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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: 1858

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: 1756

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: 988

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: 8965

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: 8965

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: 21491

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: 27564

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: 1808
Views: 224453

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: 3495

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: 6030

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: 39
Views: 1254

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: 39
Views: 1254

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: 39
Views: 1254

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: 12816

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: 767
Views: 136055

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: 11822

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: 531

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: 481

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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by CarlosSi
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last true game changer plane.
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Re: Last true game changer plane.

They can all be game-changers depending on how you define "the game", or what rules it has ;) . One of those rules I think is that big aircraft typically fly long distances, smaller aircraft fly small distances. You've got the 757-200 flying longer distances than most "small aircraft&...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Survey on budget/low cost airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Survey on budget/low cost airlines

Here's a generalized summary of my one-time experience with budget airlines (I'm actually flying on Spirit and Allegiant this January). It was a Spirit flight DFW-LAX. With checked baggage, I didn't pay more than a hundred dollars total, and had a backpack in the space where my legs are at. Value wa...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please explain this photograph.
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

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: 26
Views: 5488

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: 26
Views: 5488

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: 42
Views: 1918

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: 171
Views: 18622

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: 242
Views: 14342

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: 5947

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: 1153

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: 20388

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: 20388

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: 7276

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: 1887

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: 595

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: 595

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: 351

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: 1752

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: 7276

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: 7276

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: 13605

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: 3783

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: 242
Views: 14342

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: 1574

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: 22392

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: 4661

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: 2150

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: 3405

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: 4661

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: 5550

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: 3045

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: 9584

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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