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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 317
Views: 30598

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Regarding the future of SAN, is there any likely possibility of a replacement or makeover (aside from the new redeveloping terminal)? Everything seems to point to just keeping SAN as it is. Would relocating all the parking elsewhere provide with more room for expansion? I figure the problem is termi...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8582

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

1. American: when I was young, I wanted to fly for them so I could fly their silver jets. I'd always make their MD80 planes with duplo Legos (when I was 7 or 8). Definitely the most distinct livery there was at least in the 2000s for me. However it didn't always look pretty (the metal looked smudgy ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 34
Views: 2385

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

Same boat as you are. I just "hold it off" and keep slowing the aircraft down via flare until I stall (this doesn't always happen for me). The trick is doing it fairly close to the ground and not stalling too high. The aircraft won't want to bounce back up as much if there isn't much lift...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport
Replies: 25
Views: 952

Re: What if? DFW never built; Joint AUS/SAT airport

At 65-70 million PAX a year, DAL would be pretty packed by now that a new airport would've been proposed to relieve it, or perhaps the airport renovated ala ATL/LHR to be able to handle such traffic most efficiently. It serves a good niche as a hub/focus city for Southwest, for people who don't want...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 34
Views: 2385

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

Same boat as you are. I just "hold it off" and keep slowing the aircraft down via flare until I stall (this doesn't always happen for me). The trick is doing it fairly close to the ground and not stalling too high by rounding out at the right time (or I may let the aircraft sink if I'm too...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? RJs to Infinity......
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: What if? RJs to Infinity......

Yuck, you have to recall that operating costs aren’t as good for RJs as is for mainline (a320, 737s mainly). You’d have some serious air traffic congestion too, and those 10 minutes would seem kinda negligible if delays happen during or after the flight;and also, do you _really_ have to arrive at su...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8638

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Two from my hometown, wasn't aware that these two e175 flights were considered relatively long since no domestic flight is longer than about 1800 miles due to AUS's geographic location in the center of the US (it's also pretty far South though). Surely an e175 is still a comfy ride for 1500+ mile ri...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3730

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Does the uniform color shift signal a rebranding for Delta away from Red, White and Blue to a more neutral (and less nationalistic) color scheme for the airline? Calling it now, though it’s been stated here’s no plans for a livery change, it’ll probably be blue and white... I hope not. Red has been...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3730

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Does the uniform color shift signal a rebranding for Delta away from Red, White and Blue to a more neutral (and less nationalistic) color scheme for the airline? Calling it now, though it’s been stated here’s no plans for a livery change, it’ll probably be blue and white... I hope not. Red has been...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 expanding in AVL
Replies: 17
Views: 1777

Re: G4 expanding in AVL

High-end and Allegiant don't go well together Some of the richest people I know, are the biggest penny pinchers. You’ll be surprised how many wealthy people will fly on G4 to save a few bucks and get them there non stop! How do you think they became so wealthy in the first place? Or think of it thi...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26340

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

The blue is certainly a nice color, like that of my suit. But what about the color white? Nobody seems to talk about this color. Don't people perceive this color as "bland" and "cheap"? Those meanings don't say "premium" to me. I second this notion; what makes Lufthansa...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes that all US Big 3 fly?
Replies: 20
Views: 2819

Re: Routes that all US Big 3 fly?

Lots of LAX routes since it’s a hub for all three, though certainly not a very big one for all of them. AUS-LAX, plus Southwest. Or an AA/UA hub with flights to a DL hub, or DL/UA hub to an AA hub (if any of the former exist aside from LAX) etc.

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 30, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22137

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Now the guessing game begins as to what that next city after SFO, LAX, and EWR will be. I'm sure half of a.net thinks BNA deserves it, but realistically I'm thinking IAH or ORD. Why would people think BNA deserves it? They will go for IAH or DFW any day before thinking about BNA. BNA...?! Pshh... D...

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 48
Views: 9337

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

2-4-2 for 220-270 seems kind of wide and stubby isn’t it? (Not like I know the dimensions, though). I think the “too much capacity for a narrow body but not enough for a wide body” argument comes into play here. It’s clear to me that 2-3-2 isn’t very popular (only to PAX), but to get that target cap...

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26340

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

I think the livery design could have still presented itself as premium without being too bland.

The new livery (the tail specifically) always makes me think of something you’d see on a water bottle, like Smartwater. The pure, clean look is nice, although yeah, still bland.

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16530

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

Seems to me like a lot of missions are being consolidated to the larger 737 and a320 variants, including those of the 757 (Hawaiian routes, transcontinentals, eventually some transatlantics and Caribbean/smaller South American markets like from MIA). You used to see different types fly these mission...

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31179

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Could it have been one of the drafts that LH considered for their recent new livery? The 4 white stripes fit the spacing and slight curvature of the 'wings' on their logo quite well. If this was one of their drafts, I'm glad they didn't choose it! (not that I'm a fan of what LH did choose) Here's a...

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44528

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

AA does not serve LGA or DCA nonstop from AUS due to perimeter restrictions at LGA and DCA, but AA already serves all of its other hubs nonstop from AUS. UA also already has nonstop service to all of its hubs from AUS. I believe AUS does not have a NS to LGA & DCA because, if I'm not mistaken, ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31179

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Lul “draft”, the final draft to be specific, most probably. If that’s really all the livery will likely be plus the titles, we would then have two pretty indistinguishable liveries; this one and Lufthansa.

Make the fuselage gray. SkyTeam livery is good lookin for it.

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9462

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

So long as peace can be reached with the world and NK, or just the Koreas; the US has withdrawn from the world as a leader. Who cares about us anymore when our leadership is a joke.

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3054

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

Then people will complain when McDonald’s starts charging for ketchup and veggies on top of $2 burgers. Domino’s charges for parmesan already...

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Boeing 77L versus 789 on range

First question, does the 787-9 really have more range than a 777-200LR? I keep seeing different values just about anywhere, but I've seen ranges of 8000 nautical miles and 9000 nautical miles, respectively. Here's what Boeing's website says. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787/ http://www.boeing.co...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293774

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

To be honest, I think the NMA is aiming to replace the 757 in its trans Atlantic routes. Maybe the 767, but you can replace it with 787 or A330 etc. if you really needed to. That's what AA is doing I believe, dumping some of their 763's for newer widebodies. With a 737 MAX, your kind of pushing it,...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 23, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14199

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

Well our reliable friend flightaware said it landed at 7:59pm, central I presume.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 22, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293774

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Question is which will sell more; capacity or range? The past has shown that capacity wins since the CASM is better due to similar operating costs, although this wasn’t the case with the 752/753. I imagine with 4000+ nautical miles of range for the larger version that this would be practical for fly...

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng

You’ll also see an AA MD80 in the new colors on the magazine’s fleet page; might just be there for show but not much else.

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 20, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14313

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Still gonna miss that blue; that second color is what distinguishes airlines from each other. If liveries all used one color, we’d see a lot of lookalikes.

But, not a bad design at all. Would’ve had some more personality if the fuselage body had that sandwich red and white too, to an extent.

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 19, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17759

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

the 748 don't even get closer to the 744 in style and appearance, no matter the livery applied... For some reason LH wanted to prove us that there was indeed a time when their livery looked great, stylish and classy... "even on a 748" as you say. https://cdn.planespotters.net/photo/763000...

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9898

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Surprised there’s so much talk about BOS; I get that it’s an old city, but it seems like too much of a statement for a relatively... un-exotic route?

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13580

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

kiowa wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
Better to be bumped by Southwest in the air than by United before you even leave the gate.


Unless you have a window seat next to the engine.

Throwing stones in a glass house?


Ahhh ship.

Actually the seat was relatively farther back, like by the wings.

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17759

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

They removed grey from the underside and engines, and took the yellow from the tail, which at the same time they claimed the yellow complimented the blue with their branding. Honestly this livery change was just about taking things. I think it did cheapen the branding. It’s not “terrible”, it’s a ni...

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

AA’s a321Hs would fly with fewer blocked seats. 739s may be doable from SEA or SFO.

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 4035

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

With the right carrier, I think it could work. A321neoLR and 797 would help and flight schedule times would be "interesting" but.... Imagine the following schedule (MON) 8am SFO - 11am ANC : 2pm ANC - 2pm NRT +1 (TUE) [or 3pm back to SFO or a US destination] (TUE) 6pm NRT - 8am ANC : 10am...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13580

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Better to be bumped by Southwest in the air than by United before you even leave the gate.

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet New Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 2971

Re: Westjet New Livery

I like it. It’s a bit trendy; heavy paint on the tail, bold titles across the fuselage. I like that the nacelles got some paint too.

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 4035

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

I guess the question to be asked is whether having “narrow body economics” with one stop is more efficient than using a wide body to fly a route nonstop.

With the former you can fly to smaller markets, however.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 08, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29325

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Not going to bash on Boeing for not restarting the 767 line; it wouldn’t be worth it for them just to keep United from going to Airbus. I understand the 788 is too heavy for most of the routes used by the 767 as well. If they still really want the 797, perhaps lease some a330s then return them once ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 9039

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

A little shocked at first, since EWR isnt much of a 787 hub, although with its range and size it seems optimal for “short” transatlantic flights, but we all knew that.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7278

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

Looking at the Revenue number. The only place JL lagged NH is international revenue growth anyway. JL beats NH in domestic growth. JL also has better load factor than NH overall. Maybe their RASM is not as high, but increasing seats may just depressed the load factor anyway. Other than that, seems ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cadet Academy
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: AA Cadet Academy

If I’m not mistaken you will also need a Bachelor’s degree if you want to fly for any of the majors, so that’s easily an extra $50000 on top of the cadet training program if you weren’t able to get very much free money.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year
Replies: 25
Views: 3749

Re: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year

Instead of saying basic economy and all that, why don't airlines simply let customer downgrade or remove what services they don't want in the booking process? Because if they did it that way, the basic economy fare would be an actual basic economy fare ;) . Not a way to disguise the fact that econo...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20646

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

Another one of those situations of the (supposed anyways) innocent getting prosecuted for something benign and unintentional, and someone had to take unnecessary crap/sass for it. I've had one of those situations before... I may be a pretty forgiving person, but sometimes, I just want to cream peopl...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44528

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It's got to be between alternatives 4 and 5. 1: Very destructive and costly when you have to relocate and impact the existing terminal, several times (two piers, new extension down to the West). The only real pro is "keep things centralized". 2: Cool concept, maybe make it into an H? Also ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7178

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

So basically it serves as a domestic widebody now. Bummer, it's always a treat flying with two aisles on a shorter flight (not that I've done it but it seems exotic almost). I wonder if the 797 will break the high-narrowbody frequency trend to an extent. Two domestic routes, eleven international ro...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7178

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

So basically it serves as a domestic widebody now. Bummer, it's always a treat flying with two aisles on a shorter flight (not that I've done it but it seems exotic almost). I wonder if the 797 will break the high-narrowbody frequency trend to an extent.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New standing "seats"
Replies: 50
Views: 5900

Re: New "seats"

WeatherPilot wrote:
That's rediculous. Might as well go the full distance:

Image


Bwahahaha, I had thought about making that joke.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New standing "seats"
Replies: 50
Views: 5900

Re: New "seats"

Why not make all seats just “tubes” like in Japan? All lie-flat economy! As a proponent of “you get what you pay for”, I’m not sure. I guess it’d be like standing on a bus.. a really tight bus. Beggars can’t be choosers, but I like to have a little bit of dignity when flying.... (after flying the lo...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 94
Views: 4467

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Beggars can't be choosers ;) . I tried doing AUS-DFW-EGE and back last year to fly the 757, but the flight was on the most expensive week of the year to fly (it seemed as such, right after New Years Day) so I backed out. Ended up adding a mini trip to Vegas and flew back home on an G4 MD80 (so I did...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117678

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Rest In Peace to the victim. At least, although hoping these are very few, air safety will grow significantly safer each time this happens. RIP. Comparing it to the overrun at MDW the flight number will definitely be retired and if the plane isn't written off the tail number will be changed. What’s ...

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