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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700ER LCY-JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 6104

Re: 737-700ER LCY-JFK

... the level of excitement and random fantasies that the BA LCY-JFK service - a marginal route, reduced to a sad daily schedule; and likely dying a quiet death due to Crossrail soon- has elicited in us a.nutters is really rather mind-boggling..... Not really. It's a cool and offbeat route, using a...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4041

Re: Super bowl LII flights

Nothing from DFW?

Mwahahahahaha! :devil:

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by Bricktop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700ER LCY-JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 6104

Re: 737-700ER LCY-JFK

... the level of excitement and random fantasies that the BA LCY-JFK service - a marginal route, reduced to a sad daily schedule; and likely dying a quiet death due to Crossrail soon- has elicited in us a.nutters is really rather mind-boggling..... Not really. It's a cool and offbeat route, using a...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 429
Views: 47022

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

http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2017-10-24-01.aspx You know you are getting old when ..... You click on a link, read the headline, and your first thought is: "I wonder if I'll still be alive to see how accurate this forecast is" :) I had that same thought when reading the thread ab...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33497

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

But why would he have the authority to offer better deals because he is retiring? Because he has a proven record while the new guy still has to prove himself. Correct. Can you imagine Enders or Bregier saying "Sorry, John you can't sell them for that"? His successor doesn't have anything ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33497

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

JH is/was the consummate salesman, by all accounts, but I bet he didnt sell 1 Airbus plane without direct help and much support from a well-structured and well-run organisation supporting him! His successor inherits that organisation Shh. Can't let common sense get in the way of the idolatry, which...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 429
Views: 47022

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

EK has a policy of replacing its aircraft every 12-15 years. As its first A380 was delivered in 2006, we are about to enter the window of replacement of the earliest A380s. This aircraft is crucial to EK, hence its insistence that Airbus commit to keep it in production for a long time. If Emirates ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 429
Views: 47022

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

And yet you can fly an A380 on FRA-EWR and CDG-JFK, no? No and yes. AF6 is an A388, and in season, AF10 is some days. LH (and other no airline for that matter) doesn't fly an A388 into EWR. B748 from FRA, A333 from DUS, and A346 from MUC (soon to be the A359, woo hoo!!!!) At the moment, FRA-JFK is ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%

Meaningless sophistry to pump up the press releases. "We just sold 5 MAX8's with a list price of one gazillion dollars!"
Nobody pays retail.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 192
Views: 11437

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

In 2040, my grandkids will have their own flying cars (which I was promised by now :old: ).
It's nice to set goals for others when you're not accountable for achieving them. But why not?

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 429
Views: 47022

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

Good news for the A-380 but 20 firm orders and 16 options is hardly a "turned the corner" moment. No, but it is a 'stay in the game' moment, kind of like the UPS 747-8F order. It's a stay in the game until 2026 moment, that tides Airbus over quite nicely :D Indeed, and in that time we wil...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 429
Views: 47022

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

Revelation wrote:
Bald1983 wrote:
spacecookie wrote:
boom, the plane who all told is dead(me included) is more alive than ever.


Good news for the A-380 but 20 firm orders and 16 options is hardly a "turned the corner" moment.

No, but it is a 'stay in the game' moment, kind of like the UPS 747-8F order.

Excellent analogy.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 429
Views: 47022

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

Funny statement. Does "deferred costs" ring a bell? Can we please stop with this red herring? Everyone and his Bruder knows all about Boeing's accounting methods. It's fully disclosed. In black and white. It's not like it's behind the curtain, is it? One may agree or disagree with account...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84870

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Fantastic news :) I look forward to views and reactions from A.netters cross the Pond as they wake up the the news. Well this US a.netter is very pleased that this finally happened. We could do with less of the child's playground stuff though. It's insulting and demeaning to people who care more ab...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84870

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

- The price was so low, EK couldn't refuse - It was a political decision really - Boeings are sold out .. anything but EK needed & bought them for a reasonable price. Airbus needed the EK order, but EK needs A380s just a s bad. Oh please.Emirates needed to buy them, Airbus needed to sell them a...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84870

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Good to see both sides came to their senses (as most here in fairness predicted they would). A good gulp of air for the program, but any objective observer would like to see other carriers step up. Now they have a few years more to do so.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15192

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

We also don't get the same amount of vacation time here in the US that our European counterparts do. Four weeks is a pretty standard amount of vacation time for Europeans, no? That's what we *top out* at here in the US if we're *lucky*. Personally, I've been in my professional career now for more t...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 81
Views: 16995

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

Sad. The A346 looks so elegant. It even made MU's crappy older livery look good. It would do wonders for the new one.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15192

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

So for fun I just looked at round trip airfares to Paris from Newark in mid June. EWR to CDG r/t on UA is $710, but CDG to EWR r/t on the same dates is $529! :o
What up wid dat??

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15192

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Certainly many Americans that are going on cruise wich is also a package type of thing ... Excellent point. I think in the past packages were mostly sold by travel agents. You go there, start at a wall of brochures, pick what you like and take them home and decide. We have never done that. To me, a...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 9852

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

A NEO order combined with some C-Series would be great...Still crazy that the 320s will soon have catched up in reality in terms of total sales... Not really when you consider the size of the market now versus historic. Impressive for sure, but not crazily so. I went on teh googles and found this c...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14173

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

A lot is possible with new technologies. So much for Bregier stating the obvious. If Bregier can scrape an engine out of one of the engine OEMs, then he can quickly develop an airplane around it. Considering the fact that Bregier will leave Airbus in February, that is not going to happen. A key poi...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 68714

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Would it be a new design, or just a refresh of the current livery? Expect a subtle brand refresh - like CX. CX’s new livery is awful, It doesn’t work well with the 777 fleet and barely works on the 747Fs. Disagree, although I have only seen it on the 747Fs and A350. On those it looks very good. Bac...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84870

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

That point cannot be emphasized enough and will be the topics of "what ifs" in the future. If EK did not in essence monopolized the A380, what would the airline landscape look like now? And as I have said before (without rebuttal IIRC) I don't buy that. Please describe which airlines woul...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84870

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

As I've argued several times already, Emirates killed the market for all the other airlines and actually limited A380 sales. They did *NOT* save it. That point cannot be emphasized enough and will be the topics of "what ifs" in the future. If EK did not in essence monopolized the A380, wh...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dueling 787s, VS overtakes UA en route LHR-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 5010

Re: Dueling 787s, VS overtakes UA en route LHR-LAX

Avgeek technology sure has come a long way! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11631

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

rbavfan wrote:
capitalflyer wrote:
In addition, Virgin 3N is leaking fuel on approach.



Virgin America or Virgin Atlantic?

Who is Virgin America? (Too soon? :D)

Virgin in this case is VS, Virgin Atlantic.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 935
Views: 167840

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I can't see any way Boeing launches NSA any time soon. :shakehead: While it is a possibility that MOM & NSA may share a fuselage in the long run, IMHO, there are simply too many factors against launching NSA now: MAX still selling very well (even if at less than parity with neo). No engine avai...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 68714

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I really hope that nothing is changed. The current livery is fantastic, nothing wrong with it at all. No need to tweak what isn't broken. Let us all hope that this is nothing. I could not agree more. Fingers crossed. LH's livery looks on good all their birds. Some liveries look good on wide bodies ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16700

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Very interesting to have a production thread for an aircraft that will be produced just a few :)) It already has 110 posts. On the other hand, it is always good to have a thread that is Airbus-Boeing Bashing free :) Oh yeah? Boeing Fanboy: The Dreamlifter is bigger and can fly further. :tongue2: Ai...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16700

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
AFAIK that is the official livery selected by popular vote among the employees.

Outstanding job by Airbus! I will never see one, but it's great to know it exists.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA grants single AOC to Alaska and Virgin America
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Re: FAA grants single AOC to Alaska and Virgin America

Listening to LiveATC for JFK approach I heard the Alaska call sign for a VX registration on FR24. Felt a bit odd. No more Redwood.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5493

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

Any word on switching EWR/MUC (LH412/3)? I'd love to see that go A359.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7798

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

RJNUT wrote:
My experience with eastbound TATL flights is typically an early arrival , usually on account of some generous tailwinds.

Correct. Not what I would want to count on, but I am pretty sure FI knows the game.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 81
Views: 12191

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

This is great news for east Africa! utting aside the profitability versus flying code shares via europe for a second - this is a much better option for East African business people - CDG:AMS:LHR are seriously out of the way (8 hours flying due north before turning left You need to play around with ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4187

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

Can we have a thread where we just congratulate Boeing? No need to start a A vs B thing Actually that wasn't my intent, it was more of a little tweak at the near relentless drumbeat around here. But can you see how many posts are in this thread actually congratulating Boeing? #cricketschirping #Ire...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on ME3 subsidies and arrogance.
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Interesting article on ME3 subsidies and arrogance.

It's got nothing to do with disagreeing with the content, and everything to do with chest thumping pro-American bias, of which there is a massive dose right in the opening sentence. Horse hockey! It's not chest thumping pro-American bias. It's a big wet butt kiss to DL. You may not have noticed, bu...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156764

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

When does the Airbus 5th quarter officially end? Or is Leahy Time (a la Fergie Time for Manchester United) a better analogy?

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on ME3 subsidies and arrogance.
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Interesting article on ME3 subsidies and arrogance.

moo wrote:
Wow, absolutely no bias in that article at all, especially not in the very first sentence...

Not worth the time of day.

HFC!! I stopped reading after the first para. It is a total screed, not a thought piece.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16700

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

I sure hope so! That would be clahh-sic!

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4187

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

Congratulations to Boeing on a stand-out year. :champagne: All I read here is how Airbus kicks Boeing's rear on sales across the board. Could it be that Boeing builds airplanes while Airbus builds backlogs? Could be. But that would ignore the fact that Airbus has increased deliveries for the last 1...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4187

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

Wow!! Congratulations to Boeing, management, employees, suppliers and stock holders. Record year deliveries not just for Boeing but it is also an industry high for one year. Stock up big time!! The fact that this thread has garnered very little attention is telling. For some reason orders get much ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 81
Views: 12191

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

Daylight flight. Sweet for photographers!

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16700

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

StTim wrote:
There will be 5.

5 is the number and the number shall be 5.

The nose is fabulous but the rear looks like a mish-mash. But I will wait to see it painted for final judgement.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3073

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

JJ8080 from GRU to JFK was a B77W and is now an A359. That may be seasonal, so we'll see in the future. It has also been an A332 and a B763 route over the last few years.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10457

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

What will be the next airlines to order the new Boeing 777x? I see great potential in Air France - KLM, British Airways, United Airlines, Korean Air, Eva Airways & Thai Airways Quite a few have relatively new 77W fleets, BA, KLM, UA. I personally think the 777X is a bit ahead of it's time. Boei...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4039

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/9 ... 8773097474

I saw B-LRS in Newark yesterday (Jan 6) morning. It's my first CX A359. :bouncy:
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KarelXWB wrote:
A350900 wrote:
Pretty sure it was B-LRQ :)


Actually it was B-LRS as can be seen on the nose wheel door:

Image
https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/9 ... 8773097474

I saw B-LRS in Newark yesterday (Jan 6) morning. It's my first CX A359. :bouncy:

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms
Replies: 22
Views: 8243

Re: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms

MrBretz wrote:
It is unclear to me why he would do that. I don't think UA has put slimline seat on their 777-200's yet.

More likely it's that 10 abreast seating.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28804

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

I suppose landing in Stewart or Albany is not so bad for NY bound passengers. Their friends or relatives can pick them up or they can take ground transportation to their hotels with a few hours delay. That should be the case for about 80% of the passengers. For connecting passengers it's not so goo...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6080

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

I'm cool with your statement on a personal level it doesn't worry me but you could always get yourself a nice cappuccino and drink that whilst looking out of the double height windows overlooking the vast apron admiring all those beautiful planes :-) Shops are a major revenue source for LHR and man...

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