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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 103
Views: 19402

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

JayinKitsap wrote:
Landing gear fold in a more complicated manner than this wing hinge. It is also more catastrophic if it fails.

You can add flaps to that list too.

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

This leaving the current lounge for Gold, Silver, Koru along with all the other rats and mice stuff, lounge passes, partner airlines etc. Air Points Silver doesn’t get lounge access at present, other than lounge passes. V/F Yeah, so they do get access, via a lounge pass. That’s a one-off though isn...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Plan Association June 2018 Report on Upgrading New York Region’s Airports
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Regional Plan Association June 2018 Report on Upgrading New York Region’s Airports

While reading about Governor Cuomo’s proposals for JFK (missed this? See the threads $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation , JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting? , and BA's future at JFK ) I came across the following report from the Regional Plan Association, produced as part of their Fourth Regional Pl...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

NZ6 wrote:
This leaving the current lounge for Gold, Silver, Koru along with all the other rats and mice stuff, lounge passes, partner airlines etc.

Air Points Silver doesn’t get lounge access at present, other than lounge passes.

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 10528

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

I'm not the one up-to-speed on JFK developments so this latest expansion is interesting. Wasn't T7 supposed to get a major overhaul or expansion of some sort? I keep seeing announcements every other year of some kind of terminal expansion at JFK so it's kind of confusing lol. I guess the Port Autho...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 78
Views: 13773

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

That's a nice image and all, but I fail to see how the top of the fuselage is acting as a lifting surface, given the absence of leading edge, trailing edge, and underside, all of which are required for an aerofoil to function. Unless the high wing is on struts, raised above the fuselage like an old...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35609

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

These ULH flights are a travesty against our planet and should ge forbidden at once regardless of the relative efficiency of the plane. The stage length after which carrying fuel to carry fuel is more uneconomical than two separate flights should be the limit. And what would that limit be, exactly?...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 979
Views: 246387

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Sayan777 wrote:
The Etihad 787 -9/-10 is getting a special livery.The aircraft is now in CHS. Does anyone have any idea what it maybe.

The flag of the United Arab Emirates on the tail, and that third word rendered in gold lettering in English and Arabic on the fuselage?
:duck:

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 3081

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

Just one more example of how endlessly upgrading this ancient airframe has been costly. Just because something is older doesn’t necessarily make it worse in all regards. Another example: the old Airliners.net forum software had a suggest delete option specifically for “flamebait”, whereas the new s...

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

The new AKL regional lounge will look cool! https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/air-nz-building-new-regional-lounge-at-auckland-airport/_jcr_content/par/image.dynimg.full.q75.jpg/v1536811260528/AUCKLAND-REGIONAL-LOUNGE-DNHT-1120.jpg See: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/air-n...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 10528

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

The nature of JFK's separate ownership makes any consolidated announcement difficult, but the outlines of the bigger plan seem quite clear. A new T1/2/3, linked to T4 - that's one giant complex, all connected. A new T6/7, linked to T5 - that's another giant complex, all connected. The implied bits ...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 78
Views: 13773

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Did anybody read the question? The question was about Boeing and Airbus. The poster didn't say Antonov or BAE or Bombardier, Dornier, ATR,LET etc. I believe he asked Boeng and Airbus... So we can all agree that high wing commercial jets exist but none is large or particularly succesful. Yes, and al...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6200

Re: 777X House Color?

Boeing778X wrote:
Of course, this begs the question, with the rollout of the first 777-9s upon us, does this mean the Red House livery that has been marketed since the launch of the 777X in 2013 is no more?

It would be very strange if it didn’t mean that.

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 10528

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

The lack of even acknowledgement of T8 in this whole plan is bizarre to me T8 isn’t mentioned by name, but they have been quite clear work is ongoing with other terminal operators and airlines: No mention of Delta in today's Cuomo presser, save for the inference that the T1 consortium's plan for re...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline

It’s a cool sight! The hand-wringing about it is pretty silly. They’ve been doing it for years with F/A-18s, and F-111s before that. I don’t know how much truth there is to it, but the RAAF used to describe the F-111 runs down the river as a practice bombing run on Suncorp Stadium, minus the bombs o...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 301
Views: 44452

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Ironically the EU rules that kept the EA engines off of aircraft needing ETOPS compliant engines like the proposed 767-400ERX meant the EA engines had no customer other than the A380.

At the risk of thread drift, could you please elaborate on this issue?

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107724837/an-rnzaf-flight-stuck-in-air-with-landing-gear-failure-at-ohakea-base A defence force aircraft has performed a "belly landing" after being stranded mid-air above RNZAF Base Ohakea because of a landing gear fault. Never seen a plane stranded mid-a...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2058
Views: 264656

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

GmoneyCO wrote:
Anyone have an update on when the 3 E135s will finally exit the fleet?

I was just looking at FlightRadar24, and it appears that N12528 last flew on the 3rd of October, N28529 on the 4th, and N12530 on the 9th (having not flown since the 3rd before that). Perhaps the end is nigh?

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 44
Views: 7075

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405637

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kearnet wrote:
This might already be being discussed in an existing thread but felt this warrants it's own topic.


In fact it has its own thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405637

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9882

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

ikramerica wrote:
It was a German rigid airship, no? Graf Zeppelin

:checkmark:

From 1932 the Graf Zeppelin served on the Germany to South America route, with the Hindenburg joining the fleet in 1936 and operating 17 round trips on the North Atlantic that year.

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 7208

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

Wow....I'm genuinely interested in what people on this forum are smoking, because I wanna try some. Just like the Vashon Island airport idea from a couple of days ago, this will never happen. Same user making both proposals... Just wait till you see his proposals for airports handling 300 million p...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11453

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

[quote="hinckley”] 747-400ER (Extended Range. QF only?) [/quote] Korean Air had -400ERs didn’t they?[/quote] Qantas was the only airline to take passenger 747-400ERs, receiving 6. 40 747-400ERFs were delivered. Korean Air took 8, with others going to Air France (2), Altavair (6), Cathay Pacifi...

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17244

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Looking at the present renderings, I guess all of the parking garages are gone to make room for a "central park"? Still trying to understand a two main ring roads. If you go to the video on the governor’s website - https://youtu.be/1QzA0iDP8dk - and go to the 16:28 mark, there is a graphi...

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25647

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

VHZNE wrote:
QF 747 OEI positioned to HKG yesterday for a D Check.

So there goes the idea that the 747-400ERs will be retired as their heavy maintenance comes due.

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17244

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Slightly off topic, but for the sake of reference in this thread given T8 seems to be the terminal which has yet to be integrated into this plan, here is what T8 was supposed to look like before it was truncated: https://www.airport-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/10/1-jfk.jpg It wil...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 10528

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

No mention of Delta in today's Cuomo presser, save for the inference that the T1 consortium's plan for redeveloping the Terminal 2 and 3 site was chosen over the Delta/IAT submsisson. But surely negotiations could not have advanced this far without some provision for -- and input from -- the airpor...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

My understanding is that the plan has always been that when the domestic jet pier gets built, the regional airline end of the terminal will remain more or less as is until a future date where a regional airline pier is built, connected to the same landside building as the domestic jet pier. My god ...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17244

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

And: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q9MD-OsDZcV-ga3WKoVEaNk6dgQ=/0x0:1280x708/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:1280x708):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13215533/Screen_Shot_2018_10_04_at_12.40.02_PM.png Very exciting stuff! My biggest takeaway from those renderings (when you click t...

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by VirginFlyer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17244

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Aside from infrastructure, e.g., roadway improvements, this plan only covers the re-build and expansion of Terminal 1 into the space of Terminals 2 and 3 and the rebuild and expansion of Terminal 7. There is no mention how DL will absorb the loss of gates when T2 is demolished. There is no mention ...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

I think you’ll find most South Aucklanders work in South Auckland, these people don’t have a lot of money I doubt many of them travel into the CBD. IMO the main users of this airport line will be airport passengers. It’s what happens I’m most other airports why would AKL be any different? I’ve been...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17244

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

My biggest takeaway from those renderings (when you click through to the article) are the two A380's in B6 colors at the New T6/T7 :stirthepot: Right next to the unicorn jumping over the rainbow? :stirthepot: No, right next to all the Delta 747s on the super long Terminal 4 pier. :lol: Here is the ...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28636

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

A picture of the new A350ULR Premium economy seat, with side bin has come out..... these are for the last three rows of the PE section at the back of the plane. https://media2.ausbt.com.au/862,813-5bb594ee70084828a69877a1dd799463-singapore-airlines-premium-economy-solo-seat-airbus-a350-900ulr.jpg h...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14866

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Further to my comments on transport to AIAL. You will all have seen the Air NZ announcement last month regarding the new regional lounge, ready mid next year at a cost of $60M. It looks to be an awesome lounge and I'm pleased NZ's doing it. However, I don't think this was picked up last month how t...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 7288

Re: Expansion At SFO

SFO needs a parallel runway in the bay about as badly as LHR needs its own new runway. The problem is that simultaneous ILS approaches on the 28's just aren't possible at SFO. If you could do those, you might be able to make a case for not building another runway. I'm always amused that when the fo...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9994

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Closer to downtown? Smh

Just wait until someone suggests balancing a runway on top of the Space Needle...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 5808

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

Was this the last Tu-154 in scheduled airline service?

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11453

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

https://youtu.be/eaStEgS59bw

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This thread is incomplete without a link to this great video from when the 747 was only a third of the age it is now: https://youtu.be/eaStEgS59bw

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9994

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

If they can move runways 19L/34R and 19C/34C to where the current terminal is so that it runs adjacent to the expressway and cemetery, then it would free up enough space between those two runways and 19R/34L for the construction of a midfield terminal. A more practical idea than razing Vashon Islan...

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by VirginFlyer
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSG Buys Omni Air
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: ATSG Buys Omni Air

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405269

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Already a thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405269

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21920

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Q wrote:
Maybe they forgot to change new fresh tires! Tires may be worn out. If worn out tires it will not grip on wet runway enough to slow down.

Q

Except in this case they didn’t overshoot due to insufficient braking, they undershot and arrived in the water prior to reaching the runway.

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28636

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Kikko19 wrote:
They already got the second delivered?

They did:



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by VirginFlyer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers fly to BNE from mainland?
Replies: 30
Views: 3204

Re: Why no US carriers fly to BNE from mainland?

BNE is like a large country town that shuts down at 9pm. What an utter insensitive and inaccurate post. Get your facts straight before you start insulting a major metropolis... BNE only closes down at 9PM on Fridays.... it's 7PM all other days. :lol: Wait till you see Perth... In fairness, during t...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3301

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

New Zealand is a case where both are private and the airports and airlines are having a shoving match that is leading to less air service. What do you mean by that? Air NZ is still majority owned by the New Zealand government. This needs some context. Air New Zealand was completely privatised by th...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 24834

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Why would Air Tahiti cut their lunch on AKL-PPT by starting AKL-BOB? As I see it the A220 would be a great aircraft for WLG/CHC-PPT rather than AKL-BOB. To quote from the article: To clear up any confusion, remember there are actually two Tahitian airlines, Air Tahiti who service the islands, and A...

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by VirginFlyer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28636

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

it's such an achievement but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying economy... no matter how new, modern or good IFE the plane has, no one deserves it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2018/05/31/singapore-airlines-readies-airbus-a350ulr-for-worlds-longest-commerci...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8349

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

So LH is resuming FRA-PNQ with the Winter schedule but apparently with an LH mainline A319 - which basically means no real business class seat and an excruciating 11 hrs with a stop over in EACH direction now rather than only westbound before. No winder bloggers are tagging it as the worst flight l...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 7288

Re: Expansion At SFO

SFODXBFRALHRBLR wrote:
Also, might SFO also add a 5th runway?


SFODXBFRALHRBLR wrote:
I want to land an A380 at Lukla.


You know, I’m honestly not sure which of these is more likely to happen...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 647
Views: 179240

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First painted A320neo for Air New Zealand featuring the All Black livery: http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=13320 My apologies for linking to another forum. I'm currently unsure how to link pictures in etc. Don't worry. Only about ten regulars on this site have any ide...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 52
Views: 10272

Re: QF 747 Retirement

I didn’t realise OJS/T/U received the Signature interior? I honestly thought they had the classic 747 cabin interior. I flew on OJU and OJS a few years and they have definitely been updated. Thinking about it though I’m not sure it’s the full 777 interior from the ERs but it’s pretty close (ie the ...

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