BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9096 times:
Going by what I currently earn per hour (i am a student so i earn crap all), it would take me: 691,144,708 hours or 28,797,696 days or 553,801 weeks or 78,897 years.
working round-the-clock to be able to order something like that.
Sabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2731 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8727 times:
that's another A380 customer this year then, although this one was expected at Farnborough, but hey, we got Ethihad in stead which wasn't too bad, was it?
And another A340-500 sold too, though be it a follow up order.
Strange to see them order the older B777 versions... Anybody knwo why? Seems all those ER, LR, IGW or whatever collection of letters Boeing adds to their latest babies are not the only one's they still produce then.
(I wish Boeing stopped using all those silly letters, it even starts to infect Airbus )
KL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7262 times:
The reason for the 777 A version is because they dont need the extra weight of the ER versions.
Its been well known that TG had problems with ETOPS. They are not very pleased with the 777's on long haul routes, therefore they confine them within its limits, or to routes without a longer diversion than 1xx minutes. (not sure what they have).
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4924 posts, RR: 45
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4092 times:
It would be wiser for TG to order a mixed bunch of B 772IGWs and As because the IGWs can come in handy in peak seasons for extra NONSTOP flights for long haul destinations in EU-Australia etc.
If TG want to become like CX-SQ in the Far East then they have to upgrade their inflight product in all their widebodies (except AB6s-MD11s) by including the following features :
1. TVs in every seat in every aircraft (A333/345/346-B772/773/744)
2. Sleeper business class seats or at least 160 degree recline for A333/B777s. Sleepers are however needed for B 744s/A345s/A346s operated flights. Seat pitch in J class has to be increased from a hopeless 48 inches to at least 60 minimum.
3. First Class seat pitch should be increased or this cabin should be scrapped altogether and TG should concentrate on having a 5 star J class product alongwith the lines of VS-BA-CX-SQ-EK (A345only) etc.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12784 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4017 times:
I agree, Behramjee, but I think there's a more fundamental reason for getting a longer haul aircraft. When the 772's time comes and they come up for replacement, who's going to want A models? Indeed, at that time, with 7E7-9s, the ERs and IGWs will be hard enough to dump, but now TG is going to have twelve of these - twelve aircraft doing a job that 330s could do a damn sight better. 777s should be on long haul routes, not short and in a proper configuration, they'll have the same pax numbers (roughly) as the 330. A bad decision, I think.
RoyalOrchid773 From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3844 times:
Can B777 A Model fly nonstop from Bangkok to Australia?
According to the local newspaper, THAI said it would buy 6-7 medium-size aircraft, long-haul (which I think they are 777s) to operate the Australian route? So I was wondering, why would TG want to order more 777A instead of the ER version?
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3624 times:
Seems all those ER, LR, IGW or whatever collection of letters Boeing adds to their latest babies are not the only one's they still produce then.
(I wish Boeing stopped using all those silly letters, it even starts to infect Airbus
Those "silly letters" actually have a purpose, and that is to distinguish models where adding another series number is not necessary. Airbus has done very few model upgrades where "silly letters" would be necessary. At least Boeing's "silly letters" make sense, compared to the A340-300X.
Thai has said that they would like to begin service to the East Coast, would the 345 work?