This guy is asking such weirdly specific (Or weirdly broad questions) because he wants to start an airline, I am sure of it. He already has 77Ws in his fleet, and plans to fly it to the 2,280m runway at porto alegre airport, and he is planning to purchase 744s. That is why he was wondering what the ...Jump to post
If they end up going with Airbus, then there has to be some bad blood going on between Delta and Boeing. Even before the C-Series debacle, they were moving away from Boeing. I can't believe that an US-based airline would not fly either of Boeing's two recent crown jewels, the 787 Dreamliner and the...Jump to post
Time and time again we see airlines choosing smaller planes over larger planes, for the simple reason that smaller planes allow airlines to fly routes with less demand more efficiently, and allow airlines to do multiple flights to popular destinations. The question is: How long can this be sustaine...Jump to post
Stitch wrote:speedbird52 wrote:To my knowledge ANA are taking delivery of the two Skymark A380s plus one new order.7BOEING7 wrote:Didn't EK take the two Skymark airplanes and ANA is getting three new builds?
This is correct - the Skymark frames went to EK and NH will receive new builds.
32andBelow wrote:Why can't we increase airport capacity? Also, Europe runs super inefficiently with slot controls on airports that would be moderate at best traffic in the USA.
Also, point to point alleviates the congestion at large airports by skipping them altogether. If enough passengers go from A to C you can fly them non-stop instead of connecting, effectively stemming the need for more flights from A to B and from B to C. The problem with that logic is that there ar...Jump to post
Time and time again we see airlines choosing smaller planes over larger planes, for the simple reason that smaller planes allow airlines to fly routes with less demand more efficiently, and allow airlines to do multiple flights to popular destinations. The question is: How long can this be sustained...Jump to post
I doubt many Canadians would use SEA when AC go direct from YVR. For most Canadians, transiting through the US is a pain. It was such a relief when AC got the 777s and we were able to avoid HNL, especially on the return when we had to get off the plane and waste what was sometimes a couple of hours...Jump to post
The pilots had a moral objection to where the passengers were being sent. I say bravo to these brave individuals who stood up for what they believed in. Are you consistent in that view? Does that include train drivers, taxi drivers, etc. who don't want refugees on their vehicle? The problem wasn't ...Jump to post
The figures are from January this year and effect Frankfurt Cologne and Bonn airports and Lufthansa and Eurowings amoung others. "The decision not to carry a passenger, was ultimately down to the pilot on a "case-by-case decision", Lufthansa spokesman Michael Lamberty told the Westde...Jump to post
Avaitor wrote:I could actually see Qantas choosing to go to the 747-8i to replace their 744s. Similar size and range and more efficient.
They also have one of the worst frequent flyer programs. It is amazing they are still part of Star Alliance since they don’t even give miles on many of their fares. They only care about full fare economy, business and first when earning miles yet make it incredibly difficult to redeem for business ...Jump to post
Amazing how long these are lastingJump to post
I understand how frustrated passengers could be because of the reduced legroom in the new 737MAX, but one positive aspect of the new airplane is how quiet it is on take off, even quieter than on current 737 NG variants. I haven't flown on the MAX yet, I just read in the posted article about the qui...Jump to post
Is this one the videos? https://twitter.com/JaydaBF/status/935609305574903812 If so it turns out it is a native Dutch guy who did it (who isn't a Muslim). Correct. After this Trump continued to send out tweest about fake news of some news stations. Bad thing is many are d.mb enough to inhale this B...Jump to post
I've heard that the Boeing proposal is a 748SP, they used the 400 fuselage and put it on the wing and engine of the 8i to improve payload/range. It lets them swap the 744ER one-for one, and between fuel burn improvements of 16%, the extra 3,000 liters of fuel, and the 40t MTOW boost they get a viab...Jump to post
They're just NOT going to repaint one....BOOM...DONE ! N918NN, ..I believe. Plus...they already have one in the lightning bolt. Used to be N951AA...I forget what the reg is now. A quick Google finds both are repainted in the new livery :( N905NN is wearing the Astrojet livery now. I saw her a coupl...Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:They're just NOT going to repaint one....BOOM...DONE !
N918NN, ..I believe.
Plus...they already have one in the lightning bolt. Used to be N951AA...I forget what the reg is now.
Still not sure what the 777-9 offers BA unless they are looking for a high-density 747-400 replacement. If they dropped FIRST and reduced Club World to 40-48 with 24-32 World Traveller Plus they could probably get 250 World Traveller seats into it at 10-abreast. BA very much need a B744 capacity re...Jump to post
With the 747 retirement planned in the next 8 years, I think BA quite frankly need the 779. Nothing else can really replace the 86j configuration. BA also would do well with the 797. Nothing really fills the 767s shoes in Europe, and the 797 could possibly replace the few TATL 757s BA operated.Jump to post
VC10er wrote:Has LH stated that they are getting rid of their 744s? If so, by when? I assume they would keep their 748 for a long time as they are still new and last I read they are very happy with them. True?
I am planning to make a trip to Iran this winter. I am hoping to get the opportunity to fly on some of the last Iranian classics left in the sky. The two aircraft I have the most interest in are the Mahan Air 747-300 and the Iran Aseman 727. How would I go about catching a ride on those two aircraft...Jump to post
There is only one 744 route out of Brisbane with Qantas, to LAX and JFK. However, I am incredibly confused as to how it works. I assume that the aircraft flies from Sidney to LAX, then on to JFK, then back to LAX, then to BNE. And after a few cycles airframes are switched at LAX with that 744 headin...Jump to post
Flightaware , just like you, are wrong. EK has been flying their A380 into SFO contiunulously for the past few years. So try again. Did you see an Emirates A380 land at SFO yourself? If you asking me, yes. I work at SFO and my office looks right out on the A-International Gates. I think we would al...Jump to post
If you would scroll up, you can see that Emirates responded already and the A380 is going nowhere. This thread was done with 4 months ago and was suddenly brought back to life by someone talking about a temporary switch to the 777 for IAD. SFO was switched to a 77W according to FlightAware. Today w...Jump to post
What engine situation exactly? Rolls Royce is having a few cracking and corrosion issues with their Trent 1000 engine that's mounted on Boeing 787 aircraft. I believe ANA and Thai are among the operators that have had to ground their aircraft. Not 100% sure if this is the reason for VS and the A346...Jump to post
What engine situation exactly?Jump to post
I don't know if you are a US resident/citizen, but there really isn't anything in the US as a "long haul" pilot. If you have the necessary qualifications and experience, you can get hired by a Major in the US. You will start out in the right seat of a 737/320 type aircraft doing short hau...Jump to post
Chaostheory wrote:speedbird52 wrote:Has society reached a point where people feel offended over hearing that an airplane doesn't have enough power?
This sounds like a load of BS. That reporter has likely never seen a 757 cockpit if they think hacking into a 757 could be in anyway productive.Jump to post
I think you're overthinking it, 99.9999% of the population doesn't care, and those who do casually glance over just think "Oh cool, it's a plane." Regarding the wing thickness/weight/drag tradeoff, ferpe had a good thread here a few years back on that topic. Search "Airbus and Boeing...Jump to post
I am in my mid teens and have recently come to terms with the fact that the idea that I can change the world is bullshit, and that we should stop filling the minds of the youth and children with these false hopes. Instead, we should be telling them to do what inspires them, and makes them happy. I h...Jump to post
I would be surprised if they build one! Realistically, maybe 100-200. What we need to know is who.Jump to post
Recently I have read a lot about how American has lost quality because it has adopted the USAirways business model. Yet per my memory everything I heard about American before the merge was bad, and all of a sudden they seem to be a half decent airline. Are any of those sentiments true?Jump to post
Ridiculous that EK aren't reducing J.Jump to post
blogdoguib wrote:flight152 wrote:blogdoguib wrote:what money did united airlines lose with the b747-400?
What money? What are you asking?