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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13898

Re: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR

Cute from BA, but no cigar. Emirates too should announce they are leaving DXB just for the lulz.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 212
Views: 42170

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Every decade in airline liveries just keeps getting worse.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?
Replies: 83
Views: 16044

Re: Tim Clark hinting at a possible Emirates order review?

What a surprise, EK changing things around again.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2866

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

You just have to try and catch as much shuteye whenever possible.

Are these on Y? Do you have access to a lounge?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Why is Southwest Airlines so reluctant to update technology overall?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3733

Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Kingfisher Airlines.

Though I did fly the LCC subsidiary Kingfisher Red.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7719

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

If this was so simple/practical, it would have been done decades ago.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min
Replies: 41
Views: 14908

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

DLPMMM wrote:
Western727 wrote:
If this works out to be true, it explains a lot of unanswered questions.


Which questions?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 193
Views: 20873

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

The only Indian museum I know which comes close and yet still very much afar in India is the Visvewaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore or Bengaluru. Perhaps it's wrong to compare the two but couldn't help it, is this the best we could do for our children :( . In Goa there is a mari...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7046

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

Many of the routes from DEL to Southern/Eastern India are 2.5 to 3.5 hrs time frame. It is not that small. Now there are many routes which are >2.5 hrs as point to point routes are more numerous. Nope. The longest is DEL-TRV which is 2:55 runway to runway. Whining about wanting a flat bed is ridicu...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7046

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

Only on this forum having a codeshare agreement with the airline that owns India and has an almost 55% share of the Indian domestic market would be a bad thing. Indigo is massive. Good for AA Exactly. IndiGo has a dizzying network with multiple dailies to boondocks. India is a small country flying ...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What plane will be developed after the A350?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: What plane will be developed after the A350?

The A360 sounds like a plane that can only fly in circles.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5011

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Of course a space station can be assembled without a space shuttle. The Russians didn't have a shuttle for Mir, and the Americans assembled the likes of Skylab back in the 1970s. The space shuttle was used for the ISS only because it was there. Not to mention using a 2000 ton orbiter to lift up 25 t...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 30006

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Southwest: 48 years of profitability. No bankruptcy. No layoffs. Good return for long term investors exceeding every publicly traded airline except ALK by a lot. Legacy Airlines: Years of profitability offset with years of staggering losses. Bankruptcy reorganizations, some multiple times. Many man...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204
Replies: 19
Views: 4414

Re: Iran Air and the Russian TU-204

I just saw this: https://www.icana.ir/En/Newsamp/161140/Iran-to-Receive-Tupolev-Tu-204SM-Planes Iran Air set to receive the 100% Russian built TU-204 with Russian PS-90A engines. This is similar to Russian sales to Cuba and North Korea. Finally Iran has semi-modern aircraft! Would you not call the ...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2653

Re: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?

musapapaya wrote:
Isnt this a good sign that the airport is getting busier?


Haha, imagine someone commenting this about LHR just a couple of years ago. :D

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2653

Re: Problem at LHR 09:30 16th ?

Slightly tangential - why is it that on Google Maps can I see no aircraft whatsoever at LHR, bar a QF 789 taking off from a runway?

Is nobody home?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 16464

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Imho, it's almost inconceivable that Boeing is still foisting this turkey on airlines. It doesn't even have EICAS/ECAM for God's sake! The overhead panel is almost unchanged from 1968! Lyndon Johnson was still president. The USSR still had 23 more years to live. Thank you Mr. Obvious Hazy for point...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 161005

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I think the signs are clear that Boeing "shrinking" the NMA to address the A321 and the weak market position the 737 has got into. "Shelving" "Ending" the MoM/NMA would have too much defeat in it, so wording is carefull. Meeting new market requirements is the way forwa...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3971

Re: Round the world airlines

Air India

DEL-SFO (via the Pacific)
SFO-DEL (via the Atlantic)

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 161005

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I notice barring the A320 series, UA has an all-Boeing fleet.

1) CO had an all-Boeing fleet as well. Did UA have these Airbuses from before the merger, or were they ordered later?
2) UA also has 45 A350s on order, deferred to 2027. Will this ever see the light of day?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67454

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

jayunited wrote:
I hate these types of gimmicks, 99% of the time they never live up to the hype.

Just make the announcement and be done with it playing these games on social media is ridiculous.


It costs nothing, so they'll continue doing it.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67454

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

They haven't wiped out their Instagram account. Just temporarily hidden all the posts. JetBlue did something similar a couple of years ago.

Anyway, if social media is the arena for a big announcement, don't expect much.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 31, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] The Most Coolest Airline in Korea! Aero K, Brand New Airline - A320 Cheongju to Jeju
Replies: 9
Views: 6680

Re: [Video Only] The Most Coolest Airline in Korea! Aero K, Brand New Airline - A320 Cheongju to Jeju

South Korea is a tiny country with a developed land transport infrastructure. Is there really a demand for numerous domestic airlines and frequencies?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon May 31, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995
Replies: 38
Views: 11457

Re: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995

Fantastic retro-TR.

Which UA livery replaced which? Did the colourful one come first, or was it Battleship grey?

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by Spiderguy252
Sun May 30, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 92207

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Is it safe to say that the last overall trouble free Boeing launch was the original 777 in the mid 90s? Not really. They had to spend double what they planned to get it out the door on time and once they did, the production meltdown destroyed the margins on the initial planes. Some believe Boeing h...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun May 30, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 92207

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Everybody talks about the McD merger being the root cause of all this. Imagine how BAD mcD must have been to be the root cause of the rot of a company the size of Boeing. Also can someone explain why Boeing felt the merger was necessary? Especially if McD was heading towards being defunct anyway? T...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 192743

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Any indication on how well, performance wise, the 779 is doing? I have heard absolutely nothing concrete except for the bluster from STC about EK refusing delivery unless it meets contract specifications. Does this imply that it is falling short, or is it just noise because EK does not want them an...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 28, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7364

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

Nothing about AI surprises anymore.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 28, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 14834

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

The A321XLR isn't a good replacement for airlines with a 787-8 sized appetite.

Take AI for example, pre-pandemic, they flew their Dreamliners far and wide - from Kenya to Australia to Japan to the UK. Now can an A321 do that from a DEL hub?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in Central Europe
Replies: 58
Views: 11642

Re: oneworld in Central Europe

Covid-19 will only hasten the demise of these pointless airline alliances anyway.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 16741

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

The jet southwest orders next will be whatever Boeing uses to replace the MAX. And that jet will have MAJOR input from southwest, Ryanair, United etc. Southwest knows they cannot last with the 737 forever. But when the day comes they want to be very well prepared and informed. So they will an integ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20695

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

So Simple Flying gets a bad rep on here but still lands interviews with global airline CEOs? Quite a dichotomy.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing
Replies: 20
Views: 3383

Re: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing

I envision a future where airlines will offer "free minutes" on our existing Netflix/Prime accounts and we will use these to watch where we left off. Much less effort than building your own app and negotiating contracts for your own content. I just hope they retain the moving map somewher...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing
Replies: 20
Views: 3383

Re: Seatback IFE vs. Streaming To Device vs. Nothing

I envision a future where airlines will offer "free minutes" on our existing Netflix/Prime accounts and we will use these to watch where we left off. Much less effort than building your own app and negotiating contracts for your own content. I just hope they retain the moving map somewhere...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 2200

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

In an alternate universe, PA, CO, and EA all survived absorbed the others and UA, DL, AA, NW, US all got eaten. We'd have a US3 with different corporate branding, plus WN. The hubs might be sorted slightly differently. And not much else would be different. We would see threads like: "If PA had...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCOOP: Boeing 757NG launch imminent with Delta and Icelandair
Replies: 32
Views: 5842

Re: SCOOP: Boeing 757NG launch imminent with Delta and Icelandair

Half of A.net will fall for this hook, line and stinker.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 26
Views: 4367

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

It was a too-rich-to-be-judicious Arab airline. They were an exception to begin with, pandemic or no pandemic.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RwandAir Domestic Business Class - March 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 11606

Re: RwandAir Domestic Business Class - March 2021

Agreed, that J class bus looks comfy.

Exotic TR overall. Thanks for the share.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 32246

Re: Monitoring aviation recovery?

Indian domestic traffic is at around ~80% of 2019 capacity.

International recovery is nowhere on the scene though.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 8281

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

Ah...Speed. They don't make them like that anymore!

There was also a Continental Airlines DC-10 featured in the airport. Did CO operate that type, or was it only Tristars?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 9031

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

So an airline called "Alaska" Airlines has no idea what to do when it snows? Go figure.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 29098

Re: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico

Everybody knows all the aliens only ever visit America anyway.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 2744

Re: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous

Thank you everyone for your responses and words of encouragement about my upcoming flight. This makes me feel much better. As of now, I’m going to stick with it. I’m flying with a group, and I don’t want to make a big deal about changing it, when it’s the best route/flight option for us right now. ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there more Boeing planes than Airbus planes still?
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: Are there more Boeing planes than Airbus planes still?

Probably a remnant of the "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737" halcyon days of the past.

If anybody can put up a graph, I'm sure Airbus is catching up with a vengeance.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next airline or to fly to Bangalore or the next destination?
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: What will be the next airline or to fly to Bangalore or the next destination?

Pre lockdown, ANA flew to Chennai and JAL to Bangalore.

ANA can begin Bangalore as well.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA automatically rebooks PAX on award tickets from AA to BA metal - and charges carrier fees for it
Replies: 16
Views: 3323

Re: AA automatically rebooks PAX on award tickets from AA to BA metal - and charges carrier fees for it

Another example of mileage plans being junk.

Stay away from them and their intangible currencies.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Emirates retire the A310-300?
Replies: 5
Views: 3625

Re: Why did Emirates retire the A310-300?

They had ordered the A330 which was a generational leap from the A300 and A310 acquired in the 1980s/1990s.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3579

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

If this forum were a person, it can't ever get over Boeing shutting down 757 production, and has slipped into clinical depression ever since.

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