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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 89
Views: 21612

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Nothing will happen.

The IAF has always been more talk, less action. What became of those mothballed MiG-29s that were supposed to be a slam-dunk induction into the fleet?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TK refund. Opt for cash or miles ??
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: TK refund. Opt for cash or miles ??

Cash. Would have said that even pre-virus.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?
Replies: 56
Views: 6703

Re: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?

DIJKKIJK wrote:
I don't know if this topic has been discussed before, but here goes.


The Déjà Vu is too much.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR feeling the effects of Covid-19
Replies: 49
Views: 7513

Re: EWR feeling the effects of Covid-19

Surely these routes will be back live when the crisis ends?

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home

Airmiles and loyalty points across any vertical are worthless when they can be devalued at the drop of a hat.

Kids at home - whenever you need to fly from A to B, just buy the cheapest ticket matching your comfort and schedule needs and you'll be fine each and every time.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 205
Views: 26865

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

It's as 'temporary' as the fuel surcharge introduced in 2007 to combat 'currently high fuel prices'.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India shuts down aviation completely
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Re: India shuts down aviation completely

Finally, a country actually reacting to the crisis instead of using the BS "but the economy" excuse that some in the western world are still using. Funny thing is that when you shut down the country and eliminate the virus, you can get your economy back up to normal much faster. People in...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 72963

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

From this discussion it's apparent that the MAX is no closer to RTS than it was at any point in 2019.

Note to Boeing-heads: "The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice."

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3511

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

cedarjet wrote:
I think a lack of snow that demonstrates how far along the climate change graph we have gone is scarier for our civilisation’s ability to survive in its current form than for Qantas to fill their nightly 747 to Tokyo


Game, set and match. End thread.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct service between LHR-CCU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Why no direct service between LHR-CCU?

AI flew - for a short while in the 2000s - a crazy DEL-DAC-CCU-LHR routing using a 772.

Now there are multiple daily CCU-DEL flights, some on the 787 so pax can connect to AI's double daily DEL-LHR if they need to.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways Future
Replies: 26
Views: 7534

Re: Etihad Airways Future

As long as they have a couple of oil wells to back up their decisions, they'll still be afloat.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30534

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

If airlines are finding it difficult to offload A380s, who on earth will settle for these A340s?

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189394

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Regarding all those employees caught on air by the revealed messages, what do you think, are they still with Boeing now? Well if Boeing is to have a cultural change one would think that getting rid of folks who disparage other humans on their internal communication resources would be a good place t...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16383

Re: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.

Deja Vu Max.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10683

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

PS stop in Ireland on the KWI JFK isn’t for fuel but because US authorities don’t trust KWI security. They will no doubt refuel while on the deck but the reason they’re there is for all the passengers to go through security. PIA do the same in Manchester, used to anyway. That's history now though. ...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10683

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

The 3rd NEO 9K-AKM is due to enter the fleet on 1 Feb 2020. Remains to be seen if that will spell the end of one of the G4 320s.

Also wonder why this particular frame was sunbathing at TLS from October when the next one AKN was delivered without hitch.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10683

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

Unless KU really has the market cornered, the upgauge from the A332 they used to operate on the route could have been covered by the A339 (not on order), but the bilaterals and congestion at MNL may have prevented them from mounting additional frequencies. Besides, the 77W is already in their fleet...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10683

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

juliuswong wrote:
Allegiant for some reason rejected the lease for some ex-SV A320. Thereafter went to Kuwait Airways. 9K-ALE, 9K-ALF and 9K-ALG.


Are these on short term lease until the (delayed) NEOs arrive? When will they be out of the fleet?

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Aviation Show 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

JerseyFlyer wrote:
Should we expect an indication of delivery schedule for KU A338s?


KU are targeting Q32020 for the same.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16211

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

It's like Delta met Air France.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1972

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Does Air India count?

Leeches off my tax money on a daily basis, and finds a way to make a brand new airplane resemble an 18-year old workhorse within a span of months.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh plans to add 4 more Boeing 787 and 2 Dash-8 Q400s
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Biman Bangladesh plans to add 4 more Boeing 787 and 2 Dash-8 Q400s

This has already happened. Biman has already taken delivery of at least one 787-9. As for the Indian carrier - it is Vistara, and aren't they scheduled to receive their bird by February? It was already painted and undertaking test flights in Seattle. All of these aircraft were originally ordered by ...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2613

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

You would think Korean Airlines have other things to worry about at the current time than the livery.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189394

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Why haven't any customers cancelled orders for the MAX and switched to Airbus instead?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14795

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

This is obviously going to end well.

IndiGo is always just talk when it comes to these things.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delays on DL BOM-JFK
Replies: 21
Views: 5561

Re: Major delays on DL BOM-JFK

Looks like it enters and departs BOM at the peak-est of the international banks.

Even in the best of times if you miss your slot at BOM you are set back at least 45 minutes.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India announces BOM - STN
Replies: 26
Views: 4131

Re: Air India announces BOM - STN

AI followed through on BOM-NBO as well.

But I believe they were also set to launch DEL-MAA-Bali but that hasn't happened. Any word on that, or is that plan shelved?

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al and countries around Isreal
Replies: 19
Views: 4136

Re: El Al and countries around Isreal

Well if you want to get a piece of factoid from this thread, let me just offer that there is another Middle Eastern country who have never snapped off diplomatic ties with Israel for the better part of a quarter century, and overflight rights through that country are possible (AI does this on BOM-TL...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers Major Fire
Replies: 20
Views: 5097

Re: Admiral Kuznetsov Suffers Major Fire

This carrier is a living corpse.

Were it a racehorse, somebody would have led it to the side, put a green tent around it, and done the right thing.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 15872

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

The 757 in many ways was made for the US market.

Since then however, the sales of such an aircraft have skyrocketed across the world, who have in turn leap-frogged to the A321.

Airbus was in the right place at the right time, and most importantly - they had the perfect product.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8782

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

tommy1808 wrote:
2020 is probably going to be an awesome year for Boeing.


That is under the assumption that the 737 MAX issue will be solved in 2020.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6183

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

In addition, armed terrorists can now easily get airside by dropping a few unarmed security people if they try to get in the way because of the electronic boarding pass scanners. What the f*** is wrong with the airport and airline policy makers allowing this. Unfortunately it'll take a major incide...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 732553

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Bottomline: don't believe any deadlines Boeing puts out. Actions speak louder than words and the timelines will become clear through surrounding sources if the MAX RTS is indeed on the horizon. Overall, this saga has cannon-balled Boeing. If Airbus or any other manufacturer finds itself in a situati...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final
Replies: 20
Views: 3827

Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

Look at the idiocy here.

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#OnlyInTheGulf (pun intended)

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final
Replies: 20
Views: 3827

Re: GF schedules nine flights to DOH via KWI for the Gulf Cup Final

"For the 1,500 fans, the 80 nautical mile trip becomes a 532 nautical mile trip."

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 253
Views: 37324

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

This is going to end just like Joon.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 15921

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Recycling stuff from the 1970s is only a tad better than recycling stuff from the 1960s.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4372

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

Does EK ever consider DAC as a potential for the A380? According to Airbus, DAC is capable. https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a380/airlines-destinations/airport-compatibility.html Thoughts? That link also claims that Pantnagar Airport (PGH) is A380 capable. Surely Airbus can't be s...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4387

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

TSA125 wrote:
The new CEO at PIA seems to be insistent that he'll get an approval from the US DOT for a nonstop to JFK. It would be huge if it works out this way.


Is Pakistan still CAT 2 status with the FAA?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 60817

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

So a net order for 6 widebody aircraft? (150 - 30 = 120, not 126) Or are those 6 aircraft remaining 77W aircraft yet to be delivered? Think it is net zero as they are also clearing the last 6 777-300ERs from Boeing’s unfilled order book. Geoff Yes it seems EK is cancelling 6 77W, cancelling 24 77X ...

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musman9853 wrote:
Bloomberg reporting EK 787 order is coming

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ssion=true


Here they go again. They are fooling nobody. :roll:

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 53916

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Ignore everything that Emirates says until you actually see the aircraft in their colours.

If words were to be believed, you would have seen an EK A340-600 a B787-10 as we type.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16540

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

The best part about the A320 is that Airbus aren't (yet) beholden to the whims of one customer unlike the 737 and Southwest/RyanAir.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Aviation is a mess
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: Indonesian Aviation is a mess

In free market economics, the system will eventually correct itself.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5717

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

sibibom wrote:
Codeshare on 3 routes? Geez it's not even worth the 5star ballroom they hired for this announcement


And it's not even both sides of the route. eg: the codeshare is from DOH-DEL but not from DEL-DOH

Desperate QR are desperate.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5717

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

It's just a codeshare?

Much ado about nothing.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces another year of profits
Replies: 49
Views: 7180

Re: Emirates Group announces another year of profits

When they say "bankruptcy of Thomas Cook" impacting their profits, surely they mean that in the positive?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 732553

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

As of today, November 7 2019, how much $$$ has Boeing lost from its coffers because of the MAX saga? Leehamnews says: https://leehamnews.com/2019/11/05/boeing-charges-costs-nearly-35bn-since-1996/#more-31580 Boeing already has racked up $9.2bn in one-time charges and additional costs to the account...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 732553

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

As of today, November 7 2019, how much $$$ has Boeing lost from its coffers because of the MAX saga?

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