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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:16 am

Didnt want to hijack the deals thread or others.

So just making a general all aviation welcome thread.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 am

Saw my first A350 recently.

Looking around some fleet sites, believe its the first one to service Newark.

Those wing tips though. wow.

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I am a yuge Boeing fanboy to be clear. I think the 788 is one of the finest planes ever made. That said, I would love to get on the 350 soon.
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planes? too :waxer: for me
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:06 am

Most under rated planes from a passenger perspective is the CRJ900. Tiny plane with big seats.

That said Airbus had likely fucked itself with the c-series deal
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At FLL we see the Norwegian 787 take off every night. It’s :amazing:
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razr390 wrote:At FLL we see the Norwegian 787 take off every night. It’s :amazing:
I seek them out for my international travel when I can. That higher humidity and air pressure do wonders for comfort.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:29 pm

09vdubgti wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 am
Saw my first A350 recently.

Looking around some fleet sites, believe its the first one to service Newark.

Those wing tips though. wow.
Saw one in Munich about 3 years ago. They're :mindblown: big in person. O'Hare is supposed to be able to handle them soon. Looking forward to seeing one fly over my house. I'm on a flight path.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:40 am
I am a yuge Boeing fanboy to be clear. I think the 788 is one of the finest planes ever made. That said, I would love to get on the 350 soon.
788? Stretched 787?
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razr390 wrote:At FLL we see the Norwegian 787 take off every night. It’s :amazing:
I seek them out for my international travel when I can. That higher humidity and air pressure do wonders for comfort.
Agreed. I flew one once a couple years ago from Warsaw to Chicago. Was really comfortable.
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Flying a triple 7 to Germany this weekend. That's still not a bad plane, imo.
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wap wrote:
09vdubgti wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 am
Saw my first A350 recently.

Looking around some fleet sites, believe its the first one to service Newark.

Those wing tips though. wow.
Saw one in Munich about 3 years ago. They're :mindblown: big in person. O'Hare is supposed to be able to handle them soon. Looking forward to seeing one fly over my house. I'm on a flight path.
The big ones are the 380s. 350 is about the size of the 777.
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Bender wrote:
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I am a yuge Boeing fanboy to be clear. I think the 788 is one of the finest planes ever made. That said, I would love to get on the 350 soon.
788? Stretched 787?
787-8 (788) is the small one
787-9 (789) is the stretched one.
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wap wrote:Flying a triple 7 to Germany this weekend. That's still not a bad plane, imo.
No not at all. For it's age it's still a great plane.

I'll be on a a330-300 in a couple weeks which I don't love.
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Bender wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:34 pm
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Saw one in Munich about 3 years ago. They're :mindblown: big in person. O'Hare is supposed to be able to handle them soon. Looking forward to seeing one fly over my house. I'm on a flight path.
The big ones are the 380s. 350 is about the size of the 777.
Oh shit, you're right! I was thinking of the 380. :derp:
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Bender wrote:
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Saw one in Munich about 3 years ago. They're :mindblown: big in person. O'Hare is supposed to be able to handle them soon. Looking forward to seeing one fly over my house. I'm on a flight path.
The big ones are the 380s. 350 is about the size of the 777.
So, I'm not familiar with the 350. Twin engine? Replacing the 340?
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The big ones are the 380s. 350 is about the size of the 777.
Oh shit, you're right! I was thinking of the 380. :derp:
I'm a plane nerd.

The 380 is AMAZING sadly not performing well.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:50 pm

@wap what airline are you on?
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:56 pm

Just came here to post a TU-95.

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Not really a plane guy, but these things are scary looking.
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Zillon wrote:Just came here to post a TU-95.

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Not really a plane guy, but these things are scary looking.
Known by NATO Forces as The Bear. So when you hear in a movie a fighter pilot say "locked and loaded for Bear" that's what they are referring to.
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Bender wrote:
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Zillon wrote:Just came here to post a TU-95.

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Not really a plane guy, but these things are scary looking.
Known by NATO Forces as The Bear. So when you hear in a movie a fighter pilot say "locked and loaded for Bear" that's what they are referring to.
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Old Russian things are generally terrifying looking.
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MIG-15 Anyone?

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:13 pm

P-38 is one of my all-time favorites.

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Bender wrote:
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Oh shit, you're right! I was thinking of the 380. :derp:
I'm a plane nerd.

The 380 is AMAZING sadly not performing well.
Assuming you mean not performing in the marketplace.
I think history will show that Boing made the better business decision when they went with medium capacity planes to reach more hubs vs Airbus' model of giganto-planes to go between fewer, large hubs.
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