different route for them as it's basically a transcon. With SY's new business model, that flight is going to be rough. My experience with their new seating arrangement in a 737-800....

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by Elementalism
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 37
Views: 5252

Re: Mexico City new Airport

That is a great looking design.

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by Elementalism
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273677

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

Boeing seems to believe there is a business case so far. They estimate this market to be 4000 frames.The airlines are clamoring for a 757\767 replacement. A321LR is close on the 757, but not the 767. And the A330 and 787 are in a different weight class compared to the 757 and 767. What I find may be...

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by Elementalism
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 47
Views: 8488

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

Who knows, GRB is about as far as Fargo with a 9000 foot runway. Or they could had looked at Duluth with a 10000 foot runway. I am assuming this happened Thursday night? We got about 4 inches of snow then. Weather was great in MSP yesterday. Sunny and in the high 30s. Tonight is terrible again. upwa...

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by Elementalism
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wired article on this seasons record assisting jet streams
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Wired article on this seasons record assisting jet streams

Flying out of Phoenix last week the plane coming from MSP was over an hour late due to winds. On the way back to MSP we made up the time. Ground speed was near 800mph. Captain said tailwind of 230mph was pushing us.

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by Elementalism
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28087

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Been looking at flights to Paris for the airshow in June 2019. I think they are only out about a year on Icelandairs site. But they are listing the 737-8 Max on the MSP-->KEF route. I was saddened to not see the 757 on this route.

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by Elementalism
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95489

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Here is a quick thought I’d like to put into the mix: Is there a market for the MOM? Airbus and Boeing appear to be having difficulty selling their smallest wide bodied aircraft. This article is about the A330-800 losing its sole customer, a poster above referred to the 787-8 as “dying” and the A35...

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by Elementalism
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13462

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Never understood people getting drunk\high and killing animals.

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