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by IADCA
Thu May 24, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16277

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Properly cared-for DC3s are still flying, so what is your point? Do you really expect the airlines to spend billions on shiny aluminum tubes on your $99 round trip fare? There's a real difference between an unpressurized DC-3 and an A320, which does have cycle limits. But that (plus hyperbole and a...

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by IADCA
Wed May 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)

The answer might depend if you're looking at raw number of flights versus proportion. For example, Canada has a huge number of flights that fly over it - almost all TATL traffic bound for North America, with the exception of flights that land in Canada itself - but that second chunk is pretty large....

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by IADCA
Wed May 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most domestic flights to get from A to B?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Most domestic flights to get from A to B?

I was watching a little sitcom gem called Better Off Ted when a throwaway line caught me off guard and got me thinking: Guilt is a powerful emotion. Every Thanksgiving, it makes me take three planes just so i can visit my racist aunt cookie. Given that the show is set in a big city (never specified...

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by IADCA
Mon May 21, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70751

Re: 737 down near HAV

The Aircraft was a Mexican aircraft, not a Cuban aircraft so sanctions are not a factor. Yes, but ask yourself why CU is leasing 737-200s from Mexican carriers, then understand why the sanctions in fact are a factor. Put otherwise: if Cubana had access to capital to purchase reliable aircraft, woul...

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by IADCA
Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70751

Re: 737 down near HAV

Maybe sanctions that prevent reliable aircraft to be sold to certain countries isn't the best thing for all humans. The Aircraft was a Mexican aircraft, not a Cuban aircraft so sanctions are not a factor. Yes, but ask yourself why CU is leasing 737-200s from Mexican carriers, then understand why th...

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by IADCA
Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70751

Re: 737 down near HAV

Airways magazine says the plane was delivered to WN in 1988 then went on to many different airlines....its interesting when You fly an older plane, I always wonder if Its been with that airline or several different One’s, I keep registration numbers and look It up ehen I get home.... That informati...

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by IADCA
Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6225

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

It is shocking that this topic can a) make it into and then b) can stay open here in this forum. People get married everyday and it is a far stretch to make it related to civil Aviation. Mod, please lock this topic. Major members of a major royal family don't get married under the approach path to ...

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by IADCA
Fri May 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70751

Re: 737 down near HAV

https://twitter.com/MXCaviation/status/ ... 6153944064


That at least looks like the right paint on the v-stab.
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CO764 wrote:
Mexican news on Twitter writing it's XA-UMQ, a 30 year old 732 flown by Global Aerolineas Damojh:
https://twitter.com/MXCaviation/status/ ... 6153944064


That at least looks like the right paint on the v-stab.

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by IADCA
Fri May 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70751

Re: 737 down near HAV

Oh boy.... https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/cuba-plane-crash-961839.jpg Not necessarily doubting the accuracy, but that paint doesn't look like any pictures available of a Blue Panorama 737 (especially not what is apparently the accident aircraft) and it doesn't seem to match CU...

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by IADCA
Mon May 14, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14664

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? I fly F from BDL to LAX and to HNL and the islands often, and will go through EWR to get ps service (lie flat). Without driving to BOS or NYC, no other connection will guarantee high level of F/J s...

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by IADCA
Mon May 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018

If the facts are as you say, it sounds like they'll be paying a lot of compensation given the number of flights delayed more than 2 hours.

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by IADCA
Thu May 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1676

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

UA and US tried to merge several times, including one iteration that was actually signed - and then abandoned when it became clear that DOJ would sue to block it. They tried again a couple times, but there were supposedly management and labor issues (including the slow integration following US-HP me...

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by IADCA
Wed May 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4476

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

F9Animal wrote:
We had a good amount of DC-10's in LAS during the mid 1990's. Mainly ORD bound, and I believe we at one time had IAD with a DC-10.


You did. I flew IAD-LAS on a DC-10 in August of '96 or so.

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by IADCA
Tue May 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes between similar IATA code airports
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Routes between similar IATA code airports

Folks, this is really simple. Read the OP again. The criteria are simple: same 3 letters must be used in each airport code. Thus, for a given airport code, there are only five possible answers. For example, for DUB: DBU, UDB, UBD, BDU, BUD. Thus that last one is valid, as there are DUB-BDU flights (...

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by IADCA
Thu May 03, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64652

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Statements from the aircrew of the flights on the taxiway are here: https://dms.ntsb.gov/public/61000-61499/61112/614634.pdf . UA FO statement suggests he thinks the UA captain's transmission prevented "a catastrophic situation." Apparently the first person to spot the situation was the se...

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by IADCA
Wed May 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 17988

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm wondering if anyone has any info on how UA 122/123 does? These are the daytime IAD-LHR flights on a 752. I suspect it does ok, as it's been around a long time. Before the merger, it was a 763. I've only taken it a few times (and never up front), so while the loads were normal for IAD-LHR I can'...

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by IADCA
Tue May 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3444

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

RDUDDJI wrote:
jbpdx wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:

Connections for F9 in DEN are a joke


You mean a 11.5-hour layover in DEN when flying PDX-TPA is unreasonable? :spin:


I can think of things to do in Colorado for a few hours. :D


Might make your second flight significantly more relaxed, too.

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7833

Re: N772SW on way to WA

I found it interesting that it's doing the flight at 41,000 feet. I know it's empty and on a ferry, but this is a frame that had a serious decompression incident and had only temporary repairs (presumably) since then.

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5132

Re: Big cities without any airport

Leicester UK has no airport. Population over 500K. EMA is less than 20 miles away, and most of that is motorway. I know EMA's closer to Notts and Derby than it is to Leicester, but that's not too bad of a distance. It's as close or closer than many airports are to the cities they allegedly do serve...

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5132

Re: Big cities without any airport

ChrisKen wrote:
Since there's a few pendants.
The City of London is without an airport.


Since we're splitting hairs, we're "pedants" rather than "pendants." ;)

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5132

Re: Big cities without any airport

Washington has Reagan National Airport, no international flights though.Washington Dulles International Airport is servicing the Washington area. This thread will lose all meaning if we go in that direction, but the above post is off the mark for multiple reasons: (1) DCA isn't DC - it's across the...

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5132

Re: Big cities without any airport

Washington DC? Washington has Reagan National Airport, no international flights though.Washington Dulles International Airport is servicing the Washington area. This thread will lose all meaning if we go in that direction, but the above post is off the mark for multiple reasons: (1) DCA isn't DC - ...

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20777

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

If she is saying to the press she was saving it gor the next flight then she for sure said that to the officer. And then she asked if she could throw it away. Too late. That assumption makes very little sense. Most people say very different things publicly than they say to cops, especially when say...

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20777

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

There seems to be an unusually high proportion of people on this site who think they never make mistakes. This woman's situation is unfortunate: what she did is clearly against the law and she should have to pay the fine (ideally without whining about it), but the people above who are saying things ...

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by IADCA
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8013

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

Just curious because I have been thinking that IAD would be a great place for B6 to expand in the future since it seems from the outside to have room for growth. How much gate space is available in the main terminal? B6 used to have a much larger operation at IAD than it does now, but drew it down ...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8013

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

If you take Orange it's not a single seat you have to get off at East Falls Church and wait for the Silver. Peak hours, no big deal. Non-peak it's about as bad as the Blue transfer. Then get on a Silver line train instead, like any sane person would do. They're on the same tracks all the way throug...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8013

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

METRO will not be a game changer. No express service. So it’s 15 stops to Foggy Bottom. You’ll have around 20 stops just to get to the Mall. Whereas Amtrak or MARC from BWI has three stops or less for Union Station. Union Station is a stones throw from all the tourist/business downtown DC areas. It...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8013

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

The Metro will increase it's viability as an O&D airport for folks visiting DC. Even more desirable as a long layover place. It's not going to be any bigger of a hassle than the train from BWI once it's done plus there's the Smithsonian Air and Space on site. MEM recently stated it wants IAD se...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8013

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

IAD would be good for North/South if UA ever decided to expand its presence in the Southeast at all. It's a good location for Northeast-Southeast connections. Honestly, it's not a great connecting facility, for a couple reasons. One is that C/D is a dump. I say this as a DC-based UA mid-tier elite,...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8013

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

IAD would be good for North/South if UA ever decided to expand its presence in the Southeast at all. It's a good location for Northeast-Southeast connections. Honestly, it's not a great connecting facility, for a couple reasons. One is that C/D is a dump. I say this as a DC-based UA mid-tier elite,...

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117752

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/one-southwest-passenger-dead-others-injured-after-boeing-737-engine-blowout/ Dominic provides a good summary of what is currently known about this crash, as well as historical background information. ps - it is entirely realistic to expect most...

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by IADCA
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2528

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

rubiohiguey wrote:
Copa from PTY
Wamos from MAD


CM has nonstop flights from SJO to TGU, among others.

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2528

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

SQ, KU, Cargolux? SQ has multiple tag-on routes, including fifth freedom. For example, IAH-MAN is bookable as a standalone. KU used to operate a number of segments not touching KWI as recently as last fall, but I believe all are now dropped - so that one should be right. CV has a ton of segments th...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34334

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

You think this is bad, imagine landing at MUC or FRA once the entire fleet is repainted. It'd be like landing at MEM today but in a black-and-white movie. Seriously, the new LH livery just looks like someone walked into a graphic design firm with a photo of a FedEx 767 and said "like this, but...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does F9 still fly to DCA?
Replies: 31
Views: 3826

Re: Why does F9 still fly to DCA?

With SY exit from DCA back in January, I wonder why F9 hasn't done the same. F9 received its beyond-perimeter slots for DEN service way before it transitioned into the ULCC it is today. With no further expansion possible at DCA due to slot restrictions and many business pax giving up on F9 when it ...

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by IADCA
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3782

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

afcjets wrote:
GSP psgr wrote:

United
LAX: MSY

Delta
ATL: ONT

American
LAX: DTW


They flew them in the past.


Those aren't the only ones formerly flown, either. For example, I flew UA IAD-MIA in 2009 or '10.

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 95
Views: 12083

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game but for me YYZ makes the grade. HNL is in Oceania so it ticks that box. ADD is now direct and so it ticks that box. All others are covered in spades. Also if you count same plane, same flight number routes AC33 runs...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 95
Views: 12083

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game but for me YYZ makes the grade. HNL is in Oceania so it ticks that box. ADD is now direct and so it ticks that box. All others are covered in spades. Also if you count same plane, same flight number routes AC33 runs...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 95
Views: 12083

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two. ORD is just one flight away from being in the club, as will be IAH tomorrow. Any other major airport...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 1973

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

trauha wrote:
From one music industry capital to another: BMA to BNA.
Other than that, IAD to IAH, and LAX to LAS, which are also probably the most common pairs meeting this criteria.


I'd imagine YYZ to YYC would also be up there. I've done both IAD-IAH and BGO-BOO.

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 2909

Re: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.

Ufsatp wrote:
COSPN wrote:
At $6 a can only the very rich can afford it


$6 is really not that expensive. "Very rich", nice hyperbole.


In a number of major cities - like the coastal cities where several major airlines have hubs - $6 would actually be on the cheaper side for a decent beer.

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by IADCA
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why so few high wing airliners?
Replies: 28
Views: 4263

Re: Why so few high wing airliners?

This is something that I have wondered about. Maybe the question might be better expanded to avoid the A vs B debate. Why are the most popular short-haul turboprops often high wing if low wing is so much better? Q400 (and its predessors), and ATR are highwing. Is there a reason that on a turboprop ...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

Re: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?

If it's an issue, just sit in separate seats.Do you *always* have to be up each other's cheddar all the time? This. I'm a window person, she's an aisle person. Therefore we sit that way, often with a stranger between us, but sometimes not even in the same row. If she wanted the window for some reas...

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by IADCA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)

I am flying LAX-YVR-LAX next month on a K class Tango fare. I am trying to decide which FF program I want to use. For reference, my home airport is LAX. I am trying to decide between Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United for the account I want to apply my miles to. With AC, I will receive miles equival...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.
Replies: 34
Views: 3315

Re: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.

This is a very interesting exercise. I wonder what the difference in specs would look like if Airbus had tried to optimize the 321 for something closer to the 707 mission profile (that is, without changing the wing). I suppose you'd basically have to take the 321LR, stick even more fuel space in the...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8462

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

Just from a layman's perspective, I'd think they'd be trying very hard to get LD3s in. I've heard this a dozen times. LD3's require a 9ab cabin. So pretty much a 787 width. You could only go a few inches narrower than a 787 before the LD3's won't fit. Boeing won't make a fuselage a few inches narro...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26719

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

At the end of the day, the confusion over which runway (02 or 20) didn't matter because they ended up "landing" perpendicular to both approaches. The pilots appear to have been completely disoriented. On the contrary, a very good way to get disoriented quickly is to attempt too late of a ...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8462

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

A tight 7 abreast oval the side storage bins would be useless. It can't work. The middle bins would be too small. You have just highlighted why it won't happen. An 8ab double bubble provides more height and allows full sized middle bins and side bins. They can fit LD3-45's or bulk load if they need...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26719

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

So... They approached from the wrong direction? Can anyone explain how this might happen? I too want to know how this resulted in them being in a field in flames as well... Some of it may be a problem of the mind processing what it expects to hear rather than what it is actually hearing - the bias ...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4772

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

I appreciate that its existence has in some ways contributed to lower costs of air travel. I also don't mind the cabin noise. Otherwise, the 777 is (ironically) about as close as it gets to a flying bus, at least among widebodies: ubiquitous, functional, minimally comfortable, and relatively economi...

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