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by klkla
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329559

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Pretty much everything they've done since has been late, over budget, or a commercial failure, or in some cases, all of the above. In all fairness the same could be said about Airbus (A380 and A350 also late), Bombardier (C-Series so late and over budget that they're out of the passenger jet busine...

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by klkla
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329559

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Pretty much everything they've done since has been late, over budget, or a commercial failure, or in some cases, all of the above. In all fairness the same could be said about Airbus (A380 and A350 also late), Bombardier (C-Series so late and over budget that they're out of the passenger jet busine...

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by klkla
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329559

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

"fundamental software redesign of 737 MAX flight controls" I don't get it. They are talking about fundamental s/w redesign, and at the same time insist on completion is September. Are they nuts? https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/newly-stringent-faa-tests-spur-a-fundam...

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by klkla
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5827

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

This is a case where they are just over thinking seat design. The middle passenger is already wedged between two other passengers. Having that person fit further back and lower will do nothing to make it feel less claustrophobic.

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by klkla
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329559

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Planetalk wrote:
If Boeing are really making these statements to put pressure on the authorities, and they probably are, they have learned absolutely nothing. Get these people out of the company.


As a public company Boeing has to make this statement. It's called disclosure.

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by klkla
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329559

Re: 2018 Annual Report We’re Boeing. The future is built here. THE BOEING COMRe: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2

One of Boeing's favorite weapons to use against Airbus is to pull out the issue of government subsidies. Therefore, I could see Airbus going to the WTO wailing against Boeing taking corporate profit writeoffs to "rescue" a troubled commercial program such as the 737MAX. This would be espe...

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by klkla
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36647

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

zeke wrote:
I didn’t dig myself into a hole.


You should just let this go. You clearly implied that UA was canceling the flights because they weren't profitable and using the flight restrictions as an excuse. Their action of reinstating the flights so soon proves this clearly wasn't the case.

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by klkla
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329559

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Someone asked in another post if Boeing could simply "move" money from the defense/space division to the commercial division to cover the writeoff. The answer would likely be "No". Furthermore, Boeing is still writing off cost overruns caused by the troubled, KC-46 tanker progra...

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by klkla
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 87
Views: 9463

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

VC10er wrote:
Yes, Brazil has some of the most violent “patches” on Earth. I lived there 18 years, Rio specifically and not ONCE had a problem..


You and I must just be 'lucky' lol. I've been there over 70 times in the last 15 years and never had a problem, either.

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by klkla
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7119

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

It will be interesting to see how the A330-900NEOs replacing 767-300ERs affects the revenue picture in the Pacific. The aircraft is much larger, but virtually all of that extra space is devoted to premium products, with the addition of Premium Select seating and a much larger Comfort + cabin. DL cl...

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by klkla
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9527

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

enilria wrote:
AA LAX-SFO SEP 8>7[12]


Even though the frequencies are less they have changed most of the flights from regional jets to A321. They were not competitive with the regional jets because of the Eagle's Nest.

5 A321 and 2 E75 in Sept.

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by klkla
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131808

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Emirates negotiations may deal blow to key Boeing 777X order https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/emirates-may-cut-its-boeing-777x-order-and-substitute-smaller-787s/ … and Clark said the 787-10 letter of intent not only was never finalized but has now lapsed and “has no validity.”...

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by klkla
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9920

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

UA finally realized after months of coming up short they will never catch DL on OTP and now have dialed things back to lesson absolute focus on D:0 and instead use reasoned decision making. Not bad, only 4 posts before a Delta fanboy shows up. D0 was always a dumb metric to worry about when the fli...

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by klkla
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A quick question... Was the stick shaker active for both pilots in the ET crash? If not, wouldn't that be one of the first things to alert the crew that AOA indicator was wrong for one of them? And if that's the case how would they determine what the correct AOA was so that they could make the corre...

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by klkla
Tue May 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3765

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport. The last 10 years is probably the wrong metric - given the recession. Peak pre recession was 2006 DFW 2006 60.2 million 2018 69.1 millio...

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by klkla
Tue May 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3765

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport.

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by klkla
Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 9732

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

At this point I was getting angry and told him that I traveled here from Europe to experience this very hotel and also told him that I am documenting my experience and it is not starting in a stellar way . I know what you experienced is pretty bad, but that is probably not the way you should have g...

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by klkla
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21833

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

It certainly explains why the service on AA's "premier" longhaul routes like DFW-HKG is so awful. FAs should be subject to mandatory retirement at 60, since they're supposedly there for your safety. On most of the long haul flights I have been on, if there was a service problem it was usu...

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by klkla
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595725

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

DDR wrote:
RickNRoll wrote:
There is a warning system on the 737Max that warns if the AoA sensors disagree. It's an Optional Extra.


For the love of God, why would it be optional?


Also, for the love of god, why would any airline NOT order it?

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by klkla
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716177

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Hard times ahead for Boeing. Even with the fixes completed and approved by the FAA, other big actors and regulators in the civil aviation world could be under political pressure from the governments to keep the MAX out of the game and harm the Boeing finances and reputation even more. China and Rus...

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by klkla
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716177

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

OMG it's all coming out now! You're being very sensationalistic. There wasn't really anything new in that article that hasn't been mentioned in this thread. You come across as having an agenda. Maybe you should take a break from being on this thread 24/7 and calm down. From that article: “Would I g...

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by klkla
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8416

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

Orange County is pretty Republican. The Duke was a great. Hopefully they won't give into these cry babies. Those days are long gone my friend. All six congressional districts in OC are now held by Democrats. But back to the 'Duke'. None of these revelations are new and everyone new what he was like...

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by klkla
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 41
Views: 8942

Re: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

Huh. Weird. AC has operated their (pretty old) 320s on YUL-SFO and YUL-LAX for years, with, as far as I know, no such problems (I've taken both flights many times, including in winter, and never had any surprise diversions). JFK-LAX is shorter than YUL-SFO, and JFK-SFO is only 47 miles further than...

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by klkla
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138813

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible

Yes, well, it was only a year ago when we were being told that EK's order for 20+18 secured production for A380 through 2025 and beyond , then we'd have an A380neo with UltraFan that would become the aircraft of choice to move people on crowded Chinese airways. Not one word of which was uttered by ...

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by klkla
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380’s end of production affect on current operators ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4106

Re: A380’s end of production affect on current operators ?

The effect on EK will be most interesting. In the past they haven't held on to their aircraft as long as airlines in the U.S. and Europe. They've had the luxury of getting rid of them young and getting shiny new replacements every ten years or so. Now they will have to maintain and keep these aircra...

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by klkla
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10109

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

How does Global Entry work in this case?

I breeze through immigration in the U.S. all the time with GE. If I had to wait in a long line in BOG as a result of this I would not be a happy camper.

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by klkla
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20268

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

UA has launched a lot of new long haul routes in the last couple years which generally take a while to become profitable. Delta has been much more conservative. I'm sure this is a contributing factor.

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by klkla
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 12679

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

jplatts wrote:
While AA, DL, and UA all have hubs at LAX, AA is the dominant carrier at LAX, and there are still some more domestic nonstop routes such as LAX-CVG, LAX-CLE, LAX-DTW, LAX-MEM, and LAX-MKE that could be added by AA at LAX.


AA might be the largest carrier at LAX but hardly 'dominant'.

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by klkla
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55232

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

The 787 many years in a row were outsold by A330s, apart from the initial rush to order them at the start, more recent years has not seen it selling that well. That statement is not correct. The 787 initially sold very well (fastest selling widebody in history, actually) and then sales stalled duri...

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by klkla
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26127

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

It's threads like this that make one wonder if the MOM train has already left the station.(Sitting on a 788).Certainly in TATL guise in this case. The latest order of 787-8s appears to be a possible place holder until the 797 is available. They are being leased, not purchased. If the 797 is never l...

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by klkla
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20436

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Have any other airlines filed an objection to this? I would think AA and UA would love to have this option, as well.

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by klkla
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15450

Re: Delta and Haneda

I don't think the AA/UA joint ventures are any of Delta's business. The actual routes flown directly by AA and UA are the competition. Delta could open a JV at any time if they choose to and they DO have Asian Partners.. Why should Delta have an advantage just because United and American both have ...

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by klkla
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595725

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

@ BEG2IAH: Good article, but IMHO it is a bit unbalanced. It lacks the answer at the question WHY Boeing told his customers/pilots nothing about the existence of MCAS. How come UAL knew about MCAS? Actually that is addressed in the article: "MCAS was not used in earlier 737 models. It was adop...

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by klkla
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595725

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Why is it that people are looking to blame a single point of failure ? Plane crashes very rarely happen because of a single point of failure. The stars have to align in a bad way. There will be more than enough blame in this incident to share around. Emotions and paychecks. Don't forget fanboyism.

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by klkla
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 66
Views: 4594

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

The term “Flyover country” was popularized by people living within the country’s interior who felt that the country’s megapolis’ — and this doesn’t include places like SEA, PDX, ORH, etc. — has too much control in the direction of the country. It’s really a nonsensical argument — “flyover country” ...

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by klkla
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595725

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Southwest is adding new angle of attack indicators to its 737 max fleet https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/southwest-airlines-is-adding-new-angle-of-attack-indicators-to-its-737-max-fleet/ A clear signal from the largest 737 MAX operator / customer. Congratulation to Southwest for there exce...

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by klkla
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595725

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

PixelFlight wrote:
The problem is that the MCAS is not a optional automatic system. The MCAS is actually a required protection system with authority over the pilot due to the greater instability of the 373MAX compared to the previous 737 families.


Greater instability of different center or gravity?

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by klkla
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 63312

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Delta's wide body needs are covered for the next 7-8 years. The upcoming A330-900NEO can replace the oldest 763ER. The latest A350 terms gives Delta the option to replace the 772ER in 2025-2026, or perhaps convert to more A330-900NEO to replace more 767s. The A330-900NEO is a big jump in capacity f...

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by klkla
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158120

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Someone83 wrote:
At the same time, delivery of the last 10 A350-900 on order is pushed back to 2025-2026.


Which would seem to support the idea that the last batch of A350's will likely be replacements for 777's. Those planes are getting refurbished now and 2025-2026 would be a good time to start replacing them.

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by klkla
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595725

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

A good read on the issues with good sources providing an opinion on many of the issues at play here.... https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-evaluates-a-potential-design-flaw-on-boeings-737-max-after-lion-air-crash/ From that article: “MCAS had the wrong information and they r...

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by klkla
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13459

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

United will soon be flying all variants of the 787. United is lined up for 100 Max 737's. United has 45 A-350 on order. New cabin for some international flights. The brand is not tired. These are all good things they are doing. And I understand why they kept Continental's livery in the beginning. A...

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by klkla
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13459

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

The livery wasn't bad looking but gray oxidizes quickly (loses it's shine) and they looked really bad in the end.

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by klkla
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EVA Air's Boeing 787-9 Inaugural - BR 867 TPE-HKG in Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 7781

Re: EVA Air's Boeing 787-9 Inaugural - BR 867 TPE-HKG in Business Class

Nice report.

The seat looks better and roomier without the doors that DL uses.

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by klkla
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 130908

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I think during phase one they will tear down and rebuild one or two gates at a time. I don't know how they would do that in phase two though.

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by klkla
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries
Replies: 93
Views: 19196

Re: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries

Keep in mind with Delta (and Air Asia X) you are dealing with some of the outliers in terms of configuration. Delta will be an 8 across A330 and likely was an 8 across 787 based on their 777 choices. That is not the case for 95% of airlines. The math works out differently done that way. For Delta t...

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by klkla
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10078

Re: BA's future at JFK

So what’s BA supposed to do until T8 gets built out. Is that even approved? T8 doesn't really need more gates to handle BA's flights. From what I understand from other posters is that it doesn't have adequate lounge space. It seems to me they could built a mega-lounge (or multiple smaller lounges) ...

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by klkla
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32679

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I don't believe the 77E has a replacement at United right now, it's just implied that a large order of A350s will replace them. I don't even think it's truly confirmed that the A350 will replace the 777-200A. A lot of it is speculation that's been taken for truth. A350-900s replacing the 777-200ERs...

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by klkla
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica
Replies: 7
Views: 4523

Re: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica

I thought we weren't doing trip reports with the photos only linked from another site anymore?

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by klkla
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 995 MIA-GRU running 16 hours late
Replies: 15
Views: 3900

Re: AA 995 MIA-GRU running 16 hours late

As someone who works this flight, this happens all the time. On practically all all nighters to South America when there is a delay, they “defer” the flight at least 10 hours to basically get everyone where they are going and make it a daytime flight after all the equipment from South America arriv...

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