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by Elementalism
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 218
Views: 12408

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-much-land-does-nuclear-wind-and.html Here’s a link to a blog on relative land density for nuclear, solar and wind sources. Far and away nuclear generation is the best and most dense generation system. Nuclear is the way to go, if we want to really get...

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by Elementalism
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 218
Views: 12408

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

I enjoy getting a good laugh watching the anetters say electric planes wont work. A massive 38% of the cars in Norway are now electric. The highest in the world by a very big margin. The USA is under 1%. Nearly all of Europe is under 2%. Most members here would be totally uneducated on this topic. ...

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by Elementalism
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 218
Views: 12408

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

What is the point? Seriously? Oil must die if we are to save our world and ensure a decent future for both humankind and plant and animal life on Earth. I’m amazed at the regressive attitudes here among you a.netters. There is more than enough power available from natural sources to provide all our...

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by Elementalism
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 218
Views: 12408

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

Then, the next problem is structural—an electrically powered plane will weigh just as much on landing as it did on take-off, so airframes will have to account for that. Doesn't that already have to be somewhat accounted for now? What if an A380 heading out on a 12-hour flight has a bird strike on t...

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by Elementalism
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15303

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

litz, many also forget that if you overlay the Continental 48 states of the USA with Europe, note that the USA covers most of western and eastern Europe, including the European part of Russia! As such, what is normal for transportation in Europe doesn't work so well in the USA--hence the growth of ...

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by Elementalism
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15303

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

There used to be large tour operators in the US back in the 70s and 80s and into the 90s. But they seemed to die off once people were able to purchase airline and hotel tickets online. As for why the % of Americans dont leave the country. Well look at the size of the country. Mainland United States ...

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by Elementalism
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7031

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Has there ever been a proposal / experimental for nuclear powered aircraft? I know nuclear is a big boogeyman in public's mind and would likely not gain any traction. But, on a pure technical point, is it feasible? Yes the B36 was retrofitted with a nuclear power plant. Though it didnt power the cr...

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by Elementalism
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7031

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Batteries are not an ideal source of power in an airplane. Where weight is a major contributor to cost. Energy density is not there. Not sure if it ever will given we have had 100 years of battery advancement and density has barely advanced over that time. Battery technology has vastly improved ove...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 7031

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Batteries are not an ideal source of power in an airplane. Where weight is a major contributor to cost. Energy density is not there. Not sure if it ever will given we have had 100 years of battery advancement and density has barely advanced over that time.

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by Elementalism
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 336
Views: 38543

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

If only Boeing had an aircraft originally designed for this space. Or maybe if they purchased one from a rival at some point in the past. Imagine how they wouldnt need to be in negotiations.

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by Elementalism
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42680

Re: Power outage in ATL

What is concerning is that the press release mentioned there isn't definitive to the cause or spot of the outage. That likely comes later. There have been several comments about where the problems started. It would be irresponsible to report until they know. I think the midnight ETA is optimistic. ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13243

Re: TSA Failure Rate Around 80%; Agency "Badly Broken"

Shocker. Guess what? The solution isn't CLEAR. LOL In recent undercover tests of multiple airport security checkpoints by the Department of Homeland Security, inspectors said screeners, their equipment or their procedures failed more than half of the time, according to a source familiar with the cl...

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by Elementalism
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 21954

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

Siddar wrote:
Why?


Trying to get first place on air-empires.com by being a spamliner?

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by Elementalism
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 14584

Re: Could anything save the 747?

usair330 wrote:
Image

2 engines is the only way I can see the 747 coming back to life. And it would have to be more fuel efficient than the 777-3


That actually looks pretty nice.

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by Elementalism
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16817

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

When a drive is longer than 3-4 hours I start looking at flights. I fly MSP to Chicago and MKE. a few times a year. MKE is about a 5 hour drive, Chicago is about 6ish. Both are under 1 hour flights.

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by Elementalism
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 30539

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

The EU, if they want to become a more unified economic zone should implement similar laws and have each countries bankruptcy laws scrapped imo. I know that geography can be difficult, and politics even more, specially for people from some regions, but what part ot "Iceland is not a country mem...

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by Elementalism
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 30539

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

If the German laws are like the USA laws, then the administrators have much more latitude in making payments than some here believe. If the Administrator (or Judge in US Chapter 11) determines that it is best for the creditors' group as a whole, then certain creditors can be given special priority ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 30539

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Kilopond wrote:
I think the Iclandic authorities committed a mistake: they arrested a Singaporean plane that belongs to BOC Aviation. Airberlin couldn't care less, I'm afraid.


Smart idea imo. The leasing company will pay full price. Where the airport may get a % via bankruptcy court.

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by Elementalism
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 937
Views: 168739

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Has anyone done a study of the economics of reducing turn time, especially for short segment flights. I seem to remember a time when WN stated that their quicker turn times saved them 11 aircraft. For WN, here are some statements from the company In 2016, the Company’s average aircraft trip length ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 9275

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

How does the federal subsidies work for these small cities? Do the feds allow for multiple competitors when they subsidy air service?

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by Elementalism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175163

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is a great move by Airbus imo. All the design work(cost) has been done for a 3K ranged sub 150 pax aircraft to fill their lineup.

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by Elementalism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 937
Views: 168739

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Still feeling a 3 model single aisle design.

225 pax, 5700 nm range
250 pax, 4700 nm range.
275 pax at 4000 nm range.

Allows up guage on sub 4k routes served by A321s and 757-200s.
Opens up long and thin routes. New options for routes that may have been too expensive to send a wide body.

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 7600

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

I think people don't realize the city proper of Minneapolis is just a small fraction of the entire metro area. Look up Minneapolis and it is small population wise. But it is one of two downtown areas within the CSA that has a population of 3.9 million.

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 13440

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

The more I read about it the less likely this thing will amount to anything at all. It will successfully dupe investors and politicans(tax payers) for awhile.

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14616

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

Isnt Transat the airline that subcontracted out some Cancun routes to a smaller company that flew a 737-400? The issue being the flight was advertised as non-stop but actually had to make a stop on the way back and they were screwing around with declaring a fuel emergency and stopping in places like...

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by Elementalism
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 79943

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Are the airlines really saying turn around on a 7+ hour flight is a bottleneck? I'd venture to say the turn around is not a problem on these flights. Turn around is a big deal with high volume routes where time is sensitive. Getting a 737 deplaned and turned around in 30 mins on a 600 mile(~90 min) ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 8258

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

20/20 vision not the A380. I think in 2000 the writing was on the wall regarding massive 4 engine aircraft. The 747 and DC10 was already seeing the way of the dodo thanks to the 777. The 767 was wildly popular. And so was the A330. They could had modified the A330 or worked on the A350 instead.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15200

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

guyanam wrote:
Elementalism wrote:
How did you derive it was no big thing from my response? I said it most likely wouldn't affect the plane in terms of performance for landing at that point.



"don't ...........it will matter much". Well it will matter much.


In the context of the landing. Sheesh.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11179

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

ILNFlyer wrote:
That isn't very NICE of him.....


I cant believe it took until the second page for this response!

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15200

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

That said I also dont think if an engine is taken out at that point it will matter much. They are within 3-5 seconds of landing at that point. Momentum would carry the plane to the runway. So the fact that if this scenario plays out the plane will need to be taken out of service until safety checks...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 79943

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Interesting they said two plane set. I'm curious if they go wide body. Then this is a 767 replacement. Or if they go narrow with a 797-8 and 797-9 and do something like the 757-200\300. One has a pax of ~240 and the other is stretched and has a max pax of ~290.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15200

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

The ball probably was not as close as they make it out to be. But if somebody does manage to take out an engine the beach will get shut down. That said I also dont think if an engine is taken out at that point it will matter much. They are within 3-5 seconds of landing at that point. Momentum would ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 17610

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

If Boeing goes ahead and sells an engine when the 777x is delivered that cant perform as they promised. You bet this is on Boeing. They have a duty to validate the designs they are selling. Just like Airbus has a responsibility to validate the designs they are selling. This is covered in the contra...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 17610

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

Airbus is frustrated. But they also didnt vet this engine properly. There are teething issues in all new designs. Something they should had been looking into before marketing their aircraft with this engine. That doesn't make sense to me. Right now, Boeing is marketing the 77X with GE9X engine and ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 17610

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

Airbus is frustrated. But they also didnt vet this engine properly. There are teething issues in all new designs. Something they should had been looking into before marketing their aircraft with this engine.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 28936

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I hate to break this to you. Last winter was one the most mild in my nearly 40 years of growing up and living here ;) We got into March and my wife and I said, well that was an easy winter. The key is getting through Feb and in March. It breaks winters back. March can vary so much. From cold and sno...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 28936

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP has a unique combination of high wages but lower cost of living. The weather sucks in the Winter but is great the other 8 months of the year. That article about Delta dropping the Rome route in favor of Honolulu is so Minnesotan. We nearly all go south\warm weather vacation once a winter. If we ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13745

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

BravoOne wrote:
I don't care about lice but three out of the four SWA flights I have been on this last week were late by more than 1 hour. What is going on over there?


Delousing

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 5434

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

So imagine a world were normal countries - yes I am including the US in this - got rid of nuclear weapons... Well, we (Ukrainians) got rid of our nuclear weapons, and are now paying the price for that. And if you had gone nuclear after Russia took Crimea back that would have been the end of pretty ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 5434

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

So imagine a world were normal countries - yes I am including the US in this - got rid of nuclear weapons... Well, we (Ukrainians) got rid of our nuclear weapons, and are now paying the price for that. This is the point. Why countries want the nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons make an invasion by a m...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 6125

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition. It's also very telling that even though Delta has about 75% of the flight operations at ATL/DTW/MSP that people aren't all that pleased with the service they get from them as a whole because they are ch...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Norwegian 4th 787 engine shutdown in 2 months
Replies: 29
Views: 4620

Re: Norwegian 4th 787 engine shutdown in 2 months

May 20th sounds like a bird strike. June 11th and 16th sound legit. July 22nd sounds like a false alarm.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 6125

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 FY2018 SAR released
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: F-35 FY2018 SAR released

Can you point me to the budgets where the US defence budget is decreasing? Simple: http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/unitedstates https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/20/more-young-people-voted-for-bernie-sanders-than-trump-and-clinton-combined-by-a-lot/?utm_term=.bb836e...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18642

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Think it has been mostly covered here why the A321 is becoming very popular in the states. Boeing really dropped the ball on dropping the 757 completely. Meaning they weren't looking into a Max version of said aircraft. MOM should rectify this. In the meantime A321 will be very very popular.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13745

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

The entire family was banned from DL and was referred to an ER. The father and other son not infected rode WN. When I point out that only one of my sons has lice — according to the Delta examination — and that shouldn’t the rest of us — minus a parent who would be allowed to stay behind with him — ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13745

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Is that stated in the article? Because the quote is: "somewhere". It doesn't say ER unless there's another account, and I'm happy to be proven wrong if that's the case, but it's not in the article that you posted. Stop this. In the original article the father claims they were told to go t...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13745

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Also DL told them to go to the ER for lice ! Is that stated in the article? Because the quote is: The order was, he says, that "we must leave the airport immediately, find somewhere in the city to be treated for lice, obtain a clearance form that proves we had all been treated, and until we do...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13745

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

This guy left his wife in Minneapolis with two kids to deal with the situation while he flew home. Douchebag spotted. He also wrote a scathing article about the man who was dragged off the United plane and how the airline has every right to do so. It is now biting him in the arse on this topic. :D O...

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