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by MoKa777
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 6696

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

The current 777F is an excellent option. They already have 5 in the fleet so I do not understand why a top-up order is not considered.

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by MoKa777
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8506

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

You do realise United, American, JAL, and many others operate or have orders for all of these fleet types right? I don't see why ET would have a problem operating multiple widebodies. Because United, American and JAL are huge airlines with massive overhead costs, and large subfleets of each type. E...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5610

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
Don't forget about the connections to South Africa.


For instance, you could fly ET503/809 this Thursday and get from YYZ to JNB in 18h25, according to ET schedule.


That will save at least 2 hours compared to other options.

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5610

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Don't forget about the connections to South Africa.

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13453

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

Excellent news!

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations
Replies: 27
Views: 7290

Re: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations

I find the Waterfront concept very interesting. However, I have been unable to find any size specifications on it besides the 79 inch bed length. Will it have the same pitch as many current reverse-herringbone-style seats or will the pitch increase? Does anyone know or can anyone tell from the pict...

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by MoKa777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40669

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

ucdtim17 wrote:
What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel?


I believe it is what you said and also cabin seating flexibility.

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by MoKa777
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900
Replies: 117
Views: 26030

Re: Airbus beefs up A350-1000, A350-900

Excellent news! This aircraft just keeps getting better!

I look forward to seeing what further improvements and enhancements can be found for -1000.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Demonstration Tour Middle East Asia Q1 2018.
Replies: 39
Views: 7796

Re: Airbus A350-1000 is going to come to HKG ?

The entire route is Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Manila. Possibly any Indian city like Mumbai, Delhi or Trivandrum? At this point India is a fly-over state. Interesting, given how many 777s service India. That is odd. On a separate n...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

With the KEF-LAX A321neo flight getting so much interest, I was hoping that tjis topic/discussion can have some new life breathed into it.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18

The flight will probably need to be on a WB. Cargo and trade is huge between China and Africa. A 737 (of all aircraft) will probably not be able to handle it. Maybe this tagged route will make a WB more sustainable.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18

KGL-BOM-CAN? This will never work, but surely the Rwandans don't care about making money. It is very likely that if the route is not profitable for the airline on its own, it may offer broader economic benefit for Rwanda as a country and in so doing cancel out any loss. Airlines in developing natio...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

CX+KA may be a contender. They have dozens of A333s between them that can be replaced by the 787-10.

Possible problem for the 787-10 is Boeing's *alleged* unwillingness to discount prices enough to sway airline's decisions.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11542

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

lightsaber wrote:
I'll take 8 hours in a little less space if it means skipping that 2+ hour wait in an airport that doesn't have enough seats for my entire family to sit, so as the father I have to stand. Thank you, but get me onto the plane...

Lightsaber



This made me smile because it is so true!

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread

What would cause the tyre tread to rip off like that? Aircraft tyres are re-capped, which means that they get new rubber bonded to the tyre carcass. Usually the number one suspect is under inflated tyre pressures and the first thing that you do when the aircraft arrives at the gate is to take that ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing suffers damage from thrown tyre tread

What would cause the tyre tread to rip off like that?

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35402

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

I have to admit that I skipped over this thread several times until I saw a picture of it elsewhere. From the title, it seems like it's merely just another overrun or something. I was shocked to find out that instead this thing went off a cliff and was just a few feet from hitting the water, "...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: Boeing increases list prices by 4.1%

That is high, no? Isn't the "normal" increase usually in the region of 2%?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB denies CX leaving OW, but seemingly confirms CZ plans to join
Replies: 5
Views: 2998

Re: AAB denies CX leaving OW, but seemingly confirms CZ plans to join

I would have also preferred China Eastern in OW.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

It is a design that seems too tight, cluttered and messy to me. Hopefully an SQ customised version will look better but I am not all that thrilled with their new and revamped long-haul products so...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

Hi everyone! I have not seen this mentioned anywhere on a.net yet. https://www.ausbt.com.au/here-is-singapore-airlines-new-2018-regional-business-class-seat Apparently, SQ has chosen a customised version of the Stelia Aerospace Opal seat for their regional A350-900 and 787-10. These seats look a bit...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC

jetwet1 wrote:
Here is the thing, take a look at the fares right now on TPAC flights, they are already in the toilet, how much lower can an LCC go and still make money ?


Hmm. That makes sense.

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC

You know what? SRT75's idea makes quite a bit of sense! Maybe it can be the next frontier for long haul LCCs. Let us take WOW Air as an example. I plotted in the following routes on GCMapper: - For WOW Air JFK-FRA 3352nm JFK-KEF-FRA 3553nm 6.0% longer than non-stop SFO-LHR 4665nm SFO-KEF-LHR 4679nm ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14071

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Tell me since you are so good in criticizing, what percent higher block fuel will the 779 burn compared to the A350-1000 ? You obviously must know to make the statements you are making ? Aaah a.net... I innocently challenged your statements. I made every effort to do so with humility, respect and a...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14071

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good. The 77W to 779 is only around 1 row of business and two rows of economy, hardly “much larger”, h...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14071

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Not even the 77W burns 25% more fuel than the A35K in comparable configurations, the 779 certainly won't. Don't believe the Airbus marketing crap (nor Boeing's). This is some analysis I did of the A350-1000 early long flight I did with 310 passengers onboard from the cockpit phtoto which showed the...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 20922

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is there any option/plan/possibility for aux fuel tanks on the CSeries to extract greater range?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6616

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

No real chance. It will be leaving too much revenue in the table. Why offer something that no-one will pay for and which your competitors already get away with not offering anyway? It would be super awesome but it's highly, highly unlikely...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

I am not sure, but maybe the mods can move this to Tech/Ops if that will be the better forum for this topic..?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

What I am really trying to gauge is the following: The CS300 is arguably the most efficient aircraft in its class (competitor types being A319neo and 737Max7) The 737 Max 8 is almost neck and neck with the A320neo but is believed to have a slight edge. The A321neo (and LR specifically) is ahead of t...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 139
Views: 38828

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Totally the opposite according to what I heard... things like if EK flies the 777/a380 to XXX why can’t we? I too have to question the 778 order. I like the type, but I think EY needs to cut their order. But to what? 779s or 787s? Lightsaber I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking to downsize t...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4942

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

How long will each aircraft be out of service?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 12527

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

For BA, I think both year-round JNB flights are A380.

For LH, JNB is a 748, not a 744.

Fun list idea.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to Etihads 77L's
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: What will happen to Etihads 77L's

Maybe will get some short-term use from airlines that are currently battling with the 789 issues at current - which is really just starting to become an real issue. Maybe EH could wet lease them as temporary cover to these airlines. VS/NZ have both been hit hard by the 789 engine issues - with NZ c...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A359 to DFW for month of October
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: QR flying A359 to DFW for month of October

This probably has something to do with the QSuite installation on the 777-300ER's, as one has to be rotated out of the fleet and subbed in with an A350 in DFW, with the A350 coming from LHR, which is replaced at LHR with another 77W through scheduling adjustments as LHR outbound and inbound can be ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

Delta's last few 744 routes, did they go A359? Do they count?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

The 77W was for the mid-2000s to mid-2010s what the 747 was for a lot (if not most) of its time in service: the only aircraft with the range and cost to operate a significant portion of sn airline's network efficiently. Careful, or you'll piss off the A340 fans on the board. LH managed to run a glo...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

scotron11 wrote:
SQ does send their A359 to JNB daily. Also their SIN-DME-ARN is now a A359 too,


SQ previously operated the 772ER to JNB so not exactly a downgauge. I love seeing their A359 down here, though.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4310

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

ET is the bottom feeder in the SP to Asia market and almost always has the lowest fares. Etihad leaving GRU threw them a lifeline. Customers will not be complaining. I have flown with ET and they offer exceptional value for money. This is great news. In addition to TLV, ET may also have more of an ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

When thinking about 777X operators, I always find I'm thinking about competition from the 789 and A359, indirect competition to it, but competition nevertheless. I believe that we are already starting to see a sizeable trend of 77 W flying replaced by the 789 and A359, perhaps more from the A359 as...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations

About the topic of this thread itself, I believe that airlines will be very pleased. 14% better efficiency on an aircraft that is known so well and loved so much, reliable and easy to operate/integrate into a fleet. Same goes for the A320neo and I always hope airlines will realise the same about the...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations

Is 14% what was expected or is that lower/higher than what was discussed when the plane was launched. That is quite a nice number and one can see why Boeing wouldn't need to jump at the NMA. Without a significant leap in engine technology, what's the point...? Yep, like Leahy mentioned in an interv...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

MEA and RJ have slipped my mind. They could also benefit greatly from these next-gen NBs. My idea with these airlines using these aircraft is not necessarily to compete with the ME3 but rather to maintain some relevance in their own home market. Fly more routes. Offer greater frequency. It is about ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

VCy wrote:
Would the A321neoLR have the range to operate to cities like BHX and MAN from the Gulf?


I think the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain will be a stretch.

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

Hi everyone! Not sure if this has been discussed before. The A321neoLR seems to be an amazing aircraft in the making. The 737 Max8 seems like an amazing aircraft already in operation. Offering great opportunites. We are hearing more and more routes being opened up with Max8 and, with greater range, ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Not seeing the relevance...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 88
Views: 17771

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Do you happen to know for how many more years CX's fuel is hedged? How much longer will this agony last? As of Sept 30 2017 it is out to second quarter 2019, the percentage hedged and prices are coming down The actual numbers can be seen on page 24 of this presentation. https://www.cathaypacific.co...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 88
Views: 17771

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The airline was actually profitable if the fuel hedging loss is not considered. Yes, but they have to be considered. Fuel hedging is entering into a contract. Hedging wouldn't work if the party 'out of the money' could back out of the contract immediately. As it stands, the hedging contract is cost...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 88
Views: 17771

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The thing is, when you compare your flight options before purchasing, on your favourite flight search engine, or even on the airline websites, these details are never disclosed. Sometimes the aircraft type is not even clearly displayed. You can't expect the flying public to guess the comfort and am...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 88
Views: 17771

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The thing is, when you compare your flight options before purchasing, on your favourite flight search engine, or even on the airline websites, these details are never disclosed. Sometimes the aircraft type is not even clearly displayed. You can't expect the flying public to guess the comfort and am...

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