Didn't they once mention that they felt they ordered too many 777's?Jump to post
The early sales were due to the delay in the 787 program and were A330ceo's, not A330neo's. Some companies switched because they needed capacity. You can't make the sales case of A330neo vs 787 by mixing ceo models that sold due to production & certification delays. So the A330neo did not outse...Jump to post
It is amazing to think that the 787 reached this milestone faster than even the A320, if we start counting from first flight. If you want to compare a similar time in aviation, the A320neo family did 1000 frames delivered this month. Not quite similar though, a cleansheet vs re-engine are really tw...Jump to post
:D :D :D I can't wait to check it out. Hopefully we'll be seeing fewer low-floor buses. They're becoming a bit too common for my liking at PVG and SHA. After boarding US-bound 787s from remote gates multiple times at PVG in recent years, I agree. It's one thing to use buses for an A319, but for a 2...Jump to post
Yes, KLM made a fuss over the nursing. BUT at the same time we don't have to make a fuss over KLM's actions a week later. Seems like the disproportionate outrage. Yes, they heard the complain and likely will tread carefully going forward. Everyone just needs to let it go already. There must certainl...Jump to post
So people are getting up in arms about a puny 30 aircraft order and forgetting the 200 potential ones they got at the Paris Air Show? Sounds like Airbus.net, I mean Airliners.net. Not sure when an order for 30 737-sized aircraft became puny" A 200 aircraft order IS an very large, yes, but does...Jump to post
Actually, there were serious quality issues with the NG, just didn't get much attention. Parts from suppliers not meeting spec; then falsified, for poorly corrected and still installed. there was a whole documentary on this. If i remember, they said there were 3 (I can't remember the exact number) ...Jump to post
I really like Boeing, but in the last 6 months they've showed themselves to be extremely petty. Actually, there were serious quality issues with the NG, just didn't get much attention. Parts from suppliers not meeting spec; then falsified, for poorly corrected and still installed. there was a whole...Jump to post
I wonder if the lack of use of remote boarding in the US also has to do with our ADA laws that require persons with disabilities to accommodated. A wheelchair passenger simply cannot ascend/descend the stairs. I myself sometimes have difficulty walking, and I can tell you those stairs to a 777 can ...Jump to post
I wonder what Air Canada's 737 pilots are doing now? Forced vacation?Jump to post
Because despite Ethiopias long and documented storied history of government corruption including very recent events, they are beyond reproach, because racism. I've neither blamed nor absolved anyone and certainly not claimed that anyone is "beyond reproach". Blame is not the purpose of th...Jump to post
Sikhs are a very peaceful group of people , what a joke I guarantee she thought they were Muslims. Seems like most bias towards Sikh people is because ignorant folks don't know they're not Muslims. I mean, come on, if you're going to hate a whole group of people, at least know who those people are ...Jump to post
It is cute...but I've never seen an airline talk about the green exit symbol so much...and talk about it twice (once in the middle, once at the end). WS replied to someone who said this in the video comments and they said it's an FAA requirement. Is this true? I believe so. When I flew the DL A321 ...Jump to post
These threads are just all so sad. There are now 5+ threads open and more opening every few hours to mostly $hit on Airbus. Is all this really necessary? And very little facts are presented along the way. Mostly personal opinions, and in many cases provable falsehoods (some clearly intentional). It...Jump to post
BR AFAIK is not a company who considers their flight attendants to be outright slaves to passengers (like many Middle Eastern airlines such as QR/EK). Here we go again! Have you been a flight attendant at those companies? Do you have insights on their SOP's? One could make such wild claims against ...Jump to post
What are you talking about. That is one of the best liveries in the air. Agreed :checkmark: :checkmark: "like" They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but I absolutely agree - great livery!! Not me. Not everything old is good. IMO hideous with no creativity that should have remain...Jump to post
seabosdca wrote:drdisque wrote:Iran's current government is a bad actor, but so are many others with which we're all too happy to do business, and the sanctions just serve to entrench the current regime in place.
Aviation building a global affair. I'm tired of reading comments like "...but it incorporates many western..." When it comes to China and/or Russia, why do we always have to make it a point to say that it's not really Chinese because it has western components? So what? Seems like we are al...Jump to post
toxtethogrady wrote:Why do I think this is another 404 scam?
If you have seat 33D, and have paid to have 33E and 33F empty, that's what you get. If you move to 40A to look out the window, you cannot transfer your blocked seats as well That's not how I read the question, though. Suppose he's on an A340 and selected a window seat and successfully bids to have ...Jump to post
Not really so tough, as long as the sales stay in the family. Not only does Airbus make a bunch of new sales, but they get an upgauge bonus by JetBlue switching their current orders from 320's to 321's. Any play of A320 vs. A220 isn't a good thing for Airbus. Competing against yourself is never a p...Jump to post
The real danger of the embargo on the sales of commercial aircraft with any USA content to Iran, that while politically popular here puts - and has put - persons in grave danger. The lack of USA content systems caused in part the USA Navy shoot down of an Iran Air A300 over the Persian Gulf killing...Jump to post
Not a fan of Trump, but Boeing shouldn't have done deals with an evil regime like Iran. And I think the US government should sanction Airbus and all those EU companies supporting the Iranian regime, like they made recently with ZTE: https://www.techradar.com/news/zte-reaches-billion-dollar-deal-wit...Jump to post
According to AllAfrica.com, guards for King Mswati III of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been fined for leaking photos of his new A340. Honestly, I am surprised it took this long for them to surface. I know when I was still in the country several months ago, pictures were circulating among what...Jump to post
I wonder why in Canada both Embraer and Bombardier products are in service while in Brazil it is only Embraer? Canada and Brazil are both large countries with many remote towns and cities that are suitable for 50 to 90 passenger aircraft. I would think that the economics of operating each product a...Jump to post
THis is insanity! Why wasn't there a marshaller out by the tail, since the A321 was clearly sitting in the active thru way? Asiana was cruising too, seems way to fast for that congested zone, at this well known over capacity airport. Doesn't seem that fast to me, then again, I cannot draw conclusiv...Jump to post
They test these engines for failure. But it seems like when they fail in real life they are uncontrolled more often than not. That was a detonation. Lucky there wasnt more structural damage to the wing and fuselage. My anecdotal guess is that if it was contained it would be a non-event and we'd nev...Jump to post
dazwalsh wrote:Would the cargo doors be openable in the event of an emergency exit?.
JFK has EWR serving international locations and LGA for domestic. So combined NYC may still be the busiest for air travel. And most of the passengers from the 2 NYC airports (except EWR) are O & D passengers. DEL has only one airport and no city close by which has an airport (within 150 mile ra...Jump to post
Wait till you find out AA eagle employees make less than $10/hr. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387447 Do they get to keep their passports? EK employee's don't. They absolutely do. I have friends who fly for EK and the company does not keep their passports. That's a rumor t...Jump to post
http://www.newsweek.com/russian-airline-threatened-deport-transiting-asian-americans-back-india-867094 Apparently, Aeroflot thought just because they had the same skin color, and was coming from Delhi, their nationality was Indian and not US. Bizarre. Won't help Russian reputation when it comes to ...Jump to post
Most people only remember the ANC has freedom fighters and forget the hardcore Marxist ideology that was at the core of the group. God help SA Exactly. Hating the white man became the national pastime but what they didn't realize was that he kept the country together. Really? Wow, what a simplistic...Jump to post
william wrote:Bose QC35II headphones................."What screaming child?"
Wonder why they decided to keep 3-3-3 in Y when most of the others are sticking with 3-4-3? Even CX is moving towards 3-4-3. And its not like 3-3-3 can't do almost all their routes. They are leaving money on the table when the oil prices are going up. Oh come on now! There is just no pleasing the a...Jump to post
Richard28 wrote:Wow! thanks for the update!
The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?
Canuck600 wrote:Would have looked better if they had kept both Flair & Airlines on the same row, having them split by the windows is too jarring & disrupting but thats probably just me.
What an excellent trip report. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you kindly for sharing. If i had to guess, that plane flying above and in the opposite direction would be Arik Air.Jump to post
Northwest1988 wrote:...t-tailed rear engine aircraft...
IADCA wrote:Perhaps, but that wasn't what the OP asked. He specifically asked about rear-engined T-tails in both the title and the opening post...
2 engines out on a 4 engine passenger plane could spell doom, especially if its two engines on the same side of the wing. From what I understand and from what I've read, it depends on weight, altitude and a number of other factors. 4 engines doesn't necessarily mean your more safe than a plane with...Jump to post
c933103 wrote: A310 to A346 is like 60%? It's a 61.5% increase. Using the same method, the 737-100 to 757-300 is a 90% increase. But thats a bit of a stretch Though similar cabin cross-section width, the fuselage is different. I always thought the 737 more like 707/727 double bubble as opposed to t...Jump to post
Wow, no matter the situation, I would never embarrass myself, or make act unprofessional in public, let alone an airport. Freaking a-hole, scum of society.I have never flown Ryanair, but even I know this rule. Inexcusable behavior, even if someone is in the right, this is no way to behave. Verbal bu...Jump to post