"AA’s A321t is a much nicer plane than anything else flying that route." Utterly subjective of course. I for one prefer UA's 757 or 787 currently on the trans con. You might be the first person I’ve ever heard say they prefer the UA 757, which hasn’t seen a dime of investment in the forwa...Jump to post
As a passenger, my only complaint about the 777 is how noisy it is. I don't know if the -X models will be any better in that regard, but the A350's quiet cabin would IMHO be a huge bonus on a 20+ hours flight. Usually this "tax cuts increase revenue" like argument typically is found furth...Jump to post
multimark wrote:Boeing lost its way once it decided to screw the Pacific NW. The HQ move to Chicago, the Charleston plant...bad decisions. They've lost their way.
So far this year I’ve been on: a king air 200, Lear 60, 737s, A320s, 175s, crj200/700/900s, -145s, A330, 4 787s, md80/88s. 787s were the nicest. Took my sis to Europe on 330 and came back on 787 and she gushed over how much nicer the 787 was . Please.... Please? Just as valid as all the other "...Jump to post
:checkmark: Which speaks to the ridiculousness of referring to any given aircraft model as "comfortable"... yet for some reason, it continues. No, there is actually a real difference for those of us flying in business class. I'll choose an A350 or A380 over a 777 whenever possible as I ca...Jump to post
From 1995-2010 the NYC area when through a huge revival It became a hot spot for population growth, urban renewal, and business growth. Around 2010, something interesting happened...the area started choking on its own population growth. Infrastructure that was 100 years old started to crumble and c...Jump to post
Once the Koch brothers and their $$$ political influence die off the US can join the 21st century. China is poised to take over and T is concerned with saving coal. Backward much? Trendy but ignorant A-net US bashing. The use of coal in the US is dropping dramatically, and has been for years, while...Jump to post
I get upset when someone touts an electric vehicle as cleaner, greener, more sustainable. It depends on where the electricity comes from, and in the US at least, its mostly fossil fuels. Once the Koch brothers and their $$$ political influence die off the US can join the 21st century. China is pois...Jump to post
sibibom wrote:I can see all the "inspired by nature" stuff transferred from A380 to A350 as the flagship has been passed down
Is this concept even feasible?
When I worked there in the late 90s, United had two beautiful check-in lobbies. There was one in Terminal 6 just for Los Angeles and San Francisco flights. The other lobby was in Terminal 7. For a while, United also had a combined check in with Varig at Terminal 7. The gate areas weren't anything s...Jump to post
BoeingVista wrote:lhrnue wrote:I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX.
I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...Jump to post
All reasons why we need a robust government and smart regulation (protections). And leadership that does not lie, daily, with impunity and without consequence, or who line their pockets through their public position. It creates a culture where others push the limits and see what they can get away wi...Jump to post
As a former Boeing employee, I saw the writing on the wall after the 2008 strike. All of us had warned the corporate top brass that their bean counting and outsourcing would eventually bite them on the ass. Of course, McNerney dug as deep as he could to increase profits and reduce costs. His axe to ...Jump to post
The article about the South Carolina facility reads like a GM plant in the '70's.
Ultimately I believe whatever the issue is it is not serious, as Boeing is (rightfully) under a microscope at the moment. And I'm getting on a UA 787-10 this week LAX-EWR again...it is the best transcon ride out there.
This order is a Big mistake. The 737NG is a great plane, the 737-800 is legendary!! The Max series is an engine gone too far, so many pilots have commented on that they feel uncomfortable flying it, controls and response seems off, engineers discuss how it is flawed and yet due to some deep discoun...Jump to post
Airbus assembles planes at several plants, but so does Boeing. However Airbus's customers (like Qatar) don't refuse to accept planes made in Hamburg vs. Toulouse, and no ladders have ever been found in Airbus avionics compartments. Airbus makes wings in Broughton and have to bring them over by plan...Jump to post
Well, according to Wikipedia, Boeing has delivered about 840 787's, while Airbus had delivered about 278 A350's. That's a 3 to 1 advantage in favor of Boeing for an aircraft that is equivalent to and perhaps, in some ways, even slightly inferior to the A350 performance-wise. "Inferior" is...Jump to post
[quote="raffy"]Well, according to Wikipedia, Boeing has delivered about 840 787's, while Airbus had delivered about 278 A350's. That's a 3 to 1 advantage in favor of Boeing for an aircraft that is equivalent to and perhaps, in some ways, even slightly inferior to the A350 performance-wise....Jump to post
How much money is Boeing paying IAG that they have agreed to take these planes? One thing is certain I will not board an IAG jet in the future as there is high propability to end up travelling with the Max. ...instantly raising the mean IQ of said flight. Get over it please. Problem, though tragic ...Jump to post
A350 only had 1 delivery in 2014 and it took its time after that A lot of airlines that are under Boeing spell from a long past ordered 787. JAL had to apologize for ordering A350, so 787 is definitely more ordered and produced but the victory is temporary and pyrhic.I believe A350 has a larger gro...Jump to post
JAL ordered the A350 from Airbus because they were increasingly frustrated with Boeing and the 787. Yes, the grounding was the last straw and JAL decided to act by ordering the A350.[/ A decision to purchase one over the other, simply for a possible (temporary) grounding, would be made if the econo...Jump to post
Again I must call out your anachronistic assertions. Not quieter, not even in the realm of debate that one is quieter than the other... though I will grant the 777's from '90s were a different story. Some advice, avoid phrasing such as "I think" and "if" to maintain credibility i...Jump to post
Incentive for Trump to stop the trade war. These orders probably only goes through as an integral part of the new trade deal. Indeed. Yet again fixing a problem of his own creation and then taking credit. Don’t be silly. This problem existed before 2016. It’s just that no one did anything substanti...Jump to post
RawSushi wrote:Incentive for Trump to stop the trade war. These orders probably only goes through as an integral part of the new trade deal.
keesje wrote:I think the seats/ aisles on a A320 are wider and quieter than on a 787. That helps.
Pardon my naivete but is there not an inherent problem with the new engine placement that was the need for the MCAS in the first place? Is it something that is a rare event or is the instability always there for the MCAS to adjust? I flew on a UA 737-9MAX and recall being rather impressed overall......Jump to post
I'll take an unpopular, contrarian position. While the situation clearly got out of hand by all concerned, the indignity and childishness of kicking and screaming is not a manner in which I would expect any "Doctor" to behave. There must be more to the story.Jump to post
But, most of all, the FAA need to bring back in-house the vast majority of authorisations it signed over to Boeing. The problem is that the FAA, and other regulators, no longer have the budget & experienced manpower to do so. That's why they have outsourced certification testing to the manufact...Jump to post
It would be interesting to note how many people are stranded over night due to missed connections at EWR.Jump to post
The FAA and various US / Canadian operators reluctancy to ground the fleet seems silly at this point. If there's one more incident with the 737 MAX, no matter how minor or unrelated - it will compound the public's opinion of this type as an unsafe aircraft. Boeing's stocks will drop further, and th...Jump to post
Is the Max 9 so different that it would assumed to be exempt from these bans?Jump to post
I'd love to see an EK 787-10, but the 359 is superior in hot and high conditions. Plus it's more comfortable and offers more range, so they could switch routes like ATH-EWR during off season to it. A330neo is a weird choice, I wouldn't be surprised to see it go relatively early, even though I wish ...Jump to post
Continental should have merged with Alaska.Jump to post
NYCVIE wrote:EWRandMDW wrote:PANJNY (to me NY never comes first!)
lmao. the delusion is real
Anyways, congrats to EWR. I think UA's campaign to make EWR seem like a more relevant option in NYC has been somewhat paying off. Good for Newark!
I like the ad. Clean, simple, elegant. Rhapsody is a classic in and of itself and inextricably tied to United Airlines. Such a positive association is quite difficult to acquire. And those still criticizing the service of UA have likely not been a customer this past year. They have clearly "upp...Jump to post
[quote="SESGDL"]Wow, I’m shocked that UA is dropping DFW-LAX
Nooooo! I cannot tolerate 3 hours in WN, no E+.
BOS is close to CT; especially Greenwich where a lot of investment bankers live or have business. Plus with the gates you can start Int'l flying to the major centers of Europe. Not make it a 'hub' but a focus city that commands high fares. Now drop over to JFK and the corporate contracts that do not...Jump to post
As has already been said, its a combination of 1. Having hubs in secondary markets outside of NYC/LAX and possibly ATL (depending on if you characterize Atlanta as in the same class as New York City/Los Angeles/Chicago/Dallas Fort Worth/Houston/Miami etc). 2. Phasing out 50 seat RJ's to achieve bet...Jump to post
I really don't find Southwest to be any cheaper than the legacies. It seems often they're more expensive than a legacy. You are correct sir! And they do not have a premium economy option. The staff is friendly enough, they typically have many options and you've got to credit their efficiency; quite...Jump to post
itisi wrote:The vote is in. The A350 is the quietest!
Friend flew on both, he's a 777 captain... and too my surprise he said as a passenger he likes the A350 more
Did you start this thread so we could hear again how "quiet" the whale jet is? Come on now...! I have a 380 question; what is it like at baggage claim? A free for all? 3 deep? Does it hurt your feelings that the so hated A380 might be more comfortable then a B787? Does the B787 make you m...Jump to post