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by impilot
Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 158
Views: 13829

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

You guys are underestimating how far we’ve come in automation. Companies are launching rockets that launch and land on their own. NASA has rovers that make decisions on where to go based on the conditions presented. Even shuttle was capable of landing itself. The only need for the pilot was to lowe...

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by impilot
Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 158
Views: 13829

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

You guys are underestimating how far we’ve come in automation. Companies are launching rockets that launch and land on their own. NASA has rovers that make decisions on where to go based on the conditions presented. Even shuttle was capable of landing itself. The only need for the pilot was to lowe...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 156
Views: 7839

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Not replacing people erodes seniority Typical union mentality; if the company decides they can do the same work more efficiently with fewer people without outsourcing it, why should they be forced to hire replacements in perpetuity when they're not needed? The current jobs are protected, but you're...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 35
Views: 6704

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

The entire RJ market segment was based on the availability of cheap labor and outsourcing. Fast forward two decades and it has caught up with itself, word got out about how much people were being taken advantage of and that cheap labor pool dried up. It was a temporary unbalance in supply and deman...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 444
Views: 62273

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Jetblue announced JFK-GEO before American announced it...did you not see JetBlue’s announcement a little over a month ago? Same time they announced LON. And GYE. JetBlue has not announced Georgetown. Guess that depends on what you consider “announced.” http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

In the United States, the weight of aircraft used by regional affiliates, is limited by the scope clause, a provision in the contracts between the major airlines (UA, DL, and AA) and their respective pilot unions. The weights noted above specifically involve the contract between United Airlines and...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 444
Views: 62273

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Does JetBlue have desires to expand into Canada in a greater way from their New York Hub. Seems like a natural fit? Seems to me that JFK-YVR would be the easiest due to lack of AC presence. YYZ and YUL would be hard due to lack of slots at LGA. Although if they start flying to Canada out of BOS, th...

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by impilot
Thu May 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18013

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

jumpseat67 wrote:
Hopefully being bought by UA is off now also...Pepsi over Coke is a deal breaker.

NWA switched to Pepsi right before their merger with DAL, so.....pretty much means the UA/B6 merger is back on.

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by impilot
Thu May 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 71
Views: 13271

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captains make 6 figures. That's not ...

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by impilot
Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1610

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Pilots can be multiple murderers like anyone else. It is disturbing how this guy even got or kept his license, or an airport ID security check considering his dishonorable military record and general criminal record. Now PSA is out a pilot, their investment in him, the lost income from the flights ...

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by impilot
Tue May 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 9840

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Wasn't first flight planned for late 2019 before? Does that mean a delay for EIS into 2022 then? Source:https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2016-12-02/embraer-delays-e175-e2-entry-service-year Excerpt: "Embraer has moved back its schedule for entry into service of the new E17...

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by impilot
Tue May 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Can you provide historical examples of an 80 person jet with 2,200nm range being outsourced before the RJ explosion? If pilots didn’t get smart with scope, regionals would be flying E190s and maybe even 737s/a320s, and JV partners would be flying widebodies. Scope limits to: 76 pax (or even 70 or 5...

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by impilot
Tue May 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 9840

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Really hope the US4 can figure out a way to fit this into their labor insanity. It would be great to be more comfortable/affordable on shorter hops/low volume routes, like the rest of the world. They could also take the biz class section to 16 with the new seat at 2x2. The pitch is bigger with a ra...

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by impilot
Tue May 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Outsourcing flying doesn’t have to be a thing. It hasn’t always been that way. It *has* actually pretty much always been that way. Even well before deregulation airline operators were broken up into majors with big planes and expensive labor contracts, and regionals with small planes and low wages....

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by impilot
Tue May 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1610

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

https://www.wsmv.com/news/raw-interview ... aac7d.html
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He had a storied 30 year military career. Interesting interview with him here regarding his previous charges brought by his ex wife. https://www.wsmv.com/news/raw-interview ... aac7d.html

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12992

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The key to winning debates when you can’t seem to deal in facts is to start using the word “racism” even if none is present. Works like a charm (well it doesn't, but it’s a cute tactic that keeps being repeated by many with TDS).

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12992

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Trump manages to destabilize core US industries, something that neither China nor Russia (Soviet Union included) ever achieved. All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing. What industry has ...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

A point is reached at smaller airports, with smaller aircraft operations, that flight and ground crews undertake multiple roles (exactly what the small store manager does, and what the Walmart mega store manager doesn't do). Good post. I think this is an area of capitalism that people struggle to u...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Wait, so you are trying to draw parallels between a convenience store manager/Walmart manager and comparing that to the difference between a 80 seat jet and 110 seat jet? We aren’t talking C402s and A380s here. We are talking about similarly sized transport category jets. In fact, since E190s exist...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The real push should be for passengers who buy a ticket on Delta who get on a delta branded flight to have delta pilots and FAs working the flight, be it on a 777, 737, or E175. Why? My regional jet flights arrive on time. The crews are generally friendly. They aren't falling out of the sky. Why sh...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Scope is simply a mechanism to stop the exploitation of cheap, outsourced labor. Don't you mean cheap, outsourced union labor? Aren't the regional pilots represented? The largest US regional (SkyWest) is non-union. But union or not is irrelevant to this whole debate. There is an artificial line (he...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

But the market rate for this sort of flying is the regional airlines rate? Regional airline rates are an artificially low “market rate” given the structure of the pilot system in the US. For the current pay scales that currently exist for CRJs at mainline (and I checked, all US3 have CRJs in their ...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

But the market rate for this sort of flying is the regional airlines rate? Regional airline rates are an artificially low “market rate” given the structure of the pilot system in the US. For the current pay scales that currently exist for CRJs at mainline (and I checked, all US3 have CRJs in their ...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Nothing prevents the unions from accepting rates on those aircrafts that make them actually flyable at mainline either. In the end everyone but shareholders would be better off bringing everything back to mainline in the US, but that requires union relief on costs in marginal areas (small planes, s...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Nothing prevents the unions from accepting rates on those aircrafts that make them actually flyable at mainline either. In the end everyone but shareholders would be better off bringing everything back to mainline in the US, but that requires union relief on costs in marginal areas (small planes, s...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Misleading title. Should specify that the reasons are relevant to the US market only, not the rest of the world. Contrary to what many think, there is a world outside the US. Embraer still sold just shy of 740 E190s and E195s. It was only about a year ago that the smaller E170 and E175 took the lea...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

I think it's worth while having a discussion about the viability of scope clauses. They direcly impact the airline industry, sometimes leading to inefficient aircraft. It's not good for the economy or the enviroment. That being said, I hope the MRJ will be a success. I agree. How about scope clause...

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by impilot
Mon May 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18902

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

I think it's worth while having a discussion about the viability of scope clauses. They direcly impact the airline industry, sometimes leading to inefficient aircraft. It's not good for the economy or the enviroment. That being said, I hope the MRJ will be a success. I agree. How about scope clause...

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by impilot
Sun May 12, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6028

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

Ok there will be no patriots plane. The patriots are the only team in the NFL THAT OWN A PLANE. B6 has a lounge at the stadium. Plane will not happen sorry How a football team travels and how marketing teams come to deals with airplane liveries are two entirely separate things. I’m not saying there...

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by impilot
Sat May 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 21791

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Edit: looks like the post I replied to was either deleted or edited so I’ll do the same.

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by impilot
Sat May 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 21791

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

All this talk of B6 going transatlantic when I feel like there's so much they still have left on the table right here domestically especially out of So. Fla. I agree completely. Out of Boston, JFK, new Midwest hub, Florida, and California. For me their UK thinking smacks of delusions of grandiosity...

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by impilot
Fri May 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6028

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

Well, they have Red Sox and Celtics liveries, this just adds another Boston sport. They also are Boston's largest carrier, so it makes sense. They also have a Puerto Rico livery. And a veteran's livery. And a made up retro livery. And several others. But they still have NYPD, NYFD, NY Jets, Brooklyn...

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by impilot
Fri May 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11524

Re: A220 question

I think the economics of the A220 along with the market niche it inhabits will make it ultimately a very successful aircraft. The DL order was huge for the program. I think it would be an outstanding choice for WN to open up new markets and routes. All the the A220 needs is another tent pole (i.e. ...

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by impilot
Thu May 09, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40757

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Remember, it wasn't all that long ago that it was perfectly legal for a 250hour pilot to fly in the right seat of a commercial airliner, and I don't recall airplanes dropping like flies because of that. You may not get airplanes dropping like flies, but you will end up with lots of incidents that w...

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by impilot
Wed May 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28919

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

How about the Airbus sidestick, should it be improved to A220 standards with linked control and pressure feedback? Safety versus cost? What do you mean by linked control and pressure feedback? I don’t think they are “linked” like the G500/G600 sidesticks. If the left one moves, the right one remain...

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by impilot
Tue May 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 9821

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

I have a feeling they would order A330neo The article clearly mentions A321LR, A321XLR but not A330neo. Besides, it would be difficult for 6E or any carrier for that matter (except the govt. funded Air India) to survive with any wide bodies in the current Indian market due to price consciousness an...

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by impilot
Mon May 06, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28919

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. Boeing made mistakes with the max but they do not build unsafe aircraft. Neither does Airbus. The problems will be fixed. People need to chill. Nobody wanted or expected this to happen. I have t...

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by impilot
Mon May 06, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4863

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

That looks like a lot of flaps for a takeoff. And too shallow of a deck angle for a takeoff. But I’m just guessing.

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by impilot
Wed May 01, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does UA fly the 777-300ER out of?
Replies: 12
Views: 2577

Re: Where does UA fly the 777-300ER out of?

That’s correct. I think that’s it.

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by impilot
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4123

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

SXDFC wrote:
Beautiful livery.. Anyone know why there’s two?

To one up JetBlue since they only have one.

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by impilot
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5137

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

AS is not making $ on the Virgin markets and with the present operating world, that's a real concern. For those with short memories, VX was not doing so great on those markets either. Plus it is not exactly a news flash that the integration is costly and not producing immediate benefits. This was a...

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by impilot
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1701
Views: 327440

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

http://i63.tinypic.com/2m34vo3.jpg Ok..... 3.5 hours later. Here's the requests and a few more added in. Ignoring my sub-par photoshop skills, what do you think of the livery on these aircraft? Hope you all enjoy! *Images not to scale.* Very nice...still would like to see the A321, A220-300, and E1...

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by impilot
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1701
Views: 327440

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

http://i63.tinypic.com/2m34vo3.jpg Ok..... 3.5 hours later. Here's the requests and a few more added in. Ignoring my sub-par photoshop skills, what do you think of the livery on these aircraft? Hope you all enjoy! *Images not to scale.* Very nice...still would like to see the A321, A220-300, and E1...

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by impilot
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1701
Views: 327440

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

lydh wrote:
Me too. And I think it will look even better on larger planes. I imagine the reason it looks so LCC-ish on the 737 is because the 737 is a popular LCC aircraft of choice, not because of the logo itself...

I think the LCC-ish look matches their LCC-ish product.

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by impilot
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1701
Views: 327440

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

http://i68.tinypic.com/2d9b6ud.jpg There were requests to paint other aircraft in the new livery... so after about 2.5 hours and burning eyes from looking at the screen, here's a 757-200, A320, and CRJ-700 (Express) in the new livery. Hope you all enjoy! If anybody has any requests for an aircraft ...

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by impilot
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3222

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFeZRNNL6U
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This is kind of funny, but more sad and pathetic. That poor FO had enough and decided to record it. Delta clown, Captain George “Hollywood,” has been the subject of several threads (several within Tool of the Day” on airlinepilotforums . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFeZRNNL6U

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by impilot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3222

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

After a bad landing “hey folks from the flight deck, that wasn’t the captain’s fault, and that wasn’t my fault, that was just the asphalt.”

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by impilot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1701
Views: 327440

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

scbriml wrote:
Wow, I guess a lot of you fall for telephone scams? How can you not spot when you've been played?

What am I missing here

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by impilot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1701
Views: 327440

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I like it! It isn’t mind-blowing or anything, and I’ll agree it’s a little ULCC-ish, but they could have done a lot worse. Certainly a lot less Continentally, which was the goal. Overall well done. First thing I thought of was the light blue globe on the old Continental work hard, fly right logo. I...

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