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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: 213
Views: 11341

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: 1436

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: 90
Views: 10739

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: 4341

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: 2060

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: 38
Views: 2907

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: 4341

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: 5400

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: 2703

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: 102
Views: 8461

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: 102
Views: 8461

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: 351

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: 242

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: 968

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: 326

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: 21
Views: 6779

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: 16361

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: 11654

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: 14736

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: 302

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: 6000

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: 15728

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: 1729

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: 25260

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: 2007
Views: 168342

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: 1019

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: 317

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: 1962

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: 3849

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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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15890

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

I didn't think we'd ever see a 747 considering they're all quickly being retired by airlines, but yeehaw this is yuuuuge.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8997

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Isn't it unfair to say a similarly sized aircraft to the 762 will have the same fate when in fact the 762 didn't sell as well (mainly?) because it was the shortest of 767 models? And we all know short models don't sell very well (a338, 736, 788, a318, etc.). As for the a310, I'm unsure about that on...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequency vs mainline
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: Frequency vs mainline

On the other hand, flying e145s means you get an aisle all to yourself if you're in row A ;) . The cabin's certainly wider, so the curvature of the walls and the height of the overhead bins will feel more spacious. I only have been on a 145 once and it was right after being on a wide body (I think ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequency vs mainline
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: Frequency vs mainline

On the other hand, flying e145s means you get an aisle all to yourself if you're in row A ;) .

The cabin's certainly wider, so the curvature of the walls and the height of the overhead bins will feel more spacious.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Accelerated Flight Programs
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Accelerated Flight Programs

(not sure where to put) I'm looking into one of those flight school programs that are aimed for people wanting to be airline pilots, such as ATP that gets you "from zero time to airline pilot", though I've heard crap reviews about them and was wondering if there were any better programs av...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 112
Views: 2750

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Actually my very first one was on a little turboprop; a Saab 340b on a relatively short hop from San Antonio to Monterrey, Mexico.

The first "jetliner" was an AM 757 to MEX, same trip. I vaguely remember the flight, and actually received a meal on it for such a short flight (breakfast).

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue using area codes for flight numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 1001

JetBlue using area codes for flight numbers

The first one that ever caught my eye (I guess my ears) was Jetblue 619, departing from Boston to San Diego (I was on the clearance frequency on FS2004 and overheard it, realizing 619 was one of San Diego's area codes). The second one was Austin's flight to FLL, this one is 512 (one of the area code...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 1451

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

I flew on two aircraft before my first a320; a saab340b and a 757 on Aeromexico. The return flight was (sadly) on a Mexicana a320, although I can't remember the variant; I doubt it was an a318 since it was being flown to MTY (a larger city), though I do feel like it was a bit short, so maybe an a319...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23925

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

I'd presume if they went for the 77X they'd be waiting a long time for them, aside from being towards the end of the backlog (or however they do deliveries.... it's not "linear" is it? (i.e., airline A orders before B, so complete all A orders before B orders)). A 77W makes more sense, or ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21966

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Does anyone know where the 763 will originate from? ATL-IND or CDG-ATL-IND?

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 2621

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

My favorites are the 757 and anythung DC9 (least of the bunch is the -90). Also the 747 and concorde. Least is the a320 (that one variant). I like it short or long, but in between looks odd. A 380 I just don't like the look of it. The nose, the position of the cockpit make one ugly thing. The MD11 I...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 8814

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

Recently we've seen a lot of big titles across the fuselage (Southwest, AA, ... Can't think of anymore). I just hope they don't become as bland as JAL or CES. I do think cheat lines are dated, but only the big, tri-colored thick ones like AA's or United's rainbow. Something thinner like Malaysia or ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda applies for LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 7180

Re: Garuda applies for LAX

Bummer ^^. Though I'm not from LA, it would've been quite an exotic route, all the way from Southeast Asia.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9241

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

Most of the wait time is a result of having to unpack everything and put into the x-ray machine scanner thing, plus having your info like ID and boarding pass checked off. If people not flying were permitted to pass with absolutely no bags (then again they can pass them to their buddy who is flying)...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 7214

Re: What's The Most

La Guardia

Just kidding, I haven't flown to LGA.

(on a more serious note, I haven't really flown anywhere really exotic or remote)

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:44 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: 1962

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

Don't know whether I'll be flying to Denver or into the Rockies this January if a ski trip happens.

I may spend a little more if it means flying a 757 (DFW-EGE) or DC9 series (on Delta) aircraft this time.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 1619

One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

If you could change anything in aviation, what would it be? (assuming it is not preventing 9/11 which I'm sure we'd all gladly use our wish for, right?) Examples: -757 never ended production/MAX happened and became a hit (let's get that one out of the way :roll: ) -Keep a merger from happening (I'm ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus
Replies: 48
Views: 6910

Re: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus

I'm assuming with your second option that it's cheaper to make the stop in Anchorage rather than fly from Seattle/Portland straight to Japan/Korea with something like a 787? Good point. No one will pick the one stop option in Anchorage on a MOM aircraft. They will simply fly direct with the a 787. ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321s and 757s
Replies: 27
Views: 4403

Re: a321s and 757s

The real question is if Eastern had not demanded a stretch and the 757 stuck to its mission to being a 727 replacement, where would it be today? Assuming it didn't have nearly as much range as it did now and topped at 3500nm maximum, it would probably have been retired as much as its 80s brethren, ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 111
Views: 16593

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

At AUS, DL has Gates 4, 5, and 6. On occasion, they also use CUTE gates 3 or 3A. AUS is pretty much at capacity (or very near it). All gates are assigned, with five of them (2, 3, 3A, 13, 25) being CUTE gates. AM, AC, AS, BA, DE, F9, DY/DU (when they launch next year), VX, and Y4 do not have any as...

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