ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 15965 times:
Like most articles discussing this airline as of late, this one features incredibly shoddy journalism.
Quote: "I have recommended using the Boeing 777-200, which could operate long-haul routes. At the moment, THAI has no such aircraft, so there are plans to use the Boeing 777-200
TG operates both the 772A and 772ER. The only pax 772 version it does not currently operate is the 772LR; which seems to be the aircraft being discussed here.
Also, the consensus on this and other forums seems to be that the four unidentified 772LRs ordered quite recently were intended for Royal Brunei.... but would be exceedingly interesting if they turned out to be TG's, particularly considering this airline's past history with ETOPS.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15279 times:
I think SAA would look to use A345's on North American routes first to replace the 346's, the 346's would then be put on the LHR route replacing the 744's, none of SAA's 346's have First Class, so could this be the end of First class for SAA? AKL I think is definatly another possible route for an SA A345, they have looked at extending the PER route, so far nothing has happened.
Parapente From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1840 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14975 times:
I think ZK- NBT is right. If I remember correctly the dash 600 had to do a "splash and dash" in the summer to the USA,which was not expected. These -500 aircraft would (I think) allow them to go anywhere in the states non stop and with a decent cargo.
As ZK states the 600 could go to LHR but also "down under". The fuel saving against 747-4-- would be huge and now is a good time to sell them when demand is high-it won't be in 2-3 years I wager. The savings in comonality having the "complete set" of 340's must also be attractive.
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14938 times:
I would be very surprised if this were true. TG's JFK route would have to be doing disastroously for this to happen I think. Cant deny SA would make better use of the A345 than TG, but I dont know that they would dispose of the plane that quickly. Just cant see it.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14801 times:
Quoting Parapente (Reply 16): I think ZK- NBT is right. If I remember correctly the dash 600 had to do a "splash and dash" in the summer to the USA,which was not expected. These -500 aircraft would (I think) allow them to go anywhere in the states non stop and with a decent cargo.
If you're pointing out the fact that SAA didn't fly the -600s nonstop to the US with that "splash and dash", then it was indeed fully expected. SAA Ops was fully aware of this fact before SAA ordered the aircraft.
SAA had the option of either going nonstop with restrictions or one-stop without; they chose the option which allowed them to make more money.