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by CarlosSi
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please explain this photograph.
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Please explain this photograph.

Just because the wings may be optimized/cambered to provide more lift "upside-up" (against gravity) than upside down doesn't mean they won't provide any lift; lift is produced not only by the shape of the airfoil - which causes one side to experience a lower pressure than the other, causin...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 25
Views: 3118

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

I think the rule is below 10000 feet the cockpit "must be sterile", so no erm... side chatter or whatever you call it. I think that you're not an airline pilot and have never been up front. Sterile cockpit rules don't prohibit us from adding in a hello or greeting with a controller. They,...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 25
Views: 3118

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

I think the rule is below 10000 feet the cockpit "must be sterile", so no erm... side chatter or whatever you call it.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 40
Views: 1561

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

Flew on Lufthansa some years back, they provided us with the option of red wine at no cost (didn't like it!).

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by CarlosSi
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I’m surprised. I didn’t think there would be very many new 757 routes announced from any airline (except Delta) considering they’re dropping from fleets, especially in American. Although considering they’re being replaced on certain routes, means they can be moved to where they are needed, rather th...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 230
Views: 13293

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Recently booked:

Jan 7, DEN-LAS NKS (a320)
Jan 8, LAS-AUS AAY452 (MD80)

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by CarlosSi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5868

Re: Southwest and the 737

Sooner or later we're going to see a thread about what kinds of routes Southwest would fly with a 797 :roll: .

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by CarlosSi
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ 787s - Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Re: CZ 787s - Livery

It's a nice fad that's been going on for some time, painting certain aircraft in a special scheme; Malaysia's a380s (though horrid), United's 787s, your own example, even as subtle as Delta's painted winglets on the a350s. I know there are more I can't think of right now... This one is probably one ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 11170

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

I'm biased in that I want to be an airline pilot myself, but I would not be in favor of reducing requirements _if_ it meant the skies would be unsafer. "unsafer"?? It sounds like the authorities are rare trying to emphasise quality time in the cockpit rather than a simple minimum. That ma...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 11170

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

I'm biased in that I want to be an airline pilot myself, but I would not be in favor of reducing requirements _if_ it meant the skies would be unsafer. Having said that, the two pilots indeed had more than 1500 hours experience, so the cause of the crash was not quantity of flight time, but rather q...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 7195

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

So just finished flying Allegiant from the South Terminal. Kind of strange but interesting that food service is out of food truck on the security side. Nice feature to eat outside between terminal and apron, great views and pics of airport action. Very laid back atmosphere, and no stress compared t...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bombardier CSeries - likes & dislikes
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: Bombardier CSeries - likes & dislikes

Likes: -Attractive appearance (minus the winglets) -New market (kind of) 100-130 seats up to 3000 nm. a319s and 737-700s already carry that much, don't they? Dislikes: -No longer mostly owned by Bombardier* -Winglets. They just look... kind of off, from the side, but that's just aesthetically-speaki...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Delta Aircraft to Travel to ATL- SEA
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Best Delta Aircraft to Travel to ATL- SEA

Here’s the order most a.netters would likely do: 1.) 757-200 2.) 757-300* 3.) 737-900ER Though the 757 is a favorite and highly-regarded on this site, its stretched version will take a long time to deboard since it’s so long, but I’d still choose any 757 over a 737. Sadly the domestic 767s which on...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Delta Aircraft to Travel to ATL- SEA
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Best Delta Aircraft to Travel to ATL- SEA

Here’s the order most a.netters would likely do: 1.) 757-200 2.) 757-300* 3.) 737-900ER Though the 757 is a favorite and highly-regarded on this site, its stretched version will take a long time to deboard since it’s so long, but I’d still choose any 757 over a 737. Sadly the domestic 767s which onc...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Places to by a model plane in MEX?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Places to by a model plane in MEX?

I’ve never seen model planes like SkyMarks even at airports like DFW, IAH, DEN...other than toy-planes (maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough?). The exception is Frankfurt where they had all sorts of legit models, like Gemini. I ended up getting a Lufthansa 744 snapon 1:200 model (it barely fit in my a...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Witch side of the plane to sit on.
Replies: 23
Views: 1656

Re: Witch side of the plane to sit on.

I almost always choose the port side ("left") if there's nothing special about the route I'm flying, like something scenic; same when I'm driving a car. It just feels normal to me. Usually when I'm flying back home I'll choose the right side though since I can see most of the city from tha...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 7195

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Would the transportation between KAUS and downtown be PAX only or would there essentially be a massive warehouse/distribution center down there as well? Couldn't a light rail connecting the two fix the pax side of things?

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 7195

Re: Austin Thread 2017

I'm very excited to see the east pier open, it'll hopefully bring a lot of new flights! I have a feeling Korean Air will come to Austin in the future, they would have a monopoly on any trans pacific market from Austin. S T O P. Stop. Stop. Stop. I would be okay with this post if it weren't for your...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the CSeries change the Airbus narrowbody?
Replies: 67
Views: 8667

Re: Does the CSeries change the Airbus narrowbody?

A baseline for Airbus's NSA? Perhaps, and if not, then at least use some of the technology from the CS for this a320neo replacement if it's superior and reliable to what they have now. This is not an official photo, but it would be pretty nice if this becomes a reality one day https://pbs.twimg.com/...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?
Replies: 51
Views: 3736

Re: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?

I'd look at other cities and the international long-haul service they have; San Diego comes to mind, at 20 million passengers yearly with a handful of international flights to London (BA 744), Zurich (Edelweiss a343), Tokyo (788), Frankfurt (formerly Condor 763), which will be flown by Lufthansa nex...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 230
Views: 13293

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

I currently have booked one flight: UA399 AUS-DEN, 01/02/18, to be flown on a 737-800. I haven't bought the return flight yet; the cheapest return flights leave too early that I wouldn't make it from the ski resort in time, so I'm hoping some of the Southwest flights on the 8th will drop in price, o...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SNA still see the 757?
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Does SNA still see the 757?

Why fly a 757 when a 737 or 738 is good enough in most cases :( ? Sad to see 757 havens like SNA, JAC, EGE, pretty much lose that title by having much smaller equipment fly (a319 and 737) since nothing too large can fly out from there due to runway or elevation. Delta having the largest fleet of 757...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 109
Views: 16041

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Aside from the fact that it’s already flying, Airbus stayed earlier they’ll be pushing the CS “ahead of their a319”, so it looks like they’re more invested on the CS than their own design. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-18/airbus-pledges-to-put-c-series-ahead-of-own-a319-in-sales-push

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4634

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Philadelphia has had BA service for the bette part of 40 or 50 years because it's the 5th largest US city and smack in the middle of one of the most populated and wealthiest areas of the country. The businesses that are in Philadelphia and its suburbs, primarily pharmaceuticals, drive lots of the p...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Re: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$

Well at least he wasn't only sued one dollar, lol... *snip* What is your thought? Is this kind of punishment acceptable? Not to me. I have no time for men who hit woman, I don't care what the circumstances are. mariner If I see a woman about to light up a crowd of people, or drown a child, or cause ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?
Replies: 39
Views: 3377

Re: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271897/southwest-airlines-outlines-oct-2017-737max-8-operations/ Any airport not on this link. Actually here in AUS I've seen two 7M8s arrive on flightaware; one from Phoenix, one from... I forget. Unless it was an error? I've seen this happen before...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4634

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

I'm surprised nobody's stated the obvious yet, but CLT hasn't been an AA hub for very long, or a One World hub to begin until the merger a few years back. I would think hubs of a particular alliance have more international traffic from airlines of that alliance, and this is often the case. Didn't Al...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!
Replies: 22
Views: 5505

Re: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!

What a sight! Here in AUS we only see American (one daily from DFW, three daily from ORD) and Allegiant MD80s (on several routes), and I've gotten a chance to see them pretty close, around noon is when I've seen 'em; Delta used to send a mix of MD88s and MD90s, then just MD90s, then none of them... ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 2975

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

A lot of naysayers complain about people saying they sound the same to the 77GE; nay to them! Does JT8D on an MD80 sound like GE90? How about a CR7? a320? e175? I am very curious to see if the max will be more quiet from the stand point of someone being on the ground and it flying over. Reason I ask...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9353

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9353

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, u...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is not right/needs improving in airline policies?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: What do you think is not right/needs improving in airline policies?

I think airlines need to be more "transfarent" ;) . Baggage fees; do they need to be so high at $25 each way for most carriers and will they likely go up to the point where they are more expensive than the fare itself (probably not unless the trip is really short or the route is very compe...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on 77W
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on 77W

MCE? You mean the old economy ;) ? (sorry for my ignorance if there's actually more to MCE than seat width that I'm not aware of) It's really subtle. I'm surprised you can add an extra seat by just taking away just a bit of width from 9 seats.....means you have to remove 4 inches from each aisle as ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1185

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

I've flown a 737 on United, Lufthansa, Southwest, Sun Country, but that's not even close to all the operators, I'm afraid.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite engine sound
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Your favorite engine sound

Ooh that crude, cold sound of the TF39s!

JT8D, PW2000 are my favorites, but also BR715.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 41
Views: 11845

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

Would it make any (economic) sense to cut the fleet size of MD90s in half to keep them for longer by using the grounded fleet for parts? Has Delta taken any MD90s from other operators for parts as well?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16610

Re: AA's new branding

At first I didn't like it at all, although I do like the livery now, but the logo just sucks; it's way too abstract and can look like anything. The double-A was American's identity and had a lot of history behind it and was unique to American with the scissor eagle. I also just liked the symmetry to...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 11887

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

I hope they pull an Air Canada and not an Iberia...or a JAL. I won't be fond of anything that ditches the crane or makes it way too abstract. The logo fine the way it is. Unfortunately I feel like the only likely "modern" revise is to make it too simplified and bland, although perhaps they...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15033

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Just like I've said, people are paying more to keep the same level of amenities and privileges that were once considered the bare minimum included in "economy fares". A true basic economy fare would be DRASTICALLY cheaper, but also squeeze passengers even closer together with reduced pitch...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best time to book for the worst day of the year
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Best time to book for the worst day of the year

I've been eyeing flights for a while (from AUS, to EGE or DEN) for January 2 to January 8, and it doesn't look like they're going to get any better because of the date it's on (prices have only gone up). I've been smart and thought about leaving a day early and overnighting, or booking one-way on on...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 6186

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

I don't have much to contribute to this thread, but that sure does sound like a great argument... and counter-argument at it too!

Perhaps if it flew even just 3 to 4x weekly? I'm not sure if low frequency is good for long-haul business travel or what type of frequency must be maintained.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?
Replies: 83
Views: 15894

Re: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?

I think the biggest setback is its short height from the ground (which wasn't a problem for the original models that also bearded smaller JT8Ds), so the stretches have been problems in terms of clearance and COG, mostly notable on takeoffs since they can't rotate at a wide enough angle to get more l...

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KLDC10 wrote:
Delta describes the placement of the logo on the A350 winglets as "unique to the A350 paint scheme".
See: http://news.delta.com/first-look-a350-d ... take-shape


Welp, there we have it folks!

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta widget on a350 winglets only?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Delta widget on a350 winglets only?

Is this an exclusive feature to the a350s? I presume if it were going to be a new thing for all aircraft, we'd be seeing a321s with the winglet logos too.

I'm actually not too fond of them; we don't need to see the logo everywhere possible. On the tail and the fuselage suffices for me.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 26255

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

Airbus has said the a321NeoLR is this "MOM" aircraft that airlines supposedly want for a 757 successor, and such a stubby, wide-body aircraft would not sell well as they point out to their a310 and Boeing's 767-200 (which I've pointed out, sold poorly because stretches were available, alth...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2026
Views: 177772

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1130

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

The last few flights I've had the flights were short, or I was feeling tired to bother using the wifi, or I had actually decided to hold a conversation with a fellow passenger for a while.

Having a window seat is usually good enough for me.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Accelerated Flight Programs
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Accelerated Flight Programs

Get your PPL at a local FBO, then go to ATP and do the IFR-CFI accelerated program. The goal is to get to 1500 hrs and a regional and for sure ATP will get you there the fastest, as they have it down to a science. Some regionals also offer tuition reimbursement for ATP flight school graduates so th...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 2127

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

Surprised everyone just took the insult. I haven't really done so, since the only trips I've every made the decision to go on were to Colorado and once to LA (which my friends bought a fare on Spirit from DFW. Being from Austin, I booked a return flight on WN). If I have money to throw around sure, ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4001

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

I think the entire flight hours situation resulting from Colgan Air 3407 was a knee jerk response. Both pilots in the cockpit that night each had significantly more than 1500 flight hours. In my opinion Colgan Air 3407 had a lot to do with the extreme fatigue, poor working conditions, and toxic cul...

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