Did NW at any time operate the few late build -30ERs on select “longer” DC-10 runs? Presumably, even if the trim tank was removed, the higher MGTOW would have still been an advantage over an ex-Swissair from 1973, per se. N226NW comes to mind, ironically an ex-Swissair from 1980. Flew PDX-NRT in th...Jump to post
In the 1970s, available Trijets didn't have the range or the size of the 747-200. The only large Trijet that came afterwards was the MD-11, made by a cash-strapped company and had a 20 year old wing. Pure speculation but the MD-11 would have to be 10% larger (A333/772 size) and flown an hour further...Jump to post
Instantly reminded me of this old thread about a hypothetical airport with an 800m runway at Ogasawara.
I don't blame the MTR, I see it as common sense for any operator to coordinate and cooperate with authorities. At least, I expect London's system to cooperate and shut down where there are hot spots so it was surprising that the MTR initially kept stations open where big police ops were taking place...Jump to post
I have a question for the amateur meteorologists on this thread, why do these storms that impact Japan pass so quickly in comparison to Atlantic hurricanes? The main islands of Japan are a similar latitude to New York City; it's pretty far north. At that latitude, the storms speed up in movement an...Jump to post
I do remember the SCMP interviewing a police officer stationed at the Parliament the night it got ransacked. Even they know tear gas is not advisable indoors. As this is a travel advisory thread, anyone going to HK should "agree" with the demonstrators if they want to avoid trouble. The ac...Jump to post
Went on Celebrity Eclipse a few weeks ago, a 9 year old Solstice-class ship. Well maintained and clean. Some surfaces *starting* to wear out, like ever so slightly faded carpets.Jump to post
Ty134A wrote:what was LH's nick for the A300?
It seems the 777-8X has a smaller cabin floor area than the A35K. It is a heavier airframe with less passenger capacity. The 787-9 has a smaller cabin floor area than the A359. It is a lighter airframe with less passenger capacity. Isn't that a significant difference in dynamics for a passenger airc...Jump to post
In this chart, what should be the range of 332 if not exceeding its MTOW? It's in the thread, around 5700nm I believe it was. So is the reasoning of why 40t was chosen. This particular 787 pilot usually lifts in the region of 40t. i.e. 40t is a reasonable, regular load when the aircrafts are not on...Jump to post
Thanks for the SQ A359 numbers.
xwb565 wrote:UA does block on that route but only against really bad winds a couple of weeks in a year. The regular SQ a350 does not even need to do that.
The regular SQ a350 with the 253 passenger layout has been flying sq31/32 for more than two years now and continues to do so. The ulr a350 was only recently introduced on the route for a few additional frequencies every week. Argh, you beat my edit! :white: May I enquire the MTOW of the 253-seat bi...Jump to post
UA does block on that route but only against really bad winds a couple of weeks in a year. The regular SQ a350 does not even need to do that. *Edited* Got SFO and LAX confused. If UA blocks seats while SQ has no need to do so, it does show that the A359 has an even higher range than the 789. That s...Jump to post
UA's 789s are clocking up to 18 hours on SFO-SIN. Would love to see numbers on that one since it's got a more "standard" seat density. https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1 I remember reading that PAL's 359s are "only" 278t. Would love to see the numbers to see if it actual...Jump to post
The QF flight has been longer by up to an hour recently. QF9 https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA9 PR127 https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/PAL127 However, PR127 has 25% more seats in a 9.3% greater floor area. Sample QF9 weights are available on this site and I'd be very interested in see...Jump to post
Fascinating thread. Read all 5 pages to see how this thread evolved with ever improving analysis. https://preview.ibb.co/bK8dqq/wb-fuel.jpg The A332 error has already been spotted and acknowledged in the thread and is therefore moot. I cannot wait to see the updated chart with OAG's input and with t...Jump to post
Delta has a lot of A-market widebody aircraft, and hardly any B-or C-market aircraft. The 77W is a B market aircraft and it seems DL's network does not fit the profile.
I guess DL's network being suited for A-market aircraft led them to order the A339NEO (and the A359 ).
That person just conveniently ignores things.
In an earlier post, he showed me real data from another thread that supposedly supported his arguments.
Except his source also gave 7,100nm as a realistic range for Delta's A359.
LAX-SYD = 6,500nm
While I know you get those number from ACAPS, in real world A350's performance is not as good as you suggested (true for all aircrafts, not just A350). Some member has done a very good job analyzing the result, using real world data (http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393909&am...Jump to post
Has anyone on this thread consulted the ACAPS document? At 7,700nm: A359 = 30t payload 789 = 25t payload. I've misread the A359 chart on the phone which changes the conclusion entirely. It should be: 34t payload @ 7,700nm 30t payload @ 8,200nm 789 25t payload @ 7,700nm In the most simplistic sense, ...Jump to post
Delta777Jet wrote:For info , as if 7:20UTC not less than 4 Chinese 737-8Max are in the air. Why is that so if they are suposely all grounded ?
The Airbus A220 has exposed gears and it's a clean-sheet design. I'm guessing the weight penalty as a percentage of gross aircraft weight is larger for smaller aircraft.
Remember, it's not only the doors, but there's also the associated hydraulics and machinery to open/close them.
They help in reducing deboarding times for any widebody. Once they let all the F and C passengers off, it becomes one aisle, one door for Y.Jump to post
Lufthansa wrote:It seemed only Cathay and Singapore escaped it.
The Do328 operates since its introduction into service from Mannheim City Airport in Germany, which has a much shorter runway: 09/27 1066 m × 25 m Asphalt Yeah you're right as the basic takeoff spec at MTOW is at 1,088 metres sp 1,066 metres would be enough for short intra-Europe routes https://328...Jump to post
A relatively fast Do328 can operate from 1,200m runway. An runway on piles seems possible on a purely technical basis but looks unfeasible when factoring in cost, population size, and the "inconvenience" of a World Heritage Site. Zeke's proposed location is a heritage site. https://whc.une...Jump to post
N'EX definitely has the Network advantage and it's a good choice if you're very unfamiliar with Japan or really value the comfort of the seat.
I'd take the Yokosuka Line local towards Yokohama from the airport as I'm more financially sensitive! I'm estimating 2 hours and 10 minutes trip time.
Perhaps it's amazing because It was originally conceived as a 9 hour/4,000nm aircraft with 3x ACTs. 11 hours with a dummy payload if done realistically is over 10% better than expected and further narrows the space for a Boeing MoM. It's close to typical 767 longhaul distance! It also means flights ...Jump to post
Thank you for the replies. I was fortunate enough to fly in the front 2-4-3 section and did not notice anything regarding seat width; it all felt very normal. From the description, it seems the seats may be less than 17" wide! Do the seats on a 9-abreast 787 and 10-abreast 777 feel wider than t...Jump to post
Any word if they will make the train to Tokyo faster? Right now, the only "express" bit of Narita Express is that it is non-stop. What's the ride like? So far I've used NRT only as a stop-over for other Asian destinations, and HND to get to Tokyo. JR's Narita Express takes exactly 1 hour ...Jump to post
As a temporary solution, possible. Long term is definitely pointing towards A321LR. The A320/321NEO is definitely the way to go. I do question if the LR is of any use to a LCC. The 3rd ACT kills pax luggage hold volume and there isn't enough volume for 240 pax. 9 hours might also be pushing it for ...Jump to post
Could even be 767s that might be shifted from ANA. 7 to 9 hours seems just right.
Great news as a regular flyer to Tokyo. As for trains, the Keisei Skyliner is great if you're in a hurry. NRT-Ueno in 41 minutes and Tokyo in 55 minutes with transfer to the Yamanote Line. Sure, some airports have it better but its nowhere near the end of the world. I just hope runway usage would be...Jump to post
Don't think anybody in the right mind predicted the 777-300ER to beat promise by 10%. This 10% free performance killed the A340NG. Pretty sure it was not 10% - a miss like that, even a positive one, would be a sign Boeing's engineers really stuffed it. Doubly so since they were revising an pre-exis...Jump to post
Don't think anybody in the right mind predicted the 777-300ER to beat promise by 10%. This 10% free performance killed the A340NG.Jump to post
BawliBooch wrote:How many airlines do we know who have seen enormous success as LCC's only to crash & burn when they abandoned their original model? Do we know any airline that has been a success at making this transition?
With much discussion going on about the seat width of 777/787/A330, it made me wonder how wide Finnair's MD-11 seats were in Economy. They had a tight 3-4-3 configuration which was tight for a legacy airline. Going even further back, Cathay Pacific had 3-4-3 Economy Class in the L1011 Tristar. How w...Jump to post
The trouble is that the mid twin battle between A and B is so intense that it has become a race to the bottom (literally).The 772er offered 18.5" in X9 econ origonally ,the the 330 reduced this to 18" then the 787 to 17" now the 330 NEO to 16.5"!!!Needs to stop! Airlines have cr...Jump to post