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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7587

Re: United announces 2020 Haneda schedule

Interesting that UA is using a 77W on SFO-NRT bjut a 789 on SFO-HND. I guess DEN and IAH traffic will remain at NRT until UA gets more slots. I was just thinking that. If demand to HND is so high, they could have upgauged SFO-HND a long time ago. Now to keep all their exisiting West Coast capacity ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24938

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

Check this 70 year oil price chart: https://www.macrotrends.net/1369/crude-oil-price-history-chart 2004 was the start of high oil prices and Boeing started selling the B787. In Sept 2014 oil prices collapsed. Between 2004 and December 2014 Boeing collected 1071 orders for the B787. When the oil pri...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31022

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

WN seems to have some inflexible labor contracts. To have had to negotiate their labor deals to add the 737-800 shows how inflexible they are. This move w the FAs just seems like common sense. Inflexible? Weren't the -800 and MAX successfully added to the contracts? If the language for a particular...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31022

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

WN seems to have some inflexible labor contracts. To have had to negotiate their labor deals to add the 737-800 shows how inflexible they are. This move w the FAs just seems like common sense.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 25360

Re: 778x mothballed?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-airplane/boeing-delays-delivery-of-ultra-long-range-version-of-777x-idUSKCN1V503W Apparently delayed, but supposedly B is offering something to keep in the game...I'm assuming some cheap Dreamliners, -9X, or early 797 access as they've expressed a lot of in...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

Wow - you guys are all eating up the United Marketing hype. This isn't a radical new design. It is a CRJ-700 where a few seats have been replaced by some closets and the remaining seating has been spread out to get the seating down to 50. There are only 13-15 fewer seats than a normally configured ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

For the same reason you are not allowed to pack a laptop in your checked bags. Lithium-Ion batteries can be unstable and are a fire risk, and they have been banned from the belly. That is news to me. I can carry tonnes of electronics constraining batteries contained within equipment. Not unusual to...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Take this with a massive grain of salt because this is literally an "I heard from a guy who heard from a guy, etc" kind of story and I have no intention of posting this in the actual MAX thread for fear of getting shredded. But, I picked up through the grapevine that some people in the ai...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5223

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

This is actually a poorly written piece. It badly needs an executive summary... Read about half of it, lots of mentions of well-paid lobbyists and a handful of people in jail (so the system works?), lots of money spent on projects behind schedule or canceled.... but not a shred of evidence, just in...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week

Kind of a bummer for Nepal to be overrun by even more tourists particularly to Pokhara. Was bound to happen though.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5223

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

The runway work has at least reduced delays.

The people mover and terminal improvements seem like a mess.

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit taking a beating today
Replies: 16
Views: 6090

Re: Spirit taking a beating today

timpdx wrote:
Surprisingly AS BOS-LAX walk up on the 4th weekend was only $300 one way.


Not a good sign for AS on that route. I remember them being by far in last place on the PRASM for that route.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 78J reliability
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: UA 78J reliability

Or perhaps UA is sitting on a bunch of 77W capacity due to BOM and DEL and so they’re quicker to substitute.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 4963

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

Always thought it made sense. Biggest risk I imagine with this (and other expansion in India) is potential cannibalization of their current US-India traffic, but I think there's significant room to grow before that tipping point is reached. I don’t see that as a big issue. It’s not a pleasant appro...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9194

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

They didn't fail. They just weren't performing as well as the industry standard and were a desirable acquisition target due to their gate holdings at SFO and as competitor elimination. Just to be clear, it was VX’s investors who decided to pull the plug so to speak and put the airline up for sale. ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9194

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

Pretty sure their investors got a nice return so not a failure as a business. More a product of industry consolidation during a very hot aviation market and strong economy.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I don’t get the PHL obsession. It’s perfectly sized for what UA needs. They certainly aren’t running away from Frontier. Not shocking others might have higher mainline. It’s a random market to analyze.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4287

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad. There's not much difference between the two airports with transportation connectivity to San Francisco itself. As long as there is a BART stop nearby. If you’re going to less BART accessible parts of the city and you’re using an Uber or taxi pretty much anything is better than the B...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4287

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city. What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO? The schlepping from OAK isn’t too bad if you’re going somewher...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When are the conversions of the RJ 200s start, these birds are in horrible shape and the dirtiest looking birds I have been in. I think the CRJ-200s just get parked at end of life and then they pull more of them out of the desert. The CRJ-700s have started to be converted to CRJ-550s. Those should ...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Is this now US customer service policy? We force you to pay extra for an chaotic and incompetent and if we make mistakes we do not allow to use our service instead of improving. What are you talking about? SAS sold a ticket for a minor that involved a flight by another carrier that by policy he sho...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 737-10 are 751, 752, 753 and still about 100 on order. First one expected around April/May of 2020. The 737-9 order was reduced last year from 61 but I don't recall the number now, maybe 30 or 35 total. The 737-8's are picked up from a lease company and I believe about 20 on order right now wit...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

That seems to be a sensible rule. If UA thinks under-15s need to travel on UA/Express non-stops only (and they do - that's the policy) then partner carriers need to accept the same rule. I really believe the primary responsibility is with SAS. They are selling the ticket and setting out the obligat...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

1. If UA doesn`t agree with SK`s UM policy they should not accept SK selling tickets on their flights. That seems to be a sensible rule. If UA thinks under-15s need to travel on UA/Express non-stops only (and they do - that's the policy) then partner carriers need to accept the same rule. I really ...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

As per the reports, United forced the parents to purchase UM status at check-in at RDU. The ticket being an SAS ticket (which has a different UM policy than UA) and the kid being a somewhat experienced 14 year old traveller, the parents never planned to have him travelling with an official UM statu...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

1) I thought UA's UM policy was for direct flights only? The article states United charges $150 each way for unaccompanied minors and their policy is to offer the service only on non-stop flights, and not to offer it connecting to or from partner airlines. Apparently, then, what the boy’s mother re...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113809

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Game over. AA's dormancy ends today and is officially returning the 14 frequencies so other carriers may use them. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2007-28567-0736 Despite American’s efforts, American is unable to resume its two services in the near future. American is therefore retur...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5740

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

You people on both sides of this need to get over it and move on. The stupidity of pretending either side of this merger was some idyllic promised land is a joke. It’s an airline and neither sUA or sCO are alive anymore. You can all keep arguing about, but you’re both wrong and it doesn’t matter.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5740

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Company statement: A truly united United Effective June 27, 2019, we are changing the name of our parent company from United Continental Holdings, Inc. to United Airlines Holdings, Inc. to show the world we’re truly a united United, aligned behind our shared purpose and values. We filed an 8-K with...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Then UA should possibly cancel orders for at least some new MAXs or all the used 319s and order smaller narrowbodies to allow the upgrade from 50 seats to 76 seats. Net would be fewer mainline pilots at probably lower rates. Would the fewer mainline pilots be a win? I'm just saying negotiations can...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Is there a number of 737s or A320 family aircraft that pilots would consider that would allow those aircraft to bring on more 76 seaters? Wouldn't you rather be flying a 737/319 vs a smaller narrowbody? Pretty sure the pilots view is that there is no need to yield on scope in exchange for flying mo...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other/Staffing Delay at SFO - 22 June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Other/Staffing Delay at SFO - 22 June 2019

Anyone know what is happening at SFO tonight? Doesn’t appear to be weather. Haven’t seen this before. Too many controllers sick on the same night? https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_otherdis.jsp?advn=90&adv_date=06222019&facId=SFO/ZOA&title=CDM%20GROUND%20DELAY%20PROGRAM&titleDate=06/22...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363133

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

In case anyone missed it: UA announced 20 firm orders and 19 options for additional E175SCs. https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers/embraer/united-airlines-sign-contract-for-up-to-39-e175s/ They will be replacing other 70-seat aircraft. No announcement on which operator, but it's probably a safe b...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 317
Views: 69420

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

If GE invested so much in the GE9x there would pressure to get significant ROI and the 777X program, as it looks now, won't offer that. Probably they will go for a GENX upgrade using new technology, to become available around 2025, like the geared Ultrafan. Can you explain the logic of your post or...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 317
Views: 69420

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I like how people who don't understand the internals of an engine mock me. Everything I listed is a generation ahead. Everything presents risk being a generation ahead. That means the first flight delay when risk is realized. Lightsaber That's not mocking. He wasn't mocking you, he was reasonably p...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166053

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

If you change flight software, regression testing is required. It is how I spent today. Lightsaber Well, if it was just that, would the Boeing CFO call it “challenges that require re-testing?” But I kinda see your point, the GE9X testing campaign should be all wrapped up by now. Regression testing ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53116

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Ziyulu wrote:
Do you know the size of the lavatories on this plane?


They’ll probably be the launch customer for a new ultra small lav that gets you an extra row of seats if you pair it with a 26” economy pitch.

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53116

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Makes a lot of sense. Anyone who does TATL with 757s needs it unless they’re giving up on tatl nb flights.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34441

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

ONT is a practical reliever/second airport for the region should LAX near capacity. ....said NO ONE from Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Encino, Calabasas, Malibu, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks-- and really anywhere outside of the San Gabriel valley. Dude calm down. I’m not sure...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun May 26, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 4024

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

mattnrsa wrote:
Aren’t UA international planes already more premium-heavy than the ones flown by AA and DL?


They are relatively premium heavy, but they also have the largest widebody fleet so likely the most total premium seats.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat May 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43091

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Whether it was successful as an aircraft program is something that is debatable. Obviously, today we are sure the past VLA forecast issued by Airbus was not right. Unless you include 777-9 in the VLA league. Even then, 1200 777-9 deliveries in the next 20 years sounds way too optimistic. Its succes...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat May 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/maxs-return-to-flight-delayed-by-faas-reevaluation-of-safety-procedures-for-older-737-models-11558728091?mod=breakingnews :shock: Subtitle for this should be "Grandfathering bites back". As I understand, due to Boeing insistence on the fact that there is no ma...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 23, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43091

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Imagine if Airbus had used 30B to develop a different plane ( a successful one). Airbus WAS slowed down .. they would have a better product line if they had not spent the money on the A380. But they didn’t and they are quite successful right now. Even with hindsight I’m not sure you can easily say ...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43091

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I was really hoping we could have another thread to relitigate this topic. :roll: Pretty much everything worth saying on this topic has been said and no one here is changing their mind at this point. It was a big airplane, some airlines liked, some didn’t like it as much, it never reached the level...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 23, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43091

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I was really hoping we could have another thread to relitigate this topic. :roll: Pretty much everything worth saying on this topic has been said and no one here is changing their mind at this point. It was a big airplane, some airlines liked, some didn’t like it as much, it never reached the level ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun May 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42064

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

lavalampluva wrote:
I don’t know where AS would get the $$$. I’d think the Virgin purchase drained the cash reserves.


You don’t make an acquisition this size with cash in the bank. There are many ways they could fund the purchase including issuing debt backed by the asset they are purchasing or issuing more shares.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13782

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I met him several times. Not sure why the SWA fanboys all come to his defense here...but that's nothing new Just stating facts. If you don't like them, that's fine, too The “facts” are that he is “weird” and “butt hurt”? Thanks for bringing so much reality to this thread on inter island service to ...

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