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by Lufthansa
Fri May 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

If they want to restart that route, they are going to need to carry that extra cargo to make it viable. In this case the ULH range wasn't needed, its ability to lift extra weight (due to its increased thrust and ability to have the extra fuel tanks fitted for the weight) meant that if they weren't ...

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by Lufthansa
Fri May 15, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Removing the 777 removes an entire fleet type from the equation. Pilots, tech ops, scheduling. There’s 18 777s while over 100 combined 757/767s. Totally more sense to eliminate the odd one out, especially when 288 seats and ULH range isn’t needed for a long time. If they want to restart that route,...

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by Lufthansa
Thu May 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Does the A350 have the legs to cover the 777? Range isn't the Problem, the A350 can do everything an 77E can do with ease. The 77L .... not out of JNB and not with cargo on top of passengers. Aside of doing it with a lot less fuel, even an A351 would probably fall short on that one route. Best rega...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 43935

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

Thing is dead. they just haven't accepted it yet. This is happening to airlines right around the world. Some are going to need to take a haircut and others open heart surgery. Others already have died. See the Virgin group, Eurowings, etc. Sad to see it happen but many once great carriers have gone ...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 51360

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I'd suggest Geoffrey Thomas is simply aligning himself with certain power brokers that sit behind the airline. Ultimately, his rhetoric could simply be a representation of the behaviours and attitudes that got VA into the position it is in today. . I happen to be good friends with someone who was p...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: KLM A310 Questions

LHR was their big Euro destination, but ppl forget a few things.
They also had the DC-10s for higher traffic/longer ranges as
well. Plus there were no LCC, and no high speed trains to
Paris and London as well. looked smart though.

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by Lufthansa
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL
Replies: 25
Views: 5048

Re: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL

absolutely NOT! WN is not an investment fund, it's an airline. In the current environment it needs to invest in itself. When airlines invest in other airlines they usually do so for strategic reasons like it for example will provide them feed. Unless WN wants to enter the long haul market this usele...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 455
Views: 53640

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Also you have things like the 77W able to carry more cargo than say the 744 over the longer distances.
That means, particularly with tidal traffic on certain routes, this made more sense.

EK for example has a huge cargo operation, despite having a cargo fleet this isn't most of the traffic.

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by Lufthansa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just a thought bubble, I wonder what the logistics would be like to redeploy grounded FAs to work the phones given how unable to cope VA and QF call centres are at present. A week of training? The bigger problem is probably the actual on-shore call centre infrastructure is virtually non-existent no...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 3266

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

Oh god isn't it obvious what would happen?
You'd get every kinky travellers in the world aiming
to join the mile high club on every flight.
Remember a lot of RJ's only have one lav.
could cause issues.

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by Lufthansa
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does a used Airbus A319 start making sense again at these sort oil prices?
Replies: 41
Views: 8125

Re: Does a used Airbus A319 start making sense again at these sort oil prices?

Is the trip cost even that much lower than a320? If you buy them second hand cheap at the current oil price yes, it could make sense as theres very low capital investment especially if you're an existing A320 operator. But direct operating costs, outside ownership costs aren't going to be that diff...

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by Lufthansa
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18558

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

This is an excellent move by NZ, no point in obsessing with flights to London for ego purposes , Qantas should watch and learn Hopefully the slots will go to Emirates , who are after BA probably Heathrow’s most important and relevant airline for global connectivity I don't think QF is doing it for ...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15447

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

I wouldn't rule out DL for the simple reason the 77L means all the support is already in place. Then theres the likes of Air NZ etc but in the current environment nobody is really looking to expand too much. BA may work because theres no hope of a desperately needed 3rd runway in place and some of t...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?

No. Whats changed is the travel habits and increased ETOPS. unless you can't walk down stairs I've boarded an arrived in DXB in an A380 on a remote stand. It's no different to any other aircraft. Its more that that I'll give you an example from my corner of the earth. The 787 has meant YVR came onli...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7113

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

In terms of range HKG would have been too far but don't forget there was a singapore service for a while with a stop in the middle east until the Malaysians outlawed from their airspace. So you could have done it to HKG. BOS however probably just couldn't attract the premiums. Remember they also had...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump 757 to india
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Trump 757 to india

Does anyone know why trump took a 757 into india?
The airforce base there has long enough runways to take a 747?

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by Lufthansa
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21426

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

I'd love to know what percentage of their short haul business is related to the political class? They're usually much less price sensitive as they never pay for anything themselves. Lobbyists, advisors, the MEP's themselves, the buerocrats administering everything etc. That there alone should creat...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9631

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

I'd argue its development costs were very low. Mostly it was just slap on the same upgrades the 77W had to it with the shorter existing body. For Delta for example, when they introduced it on the SYD route it meant they could lift a lot more cargo than those who at the time where flying the 747 as t...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12257

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

What is the point of even having level? IAG already has a large LCC brand in Vueling why not leverage off that instead?

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by Lufthansa
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20766

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Why is it Western World airlines have such somber, dull, drab, and boring interior color schemes upon their seats. The color teal does not belong on an American (the nationality, not the airline) airplane unless you're taking your hooker girlfriend to Las Vegas to celebrate your impending divorce. ...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30592

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

You guys with your snarky comments about praying don't seem to realise that the average employee at SAA is totally helpless in the current situation and has no control over what is happening at the airline. This includes my wife who completed 41 years with SAA at the beginning of December. They are...

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by Lufthansa
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30592

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

og god, SAA's problem is not the A340, its problem is it has long been a political play thing and place to stick ppl loyal to the government as 'rewards' for the efforts who know bugger all about aviation. Kind of like MAS and Aerolineas. Look at the current situation. The A330 is fitted with a mode...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 764
Views: 108998

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Okay a few questions? how much of Flybe's business feeds LHR? A fair bit may feed Manchester but it needs to work with a solid long haul hub out of a UK airport which basically means LHR or MAN with a dominate carrier. Here's your problem. BA where it doesn't have slots to feed LHR can now send A320...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28683

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

wow, some ppl really get tribal on here. So let me put a few facts down. 1- As we all know Boeing has to make sure it fixes its most important section of the market as a priority. nothing can happen until the MAX mess is over. 2 - Is there a business case anymore? Despite some emotional posts the A3...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28683

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

All interesting. The cheaper price seems to win over product quality every time. He stated he was waiting on Boeing and said the 321 with all the bells and whistles still can’t do what the 757 can but Boeing has their hands full. This will be quite the windfall for whoever gets the contract. The 75...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7472

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

[ Sure, if they are willing to wait till at least 2025 to take delivery, retrain their pilots, FAs, maintenance and dispatch teams, buy new spares, get access to different sims, rewrite all their internal documentation, and in some cases, end up with less seats per plane and perhaps worse economy a...

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by Lufthansa
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7472

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

hic787 wrote:
Would customer want the NG? The Max may return within the next 6 months. I don't think they'd really want the NG in comparison to the Max's cost savings even if it means waiting a bit more time


exactly. they'll just buy an a320neo instead

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by Lufthansa
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL
Replies: 38
Views: 7635

Re: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL

I think it’s incredible that Brisbane can sustain daily nonstop to Vangroovy. I mean Sydney and Melbourne, sure, they are actually big cities, “world cities” if you like. (Well Sydney for sure, and Melbourne is still a big deal.) BRISBANE really is a big country town. Flights to Bali, Singapore, Ne...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL
Replies: 38
Views: 7635

Re: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL

I think it’s incredible that Brisbane can sustain daily nonstop to Vangroovy. I mean Sydney and Melbourne, sure, they are actually big cities, “world cities” if you like. (Well Sydney for sure, and Melbourne is still a big deal.) BRISBANE really is a big country town. Flights to Bali, Singapore, Ne...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s
Replies: 36
Views: 6611

Re: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s

Probably the E190s are no longer economically viable to many major airlines. AA would phase out the E190s by 2020, probably replacing them with A321NEO and 737s. JetBlue is doing so with the A220-300 as a replacement aircraft for the E190 (effectively becoming an all-Airbus fleet). Air Canada too w...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5751

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

SAA should be focusing on somehow trying to get routes back JAL and ANA probably have more interest in returning to Brazil. The Middle East carriers, while a slight detour serve it pretty well too. Cant see it happening. The only way I could see this working is if a carrier like JAL decided to go v...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 57967

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

You know it's almost unthinkable for a major commonwealth country not to have a link to London. I can see EWR going daily due to the vast connection opportunities, and also a big frequent flyer base from the American side. If they're going to stop LHR though they must negotiate whatever they can to...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5751

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

SAA should be focusing on somehow trying to get routes back JAL and ANA probably have more interest in returning to Brazil. The Middle East carriers, while a slight detour serve it pretty well too. Cant see it happening. The only way I could see this working is if a carrier like JAL decided to go vi...

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by Lufthansa
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 57967

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

You know it's almost unthinkable for a major commonwealth country not to have a link to London. I can see EWR going daily due to the vast connection opportunities, and also a big frequent flyer base from the American side. If they're going to stop LHR though they must negotiate whatever they can to ...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did accidents affect 757 sales?
Replies: 54
Views: 15488

Re: Did accidents affect 757 sales?

Im going with the market theory. The big chunk of US airlines that had relatively new 757s, which obviously didn't need replacement, and the Euro carriers relying on A310s which did need replacement with increased oil prices and at least for A310-200 routes, the A321 pretty much did most of the same...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How durable are runway bridges for landing?
Replies: 29
Views: 11546

Re: How durable are runway bridges for landing?

Those same style of pylons are used in high-rise building construction and hold the wait of
enormous buildings above them. Have enough of them and thats gonna weigh a lot more
than any A320 ever will. Funchal used to have DC-10s and everything regularly serve it.

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by Lufthansa
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21426

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

I'd love to know what percentage of their short haul business is related to the political class? They're usually much less price sensitive as they never pay for anything themselves. Lobbyists, advisors, the MEP's themselves, the buerocrats administering everything etc. That there alone should create...

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by Lufthansa
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26333

Re: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?

Lack of upkeep and low quality are two different topics. You don't see comments like 777/A330 interiors are falling apart. If 777/A330 interiors are bad everyone knows it is the airline fault. Aren't airlines picking from the commodity catalog? There are dozens of <type> operators with the same J s...

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by Lufthansa
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26333

Re: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?

Something that has largely been overlooked here is that this is very airline specific in terms of cabin other than the seat (which is obviously airline specific) Some airlines spend more money investing in things to keep the cabin better looking. They'll far more regularly replace/deep clean carpets...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 57967

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

3) Brand recognition/presence - LHR does have a certain level of prestige to it, That will earn NZ not a single cent. LHR ;has long been a difficult market for a lot of Airlines, but it's done for strategic reasons. For some countries airlines LHR is necessary to satisfy corporate contracts etc. So...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 57967

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

So EWR will join the "six continents club"! Without getting into a stupid discussion on the geology, geography and geopolitical meaning of continents, it is safe to say that the general A-Net consensus of this made up A-Net designation is that New Zealand can be counted as part of Austral...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?
Replies: 44
Views: 12029

Re: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?

I could see UA possibly ordering the A350-1000 modified for longer routes if this Qantas project works. And delta could use it to Sydney and Melbourne from ATL. I wouldn't discount it. However unless somebody actually takes the standard 777-8/9 in large numbers in the USA I think you can give up on ...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40436

Re: United Airlines A350 update

[/quote] No, I can't accept that UA wants to have three future widebody types while AA and DL are consolidating to two widebody types. Please spare me "they need an exact 772 replacement". Well neither UA or DL ordered an exact 744 replacement. Both replaced it with the smaller A350 and 77...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40436

Re: United Airlines A350 update

Not at all. I agree with you. There has been zero excitement about the A350 from United. Compared with the fanfare of the 787 and 777-300 orders. I'm sure UA wouldn't have any issue selling them as they are delivered or Boeing taking care of that for them. Boeing did a similar deal where they took ...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16805

Re: Qantas to reveal special livery on second 787-9

Looks good but they need another retro. I think it's time to do up An A332 in the last 1980s TAA livery. The 332 is similar enough in size to the A300B4 we know it would be pretty easy to work. And then yes, Take one of the 717s and stick it in the blue and gold TAA livery, or a 737 in the Australia...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23013

Re: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.

This is increasingly sounding like Mcdonell Douglas' commercial range all over again but worse. MD-11 needed a new wing. Bean counters said no... there was a proposal to stretch it to 747 size based on the A340 wing. Had that have happened, there probably wouldn't be a 77W today. Instead an MD-11 th...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23013

Re: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.

Theres always the risk here too that airbus will quickly respond with a stretch of the A321 with a bigger wing. Think 753 size bird and bigger landing gear. I wonder if lightsaber knows if how much potential for growth the PW geared turbofans have? It looks like Boeing have got themselves into a bit...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 29887

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Specifically, this situation is not about addressing everybody by their own specific preference. Rather, it is addressing everyone using singular terms that include everybody. It's equalizing, and there's nothing wrong with that. Besides, it's more efficient! I'm perfectly fine with "Good morn...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10575

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

Cargo is of course a big factor. QF used to operate a 763 to AKL at night with zero pax, just filling up the cargo hold. EK is often very lightly loaded in Y on the 77W service BNE-SIN-AKL, with cargo previously transferring from the A388... lots of fresh produce from Aust/NZ and pax filling up on t...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21201

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aicrafts?

I dislike it too. Things like Emirates use with business jet style shades (up the front of course) work far better and the crew can control them too if needed. But the dimming system doesn't block out enough light on things like the late night kangaroo route departures as you'll wake up several hour...

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