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by N757ST
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 13711

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

It's not always about the aircraft type either. A lot of it has to do with the pax load and cargo load as well as the airline's own approach. It seems to me by looking at it that AA has been doing the most fuel stops. Yesterday on BOS-LAX, only AA experienced diversions on both the B738 and A321. h...

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by N757ST
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit
Replies: 60
Views: 7362

Re: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit

What justification can you give us for drinking while on duty? It isn't hard to show up to work completely sober. Just don't drink on anything less than a 48 hour layover. If you can't go two days without a drink then you have a serious problem. Again, kiddos with no idea how the adult world works....

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by N757ST
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 16982

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

There is no grey area in aviation. There are rules, limits, policies...very militaristic...for a good reason. Once again you are posting incorrect information. The entire book of regulations is a grey area. Hundreds of interpretations have had to be published over decades because of that. If he was...

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by N757ST
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 16982

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

There is no grey area in aviation. There are rules, limits, policies...very militaristic...for a good reason. If he was at the controls drunk, he is a goner...no HIMS. Not my take or opinion, it is a criminal act and that is the way it is. If it was before that, he has a fighting chance for HIMS. T...

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 16982

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

What I mean to clarify is that while on the road the vast majority are very responsible about the amount of consumption and the corresponding length of their layover.

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 16982

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Sad, I have a friend who was in rehab. She told me there were a lot of cockpit and cabin crew folks from three different major airlines in rehab with her. This was not the first time in rehab for some of them. I wonder if there is a higher percentage of these folks who are alcoholics than in other ...

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 16982

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Even if sober 0.0 % when tested for alcohol, a 'hangover' from the affects recent heavy alcohol consumption can disrupt the quality of sleep and affect the alertness one need to fly an airplane or operate any motor vehicle. That is why there is the 12 hour 'bottle to throttle' rule , to allow all t...

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 9498

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

I mean they got the Government to agree for EK to use them as a “national airline” because of the code-share on IAD-DXB. They don’t even fly there anymore... B6 is desperate for cash and I wouldnt be surprised if this is another attempt to please the desperate subsidized EK to enter the busy LHR-JF...

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 16982

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You only get protection before the incident if you show up at the airport and report it you’re protected If you show up at the airport and you’re drunk in the cockpit...you’re done "Done" meaning what? If you know the process, that individual can continue via successful participation in t...

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 9498

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

I mean they got the Government to agree for EK to use them as a “national airline” because of the code-share on IAD-DXB. They don’t even fly there anymore... B6 is desperate for cash and I wouldnt be surprised if this is another attempt to please the desperate subsidized EK to enter the busy LHR-JF...

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by N757ST
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11007

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

The best source of info is directly from the OIS site and not third party like flightaware. DTW is only in a groundstop for Delta flights. CTL ELEMENT: DTW ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1127Z GROUND STOP PERIOD: 23/1117Z - 23/1230Z FLT INCL: CARRIER DAL ONLY DEP FACILITIES INCLUDED: (1stTier) ZAU ZDC ...

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by N757ST
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13524

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

I think the differing reactions are between our European and American differences. In Europe this might be acceptable, in the USA its against the rules. Simple as that.

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by N757ST
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA879 LHRIAH divert to SNN and EWR 12Jan
Replies: 14
Views: 4840

Re: UA879 LHRIAH divert to SNN and EWR 12Jan

Don’t know if stop in SNN was maintenance or medical, but stop in EWR is for both crew change and FIS clearance. IAH FIS is refusing to stay late to deal with it. Given the current government paycheck problems I don’t blame them. Update: hearing issue was medical... Best wishes for the passenger in...

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by N757ST
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

So it’s not American that has e190 its piedmont. They fly for American and B6 is getting 1 a220 in 2020. The aircraft will arrive in August and be in service of November 2020. Unless trois rivers and Mobile start cranking them out faster. The AMR e90s are mainline, not piedmont. There are 5, not on...

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by N757ST
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Why is it that everyone here think B6 is trying to expand outside of its core vacation markets?The company is trying to increase revenue through multiple revenue streams in the travel ribbon...Jetblue vacations / Jetblue ventures/jet suite x/ TWA hotel/Blue inc. JFK-ATL, mint to Sea, San, most Bost...

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by N757ST
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Ok so I’ll let you in on a secret... Jetblue is not looking to expand in the Midwest. If you ask any high level management. They will tell you Jetblue is a point to point airline. They are in the business of getting people from the focus cities to vacation destinations. They do not build schedules ...

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by N757ST
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Look for more flights to ONT not BUR. I know from BZE is on the short list for new cities. You’ll see more movement after next Monday. IAD/DAB/SXM closure and the BWI/DTW/PIT flight cuts to FLL. Look for some connect the dots cities soon SXM isnt going anywhere (they’re adding FLL), iad and dab sto...

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by N757ST
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 6723

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

They are probably stressed because of student loans and paying for health care and not able to afford housing. How can they be expected to bring children into this world when they themselves start off deep in debt and will carry that debt for a decade or more? Also, the "no means no" cult...

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by N757ST
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changes on AA937/938 MIA-VVI-MIA
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: Changes on AA937/938 MIA-VVI-MIA

American should really consider moving up the MIA departure to 15:15 or so so that the same crew can operate the forward and return flights with 8 hours off duty. As scheduled, that's less than 6 hours of scheduled rest, given that the crew would likely get to the hotel around 2 AM and have to wake...

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6231

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

⋅ Tailpipe fires are not a big deal... they extinguish on their own. However, there are OTHER uncontained fire types and having no immediate fire fighting could be a big problem. This is a risk airlines are taking on your behalf. You are correct in that there is the assumption that fire d...

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by N757ST
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6231

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

I don’t see what the big deal is with single engine taxi. You guys are making it out to be way harder then it is. Does it save fuel? Yes, certainly it does in many circumstances. Every, and I mean every single airline in the USA has a single engine taxi program. There is a little to no risk in sing...

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6231

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

I don’t see what the big deal is with single engine taxi. You guys are making it out to be way harder then it is. Does it save fuel? Yes, certainly it does in many circumstances. Every, and I mean every single airline in the USA has a single engine taxi program. There is a little to no risk in sing...

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6231

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

I don’t see what the big deal is with single engine taxi. You guys are making it out to be way harder then it is. Does it save fuel? Yes, certainly it does in many circumstances. Every, and I mean every single airline in the USA has a single engine taxi program. There is a little to no risk in singl...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 175
Views: 8794

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Apologies for the typos. No matter what browser I use when I log on to this website it becomes almost unusable. I can’t edit, I can’t add any code, it’s quite unusable.

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 175
Views: 8794

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Those south of the border will still flood in because sanctuary cities and communities will continue to allow businesses to employ and protect undocumented workers. Nothing changes, status quo remains. There is nothing stopping the federal government to check employers, there are far, far fewer tha...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 175
Views: 8794

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Of course they are related. On one hand you say enforce current laws... on the other hand you are preventing the US government from enforcing current laws. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t tell employers of severe punishments for hiring illegals, and then tell illegals they are welcomed to st...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 175
Views: 8794

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

I’m all for still penalties toward those that employ illegal workers. Heck, ive even argued that this wall is foolish when higher punishment toward businesses would solve our issues much quicker and with obvious far less cost. Now with that said, how do some of you reconcile supporting sanctuary ci...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 175
Views: 8794

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

I’m all for still penalties toward those that employ illegal workers. Heck, ive even argued that this wall is foolish when higher punishment toward businesses would solve our issues much quicker and with obvious far less cost. Now with that said, how do some of you reconcile supporting sanctuary cit...

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by N757ST
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2857
Views: 533382

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I haven’t flown a 737, max or otherwise. Anyone know if it has a reversion to an angle of attack meter. The airbus if you lose your ADRs will revert to an angle of attack tape where the airspeed is usually displayed.

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by N757ST
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2857
Views: 533382

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

c933103 wrote:
I haven't read any updates about this accident yet but if the problem is aircraft related then could it be GTF-related?


I’d say the chance of this being a GTF issue is low... due to the 737-max not having Pratt engines and all.

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4491

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

I’m a pilot in the us.

Top of climb off. (Usually, unless around weather)

Through 18,000 on. (This is our SOP)

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 12956

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

225 million dollar a quarter expense to service their 22+ billion dollar debt load. Ouch.

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 89906

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

BQN only operatesat night? Where do people make up this crap from? No, BQN operates 24/7. B6 even operates day flights during the summer.

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13558

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

A couple things about Bos. To STL’s credit I haven’t looked at gate utilization for E terminal, but I’d guess they can possibly cut down some dwell time for the foreign carriers by pushing aircraft to remote stands for servicing etc. I know long term they are looking to massively expand E concourse....

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by N757ST
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13558

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

That's a lot of capacity growth for a carrier that can't make LCC/ULCC industry-standard returns. Until last year the returns were at or above industry average. Sans one time items they are short this year. Also remember, much of the capacity “increase” is due to the pull down of capacity last year...

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 89906

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

FA9295 wrote:
SumChristianus wrote:
A second daily flight JFK-DEN was just added for fall, not sure if its new though.

Doesn't surprise me. They've had that route on MINT for quite awhile now (the second flight also appears to be on MINT as well), so it must be doing pretty well.


Neither flight is Mint, though they might be 321s.

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by N757ST
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 89906

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I spoke with an FA in the galley of my MSY-BOS flight yesterday and she told me that there are strong rumors DL will be acquiring B6. That's what this big announcement in Boston will be about. Then DL will either have a dominant position, or a very strong position in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Rale...

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Re: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?

I was recently wondering, during big events in the DC area, such as an inauguration for instance, are planes allowed to land at DCA? I've never seen any pics of DC during large events as taken from a plane on approach to DCA, but you can definitely hear planes landing close in the background in vid...

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Re: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?

I’ve never held at DCA due to executive movements. Now, when POTUS visits other airports I’ve seen operations suspended temporarily. Airliner operations are generally not impacted by TFRs except for executive TFRs, and even those aren’t overally restrictive. The one that comes to mind is they do alt...

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by N757ST
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12672

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

With the beginning of football season recently, maybe a patriots themed jet?

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 8106

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

I believe the effected airplanes have been repaired.

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by N757ST
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 8931

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

I found myself in a somewhat opposite situation at JFK where we took what I gather was the planned route by ATC, only to be tossed about the cabin in pretty scary fashion. Captain came on the PA to apologise "for following strict ATC orders" that had put us "exactly through some acti...

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10576

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

B6 q3 earnings are forecast to be almost twice q2, so I don’t see how q2 is the “largest” quarter. Is it fanboy-ism that causes you all to just make up facts or lack of research?

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10576

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

I guess we all know now why they are looking to cut overhead in the home office. B6 has been living on the edge for a while, looks like reality is starting to hit them. Last week I mentioned that UA would be looking at them, I still stand by that. But perhaps an asset sale would be more along the l...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 48880

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Sounds like they got the frames around 70% off list... ~23 million a frame.

You’d be a fool not to grab that deal.

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today
Replies: 13
Views: 4473

Re: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today

FL400 for the whole flight... not usual for an A320 brimful of passenger, I suppose it was a ferry. Especially as I thought the A320-200's certified ceiling was 39,800ft :scratchchin: It is actually 39,100. The 100’ is in there due to ALT CRZ allowing the aircraft to make minor altitude deviations ...

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by N757ST
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best AME in Denver?
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Best AME in Denver?

http://flightphysical.com/dr-harris-englewood
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I’m an east coaster, but looking at our internal forum, this guy is recommended.

http://flightphysical.com/dr-harris-englewood

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by N757ST
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17527

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Jetblue might finally announce their fleet decision.

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by N757ST
Thu May 31, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10811

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

A long landing that resulted in no issue that occured probably 25 years ago. Cool thread.

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by N757ST
Fri May 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7772

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

The 321LR will be deployed primarily for BOS-Eastern Europe (should have the legs to do that) and then out of FLL. The big goal at the south terminal is to allow B6 the room to grow. Right now at Airside 1 they are pretty restrained with a majority of their flights out 1-9 and occasionally seeing s...

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