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by sassiciai
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6426

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

I worry about the next downturn in this industry. We are witnessing the beginning of one. More like a house of cards starting to wobble. There is a glut in two regions as far as I can tell. High transfer hubs suffer in downturns. Think DL at CVG. There are healthy airlines growing and unhealthy at ...

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by sassiciai
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4132

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Eurostar cannot be the only reason. Paris is +- the same distance by train from London, but easyJet and Vueling fly the route. Brussels is not that touristy after all. Uhh...the Eurostar to Paris literally stops at Brussels and then it's around another hour to Paris. Combined with less demand overa...

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by sassiciai
Mon May 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 35
Views: 7646

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

Hey, guys, what is "in between a narrow body and a wide body"? A description - or better a diagram - might help those like me to struggle with this in between notion

By the way, do we really need this, yet another 797 thread? I think not

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by sassiciai
Mon May 28, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5797

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I remember visiting SIN for the first (of many subsequent visits) and being very struck by the fact that there was NO MUSIC, and no departure messages, it was a haven of peace, decorated with flowering orchids! Even the shopping areas were calm and subdued. What a great experience. That is how an ai...

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by sassiciai
Thu May 03, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launches UK flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: Wizz Air launches UK flights

Wizzair has been flying UK flights for ages, so the thread title "Wizzair launches UK flights" is a bit misleading. Maybe "Wizzair secures its UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) & operating licence" would be a better one

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by sassiciai
Wed May 02, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37444

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

https://imgur.com/a/AwnIH0K

Perhaps you could explain the image to us lesser mortals!

Seems to me 6 B777s in a regular line. 4 other aircraft (A330s?) lined behind them, and 3 A380s, irregularly spaced (perhaps one just left?)

What does that all indicate, please?
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emiratesdriver wrote:

Perhaps you could explain the image to us lesser mortals!

Seems to me 6 B777s in a regular line. 4 other aircraft (A330s?) lined behind them, and 3 A380s, irregularly spaced (perhaps one just left?)

What does that all indicate, please?

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10313

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

If you want a quiet, calm life, then don't enter threads where people express opinions, where you claim not to have one! Maybe enjoy Sun Country, but stay away from "world-wide" threads, OK!

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 37962

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

I would like to ask that the Moderators and anyone else who controls this site take RESPONSIBILITY for thread titles. At present, thread titles are written in sucha manner that sometimes they are unintelligible, or are written in the worst possible English. I don't want to be a grammar policeman, bu...

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10313

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Just like every other ranking survey thread on here, everybody thinks that they are right and the data is wrong. Give it a rest already. It doesn't affect your life, so why let it bug you? There are more important things in life than to worry about rankings. Take it easy. Thanks for the platitudes....

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10313

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Just like every other ranking survey thread on here, everybody thinks that they are right and the data is wrong. Give it a rest already. It doesn't affect your life, so why let it bug you? There are more important things in life than to worry about rankings. Take it easy. Thanks for the platitudes....

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10313

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Just to join the bandwagon - this survey is absolute crap, paid for by someone close to the US3, as we call them here on a.net Just to consider the name "United" - who can associate anything with that? There was British United Airlines, and maybe many others with similar use of the "u...

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13814

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

That, and increasing production of the 767 by reducing tasks and reducing time an airframe spends on the FAL. Fewer manhours on the frame in FAL means more airframes through FAL. I think we will see the 25 frame order from SF before Amazon pulls the trigger on any. You cant increase production rate...

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13814

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

I am guessing that this is a way to improve utilization for the Dreamlifters when they visit Spirit since the only part they manufacture is Section 41, which includes the nose and part of the forward cabin. If that is all they pick up and if they can only hold a single unit, then I expect there is ...

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13814

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

I am surprised by this suggestion. Surely the bottleneck on 767 production rate is the overall supply chain, not the logistics to get bits to the FAL

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by sassiciai
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
Replies: 39
Views: 4525

Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

It's amazing that the thread title, very optimistic, is actually still as is, when actually the results are horrible.

Could the OP or the Mods amend the title, which is now at 180 degrees to the spirit of this thread, and mightily disingenuous!

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by sassiciai
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15349

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

I am sorry to intrude into this thread, confessing that I have read very few of the posts How important is it that Airport A is bigger than Airport B? They are both just airports, places where planes land and depart, and people use to go to/from other places. There is a bit of chicken-and-egg in hav...

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by sassiciai
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 48992

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I enjoy reading this thread. I have visited Manila on a VFR basis twice a year for the last 15 years or so, so I am interested in all the updates on new infrastructure I also follow the endless story of the LHR expansion, to build a 3rd runway - that story predates the birth of my son who is now in ...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 49
Views: 13232

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Nope. That's referring to the standard A359 which will receive the uprate to 280T beginning in 2020... it's not referring to the -ULR. That slide is also several years old now. Im probably wrong but I heard Ib Will rwcieve the first plane in a couple if months with a mtow of 283T N? Anyone could co...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14357

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Driverless trains/metros are increasingly popular, in use for ages in SIN, HKG, T5 LHR to name but 3. I can imagine the logic built into the control system, where any problem of a certain level or above leads to an immediate HALT. All up-stream signalling automatically set to "red" or what...

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by sassiciai
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon

Go talk to a flight school

Leave all your 21st century toys at home, you don't need any of them until after you already have your PPL

Enjoy!

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by sassiciai
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future I think it is quite arrogant to post a thread title about "SZX" without taking the time to tell the vast majority on this forum what you are talking about I think there is a post like at least once per week that complains about th...

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by sassiciai
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future I think it is quite arrogant to post a thread about "SZX" without taking the time to tell the vast majority on this forum what you are talking about I think there is a post like at least once per week that complains about the same ...

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by sassiciai
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12521

Re: ‘Sad ending’

The saddest thing currently about this thread is the thread title. Can the OP or the moderators please make the title meaningful. "Sad ending - 2 DL 747s rotting away in the desert" as example

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42354

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

The first dress rehearsal flight is airborne, currently flying close to Hannover at FL390. Just turned to the North, heading in the general direction of Copenhagen. Well, it proves that the runway at CRL is enough for an A340-300 with fuel for a planned 3 hour flight. Add the fuel necessary to make ...

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 21089

Re: 787 Scrapping

Isn't carbon fiber very hard to recycle? Metals and plastics and glass and paper had to be melted and then formed again - but you can't melt carbon fiber didn't you? Like fiberglass Whoaooh! Can you please elaborate on the process for melting paper! OMG! I hope that some organisations, especially B...

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14233

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

An airplane is a place were food is served. So filthy toilets should be absolutely unacceptable. An airline that does not clean its toilets on a long haul flight, should be closed down by a health inspector, like any place serving food in an unclean environment. The responsibility regarding clean t...

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by sassiciai
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293669

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg defines MOM aircraft at a Politico Space event last week in Washington DC Check out the video half way down the page at about 24:00 https://www.geekwire.com/2018/boeing-ceo-dennis-muilenburg-mars-decade/ He says that a decision is due within one year. And that the quest...

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by sassiciai
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42354

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

I see that on Saturday 21 April, Air Belgium will operate 2 "dress rehearsal" flights, each a 3-hour trip around Europe, departing from and returning to CRL. Y-class fare is €25! Free parking at CRL included! Business is only €50! All ticket revenues will be donated to charities https://ww...

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by sassiciai
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3607

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

Google is your friend. Put in a little effort and you will be amazed at what you can learn. I did, that's how I knew it was not in Greece But if the OP wrote out the airport name in full in the title, it would save hundreds/thousands of us each having to Google the same 3-letter code. Which sounds ...

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by sassiciai
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3607

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

As many before me have asked, could OPs please not use 3-letter codes in the thread title for obscure airports, rather provide the name in full. That would be very helpful, thanks I actually expected to read about a fire at the airport of a Greek island when I opened the thread! Guess the code for ...

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by sassiciai
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3607

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

As many before me have asked, could OPs please not use 3-letter codes in the thread title for obscure airports, rather provide the name in full. That would be very helpful, thanks I actually expected to read about a fire at the airport of a Greek island when I opened the thread! Guess the code for t...

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 48992

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

It's really refreshing to hear a Philippines politician tell us what will NOT happen. Who cares about what won't happen? When Duterte came to power, he told us all about what would happen under his watch, and how important transport infrastructure was to the economy. I would much rather hear a Phill...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293669

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

And - what's changed? On this site in the last weeks, nothing! Just the ever-shrinking group of addicts/excentrics who keep on and on and raise the irritation level with each other every day or so. I'm out of here until there is some REAL NEWS on this topic! There is a real life outside of these a....

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 30247

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Talking about TUI, they do have a lot of cruise ship related flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Barbados I think Barbados also gets TUI charter flights related to cruise ships. They might be able to fill an A380 for these flights but that would only be on one leg of the flight which means the A380...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 48992

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

May I ask the Manila locals for an update on the situation on arrival at T3 late evening, i.e. at midnight. Before the completed road improvements and the opening of the walkway to Resorts City, the taxi queue at T3 was just horrible. Has that improved? What is better - join the T3 taxi queue, or cr...

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by sassiciai
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42354

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

From what I am lead to believe, the main feed at CRL will be Chinese tourists going home on their return leg after a Belgian vacation/shopping spree

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Arik Air doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: How is Arik Air doing?

I know that it is difficult, but I managed to type "Arik Air" into Google, and got this useful link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arik_Air The Wiki article ends with the following paragraph: The conversion of the 747-8 order to Dreamliners came shortly after the airline, owing to major fi...

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by sassiciai
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration
Replies: 19
Views: 3668

Re: Air Tran Liveried AC With International Registration

To the OP - what do you mean in the title by "international registration"?

Each aircraft registration is linked to one country or another, but there are no "domestic" registrations as such. Is "international" your way of saying "not USA"?

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by sassiciai
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293669

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I really hope that Boeing takes a decision real soon and reveals what this thing will be (or things will be) I don't think I can stand another 2000 more posts in this thread that has been running on empty for ages, and has had no new facts to react to since Post 1 Some respected posters see an effec...

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by sassiciai
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42354

Re: Air Belgium eyes 7 Chinese routes by fall as launch date approaches

Air Belgium has to get off the ground (literally) before it can expand its current offer, which is returns between Brussels and Hong Kong, at €449 return in Y, initially 4 times per week. There are Y+ and J fares also With many apparent obstacles to its success, I for one hope that it will succeed. ...

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by sassiciai
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries BFM plant - why not a completion center?
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Cseries BFM plant - why not a completion center?

Hey, we are not all world experts in 3-letter ICAO airport codes, especially for airports like this one that almost never figure in a.net threads How about being kind to the general a.net community, and updating the title with the airport name. You did use Finkenwerder in the opening post, rather th...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12621

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

I'm sorry, but what is the link between Brexit, and people wanting to travel on an EY flight between EDI and AUH (and beyond)? For pleasure or for business? The world will continue to turn as it does today after Brexit. Anyway, Brexit (whatever that will mean in 12 months time) does not happen until...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293669

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

bigjku, you wrote a few posts earlier: "Really you should read what he said more closely. He did not say two aircraft at once was cheaper than one. He said two at once using common avionics and as much shared parts production as possible is cheaper than doing two programs you know you are going...

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by sassiciai
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293669

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

"797": Codename for the project , not an airplane. Two distinct aircraft which include both the NSA and NMA. Significantly less cost to develop both side by side than to do two separate (and inevitable) programs at separate junctures in time. Puts even more pressure on Airbus, caught comp...

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by sassiciai
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10868

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

I'm sorry, but I don't understand the topic! What does this mean? Not at all clear to me

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by sassiciai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34322

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

My dear Sturmovik, I'l leave you to sweat over the "period"/"full stop" issue and whether it is Oxford, New York, or wherever. I just used "period" because that was what was in the thread I responded to. I have yet to see any post here on a.net where someone tried to dr...

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by sassiciai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34322

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Lufthansa's new livery is just hideous, period, no matter what aircraft it's on. This should go down as a classic case study on how to ruin a corporate image. And if you look at the whole rebranding (websites, mobile apps, etc.) it is very well done. Who cares about a livery today anyway? If no one...

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by sassiciai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42354

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Yes, it is very odd that ticket sales have yet to start. The website still says "Booking facility coming soon". I would not be surprised to learn that there is something non-technical holding everything up

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by sassiciai
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24608

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Hey, JannEejit, if it is really so tight (I have no recent first-hand experience on short-haul BA), dont put on your knee pads - that will just take up more space

Wear your kilt or shorts, no knee pads, and grin and bare it! (Fra wan Eejit ti another!)

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by sassiciai
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

On FR24, it is actually flying up North inside Iranian airspace, and will imminently fly past Shiraz

Yes, speed now at 400kts, while 500 was the earlier speed

Flight duration is now estimated as (10:26 + 7:06) = the original 17 hours and 30 as advertised

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