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by cschleic
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 40
Views: 5940

Re: United A321

Vendors are always dropping off swag when their sales teams make a visit. 95% of it amounts to nothing. I've seen Midwest Airlines 737 models. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ True. To this day I have a 1/100 scale 73G in HP colors, which they never operated. Many years ago, once saw a rather large model of an AS 757 at ...

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12204

Re: B-747SP

AA did redeploy some SP's acquired from TWA when they bought TWA's Pacific routes on a DFW-NRT route until the MD-11 would become available. The SP's used on this route were configured in a premium configuration. The Y customers were sent to AA's hubs on the west coast. TWA didn't have Pacific rout...

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 7792

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

Will there be enough space for checked and plane-side luggage? I've been on Horizon flights on which they struggled to cram all of the bags into the front and back spaces.

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by cschleic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5942

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

/quote]Really? I am not a WN fanboy, I knock them for a bunch of things, but they offer a much better product to the general consumer than DL, UA, and AA do. For $95, I can fly with two bags, get a small drink & package of peanuts thrown at me, nice/funny FA's, and a decently comfortable seat. ...

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by cschleic
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16487

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

I doubt UA is even in a position to merge another airline. It still looks like they're trying to get things under 1 roof. :checkmark: New management. Integration issues still to be resolved, fleet decisions, existing hubs to be addressed, etc. Adding more isn't in the cards. And...please would a.nu...

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by cschleic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58447

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I would think We should expect A lot of red eyes in the routes my guess This would be a first for WN, yes? No red eyes at all in their history, IIRC. And all the discussion about distances. As was pointed out, they have routes nearly as long as LAX - HNL now. The issue will be the different market ...

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by cschleic
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18670

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Yep, the shareholder experience is far more important than the customer. The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again. Why get upset at a corporation for adapting to a changing environment. Instead be upset at the consumer who is the driver behi...

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by cschleic
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW
Replies: 20
Views: 2575

Re: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW

Yes, SBP can have fog issues. It's in a valley. I'm told by a relative who lives there that the AS SEA flight is very popular. It was unfortunate when AA Eagle left; at least they still fly to PHX. But lack of service means a lot of driving to LAX or SFO/SJC (SBP is pretty much halfway between both)...

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by cschleic
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

NH and maybe the return of SQ are not impossible. Oh and VS if they end up getting them . . . hahahahahaha I think SQ will come back sooner rather than later, most likely with the new product for the A380, although I am skeptical of NH. But with regard to EY and QR, they are really strange exceptio...

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by cschleic
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7512

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

What happens to the "Proudly All Boeing" an the AS fleet? Who cares? ;) Hasn't been addressed yet; a decision on fleet strategy was expected by next month, but that is being delayed while the Airbus fleet - particularly the A321NEO - are being evaluated. The company is considering many di...

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by cschleic
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 206740

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Anyone like these concepts? http://www.wings900.com/vb/1-1-civil-aviation/131441-if-lufthansa-would-decide-change-livery.html Agreed, the first one is ok but I still like the current livery. Even though it's mostly white, it just works, especially the font. The billboard one doesn't work. The last ...

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by cschleic
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15631

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Ok, the discussion can go back and forth about whether it's a fare cut or not, ultimately seeming to revolve around beliefs about free markets, customer choice and value. Fine, you can debate that all day. But the other interesting comment, IIRC, was that 50% of customer buy up from basic economy. S...

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by cschleic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20817

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

Great video! Man, where do I apply? Gotta find my old DC-8 manuals! Peru, actually. https://www.skybusaircargo.com/ Seems like they're based and licensed in Peru, but have a US office in Vegas. These guys have a DC8 in VIP configuration, that looks very nice except for the cheesy bedspread and date...

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by cschleic
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 41735

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

The A360 should be a flying sphere... :bigthumbsup: That's a good one. As pointed out above, Airbus is in the wonderful position of being able to wait and let Boeing go first, then respond. They have so many orders for the 320/321, time is on their side. I understand why the 321 is so popular, but ...

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by cschleic
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3557

Re: Icelandair future strategy

jaybird wrote:
flybynight wrote:
Maybe this is already a topic, but here goes.
I think a flight to Hawaii would be popular for Europeans tired of going to the Canary Islands.


Icelandair to Hawaii - makes absolutely no sense.


Caribbean is a lot closer and there are plenty of non-stops from continental Europe as it is.

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by cschleic
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 20882

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

No Bandit comments? There's a definite likeness.

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by cschleic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17385

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

AAvgeek744 wrote:
Hasn't AS already stated the Airbii will remain in the fleet into the 20's? I get the Seattle connection, but the world isn't going to end when Chester shows up on an Airbus.


And it didn't when Chester was on Mad Dogs for a while.

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by cschleic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Image Stabilization on a lens necessary to plane spot?
Replies: 15
Views: 2961

Re: Is Image Stabilization on a lens necessary to plane spot?

Some IS lenses have two modes...one for holding the lens steady and the other for panning. It can make a difference.

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by cschleic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Good place to spot in SEA!
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Good place to spot in sea!

Likewise. But for a short answer to the question, there are two Boeing factories in the SEA area. 737s are assembled in Renton. There's a parking lot along Rainier Ave. S. on the south side of the airport with a view of the airport. Not sure what business is located there, though, so...have to consi...

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by cschleic
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35709

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Adding to the A350 order would have interesting implications for the fairly young 15 frame A332 fleet. If they think 22 frames is a "small" fleet... When you have nearly 950 aircraft, 22 planes, or about 2%, is small. Yes, it's more than 2% of seat capacity, but still small. There are mai...

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by cschleic
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab

Interesting that the taxiway can handle the weight of a widebody landing. Is there something unique about this one or is that typical for most taxiways? I'm thinking it's not typical.

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by cschleic
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 2137

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

Question for the OP. Do you mean airports with only one airline that has international flights out of that airport? What if a second airline (that also has international service at other airports) serves only domestic routes at that same airport - does that count? I was wondering that, too. Is it o...

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by cschleic
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 26536

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

He will not be viewed as unpatriotic if he doesn't buy Boeing. Airbus makes great aircraft and you need American workers to support those aircraft. Yes he will...by me, at least. American companies have an obligation to purchase American products unless it's absurdly fiscally irresponsible not to. ...

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by cschleic
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 27123

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

OT: There are a lot of cattle that go to Southwest.com assuming they are getting the best deal and booking without shopping around. Southwest spent years conditioning their clientele to do this and then, when the Pavlovian response was instilled, wisely raised their prices while continuing to the h...

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 7338

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

While in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the calendars all show Sunday on the 1st column, Monday is literally called "Week Day One" (using the Chinese word for the number one) in the Chinese language. Similarly, Tuesday is "Week Day Two" and up to Saturday as "Week Day Six&quo...

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 27123

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

When I check them out for a flight they are often just a little higher than other airlines on my routes. A lot of the time two checked bags higher. For you, yes...for others, no...and there seem to be a lot of others...hence the huge profits. OT: There are a lot of cattle that go to Southwest.com a...

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by cschleic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 with fake chevrons on engines
Replies: 25
Views: 9690

Re: B767 with fake chevrons on engines

The scallops even seem to change size.

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by cschleic
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15382

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

andrefranca wrote:
I kind of understand why some countries still use canning as punishment after seeing this...


You mean stuffing them into small cans like tuna or smoked salmon? Maybe you mean caning? :)

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by cschleic
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 11754

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

Seems like so often the first reason for "rumored" mergers / acquisitions is fleet commonality reasons. But most often these are publicly traded companies so the reason is a perceived opportunity to increase / create value, usually by adding revenue at a greater rate than costs (such as by...

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by cschleic
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 6866

Re: 737s on a train questions

Was just reading on a rail forum tonight that since the BNSF derailed a bunch of these fuselages into a river in Montana several years ago, they are now restricted to four per train unless Boeing permits more. Thought that was interesting, and probably means that you have more chances to catch them...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5560

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

Anyone planning an IPO these days, or a large merger/acquisition, is having second thoughts until there's more clarity on tax law changes, healthcare, or anything else getting done in Washington for that matter. The financial markets hate uncertainty, and there's nothing but uncertainty right now, ...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5560

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

Anyone planning an IPO these days, or a large merger/acquisition, is having second thoughts until there's more clarity on tax law changes, healthcare, or anything else getting done in Washington for that matter. The financial markets hate uncertainty, and there's nothing but uncertainty right now, n...

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Specific A/C types at an airline that only serve one destination?
Replies: 23
Views: 3550

Re: Specific A/C types at an airline that only serve one destination?

There is a distinction between an airline having a type exclusively for a specific route or destination vs. the fleet shrinking down to the point that the type flies to only one destination. For the latter, various 744 fleets, for example, fall into that category, although that wasn't the original i...

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Specific A/C types at an airline that only serve one destination?
Replies: 23
Views: 3550

Re: Specific A/C types at an airline that only serve one destination?

Way back when..... Didn't Braniff operate the Big Orange 747 solely DFW - HNL for a while? IIRC, after they retired their last "regular" 707, Western leased one for a time to fly DEN - LHR. Going back to the late 1970s, PSA and Air California each had a fleet of Electras just for TVL. ...a...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8950

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

Is Leeham News the only one reporting this? After some google searches, didn't find it anywhere else.

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by cschleic
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8950

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

winginit wrote:
This is complete and utter nonsense. "Fake News" as I believe people are calling it these days.


Only if it isn't true. If it's true, it's not fake. Whether it makes sense is a different matter.

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by cschleic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64905

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Ummm .... maybe this is where we NON-pilots (I'm an auto mechanic) can suggest simple solutions to repeated potentially deadly problems like landing on taxiways/////// WHY CAN'T EVERY AIRPORT UNIFORMLY JUST PUT A BIG FREAKING BRILLIANT EYE-PIERCING KING-KONG SIZED RED "X" THAT LIGHTS UP A...

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64905

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

So what then did they rhink the long stretch with white lights was? Since it adjacent to what they were aiming for, I assume it was clearly visible. Lame. The parallel runway? Everyone landing on a taxiway is an idiot until it happens to yourself. Taxiway landings keep happening and no one does any...

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31253

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

What really makes me mad is when they quote them saying "it won't be fixed until the end of the day". These losers get the chair fixed not only for free but in less than 24 hours in addition to upgrades on their return trips and an interim wheelchair. Typical behavior these days to compla...

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by cschleic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4569

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

This is a matter of protecting the 'turf' of USA based airline companies as well as the need to segregate for border control purposes. To allow a domestic flight within the USA on a foreign airline would mean a major potential security and customs hassle along with costs no airline and the TSA woul...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Dec 2016 helicopter crash near Sao Paulo, Brazil
Replies: 13
Views: 5109

Re: Video of Dec 2016 helicopter crash near Sao Paulo, Brazil

[threeid][/threeid]From the sound of it, the stall warning went off just prior to the accident. I'm a fixed wing pilot, not helicopter, but the sound I got was the same as a stall at warning in a fixed wing aircraft. Unfortunately, 'getthereitis' took control. Sad. Totally preventable. And unfortun...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 8028

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Well there's been many speculations about who would make a great merger partner with JetBlue. The Newest in the Rumor mill is Spirit airlines. Thoughts? Flyguy What rumor mill exactly? Because I haven't heard a soul talking about such a merger. Putting that aside, the cultures are not at all compat...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10839

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

In many cultures, carrying a lot of cash isn't unusual. Or in certain circumstances. So, accepting that they had the cash, who on the plane stole it? It's not like there are that many people in an EK F cabin. There are a finite number of suspects, and it's likely that a large number of them can be e...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 198
Views: 38397

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

If you have ordered something with a promised date, and it isn't ready, AND you have come to the conclusion that you no longer want it, you are entitled by contract to cancel the order. If Qatar wanted the planes, they likely would have accepted the planes late, albeit with some remuneration. Simpl...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air adding Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Re: Surf Air adding Seattle

I think Renton would be a stretch. I'm not aware of any commercial service from there in many many years. BFI would seem the most logical to me. The article mentions 400 miles which from Seattle would be....Boise, Spokane, Portland? Silicon Valley seems too far for a Pilatus, at least for this type...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 198
Views: 38397

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

You can label this however you want. The bottom line is Airbus will lose many millions on this and their reputation is hurt. Their have been serious issues with both the A320 neo and A350. Ultimately those problems are Airbus' responsibility. As I said....it will be interesting to see how they resp...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 198
Views: 38397

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

This is quite the blow to Airbus on top of all the deferrals the A350 has already suffered. Obviously Qatar has been unhappy with Airbus for some time considering the A320 neo engine problems and Qatar's response to that issue. I would say Airbus needs to do some major damage control with a very im...

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO
Replies: 16
Views: 3506

Re: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO

Three other employees at a flight school were armed? Were they expecting the guy? repo man maybe? No. That's because America is America, and a prime example of how guns make a country safer. Had they not had guns, he'd have been able to steal that helicopter (provided he even knew how to work it, w...

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by cschleic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 17607

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

How many 321's do they have at this point? I think they are up to nine a/c. Actually I think it is 8 airplanes. 307 went into service today, and 308 went into service on Monday. They have been staging via Bangor and then to MSP for delivery prior to heading to Atlanta to begin revenue service. Delt...

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by cschleic
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 40899

Re: United and jetblue merger

I'm wondering why many people here are always wanting to merge the few remaining U.S. airlines? My God at the rate y'all suggest mergers, there will be just one carrier in less than a decade in the U.S.. I don't get the fascination with merger mania here. B6 is better off w/o UA & UA has enough...

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