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by cschleic
Tue May 22, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2274

Re: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?

KICT wrote:
This is why you buy American-built engines.


Such as...P&W engines for the 320neo?

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by cschleic
Mon May 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6442

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Looking at EUG - SJC, more alternatives from EUG always struck me as a good thing but the timing was odd....EUG - SJC 4:30 - 6:12pm, return 8:00pm - 9:40 pm. Was poor performance due to scheduling or is it also partly Q400 availability?

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by cschleic
Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3131

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

I would guess the seasonal nature is the biggest challenge. RNO and even SMF are not that far away. RNO has well established and easy shuttle services to South Lake Tahoe. Tahoe is a year-round area. Yes, skiing in winter, but plenty of summer activities, too. If you're going to the north side, RNO...

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by cschleic
Tue May 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4484

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Back then, airlines were not free to open new routes where ever they wanted. The industry was regulated until 1979. Also, National was essentially a north-south east coast airline based in Miami with some transcon' flights to California from Florida with stops en route. This gets at the original qu...

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by cschleic
Fri May 11, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Koryo to launch a weekly FNJ-CTU charter service starting from June 28
Replies: 22
Views: 3778

Re: Rumor: Air Koryo to launch a weekly FNJ-CTU charter service starting from June 28

OK this is an aviation question not a political question. In the news today it was announced that President Trump and Kim Jung Un would meet in Singapore. In the discussion it was mentioned that NK had no Aircraft that could go much farther than Singapore. Please weigh in and call it fake news or t...

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by cschleic
Tue May 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 5059

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

Using the MIA FLL example......say you were flying from a city that had no FLL service.....Say SCL.....and wanted to get to FLL.......it is not out of the real of possibility that you could do SCL MIA FLL.... Lots of people do XXX-ATL-CHA for example and frankly at about 100 miles....it is faster t...

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by cschleic
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo
Replies: 21
Views: 4263

Re: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo

Reading the article and looking at the photos, it didn't overrun, it veered off at about the runway midpoint. It was 420 meters past the end of the runway, but close to the side of it. It's sitting right next to some pavement. Still, not good....

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by cschleic
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26323

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

MrBretz wrote:
I am pretty sure only twins fly between Hawaii and the mainland. Thus, you won’t be visiting.


Although it might be possible to fly four-holers going east around the globe, maybe through Asia? Or if not now, when ANA starts flying 380s to HNL.

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by cschleic
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 35
Views: 4695

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

tigerotor77w wrote:
This is off-topic from the original post, but I figured it's related enough -- I had no idea some of ANA's international fleet was so sparsely seated. Where are their markets for a 212 seat 77W?!


And economy is 2x4x3. Reminds me of the KLM MD-11s.

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by cschleic
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9795

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

AS suspended DTW-PDX last winter also. Hope over time they can pick up a following to maintain it year round. We shall see what happens in 2019 PDX isn't a year round kind of city, winter weather there is just gross. Cold and rainy isn't somewhere people want to escape to during a dreary Michigan w...

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by cschleic
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8825

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

No they don't, it's pretty straightforward: It's a high-O&D, high-volume, vacation destination. Thus no "need" to serve it from LHR, as the primary point of sale is on the UK side and it doesn't rely on connections, so why use the slot if the market doesn't demand it? That said, I wou...

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by cschleic
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30400

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accid...

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by cschleic
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 3725

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

My belief is most secondary airports in the US are driven primarily by WN. DAL, MDW, HOU, BWI etc. vs traditional carriers. DCA, IAD, BWI is another example. The secondary airports around L.A. - SNA, ONT, BUR, LGB - were there long before WN even existed. Same for OAK and SJC up north. Granted, the...

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by cschleic
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

MIflyer12 wrote:
Locating the Centurion lounge in the concourse with Southwest and Spirit... I"m loving the irony.


Southwest has a lot of biz travelers these days so it'll probably draw some of them. Spirit...not.

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by cschleic
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5771

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. As someone who works in network planning I can tell you this is WILDLY untrue. Laughably in fact. At the big US 3 its the little planes that make the...

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by cschleic
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Wow, and how many years ago did United leave JFK?

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by cschleic
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian L-1011 Operations
Replies: 22
Views: 4749

Re: Hawaiian L-1011 Operations

For a time, they flew to Sacramento. I have some slides of one on a foggy morning at SMF in early 1986.

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by cschleic
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12548

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Doesn't the issue regarding evacuation have to do with take off and landing? If the area isn't occupied at those times then it would be ok? So...bunks during flight, or maybe lavs make the most sense to free up space above, as on some Airbus planes.

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by cschleic
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about Salem (SLE)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: How about Salem (SLE)?

Market conditions have definitely changed since 2008, but I'm with everyone else they'll need some incentives to get the ball rolling again. However just because they may need them to start doesn't mean the outcome will be the same. Lots of smaller cities about an hour away from a major airport see...

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by cschleic
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about Salem (SLE)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: How about Salem (SLE)?

Living south of Salem and traveling a lot myself, this is a near and dear issue. While flights out of Salem would be helpful, for some residents increased service from Eugene could be an answer and provide more alternatives. It's a faster drive from some areas than to PDX and easy in and out. But fo...

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by cschleic
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17949

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

Can someone translate this for the financially inept? EBITDA is just straight operational profit/loss EBIT is the profit/loss taking into account depreciation of their assets (a big deal with a fleet like theirs) as well as some other stuff EBT is the final accounting profit/loss (before taxes, as ...

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by cschleic
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30592

Re: Rumor: UA to indroduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I'm still hoping for an updated 'retro' look, something like this: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO56YKbDDvYS04bvsyj4hjBvHAVsElaHbdn7aDrxBvmUdeA8UsBbbfxOTTUm6wf_A?key=dHE4SkJFZXlETmtTcV9UYVV5bVlIdF9LX2VZMC1R No, NEVER! Those colors are hideous. Purple and orange? It needs to be red/white/blu...

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by cschleic
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest order the 797?
Replies: 43
Views: 6482

Re: Will Southwest order the 797?

Question is will Boeing ever build it in our lifetime. 737 production line has 20 years on the A320 line (let’s not forget the 737 and 727 share the 707 body based off of the Dash 80 designed in 1952...a 66 year old design!) but I bet Airbus will drop a new replacement model before Boeing does. ......

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by cschleic
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 50
Views: 6672

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Since facts are often in short supply here, here's a look at Alaska+Virgin's schedule for the Bay Area for recent years based on the most recent OAG load. I've included United at SFO for comparison. Yes, SJC is growing quickly, but SFO is still continuing to grow in 2018 despite trims. Flights/day ...

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by cschleic
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5044

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

Anything's possible. But it seems that one of the usual reasons comes up....fleet commonality, except that doesn't have anything to do with mergers. AS and VX. WN and AirTran. DL and NW. AA and US. They all had very different fleets. It's not the reason to merge. G4 is a tour company that also has a...

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by cschleic
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 16364

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Why also weren't any of the military big lifters taken up by commercial carriers ? Especially those that were actively promoted as civilian options by their respective manufacturers ? Maintenance costs. The military has extremely capable aircraft, but that capability is expensive to maintain. The 7...

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by cschleic
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21711

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

I naturally assumed it would be special inside, but as you point out weight saving will be everything for this model. What I heard recently in Toulouse is that they really remove everything they can to save weight to get to the performance they'll need. What I've been told is that they actually ren...

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by cschleic
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4536

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Ages ago, this happened to me in MIA on a 747 going to ORD. A domestic 747...definitely a long time ago. Anyway, similar event, mechanical problem, the pilot said everyone should move over to the 747 sitting at the next gate, it would take them about 20 minutes to get it set up before we could board...

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by cschleic
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting article on what the Concorde was like
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: Interesting article on what the Concorde was like

It was a great article until this... While Concorde no longer takes to the skies, it can be visited at a number of aviation museums around the world. Here are some of the best: .....with no mention of the absolutely pristine Air France Concorde that is sitting in the Smithsonian. (Steven F. Udvar-H...

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by cschleic
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13448

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

LAX is very efficient on the runway side - four (nearly) parallel runways Nearly parallel??? I thought they were definitely parallel? No? Well they are numbered 25's and 24's, I don't know if they are actually parallel or offset by a few degrees. I'm sure somebody here knows. The numbering probably...

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by cschleic
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5924

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

What's with a.net now showing postings out of order? This one in particular...the original post is second in line.

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by cschleic
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 7855

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

flight152 wrote:
COSPN wrote:
The SFO-STL diverted to IND one time so it can make it ..

So they overflew its destination and diverted 200 miles in the opposite direction so they could “make it”? Clearly you’re confused.


Maybe it was weather related?

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by cschleic
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before
Replies: 24
Views: 7080

Re: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before

Interesting to read that some AA employees don't like the cheering. But in terms of the video changing....I've been flying American regularly for more than a year now and don't think the video has changed at all in that time, meaning the cheering was there way back when.

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by cschleic
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21235

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

Airbus would pull out all the stops if it got to the point where Emirates would cancel the 777X. It would also give leverage for an A380neo. I imagine Emirates would keep the 787-10 order then order majority A35K and some A359ULR like mentioned above. Probably won't come to that though. Airbus alre...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5628

Re: new long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

An entire airline for two or three possible routes?

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16807

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

This article from Flightglobal relates to the topic: "Since its financial turnaround in fiscal 2015, Qantas has used surplus capital to fund shareholder returns rather than to grow invested capital. We do not view this as sustainable," says S&P credit analyst Graeme Ferguson. https://...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16807

Re: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft

Page 15 of 28. Syndicated loans mature in 2019. These loans could be the syndicated loans used to finance the A380's. Not to be too picky but does this sound more like a credit line or other short term bank loan? It's referred to as "syndicated loan facility - drawn" which implies it may ...

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by cschleic
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y
Replies: 10
Views: 6444

Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Great report and photos, thanks for posting. The seats look terrible but maybe not that bad when you're actually sitting in them? The two little mesh pockets are funny...making up for lack of legroom?

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by cschleic
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19025

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

I keep thinking this is a way to acknowledge Virgin and it’s employees/legacy without putting anything that may trigger licensing fees on the outside. Smart move Interesting point. And there's the 737 out there with the same colors. While it's meant to reference AS and VX, there's a bit of irony wi...

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by cschleic
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 61
Views: 8652

Re: Southwest to Europe

Given they only recently started international flights and don't even serve Hawaii yet, probably not anytime soon. Is it just me or are the posts in this thread all out of order? I've noticed this happening in many other threads, too. As far as TATL and international, seems like they have a lot of ...

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by cschleic
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13348

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Full video without the pixelation is here: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/watch-drone-video-shows-close-call-unmanned-aircraft-passenger-plane/ The pixelation we see in the OP is likely from the program used to screen capture the video from a different page. Since the full video shows the drone's po...

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by cschleic
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9080

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Too early to know when it'll be finished and depart? Could be worth a trip to ONT to see it fly.

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by cschleic
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17893

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

Maybe a leasing entity? With Airbus in the picture and the program more stable now, leasing companies could be more inclined to get involved.

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by cschleic
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9080

Re: L10-11 at ONT

Would be great to be there when the engines are started!

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 10864

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

As was pointed out, the 737 has the same fuselage design as the 707. So when the last MAXs are still flying 40 years from now, it'll be using a fuselage design that's more than 100 years old. Reliable? Yes. But missing out on potential updates? Definitely. I don’t believe that is true. The damage t...

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by cschleic
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 10864

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

As was pointed out, the 737 has the same fuselage design as the 707. So when the last MAXs are still flying 40 years from now, it'll be using a fuselage design that's more than 100 years old. Reliable? Yes. But missing out on potential updates? Definitely.

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22436

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Bald1983 wrote:
This nation has gone nuts. First, it was a scam to avoid animal fees. Second, birds lack sphincter muscles; poop just comes out.


Yes, and peacocks are big and they have very sharp beaks and talons. They're a potential safety hazard to the other passengers.

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by cschleic
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20639

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

When? Going back to January 1st, all I see is the A330. 26-Jan-2018 04:10PM GMT Keflavik Int'l - KEF 05:25PM PST Los Angeles Intl - LAX A330 9h 15m Wednesday 24-Jan-2018 04:04PM GMT Keflavik Int'l - KEF 05:06PM PST Los Angeles Intl - LAX A330 9h 2m Tuesday 23-Jan-2018 03:52PM GMT Keflavik Int'l - K...

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by cschleic
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5766

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

The new American own the US brand in the merger, Alaska would still need to pay Branson to use his branding and frankly, there’s no reason to do that. This sort of merger needs a clean slate ASAP. It would be like United flying a single B772 with “Continental” across the fuselage. Too contentious. ...

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by cschleic
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX
Replies: 133
Views: 15307

Re: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX

MSN to SFO is 1540 NM, STL to SFO is 1508 NM I know skywest has the 175 with Enhanced Winglets, so they could probably use it on that route... Didn't Skywest fly them for AS from PDX - STL for a while? That's further. And IIRC, Air Canada used to fly them PDX - Toronto. Embraer lists the 175's rang...

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