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by toxtethogrady
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12037

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

https://www.jetblue.com/vacations/curacao-vacations/

Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane.


What, getting name-checked by Chromeo, Major Lazer and "Legally Blonde" wasn't good enough?
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impilot wrote:
khinstorff wrote:
What’s the backstory of this design?


https://www.jetblue.com/vacations/curacao-vacations/

Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane.


What, getting name-checked by Chromeo, Major Lazer and "Legally Blonde" wasn't good enough?

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian reports FY financial results and other developments
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Ethiopian reports FY financial results and other developments

What has happened to rumors of ADD-LOS-IAH?

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6312

Re: DCA to the world

No, the point is that the Silver Line isn't the game changer for IAD which boosters claim it will be. Spending hundreds of millions of dollars (the incremental cost of the detour into the airport) probably isn't worthwhile compared with the bus which offers comparable travel times today, at lower f...

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6312

Re: DCA to the world

DCA-PEK , DCA-HND , DCA-LHR , DCA-BRU , DCA-CDG , DCA-BER , anything else? In order to archive that DCA needs massive expansion Runway 15/33 expand northwestward and pass through the Pentagon and Arlington Runway 1/19 and 4/22 expand northward to cross Potomac River The new ATC tower will be built ...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14472

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/middleea ... index.html


And all it took was one tacky tweet from the Saudi Royal Family. They've now admitted to being terrorists...
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BML87 wrote:
Amid a growing dispute, Saudia will suspend all flights to YYZ starting next week.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/middleea ... index.html


And all it took was one tacky tweet from the Saudi Royal Family. They've now admitted to being terrorists...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15514

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Between the tech connections and the desire to give the Nation's capital access to Israel, it makes sense for UA to provide a hub service. I eventually foresee similar links to ORD, IAH and DEN.

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA retreating in some markets?
Replies: 49
Views: 8764

Re: Is UA retreating in some markets?

If UA has retreated anywhere, it was Texas years ago. Why they ever thought a bus could compete with a jet in the Beaumont/Port Arthur market is beyond me...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

Wataniya is a low-fare carrier operating out of Kuwait. They've actually been around for a while, though they had to die and be reborn once...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 4409

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

Whew! For a minute, I thought you would suggest they were going to retool the C-5 to compete with the A380... :bigmouth:

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air

Seriously, though, I hope they have studied the business models of Ethiopian and Air Kenya. Clearly those two have some management savvy in their corner. And a wealthy benefactor wouldn't hurt.

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 80
Views: 10516

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results

RvA wrote:
43% is eye watering


But predictable, given the upward drift of crude prices. On the flip side, maybe more business out of Houston?

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air

Why do I think this is another 404 scam?

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by toxtethogrady
Fri May 04, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 83
Views: 15724

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Zoedyn wrote:
PVG and LAX both have 5 rwys
ATL has plans to build a sixth rwy


LAX has five runways? News to most people...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue May 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So much for UP; El Al restructures fares to Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 544

So much for UP; El Al restructures fares to Europe

A new three-tier pricing policy has been instituted by El Al on certain flights to Europe, and it appears to be the carrier's latest response to the low-fare carriers that are now moving into Israel.

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12410347/el-al-launches-low-cost-style-service

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by toxtethogrady
Tue May 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9536

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

Fricking frackers haven't caught up yet to OPEC's attempts to drive up prices by reducing surplus from the marketplace. At the moment, though, inventories are continuing to shrink. At some point, that will drive the price up, and when it happens, it will be a bigger move than anyone has anticipated...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8106

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

Cost, cost and cost. UA would love to move on to a new C/D and expand operations but the costs at IAD are very high, without the new C/D even being built. Cost has been no deterrent to all the international carriers that have started service at IAD in the last few years. If United thinks IAD is exp...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8106

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

This............. "One big question facing Dulles is whether MWAA and United can reach an agreement on a new concourse C/D to replace the temporary facilities that the airline has used since the mid-1980s." There are still some perfectly good planning documents sitting on the shelf at MWA...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to start SCL-GRU-TLV 12/2018
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: LATAM to start SCL-GRU-TLV 12/2018

First Latin carrier to Israel?

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Smisek had stayed at United?
Replies: 29
Views: 4906

Re: What if Smisek had stayed at United?

Smisek was more about shaving nickels off costs rather than growing revenue. His approach was not working. I don't miss him at all, and neither does Houston.

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7835

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

This virus was in outbreak for 4 days and was patched a year ago. Why in the world is Boeing not updating their computers to be protected from these kind of things? So there was some idiot in South Carolina who clicked on an e-mailed link, which they know they're not supposed to do, and it apparent...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13347

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

ER757 wrote:
At least Newsweek had the good taste to use a photo of an aircraft in MU's old, less awful livery :smile:


But the photo only dates back to November 2017. They must not be refreshing the aircraft paint jobs at a rapid rate.

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5871

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

AFAIK United once had their entire HQs in Elk Grove Village near ORD, but Stephen Wolf wanted his and other executives offices in downtown Chicago and their HQ remains split today. It seems UA could have a really impressive unified sprawling HQ and training center (similiar to what AA had at Centre...

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25111

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

JFK was served via Geneva and after that station closed, via Larnaca (and maybe nonstop JFK BAH, not sure). There was a tag on to Houston for a while too (obviously no local traffic JFK IAH). All A340-300. Frankly, if they couldn't make IAH work, there are probably not many other cities in North Am...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 9852

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

There would be no scope questions if UA paid all its pilots under one master contract.

But that would end the rationale for regional flying...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 16858

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

I'm surprised to not see San Francisco on the list. Unless that is a previous announcement.

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 4083

Re: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?

With the recent upswing of Sun Country, is a Westjet style expansion in its future? SY is very small at the moment, but it definitely looks they want to change that. Past domestic growth, is long haul with SY a possibility in the future, and if so, can they become the Northwest? It is hard to take ...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12830

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companie ... ocid=ientp
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And it now appears that this idea got walked back quicker than Lufthansa's new paint scheme...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companie ... ocid=ientp

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12830

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

So the employees that are more dependable and efficient, thus more valuable to the company, are rewarded for it. That's not a lottery. I wish FedEx would go back to merit bonuses instead of treating every employee the same, financially speaking. If you will not win as a team, you will lose as indiv...

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 8221

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

I was under the impression that the Lion group was exclusively a Boeing franchise. If the A321 can make it into the line-up at a level of orders for 65 at Batik, then Boeing must be under a competitive challenge...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 9868

Re: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again

I was going to go with Leeham... :duck:

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal
Replies: 37
Views: 3913

Re: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal

Would be really sad to see this deal not go through. Also would kinda go against Trump's ''America First'' policy Since when has Trump been known to do anything not mercurial? He says one thing, tweets another thing, then does a third...all the while looking over his shoulder to make sure Robert Mu...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16574

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

There we go,again! Bathroom tiles! How uninspiring! What does it have to do with an airline sign? "We see the world differently". I see the same lack of inspiration allll over again...... It seems they asked from the designing team: look guys, we want a sign that shows the transition from...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 9868

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/ ... 628669.php

No word on the aircraft returning to DFW, but that could be in the works, too...
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No rumor. Article in the Houston Chronicle confirms it...
https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/ ... 628669.php

No word on the aircraft returning to DFW, but that could be in the works, too...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9658

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Maybe one of the respective local residents can explain: Why is the water next to SFO / JFK so rich in wildlife compared to, for example, the waters surrounding HKG, SIN, KIX, HND, ...? Even Oakland has a runway built on reclaimed land, as are parts of SFO and JFK already. JFK and SFO are in the US...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9658

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

It has been my experience that both JFK and SFO have had limited runway capacity for decades. Yet they keep seeing traffic increases. So somehow, it's working.

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9658

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

RJNUT wrote:
I wonder how many of those "chainers" have ever loudly displayed their upset over the chronic delays at SFO or exhorbitant fares?!


They have two solutions to suggest - Oakland and San Jose. They also encourage the airlines to use larger airplanes.

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6397

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Greenland is too far west. Keflavik is near the midpoint...

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 26240

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost. ... count=2252
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I found a more apples-to-apples comparison over at SkyscraperCity, from someone who gets his numbers from IATA. For what it's worth - one month, YTD and full year stats...
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost. ... count=2252

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by toxtethogrady
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 26240

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Because many of the airports have not reported full year data, comparisons are not possible. We won't know until ACI publishes their rankings - in about three months.

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by toxtethogrady
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia plans new "Concorde"
Replies: 31
Views: 6871

Re: Russia plans new "Concorde"

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/676904/Russia-Supersonic-Plane-Concorde-Vladimir-Putin-Tu-160M2-Tupolev-Mach-2-Passenger-Moscow Based on the TU-160m2 BlackJack supersonic bomber. The fact it is based on a flying supersonic bomber makes it a little then vaporware. Ah, the Daily Star. Ren...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 47492

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

It will be interesting to see how all of this dovetails with their plans to boost domestic capacity in a bid to catch up with their rivals. The A321 is a versatile aircraft and a good replacement for the 757. American seems to like the airplane...

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by toxtethogrady
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 56610

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

How is United hampered or not by its like of 600+ flights hubs? ORD and IAH are in the 500's. They don't have fortress hubs like ATL, DFW, or CLT. United is starting to address that, and the markets are not happy. The forecasts of 4-6% domestic growth per year from 2018 through 2020 appear to be de...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 7860

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

DexSwart wrote:
The Seychelles could make a great connection point between Africa and Asia.

Maybe they should try and capitalise on this even more?


The Keflavik of the Indian Ocean? Not enough travelers, not enough interest...

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 194
Views: 42079

Re: UPDATE: Niki Lauda buys Niki

mxaxai wrote:
Following the acquisition of Niki by Lufthansa, which was foiled by anti-trust agencies, and the attempted sale to IAG, the bankrupt airline Niki has now been sold to its founder, Niki Lauda.


Is this Groundhog Day? :white:

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 69
Views: 11444

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

DIRECTFLT wrote:
“Are you operating an airline here or not?"


Funny, we used to ask that about Eastern... :duck:

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by toxtethogrady
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 60128

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

http://awin.aviationweek.com/ArticlesSt ... fault.aspx
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And now IAG is nosing around the A380 for additional orders. New or used?
http://awin.aviationweek.com/ArticlesSt ... fault.aspx

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics
Replies: 30
Views: 5349

Re: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics

https://news.get.com/icelands-keflavik- ... rism-boom/
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The airport is about to implement a $1 billion masterplan.
https://news.get.com/icelands-keflavik- ... rism-boom/

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 22801

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

parapente wrote:
The market (Emirates) have just spoken this morning.Its called the A380.


Emirates is still the only carrier willing to buy in bulk. But then, they have a rather unique business model.

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by toxtethogrady
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 22801

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement.

But we don't need a VLA. The 747 8i has sold terribly, the A380 is on the brink of ending production if Emirates doesn't order more, and the 777-9 is already being pushed into a niche as possibly the largest available aircraft. And in fact, the new generation 777 is not selling great guns, either. ...

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