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by downdata
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 30317

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Also alliances ate governed by iron clad rules that airlines cannot break - AA might not be friendly with QR, they will still have to provide lounge access to their OWS/OWE members. On the other hand, with “virtual” alliances such as one which VA operates, access could be pulled with barely any noti...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 30317

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

[twoid][/twoid] And JAL has also signed a new agreement with MU. https://blueswandaily.com/japan-airlines-and-china-eastern-airlines-sign-mou-to-apply-for-joint-business-agreement/ Still don't see either MU or CZ shifting from skyteam to oneworld given CX likely vote against it. Though the big Chine...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22422

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Look guys its a UA(VA) 777 :lol:

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by downdata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22422

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Looks like virgin..

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by downdata
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

OW needs a cn partner, CZ cannot joon soon enough For interior China, most will need a one-stop (and possibly a backtrack) anyway. That is what KA and CX are for. That, or they will fly to a city in a third country (BKK, DXB, SIN, KUL, HAN, SGN) before going to UK. CX codesharing with CA works grea...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 30317

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

How does UA have <60% LF when DL/QF have >80%? Is it due to the lack of connecting partners in AU?

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 153
Views: 11820

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Interesting to see Korea and India growing so aggressively yet little obvious capacity increase.. Actually, there'll be a capacity decrease to Korea soon - KE is only using the 77W this NW season, instead of the usual 748. The growth out of Korea has been not only remarkable for being in the double...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5064

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Where is Atlanta and why are there so many passengers? Is it due to the lack of altenrative airfields over there vs. other more populous states / cities?

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 5735

Re: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

What next? 4-3 on a 737/A320?

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by downdata
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8273

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

OMFG this is groundbreaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "In November, the airline will be launching customer experience menu cards, which will include information on timing for each service and details on the inflight food and beverage offerings. In December, the airline will launch new upgraded cutler...

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by downdata
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180222

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Majority stake hmmmm. Well i guess they were backed into a corner and had no options left but to cede control. This is great news but only for airbus. Boeing is the biggest loser but canadian aerospace industry didnt really win either.

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by downdata
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21260

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Nothing different that stories back during spring they were trying to sell to the Chinese, after Airbus previously had passed on them. Comac in talks to acquire Bombardier aviation business stake http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1363517 = I suppose it's nothing new. All this talk but ...

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by downdata
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19329

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... Digging in a bit deeper: ⋅ 787 x 2: 00F + 84J + 56W + 332Y = 472 pax ⋅ A380: 14F + 64J + 35W + 371Y = 48...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41180

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

And then there was one...

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by downdata
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 13231

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

RR should get into the narrow body market as GE and PW are fairly unreliable producers

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by downdata
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11581

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

The things that makes you (or in this case, other Boeing customers) go hmmmm....

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by downdata
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

Re: Boeing, MRJ affected by falsified inspection report on metal supplied by Kobe Steel

This story kind of reminds me of a certain Japanese seat provider that also falsified tech documents. Two in Japan does not make a trend but I have to Wonder if there si something more systemic in it, like a race for performance with unreachable goals that would lead to shortcuts, and then you hide...

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by downdata
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 3019

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

If Davies comes aboard, he needs to be given final authority on all matters. SA has to be run as an airline, not a patronage mill. As for long haul...routes to slot restricted airports like LHR, JFK, and HKG may need frequency reductions or new equipment. With used B77Ws now on the market, those sh...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 5341

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Its unfortunate but Guam tourism is controlled by Kim Jong-un to large degree these days and scared off everyone except the South Koreans. https://45f834269e626fd5bc92d3c0-lgqvurlx.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GUAM3.jpg https://45f834269e626fd5bc92d3c0-lgqvurlx.netdna-ssl.com/wp-conten...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 50
Views: 15819

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

Still better than JAl

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by downdata
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1707.pdf


looks like melb is fast overtaking syd on international passenger routes
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qf789 wrote:
BITRE for July now available

VA MEL-HKG LF 8804% outbound, 61.4% inbound

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1707.pdf


looks like melb is fast overtaking syd on international passenger routes

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by downdata
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16303

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

Shouldn't the (United) be behind "We" than become? Otherwise its united becoming united?

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by downdata
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 55
Views: 8305

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

Not a surprise since 789 is unalmost unrivaled in its category ... BA has no reason to accept a low ball offer even if volume is there

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by downdata
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66091

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Here we go again...

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by downdata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9204

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

o dear the livery is worse than the name

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by downdata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96930

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

zckls04 wrote:
downdata wrote:
Crazy that Boeing themselves asked for a 79% duty and DOC handed a 219% tariff!


I think Boeing asked for 79% x 2, i.e. 160%.


The 219% is only the countervailing duties, from what i understand the anti-dumping subsidy decision is not due until early October.

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by downdata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96930

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Crazy that Boeing themselves asked for a 79% duty and DOC handed a 219% tariff!

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by downdata
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102608

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/25/ponti ... t-history/

According to leeham news, a tariff in the order of $32m will be levied per plane. I don't think we'll see cseries orders in the US for years to come...
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https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/25/ponti ... t-history/

According to leeham news, a tariff in the order of $32m will be levied per plane. I don't think we'll see cseries orders in the US for years to come...

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by downdata
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Alliances
Replies: 13
Views: 3132

Re: The future of Alliances

Yet OW is the only alliance that allows alliance wide lounge access...

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by downdata
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11237

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

I wonder for JPN domestic ops, would the MoM be a better fit in terms of capabilities and less capital costs than the 787, or even the A330R.

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by downdata
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27853

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

If this is due to pilot shortage then surely they would have seen it from miles away...

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by downdata
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 18682

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Always wondered who foot the bill for the extra fuel expenses in cases like this

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by downdata
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27853

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

People will learn - pay peanuts get nothing :|

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by downdata
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102608

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

StTim wrote:
It strikes me as big country big company trying to ensure a small competitor in a small country is quashed.

I cannot see them taking on Comac or Sukhoi in a similar manner.


Pretty sure canada is bigger than the US. Just saying

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by downdata
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to add 4th daily flight to SYD from 25th March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4896

Re: Emirates to add 4th daily flight to SYD from 25th March 2018

No one mentions SQ with 5x daily or CX with 4x daily, but as soon as anyone says 'ME3'... Neither SQ or CX are scraping the bottom of the barrel for prices, so this is a false equivalence. I would argue that SQ and CX coming in are raising the bar (as is Emirates), but Emirates is a heavily state s...

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by downdata
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Our goal: more market share" says FrenchBlue's CEO
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: "Our goal: more market share" says FrenchBlue's CEO

I dont get how some people can just live on a tiny piece of rock in the middle of the atlantic ocean

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by downdata
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26444

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Would have thought QF would launch this route first with their 789s...

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by downdata
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 20404

Re: EK to study all-economy A380

https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/seat
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r2rho wrote:
Offering up to 4 different economy class products

So, Premium Y, Y+, Y- ... I can't imagine what would be the fourth one. Up to now, only AA has segmented Y into three classes on some aircraft (a good move IMO)


NZ does 5

https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/seat

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by downdata
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 27585

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Very broad claims with nothing to back it up, I'm not the biggest Norwegian supporter but until I see some financial docs I'm going to chalk this up to MOL talking some smack. The are public. Why don't you go look yourself? Often times the public docs don't tell the full story. Then you are allegin...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues UA over agent bullying him
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Man sues UA over agent bullying him about his last name being Dicks

mariner wrote:
Why didn't he just hang up and call another airline?

mariner


Why would he miss a chance to get-rich-quick?

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by downdata
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17093

Re: Air France's A340s, a disaster waiting to happen

Yes lets retire all aircrafts older than 5yos. These threads have to stop, as long as Cessnas from the 1960s are still flying and not breaking up in mid air, there is no reason why aircrafts need to be retired based on age.

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by downdata
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40661

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

https://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalkin ... non-stops/
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NZ might pre-empt QF with a AKL-US east coast non-stop

https://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalkin ... non-stops/

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by downdata
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40661

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

They will need a supersonic aircraft. I find a 12 hour flight in coach to be intolerable. I don't think anyone posted here have flown remotely close to 20 hours continuously on an airline.

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by downdata
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 14454

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to GE jet engine

Okcflyer wrote:
I'm confident all 3 majors will use some offshoot of this technology on all future designs.


What 3 majors?

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by downdata
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54635

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

LamboAston wrote:
VA's new 737 business class could actually be like Jetblue's mint, as MH will have something very similar in their MAX 10s, but with all seats having direct aisle access. Thompson are now finishing off the design for them.


Max 10s yes. 738s? the J seats might take up 1/2 the damn plane.

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by downdata
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22309

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

And people on anet kept on saying alliances are "dead" the same way pc were "dead" two decades ago

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