Part of the business case will be the decision of where will the 797 be built. I think it's likely that Boeing is already engaged in talks for tax breaks, construction and land discounts, as well as job creation incentives with some strong non-disclosure agreements in place. That will be a huge dri...Jump to post
They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max.Jump to post
After the A380 is gone they will use them for B747s. Oh, wait. Guess not.Jump to post
StudiodeKadent wrote:KFTG wrote:How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"?
Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost.
All it would need is a MCAS.Jump to post
Throughout 2019, Virgin have now announced and launched new route to: London Heathrow - Las Vegas (Starts 31 March 2019) Manchester - Los Angeles (Starts 26 May 2019) London Heathrow - Tel Aviv (Starts 25 September 2019) This makes it the fourth new route in a year - plus a few more rumoured in 202...Jump to post
The amount of infrastructure changes made at airports to accommodate higher wings and engines for something of this scale would be more than or the same as the Airbus A380. I can't imagine many airlines wanting to redesign hangars and maintenance areas for something like this anytime soon. YES, I u...Jump to post
Hope it gets some new paint.Jump to post
jetero wrote:Oooooooooooooo I love it.
Northwest Airlines was ultra-modern and corrupted poor innocent Delta.
sunking737 wrote:Gee that's the same photo I saw yesterday. Folks will complain about it like all the other airlines, that have come out the last couple of years. ITs WAY BETTER then the current UAL
CALTECH wrote:jumbojet wrote:article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?
But still a heavier load than the Delta 787-9 flying the same route.
How is that concept working for WOW and Iccelandair?Jump to post
The Port of Seattle needs to reward airlines that upgage and fly widebodies into Seatac and cut slots for small airliners. Eventually every flight from airline hubs and major cities into Seattle will be widebodies Ah, you are a DL spy! :o AS, WN, B6, etc could not participate because they are narro...Jump to post
Wonder when they realized they were running way over their projected fuel burn. It is hard to believe it all of a sudden happened the last hour before landing. If they overflew Fiji (NAN) with it's 11,500' runway they may have some explaining to do. No one wants to make an extra stop but you've got ...Jump to post
Typically on my flights from Japan to the US there was often a large fleet of Japanese fishing boats 600-800 miles off the coast. Hundreds of them following the schools of fish. I don't remember red and green lights but lots of white lights.Jump to post
chiki wrote:Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains
Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. I had 4 year as a B757 Captain. One st...Jump to post
Erebus wrote:Ah, so he's realised that throwing A380s/779s to every destination won't stick and that it is time to opt for smaller darts.
iahcsr wrote:Pyrex wrote:Just flew HNL-EWR this week (connecting from Hawaiian), that airport is a complete craphole, not sure $200 million would be enough even if they threw it all at HNL.
Are you referring to HNL in general or UA’s station specifically ?
NYPECO wrote:"A100-1000" sounds very strange.
Two little tidbits:
1. The only people NW treated worse than their employees were their passengers.
2. A sewage treatment North of Fargo was named by their pilots Lake Nyrop.
[quote=. On a not so related note, did NWA employ a sizeable amount of Dutch speaking cabin crew? I know we have Dutch speakers on our AMS flights but not sure if NWA did as well (considering they had so many AMS flights).[/quote] According to Wiki 90-93% of Dutch speak English. Probably higher on D...Jump to post
[quote="l DL tried HND from DTW, it didn't work out well for them. But seems to be functioning better from MSP. Slots are pretty tight into the HND market to begin with, not sure of the Japanese market will ease up at least for the run of the Olympics.[/quote] If I remember correctly (I could b...Jump to post
Prost wrote:One of my first layovers was in ORH on a NW DC-9-10. Late 1980s of course.
Longhornmaniac wrote:Looks like the new Food and Fuel/Cell Lot is opening sometime in July.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be
Great find. Thanks for sharing. Amazing video.Jump to post
Robert Hays from “Airplane” was on the flight! That’s worth the price of the flight right there![/quote]
Was he nervous and sweating?
Delta's newest plane will roll off the production line this year.Jump to post
Too bad he didn't do that in PHX today with a plane that had been on the ground an hour. Aero BBQ.Jump to post