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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 102
Views: 10042

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

For the purposes of this list, I consider anything 1h-1.5hr to be an alternative airport because I personally drive this on my commute to work. SEA/BFI SFO/OAK/SJC LAX/LGB/SNA/ONT PHX/AZA DEN/COS DFW/DAL
 IAH/HOU ORD/MDW/MKE DTW/FNT BOS/PVD JFK/EWR/LGA PHL/TTN IAD/DCA/BWI CLT/GSO/GSP TPA/PIE/SRQ MC...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2471
Views: 309312

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

After I recently flew AA 788 from ORD to DFW, I am very skeptical we will ever see a 797. The 788 is not that much larger than A321. It seems to me now that it would be a lot of wasted money and effort to develop a plane whose dimensions are between an A321 and B788 to address somewhat of a margina...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31131

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

How quickly can Airbus ramp production? I am shocked Bombadier was only able to deliver 28 frames so far.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31131

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1016610880182726656 Interesting. Also Airbus states the CSeries (A220) production line will be able to do 50-60 aircraft a month. The deliveries and backlog numbers are expected to change soon. 50-60 PER MONTH? That has me thinking they are really thinking of ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31131

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Watched the video. Great looking bird. I hope DL brings it to MSP at some point.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 27
Views: 3958

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

tjwgrr wrote:
Here's one of Walmart's aircraft. I never new there was a G650F. They must load freight through the cabin door like ABEX did with their DC-9s, DC-8s and YS-11s. :tongue2:



Able to carry 5 tons of cargo. But in luxury.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15789

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Been on a number of flights where folks were still talking on their phones after pushing back from the gate. Passengers in general don't listen to anything that is said on flights anymore and I wouldn't be surprised if she was doing the same. On my recent travel, I spoke overheard a conversation wi...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45239

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

QXAS wrote:
So with a 45K engine, what sort of fuselage does that indicate? Is the thrust required a clue for that or is it mostly inconsequential?



Tells me it is a 757 type body. 757 had upto 43,500k engines. 767-200 had 48 to 52k engine.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15789

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Overreaction, party of one.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)
Replies: 81
Views: 10075

Re: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)

Veigar wrote:
Aren't these the guys that still operate some 737-700's and 737-800's without winglets? I love 'em!


They do have at least one -700 without winglets. Flew it to Savannah in May. But the vast majority have winglets, and have for years.

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by Elementalism
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20766

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

It's a good plane, if the A330ceo could hold up against the 787 the A330neo should certainly be able to do the same. But still the airlines decide to order 787s and A350s instead. The interesting part of this discussion is to find out why they make those choices against the A330neo. I don't know if...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5232

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

I'm fine if a private company wants to ban someone for previous poor behavior. I have a major problem with the government limiting the right to travel based on a social score. That just seems incredibly open to be abused. yeah, well the US has aggressively used the post 9/11 "no fly" list...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26641

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

Im starting to think the 787 is consuming the wide body market. Effectively killing the A330neo. 777x isnt exactly selling. A350 doing ok, but not fantastic. Looks like the 787 provides the right range, economics, and capacity for a lot of operators right now. And Boeing is offering great terms and ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14561

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

So the aircraft must be performing as expected or better. They are going for a major expansion in the fleet. This is good news. Looks like a great plane. I hope Delta eventually flies these out of MSP.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5232

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

What do you make of such move by CAAC? Do you think it would work to deter passengers from unruly behavior during air travel? Nice idea, I'd personally support that, but I fear it won't work in practice. Try that in the US (because it's more likely there IMO than in Europe) and you'd have groups li...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 30, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charter Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: College Football Charter Question?

Once again, as a Canadian I am still amazed at how much excitement Americans have for college athletics. Up here, nobody cares about college/university athletics beyond the current student body of the school. The idea of chartering planes for fans to watch the games is such a foreign concept. These...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 30, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16637

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Boeing is in the business of making money by selling planes, the 757 wasn’t selling that’s why it was shut down. It’s about business, not some Anetter’s desire about liking a certain plane design. But hey you all know better than the people running Boeing. We have the benefit of hindsight. Boeing h...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 30, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charter Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: College Football Charter Question?

Go Noles!

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by Elementalism
Thu May 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range

Maybe the 777-200ER isnt efficient enough at its full range to make it economically viable? Where the 787-9 can now make it profitable?

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by Elementalism
Wed May 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6671

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows. None of their planes have the new config yet. You probably flew a Transavia...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6671

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows.

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by Elementalism
Thu May 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees
Replies: 18
Views: 3331

Re: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees

I’m quite curious how they got it into the airport in the first place. It’s not exactly the first time something like this has happened, and the TSA/DHS/FBI should’ve done something about it by now. I'm not sure how it is at DFW or other airports but at my airport airside employees go through basic...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 11
Views: 4824

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

Somebody just now realized all this security theater is fake? Designed to make people like the author feel safe when they are literally doing nothing?

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by Elementalism
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4401

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

ILNFlyer wrote:
They will bring back the NW DC9-50 instead :stirthepot: :duck:


Which if memory serves correct were acquired from the merger with Republic airlines.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4401

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

Delta is an interesting company in how they approach their fleet. I would not be surprised at all of they buy used low time 737-700 and 800s to replace old NGs in their fleet. I do not see them going all airbus. It really doesnt make sense from a bargaining perspective nor from a fleet utilization s...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21920

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Have to admit that picture looks pretty nice.

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by Elementalism
Thu May 10, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7244

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. I also get a kick out of the phony outrage from people who post about this every time there's an evacuation. Especially the posters who reliably use every evacuation to call for punishments ranging...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19117

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Are you seriously considering building high speed rail in Montana? The topic of high speed rail construction have always been surrounding rather densely populated area like California or Northeast or Midwest, what's the relevancy of bringing the size of Montana into the discussion? The point isnt b...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19117

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

If you compare road and rail than you should compare the whole traffic structure, not parts with parts. If you look at a typical German main line double track, where one track is mainly used in one direction and the other in the other, we talk about mixed use. You will see high speed trains ICE, in...

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by Elementalism
Sun May 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19117

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It's so costly and inefficient because we've built our cities around the car and not the person. The horribly inefficient design of modern American cities (look at our beloved OKC) is to blame. No wonder we're so fat. I'll never understand at what point our planners decided it was illegal to actual...

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by Elementalism
Sun May 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19117

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US. WAS-NYC is still in the US last time I checked... And no, it’s not a shame that we don’t have more high speed rail markets in the US. While the current US rail infrastructure was built to haul people and goods to open up the Ame...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4443

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

Tucker1 wrote:
Would it be feasible to make a nuclear powered airliner sometime? If not, i'm guessing the military has already thought of it.


Already tried in the 1950s. The military deemed it not worthy and moved on.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7621

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Um, dude. No. Just....no. It might help your argument if you included some educated, reasoned input instead of sounding like a braindead teenage girl. Hilarious dude. That post was completely asinine lit up in Christmas colors yet I'm apparently brain dead. Good one. Why don't you clue the rest of ...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7621

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I'd guess Icelandair would be a safe bet if international service comes to Milwaukee. But I think ORD being down the road hurts this airport. Buddy of mine who lives in Kohler will make the drive to ORD with the family because the cost of tickets are cheaper. So it does happen.

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26819

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I have found the most safe aircraft every built. I honestly dont even know how many engines this thing has. Seems like they stuck one wherever they could.

Image

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26819

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

[url][/url] Why not book on the Spruce Goose? 8 engines for redundancy, and in the event of a failure that requires going into the drink, you're already in a cruise ship.... Spruce Goose would be nice. With a cruising altitude of 35 feet, if it looses an engine it only has to drop down to 23 feet. T...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26819

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The early models of the 737 were designed for shorter flights. However as they have evolved, like us humans did. What they could accomplish has increased with technology. Otherwise we would be waiting a week of more for your response to this. After all we did not have telephones or computer network...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18237

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Of course, I must first say this is a horrible event, sadly one that was totally unpreventable from the initial event. With that said, in my line of work every week we have someone die in one of our hotels, 99.99999% of the time it's them asleep in their room, we of course take actions to help the ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7892

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7892

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 40263

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Right now the LR does about 90% of the 757, a 40 year old design. So I would expect the 797 to bring forward efficiency. Meaning I wouldnt expect the LR to really be 90% of a 797 when all is said and done. As for the rest. Anything is possible. Boeing could also give it away for free. What we do kn...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10353

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

So why do people believe Boeing will have to pay (spend cash) for this already paid deferred cost. It is hard to understand how so many people can ignore that fact. It is crazy! Most people do not begin to understand the accounting of a corporation. I have a very basic understanding but know deferr...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9160

Re: Major Airline Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

I am curious what Deltas findings are on this situation. They claim it differs from the customers. Now I am surprised they did not have a wheelchair available for her. Isn't that something the customer can request when purchasing the ticket? And would she not have her own wheel chair if the airline ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20821

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I'm not shocked at the comments defending her on here - it seems nobody believes anyone should be responsible for themselves anymore as long as there's a corporation or someone with deep pockets you can sue. I'm surprised people remember to breathe on their own. This is ridiculous though - that Del...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 21154

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: 12352

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: 2471
Views: 309312

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: 2471
Views: 309312

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: 2471
Views: 309312

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: 21364

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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