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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54915

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

Also I looked up the longest flights currently on the DL A359 and they are both DTW-PVG and ATL-ICN westbound averaging 14-14.5 hours so the A359 can clearly do almost 15 hour flight with reserves: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl583 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl27 You ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3244

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Why not use a 787-10 or A330-NEO then? This seems like an expensive plane to fly on a short domestic route (with the understanding that intra-Japan flights between big airports are flown with wide bodies for decades). JAL flew 747's in the hi capacity config having up to 500+ seats in them. If they...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10693

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

UA outlines quite specifically what to do in this case: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/special-needs/disabilities/customer-wheelchair.html AC has a similar procedure - so canadian regulations don't look like a show stopper. FAA is also on board: https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/more...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15851

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

It's simple. Like BA, QR and EY, they don't know what they're doing. Running a subfleet of B777X doesn't make sense when you already have the A350-1000 in the fleet and vice versa. Poor fleet planning to go with poor network planning. Too much beer flowing at CX HQ, courtesy of their failed beer de...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351876

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Here is a pic of it out in daylight at ORD before its flight to LAX, found this on instagram feed, and I gotta say when its from the side and out in the open, looks sleek and the blues really work together, represents United well. [img]ht '0ps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33814569678_1ccdd2353c_b....

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54915

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

Can anyone tell me why the 764 was not as successful as the 763? 763ER (1988) was successful due to the A330 (1993/1996) not being around. 764 had EIS in 2000 ( and was initially offered in 1997 as a reaction to the A330-200?) The 767-400 was developed mostly as a domestic airplane for a couple of ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54915

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

REALLY? The question makes no sense'' Delta bought the airplane they wanted to do the job they intended it to DO, They didn't consult any of you, Nor ME.. They have sharp people in their flight planning department and they bought the airplane to do the JOB they intended it TO do, Maybe you could mak...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351876

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Well? Whether or not anybody likes it? It's now academic!! Time to get on with Business!!

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4523

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

Fast jet pilot? Certainly much better equipped for the job than a single engine piston PPL. At least he's used to speed and turbines and complex systems. He knows how to fly using pitch and power. Inertia awareness would be an issue but maybe with a long final. It would have to be a damn long final...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44037

Re: WN looking at A220

I don't think WN would ever acquire the a220. However the E2 is far more likely as stated above. I wonder what the chances are that they're thinking of something smaller, like the E175 for smaller airports with less capacity? wouldn't that put WN in the mix with a possible super hub situation? Unle...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351876

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Quick job: https://i.imgur.com/XprZNDA.png I think you nailed it. I bet the people monitoring United's social media is scrambling to find out who leaked the image. lol Change the dark blue swoosh to the light blue swoosh seen on their teaser video, and I think we have a winner right there :) I woul...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 105
Views: 16720

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Would the E190 make a good fleet? AA and JetBlue will be getting rid of theirs soon and they could pick them up at a reasonable price I would think. The E190 isn't a bad Idea. Embraer is still supporting the airplane and it's not obsolete. If they needed smaller airplanes? They could acquire E170's...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15504

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

Ryanair should fire them then PAY them. Or? Just Pay them!!

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5838

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

With the current crisis at Boeing and the huge backlog at Airbus, would it be profitable at this point in the market cycle for another western aerospace giant (e.g. Lockheed, Northrop) to invest in the C919 program and produce it in the west? maybe even build a larger version and get ahead in the M...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5838

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

And do keep in mind while A and B have a duopoly they do compete - fiercely and not always fairly. Their customers the airlines compete even more ferociously. Good planes like the 380 and the 767 (and no need to be contentious and name others) while good, were just not good enough. It often is a su...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 door operation
Replies: 13
Views: 2499

Re: DC10 door operation

... is this done by electrical power? If so, what happens in a crash situation where power is lost? the door can be opened and closed manually with or without power as they are counterweighted. This has been covered a here a few times in the past, but in short - yes, in normal operation the door is...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351876

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I worked for and retired from United after 33+years I see nothing wrong with the globe on the Tail. It's the fuselage I'd like to see updated the gray bottom and white top are a little dated and do not reflect ant real style. Looks more military than not. It might have been Ok for Continental, But t...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

if that guy was Serious? Nothing ANYBODY was going to say would matter!! Chemtrails? Yeah sure!

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 door operation
Replies: 13
Views: 2499

Re: DC10 door operation

Just a question about DC-10 doors after watching a training video. I noticed they appear to be mechanically operated - ie. the attendant pulls a lever or presses a button, and the door pulls itself up or slides back down and locks in. I'm curious, is this done by electrical power? If so, what happe...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12235

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

I don’t know where you got the load restriction from? I would ask the same of you, considering that I didn't say the load was restricted: I said it was reduced (from what that aircraft would carry in typical ops) as they never went above the -8's capacity despite using the -10. Wouldn't have had an...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France uses Zodiac Optima Business Class on A350s
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: Air France uses Zodiac Optima Business Class on A350s

https://onemileatatime.com/air-france-a ... lass-seat/

Basically same thing as United Polaris.

It's a good looking seat. We'll see how it lasts..
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Ishrion wrote:
https://youtu.be/rx_7ehYUKos

https://onemileatatime.com/air-france-a ... lass-seat/

Basically same thing as United Polaris.

It's a good looking seat. We'll see how it lasts..

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17246

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

Not surprised about IAH-SYD. Economics on that kind of flight are hard even during peak season, much more so on the low season. Also IIRC they didn't have the best load factors on the route (I think it was around 70% RT), so it makes sense to cut back. I don't think the IAH-SYD flights were going t...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 9949

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

NameOmitted wrote:
Is there a lock out switch that grounds crew can use to prevent the accidental starting off an engine while they do these sorts of investigations?

No. they just tag the start switch and the APU Bleed switch which you need to start the engine.

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about VS16/VS15/VS16 delays
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Question about VS16/VS15/VS16 delays

Curious as to why another aircraft was not used. 20 Apr the MCO-LGW aircraft G-VLIP was delayed from 19:50 to 03:15. 21 Apr the LGW-MCO aircraft G-VLIP was delayed from 13:00 to 18:20. Which means the MCO -LGW is again delayed around 4+hrs. Are they that short of 747's at LGW that they could not ha...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9794

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

I have TSA precheck and I get flagged going thru the regular metal detectors for a “random” enhanced screening over 50% of the time. If I have a full on beard, it’s 100% of the time. I fly every week, and I’m convinced someone triggers that random screening alarm on the detectors. I have TSA Preche...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12235

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

UA has flown the 78J on IAD-PEK before. We may see more of this on the TPAC market than anticipated at first. With a significant load reduction. Similarly to how SQ would operate 772ERs on the eastbound SIN-LAX when A345s were down for mtx. Neither is realistically a gauge for aircraft performance ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351876

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

United needs to get past its unmerger. I’ve never seen such a ridiculous display of stupid over a merger, to the point where it’s actually hurting the brand. They’ve held on to this CO livery to pacify the CO crowd at the airline. Get the hell over it. There are still workgroups to this day that do...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC8 55F main cargo door
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Re: DC8 55F main cargo door

Hello, I am looking for a person who could inform me about an old aircraft the famous DC8 serie 50, and where I could find information about electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic circuit. For the moment, here is my question. My question is about the function of the main cargo door on DC8 55F. Is it p...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 4835

Re: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion

the KC46 is no longer a 767 in any respect aside from Looking like it. The USAF made so many changes to the airplane starting at the windshields and working back tp the Tail that I would guess that maybe only the Reverser Cowlings and some Engine components from the PW 4060's might still be the same.

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 vs 777-9x
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: 747-8 vs 777-9x

the 747-8F can carry outsized cargo with it's lifting Nose section. The 777-9 can do that. Period!

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35039

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Getting rid of the A318? I can see. the A319 has a 3300 nmi range which is Excellent for Off Peak Hub and all day spoke routes transcon.

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could UA have built up SEA into a hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 4161

Re: Could UA have built up SEA into a hub?

This is one of those hypothetical, stream-of-consciousness threads that never go out of style on here... I think it's interesting to think back how UA was more or less the default major carrier at SEA up until the late 2000s. Yes, AS is the hometown airline and has been the primary carrier at SEA f...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?
Replies: 31
Views: 7301

Re: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?

Yes, I know that the -8 and -9 have commonality and that Boeing made changes to their production to ensure this. So what does that mean in the context of the original question? Are you saying that there are examples of -9s that were converted from -8s? Having seen the winding machine? I would serio...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 247082

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500?

No I don't think so, Had the -500 had great range? It wouldn't have been retired in favor of the A319 which has full transcon range.

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 5965

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find an...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4223

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

N655UA. It lasted until late December 2014. A great livery that should still be here. Many of us loved that livery at United but the reason for leaving it? The money it would have cost to repaint the Entire fleet following the merger, Aside from the fact that Glen Tilton couldn't WAIT to turn the r...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4427

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

Very interesting! They do operate out of the ground level of the current terminal at VPS, and it seemed like there was plenty of seating. However, I believe there are only 2-3 gates down there. I’m curious to see if it will be completely separate from the current terminal or just a new addition on ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 257
Views: 48089

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

If the B797 or NMA does nothing Else? It will replace the B767 series of airplane and allow Boeing to transition the 737-8 /-9 to the freighter market when the opportunity arises. Will the A321 be able to do that? I don't know that, I do know the A320 series would need new floor structures to become...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 257
Views: 48089

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

.. I'm under the impression, the NMA might be quietly shrinking on the drawingboards. :arrow: Airlines are not stumbling over each other commiting to a 7 abreast 5000 Nm WB at NB cost levels :arrow: After market income works better with a larger amount of new aircraft :arrow: Airbus continues to do...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 3763

Re: Quad engines and reverse thrust use

I'm not an A380 pilot, so I am open to being corrected here. However, my understanding is that the pilots can command reverse on whichever engines they desire. On Boeing aircraft, for example, that would involve only engaging the reverse levers for the engines they wish to use. Additionally, mainte...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11497

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

Guys are we kidding? As long as the maintenance paperwork is in order, these will all be flying within 0-12 months. Oh and as long as there are no D checks due.... Especially since they're not needing D-ck's It would take at most a C- Check to transition them to any US program and to insure the Ser...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4845

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

I applaud that they Have a fix. Though? I think they were a bit Lazy in putting in the system in the first place by NOT putting in a comparator system to check whether the AOA vane wasn't actually damaged and let it's input be locked out from taking control of the airplane. This is why you HIRE Engi...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10828

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

MX (Maintenance). WN flies their aircraft particularly hard and at night either SWA MX or Contract MX can take a look at the aircraft (depending on where they RON (Remain Over Night)). There are *many* times where an East Coast scheduled inbound of around 0100 turns into a 0400 or 0500 arrival. It ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10828

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The last time this question was asked, a WN pilot said their contract had long allowed for redeye flights: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1378051 I suspect WN has long avoided red eyes because they’re typically the lowest yielding flights. Based on comments coming from WN, I expect...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?

strfyr51 wrote:
In the past United has had to sublease gates at SFO to Eastern, Frontier Horizon, and Total Air. I haven't seen any more since United mainly paid for the renovations of terminal 3.

AT ORD? Nobody Except Air Wisconsin has ever leased gates in Terminal 3. Can't say it won't happen in the future .

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?

In the past United has had to sublease gates at SFO to Eastern, Frontier Horizon, and Total Air. I haven't seen any more since United mainly paid for the renovations of terminal 3.

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?
Replies: 29
Views: 2428

Re: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?

Overall? I believe United's hubs are the best located, EWR,IAD, ORD, IAH,DEN, LAX,SFO connecting to HNL, GUM, NRT, and LHR.. If you can't get around the world that way? You weren't going anyway!

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14041

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

I'm from Philadelphia and I live on the west coast, when I fly into the east coast I usually fly via EWR rgwn drive don to Philly. Since I'm from NE Philadelphia it's the same time from where we are to EWR as it is to PHL..

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines
Replies: 28
Views: 5739

Re: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines

I'm not sure what Rolls Royce is doing anymore.. When did their engineering run off the rails? The RB211 was a reliable engine. the Trent flew for years on the 777 and I didn't see much of any trouble, But the 787? They've had monster problems. Did they try a step too far??

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19445

Re: Pilot/Neeleman Coup d'etat

The Pilots WANT Neeleman back super bad. I could see the pilot union acting in cohorts with Neeleman/Moxy to enable a coup d'etat. Judging from their allegiance to him and absolutely distaste with current management, I could totally see it. In what fantasy world would there even be a mechanism to e...

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