If I PAY to fly in First or Business class, I expect better treatment than Y, after all its my money and I can feel entitled (by my money) to ask for better services, specially if those are advertised and come in the menus... She is right, pretty soon she wont be a FA, so taking her pics off twitter...Jump to post
how much is Boeing selling its 787 now that production is in cruising speed ? It rumored that they can go lower than 100 million a copy and have still room for a decent profit. (decent as in less than 10 million), but all this is just approximations on economics of scale and the amazing cost cuttin...Jump to post
This new LH CS reminds me of the 90´s Mexicana "darth Vader look" pure unadulterated bull. That can spin it for all they want but I guess DHL yellow CS and LOGO is not classy...LOL
The L1011's and DC10's are being retrofitted right now for the winter flying to the South and Islands.
You could just write the city name and then nobody would have to look things up. But hey, "I'm a pro aviator logic" OK, but do you know where Puebla is without looking at the map? Without that, "Puebla" is as useless as "PBC".. Good lord, this thread has to be satire, ...Jump to post
I Grew up in Mexico City. I remember flying twice MEX-IAH in 1973-1974. Both time daytime flights, both time DC9 (30?). Both times a beautiful Lone Star tail. And that is the other thing I remember living under the San Mateo Approach (Satelite edo de Mex), seeing these Lone Star tails passing day a...Jump to post
They could do nothing and complain about the carpets and interiors and not take delivery ...
On a serious note...the 777 and the 350 orders would be the logical choices and keep the Dreamliners and 321 Neos.
For me Leahy is a great salesman, and has the Steve Jobs Syndrome, he enjoyed the good times and when things got steady he left, Apple did the same when SJ died, so after his death, apple has not created anything ground breaking...so everyobne pins the success of the company to his leadership. Airbu...Jump to post
maybe i am tired and all and i did not see a comment on this but what up with the flys on the pics that was shared? That is Kessje trademark on his graphics.... I have seen em for years and sometimes I laugh at the way they are portrayed.... weird but funny. Back on topic, I agree with Polot and ot...Jump to post
After seeing the video, I think its miracle they decided to go around... its amazing how close it was. Pure sheer luck, Thank GOD.Jump to post
My take on the subject, the A380 will soldier on... (on a comatose order book), Airbus will not respond to Boeing if IF they go 797, there was no case for a 757 NEO whatever, there is no case for a 797, they will keep printing money for a long time because of a healthy order book, the A330Neo will s...Jump to post
Just saw this in you tube...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn-WpF ... e=youtu.be
Holy smokes is this legal? the TCAS must be off like crazy
I hope Airbus can get its act together in the production side of the business...surely it is costing way more than quantified, because all the extras and problems that you incur due to failed date deliveries and on time production of high demand components. Just to think that at 150 seats a A320 fam...Jump to post
I have flown too many types but while planning a standard vacation trip, even a t the cost ormolu stops, the only time I have taken a Type just like a ride was Interjet MEX-PQM (SSJ-100) Flew there dismbarqued, then took a diet coke and up again to come back.... the crew was surprised because of thi...Jump to post
I've been wanting to write a post on what program accounting and deferred production cost are for quite a while, as there seems to be a lot of confusion on these issues and they routinely hijack unrelated threads. Since this topic is actually about Boeing earnings, it seems very appropriate to do s...Jump to post
This deal was expected, too bad it was not for a 100 examples. I hope the SSJ keeps getting orders and they have a business case for keeping the line afloat. The MC 21 is also a great addition to the Russian Aviation industry, and most probably will have orders from traditional operators of non west...Jump to post
The 779 is still much smaller than the A380. It is not a massive jump from the 77W. It is not its own family, has commonality with the 777s out there that have many years left. A bigger 777/A350 etc is not an A380. I agree but doest the new 777X cost a lot more than the 787 (for example), a 110 mil...Jump to post
A little off topic, but seeing that the last row of seats is really bad on 90% of aircraft, could they leave a space there with a medical bed and the medical assistance equipment for a passenger with cardiac arrest or DVT syndrome... most long haul flights of 13 plus hours is taxing biologicaly even...Jump to post
There is no need for 777x, hence there is definitely no need for CFRP 777x. There is no market for near VLA. The biggest plane in the market will always be the loser. 777x program is a money pit. It will not sell more than 500 copies. It will eat all the money earned by 737MAX and 787. I have never...Jump to post
I always have wondered Why in the name of GOD, Mexican airlines (until viva aerobus) never used the national colours, and in that case Italian Aircraft...Red and Green look fantastic and obviously Italy is no strange to great design.... baffles the mind to see such horrible colors and terrible CS. R...Jump to post
crownvic wrote:For those that are impatient, the GeminiJets version comes out in April
The A380 is the equivalent of penis envy for Boeing Lovers. It will be produced till 2028-29, and if BA and others order a few dozen more it will keep A net a very interesting place to be in the next 2 decades...
1) Single aisles selling like no tomorrow (how much more just THIS week? ... another 100?) 2) Backlog for YEARS. 3) No new engine technology to make it 10+% more efficient 4) No "perfect engine" for the task 5) If they go to make it fit a Single aisle gate (< 40 meters) a lot of expensive ...Jump to post
Seeing a lot of Volaris and Interjet A321 engineless frames, makes me wonder what they are going to do this summer with lack of capacity...Jump to post
The 50 A320 Neo by SAS today, makes a perfect example why airbus is shelving the program, Boeing might do the same in the coming months, they sit comfortably in a GIGANTIC backlog of Billions of Dollars. When Pratt, GE or CFM or even Rolls announce engines 8 to 10% more efficient, they will go back ...Jump to post
For a copycat company that sold only 4 airplanes in 1974 and had just one product till 1979, I´d say that Boeing has had the same impact that GM with the German cars...because quite frankly, having 45 to 55% of the market (varies each year), I´d say Airbus is doing pretty good....
Boeing and Airbus are making tons of money and have a gigantic backlog. The MOM NSA or whatever you may call it is simply a pipe dream , specially when you see thread after thread saying wishful features that will never be together, because quite frankly if you are selling your product by the truckl...Jump to post
neomax thanks for the wonderful picture of the DC10 delivery ceremony ! Miss the old days of huge seats even in economy... the 787 has incredibly large windows, destroyed by the electric dim that I hate, and the 3-3-3 is barely enough for a 5´7 190 pounds person like me. Love the 2 4 2 ANA 787´s... ...Jump to post
Nice to see the A and B camp at Anet is very alive and well, will make very interesting in the coming months.! Congratulations to AA for streamlining its fleet, makes sense, and some other member speculated for years that the US airways order would be cancelled, now is Deltas turn to kill their 787 ...Jump to post
I am sure Delta will use the 321 to new routes in high density on Mexico, Central America and South America. They will use them in Hawaii, and lower density LR versions transatlantic, they always have great planning and such a big 321 order was not put on a whim. They will put away hangar queens (an...Jump to post
ACDC8 wrote:I like the idea. You can keep all the idiots who insist on closing window shades down there
One of the twitter pics show the window unsecured, not broken or cracked...maybe they skipped the checklist item, or the closing mechanism failed...I don't know the technical aspect of the closing window levers, maybe someone here can shed some light on this...
Now get into an Md83 and sit in the last 3 rows and: Enjoy the view of and engine from the window...and not much else. Enjoy the deafening sound of th turbofan....and hear not much else. Enjoy the vibration of the spool up and down through the flight...... and then the reversers deployed..... simply...Jump to post
Delta Loves the A330, but Delta has shown in the past that $$$$ is the bottom line, so If Boeing comes with a 789 for 85 million, I am sure they will go Boeing. Boeing going to the deep end to get orders is something sound in the long run..guess we will now some years into the future. Best Regards TRBJump to post
What I would like to know is how many ulcers and break downs does PW / RR has and who is winning, because, quite frankly the pressure and the untold millions these problems cause, are incredible taxing on your personnel health and wellbeing. God forbid there is an accident cause by those engine prob...Jump to post
I wonder how low is Boeing going on the 789 pricing, sure its nice to sell a lot of product, but if it only means cash flow and almost or no real profit, you are working for free, and giving away money. Airbus has done this in the past with the 346 fiasco and some other aircraft that were sold for a...Jump to post
Not to put my hands on the fire for this one, but a lot of countries have corruption embedded in trade, so its imposible to conduct business without having middle men/bribes/consultants. I find it amazing that being a Doupoly, (A and B) the Airbus people did in such a way that they will be exposed.....Jump to post
126 K liters of fuel.... or 100 tons! quite a feat on economy of flying 230 pax for 7800 miles... I wish them the best !! I wonder if the proposed A350LR could make it from Sidney to London...economically
Its in the air right now: https://www.flightradar24.com/FWTTE/10be9f35
They are doing low altitude testing in hot conditions?
SAS had like 10 Dc.9-21. They had the larger wing of the 30 and the short fuselage of the 10 series with more powerful engines, the result was the Porsche carrera of the sky. If memory serves well only SAS had them.
It was announced that the A330 would fly to Mexico to do some testing in Merida (hot), and then in Toluca ( High Altitude ), today I followed the test flight and it never went above 14000 feet, speed ranged from 201 to 251. Interesting to see th path. Hope there are some spotters over Merida or Tolu...Jump to post