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by CarlosSi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 54
Views: 4434

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

The 757 was the first jetliner I ever flew on, back in 2006, with Aeromexico. All I can remember is the plane being "pretty tall" off the ground (then again any aircraft would have seemed rather tall considering the aircraft I was on before was a Saab 340b). Unfortunately it's the only 757...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 123
Views: 6342

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Aside from the Cessnas I’ve been flying for training purposes, I’ve flown on N822SY twice, both charters (wasn’t always his aircraft).

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by CarlosSi
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 41
Views: 4098

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

Are their products comparable though? For one WN only offers one class, I’m not sure if that would be a turn off for business flyers who typically fly with many more frills and perks. It may benefit WN flyers to be able to connect long haul, but probably not so much those who fly OW since they can ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 41
Views: 4098

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

Are their products comparable though? For one WN only offers one class, I’m not sure if that would be a turn off for business flyers who typically fly with many more frills and perks. It may benefit WN flyers to be able to connect long haul, but probably not so much those who fly OW since they can j...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quality decline of A.net postings
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: Quality decline of A.net postings

Why not consider a ranking system where the youngest of users in terms of content created must first have their threads approved before being granted a higher rank with fewer restrictions/no moderator approval required? Trusted users can get their threads in without approval required. This would tak...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 18847

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Aeromexico will double its number of nonstops by adding GDL :roll:

My money's on Frontier who's even listed in the article; can Allegiant even accommodate more flights out of the South Terminal?

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by CarlosSi
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?
Replies: 32
Views: 5713

Re: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?

Any reason the a321LR couldn't replace all 757 TATL routes given its range is that of the 757-200W? For sure there's the lack of performance, although I presume there's plenty of runway available at most airports and they aren't hot and/or high.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193884

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

I'm surprised nobody has taken note that the 748 is the livery's maiden aircraft and not the a380 :P . I can't say I'm surprised, what were we expecting? Something distinct and creative? That's a rarity nowadays! (AC is one example) But it's not bad, just not impressive or eye-candy. It's a nice, fo...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14202

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I thought the F was supposed to represent the auroras.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 18847

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I'm curious as to why tphuang is so adamant about Delta not planning anything significant at AUS? Lets look at the facts as they stand. We know that Delta has spent a good amount of money for a very nice Skylounge and skydeck. Why would they do this if they were not planning to expand routes or inc...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 18847

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

If MEX is Delta's Texas, then tell me Eddy: can you fly from Fort Lauderdale to MEX to connect to say OKC or ABQ ;) ? Or how about to MEM, Eppley, or BNA? Well to be fair I guess you can technically already connect to large cities via AMX which they own a good chunk (I forget the %age): DEN, DFW, IA...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193884

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

Ehh I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the Lufthansa livery became just that; colored tail, white fuselage.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29684

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

I was thinking about this today or the day before. Even if two types aren't exactly similar (a bit under or over in size), they may still serve as adequate replacements, as we're seeing the supposed 797 replace the 757 (though I like to say it's a 767 replacement/upper end of 757 routes replacement)...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193884

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

I hope revised crane doesn’t mean butchered ala American.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93255

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

washingtonflyer wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
Whether or not the reasoning is legitimate, 300% is criminal and I’ll cast some of the shame on the USITC for that.


The Commerce Department makes dumping and cvd margins, not the USITC.


Sorry, I stand corrected.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93255

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Whether or not the reasoning is legitimate, 300% is criminal and I’ll cast some of the shame on the USITC for that. Does it honestly matter? The plane won’t sell with a 50% tariff would it? Any punishment that is more than a slap on the wrist makes it a no go commercially. There isn’t a fair number...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93255

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Whether or not the reasoning is legitimate, 300% is criminal and I’ll cast some of the shame on the USITC for that.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193884

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

All the aircraft look very attractive with this livery, even the a320s which usually aren’t considered such. Something about that grey underside. The yellow is much like Austrian’s blue they got rid of; doesn’t make sense but it’s a good addition.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 54
Views: 8196

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

Hah, I’ve thought about doing something similar, but 8 shirts and 10 pants? Maybe not as much. Just to trim off a pound and a half maybe. Unless there was any incident or continued disruptions prior to his alternative flight, he should’ve been let on the reacommodated flight. Forgive and forget, don...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 3723

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

There’s Lubbock and Amarillo, but the driving time can’t be that much longer than if flying.

Better example Berlin and Hamburg.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC

I've thought about this before in the past. I guess it boils down to operating costs/CASM of such a connection with a narrowbody versus just using something bigger capable of those routes non-ANC-stop but not overkill like the 787-9. Cue the MOM discussion (: A cool experiment, but as stated, with f...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada facing pilot shortage...
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Re: Canada facing pilot shortage...

I’ll gladly take a seat in an airliner’s cockpit if I can have a good quality of life getting there, also without sacrificing an arm and a leg for it. Otherwise they’ll have to slowly wait for it.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7874

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Their noisy, whiny flaps will be missed!

Was there a similar issue regarding pilots being current on the DC9-MD80-717 for Delta after they acquired the 717s? Or I’m guessing the DC9 and MD80 were close enough or nearly identical.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12267

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Regarding AUS-LAS, Delta has flown the route seasonally/sort of, I recall them sending a 737-800 last year around January, though I’m not sure if it was just for a day or for (up to) a few weeks.

I was looking at flights LAS-AUS and it appeared to be available on CR9s in a couple of weeks.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6246

Re: A New 717?

Um, no they don't. The 73G has never been seen nor sold as a 100-seat aircraft. It's far too large and heavy for that, and it barely sells even in its own market category, let alone one that it wasn'd designed for. Yeah that's my point, but Boeing insisted that the 737-700 (specifically the 7M7) is...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12267

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Thank you for the response, I'm glad to see that BOS and RDU were doing well because the cancellation had me worried. Hopefully they will both become daily service. If Delta is moving the 717 to Florida, I wonder if RDU will be one of the first to receive the C series after the larger Delta hubs. M...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12267

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Do you happen to know what happened with the RDU upgrade from a CRJ9 to a 717 that was cancelled? I was really wondering how the BOS and RDU service is doing. BOS appears to be doing well, its being upgauged from an A319 to an A320 effective March 5. As far as RDU, the route's LF's are in the high ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6246

Re: A New 717?

No because Boeing sees the 100-150 seat segment as one market which is already covered by the 737-700 at the bottom end of the spectrum.... closest to the bottom end.... Um, no they don't. The 73G has never been seen nor sold as a 100-seat aircraft. It's far too large and heavy for that, and it bar...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12267

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

I'm wondering why AUS-ATL has been seeing a lot of MD88 as opposed to a320/a321 like in months past. It's probably nothing major, though since AUS supposedly would be a mini Airbus base in terms of Delta TechOps, why not see more Airbus instead? According to very reliable flightaware, AUS-BOS is cur...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6246

Re: A New 717?

No because Boeing sees the 100-150 seat segment as one market which is already covered by the 737-700 at the bottom end of the spectrum.... closest to the bottom end....

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 2846

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

V1 is the “don’t abort take off” speed, and I always hear this mentioned by pilots prior to rotation. However, there’s V2 which is the take off speed. What if the V2 speed is way before V1 (I.e., 757 taking off at LA on a cold day)? I don’t recall ever hearing a takeoff where V1 is not mentioned bef...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free
Replies: 37
Views: 2070

Re: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free

What I saw was someone getting overloaded with commands and then getting confused and losing focus, eventually putting himself in a position of suspicion.

Only in America can you die for being bad at playing Simon Says.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1935

Re: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe

I think what we all need here is a bit of... TransFAREncy ;) In the sense that you understand you get what you’re paying for. I agree though it seems like fares are not that much cheaper with basic economy relative to main economy, seats aren’t crunched in and apparently there are still complimentar...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Poll - major carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: Airline Poll - major carriers

1.) Delta. Though I've never flown on them and none of the three are perfect, from what I know I personally feel like they're not as bad in terms of PR and customer service. I haven't flown very much on the other two to have a firm opinion; I have no problem with them. 2.) Ehh 3.) Lufthansa, the onl...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 10097

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

Wait did I read that right? A plane that can fly 5-6 hours can only fly for 15 minutes if we increase the weight by 10%? Shocking! Yes, I'll give you the numbers. The A321NEO weighs 51T. Normal passenger payload is 22T bringing the weight up to 73T. As the maximum takeoff weight is 97T there is eno...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 10097

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

Assuming the a321 is not already a 757 competitor :) Anything is possible. I'll throw some numbers at you. Such a stretch would add 10T extra payload and 10T of extra fuselage weight. With the current wing that can lift 97T that would mean you'd only be left with enough fuel for a 15 minute flight. ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 21937

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

So I have been thinking about the AUS expansion for a while now, and finally decided to sit down and hash out my ideas of who would get what gates. I have no insider info, but I am applying some basic logic to predict the new gate distribution: DL +4 (as discussed on this thread), WN +3 (largest ca...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29203

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

Is there a legal loophole to doing the final assembly in the USA? For example ferry the aircraft to Mobile from Canada in a mostly complete state, but installing the final part in Mobile? Say the installation of the exit signs? How does that work and what constitues a complete product? I'm not sure...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 243386

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

It was announced today that Aeromexico is taking over some of Delta's order of 75 jets. I would imagine that some of the ones they are taking over are the ones currently under assembly. Delta probably will not start taking the jets until either the tariff issue is resolved, or Bombardier starts man...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

AA could also try some South American routes from MIA, although the closest ones aren't as long as DFW-ANC (MIA-SPJC at 2625 miles for example), and the longest ones are too far for the 7M8 (down to Brasilia or Porto Recife at 3847sm (which I don't believe is flown by AA anymore). Another one could ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 6326

Re: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?

Are these just being replaced by 739s or are any -ERs taking their place (aside from SLC-HNL)? I presume the former to be the case, yay more frequency.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 2823

Re: Net Neutrality

If this is a valid point, I wish someone with power would realize this and take it to the Supreme Court and hopefully vote in favor of keeping net neutrality, because the internet is a medium of (free) speech, just like money is also a form of speech.... If the FCC votes to repeal Title II regulati...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 2823

Re: Net Neutrality

Ok I admit, the internet is more than just a means of free speech, and the internet’s purpose isn’t only political, but that means we have more reason to keep the internet safe from unfettered big-money interests, as they are always troublesome and don’t have the general public in their best-interes...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 2823

Net Neutrality

This sums it up https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/11/26/when-the-fcc-kills-net-neutrality-heres-what-your-internet-will-look-like/#2dad1fc54c68 As I’ve mentioned before elsewhere, the internet is a MASSIVE vehicle of free speech; a right and in the 1st constitutional amendment. To lim...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13802

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

SAT attracts way more tourists than AUS though How many TATL flights do each of them get at the moment? Which airlines ? From an Austinite’s perspective, we never really thought of Austin as a touristy place (at least back in the day); the “tourist” city in Texas most of us would say is San Antonio...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193420

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

So supposedly it looks like doing 2-3-2 isn’t something the airlines want because they’re only adding a seat per one extra aisle (as opposed to 2 per extra aisle), or perhaps not being able to make it 2-4-2. Wouldn’t making it 2-4-2 make the 797 more than 220-270 PAX? Or otherwise wider but stubbier...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 13108

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

I’m wondering about the feasibility of having a hired nurse/doctor alongside flight attendants on all aircraft.. worth it?

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by CarlosSi
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of aircraft was I on?
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: What type of aircraft was I on?

Maybe use Flightradar01 ;) ?

I think you’ll have to look into the time tables.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW American Eagle terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: DFW American Eagle terminal

Some say Salt Lick is pretty greasy and salty, some might call it overrated, as a fair warning, but I like it.

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