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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 50
Views: 10328

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Shorter range/lower MTOW version of the a220, one of the two if IIRC, so it would be a good replacement for those short MD88 routes out of ATL alongside the a321s to take the denser routes.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21720

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Can't imagine Cathay going to half of those cities, it's probably just that; a crossword puzzle.

But, for some reason Seattle sticks out as a possible contender, I wonder why :scratchchin:

And why isn't Detroit on the list ;) ?

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11872

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

I’m a bit confused about scope; if it didn’t exist, does that mean we’d have a /lot/ more routes flown on regionals (I.e., instead of 50 main 50 reg it’d be 40 main 60 reg) and much less mainline? Why would this be preferred since costs on regional aircraft tend to be relatively higher in the end?

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 2177

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

Kai Tak had it all; hard approach, dense city scenery and flying relatively close to it. You can really see the aircraft sink below the landscape at SAN, you don’t see that in many places.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 5920

Re: AA 757s in old livery

Beyond the aircraft skin issues, American really had to rebrand. The 1967 livery and corporate look was very dated and the cabin interiors on the legacy AA fleet were in need of a serious refresh. The refreshed livery and logo/branding has grown on me. I still do not like the tail design. It just l...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of commercial flight and fuel reserves
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Future of commercial flight and fuel reserves

I see, although it's hard for me to believe that the airlines would switch from frequency to capacity. Also I wouldn't be surprised if airlines embraced having "standing seats" to reduce hypothetical high costs, or cut down on free frills and charge. Not unless they're forced to do so by ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of commercial flight and fuel reserves
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Future of commercial flight and fuel reserves

The best way to reduce consumption is to lower frequency. Some routes are operated at insane frequencies with sometimes half empty planes. This should not be allowed as it is basically burning fuel to haul empty seats. Frequencies should be reduced to lower the number of empty seats, instead of two...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2584
Views: 319450

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

^^ could call it the Boeing 807 as its +10 of 797, and smaller in sequence.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42027

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Slightly off topic, but is there an alternative to how AA and UA would expand from AUS other than adding frequencies or upgauging from expanding hubs (basically adding just seats)? Basically what would make a stop at one of their hubs more favorable over perhaps a nonstop with DL? I guess upgauging ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of commercial flight and fuel reserves
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Future of commercial flight and fuel reserves

...and what it means to pilots. Aircraft still use the same type of fuel (hydrocarbons) as they did since the Wright flyer made its first flight in 1903. What sort of future are we looking at in the next 20-30 years as we continue to deplete the world's available supply of fossil fuels? In my opinio...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61272

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I realize Delta is advertising the CS (or "a200" in the future) and the a321 as MD88 replacements, but aren't these a bit different when it comes to size? The a321 seems more like a 757 replacement, as it is mainly flying some dense routes (ATL-West coast, ATL-Florida, ATL-DCA, ATL-BOS.......

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42027

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

they have to put in showers because everybody who sits on the outside patio is going to be sweating like a beast when they come back inside, and they'll need to shower before they sit next to you on the new nonstops to Hawaii on Southwest out of Austin. On A380s. After Southwest buys Hawaiian. Occa...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1182

Re: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?

If you're on the single side of the e145, you also don't have an overhead bin above you, so extra ceiling space! Longest flight was about an hour and a half. Fine ride.

Super80Fan wrote:
Love the ERJ's. I would ride them transcon if they flew that far.


Said noone ever, except you :lol: !

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Full Yellow Livery (Spirit)
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Poll: Full Yellow Livery (Spirit)

I like it, but perhaps because it's on an ULCC's plane. Something about yellow with black I like...

Their past livery is good too.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal
Replies: 30
Views: 5073

Re: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal

What would a hijacker do with that knowledge? NOT press 7500 into the transponder? 911 happened regardless of that knowledge.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 16
Views: 3277

Re: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

I guess a 739 or a32X couldn’t be used for PS?

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for MIA (route wise)?
Replies: 46
Views: 3397

Re: What's next for MIA (route wise)?

As a South/Central/Latin American hub, haven't really seen much expansion to new cities there, if anything routes cut (SGAS, SBPA, SBRF ... which others?). I guess aside from those, most of South America is already covered. LATAM just added back Salvador. AA had just added Cartagena and Bonaire, an...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for MIA (route wise)?
Replies: 46
Views: 3397

Re: What's next for MIA (route wise)?

As a South/Central/Latin American hub, haven't really seen much expansion to new cities there, if anything routes cut (SGAS, SBPA, SBRF ... which others?).

I guess aside from those, most of South America is already covered.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000
Replies: 25
Views: 6495

Re: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000

What is the future of the sub-75 seat (50 seat) regional jet, to replace the CRJ100/200 and ERJ140/145 size of aircraft? What is in production now? I'm admittedly not too familiar with this type, so I'm wondering what now fills the void between prop jet and 75-100 seat regional jet. No future as ne...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9107

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Definitely PHX-Hawaii. There are some routes from MIA that are relatively long; actually one particular route, MIA-BSB, at 3600 miles. Not sure if an a321n could effectively replace it there. It's interesting how lots of 757 routes have been either upgauged or downgauged to properly replace them. Is...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8176

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

I guess I can say I was a bit flattered when AA started sending its 32Bs from DFW to replace almost all the MD80s it sent from there while other medium sized cities still had a slew of dogs (that's not a derogatory term; I just like calling them that). This was right around August 2016 when they ret...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the engine physically go faster?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: What makes the engine physically go faster?

Based on all your responses, my understanding is that more injected fuel results in a higher energy output, which in turn drives the turbine and fan to go faster, intaking more air as a result. As far as mixture goes, I'm aware of flame out; too lean a mixture that the "flames" are extingu...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the engine physically go faster?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: What makes the engine physically go faster?

On a jet engine, the it's the fuel control, also known as the fuel management unit, the fuel flow governor or the hydro-mechanical unit. It's what actually meters the fuel to the fuel nozzles. The command comes from the EEC or a mechanical throttle input. If you really want to get "basic"...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the engine physically go faster?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

What makes the engine physically go faster?

The answer is probably pretty obvious, but what exactly "makes" the engine spin faster if I wanted to go from idle to full or 90% thrust for takeoff? What component? Stored energy which is output by the engine itself by something like an alternator?

Either for a jet or for a prop.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Difficult Taxiways
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Difficult Taxiways

Well there was that one time at Johannesburg and a 747 :duck:

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42027

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

WN has a great product and even offers more than the legacies, if you’re flying economy. No premium class to fly if you have more money to spend, which is the case for many business travelers.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42027

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Current local DL route rumor is AUS will add a West coast city at the end of November and an East coast city at the end of December. Speculation is West Coast: PDX, or SJC East Coast: MCO . Just speculation of course. Are those the announcement dates or the actual route start dates? Regardless, non...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 46
Views: 4362

Re: Pilot's last flight

You can't keep flying anything you want. At a given age, 65 in many countries, you are no longer allowed to fly a scheduled service. In Europe you aren't allowed to command a multi-crew scheduled service after 60. Many captains retire. Others move to the right seat. You can certainly keep flying, b...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42027

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I beg to differ, but AUS has a relatively high amount of nonstops, and with options. Perhaps not Austin to Tulsa or Quad City, but to ... well all the big cities.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 84
Views: 11410

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

My last jet ride was on N403NV last January; it was stored a month later. Almost 30 years old, first serving AM.

If I could turn back time.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 33758

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: 9207

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: 2712

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: 1163

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: 2712

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: 495

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: 8949

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: 3809

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: 3809

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: 1833

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: 26526

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: 2840

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: 22357

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: 71
Views: 13371

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: 26526

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: 16662

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: 31338

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: 587
Views: 48767

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: 31338

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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