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by DfwRevolution
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2338

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Sorry, what a complete and utter bullocks. Have a look in China what they are doing. And for the developing countries, well if you don't have any fossil infrastructure, you are at an advantage, you can just directly move to renewable infrastructure. Just look at what has happened with telephones in...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7906

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

WN didn’t enter DIA until 2006 and only started growing significantly there within the last decade, but it is now on the verge of becoming their largest station, especially if they take all the new C gates. Conventional wisdom suggests a carrier won’t do as well when the carrier raids a rivals hub ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18398

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new criteria for this expansion no longer gravitates around local population, but instead a range of economic dynamics. This includes the composition of the regional industrial base, the accessibility to a wide feed area (g...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13086

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

This seems like a typical attempt at a class action lawsuit. I find it interesting they didn't add United (which also has 73Max equipment), and which also has bought Boeing over the years. Damages claimed and damages awarded are going to come out much later; the possibility is really that the lawye...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36678

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

So the Global Hawk was shot down 21 miles from the Iranian coast, and closer to Iran than to any other country, is that right? Now let us suppose a $180 million Iranian Global Hawk, just 21 miles from Norfolk, Virgina. What does anyone think would happen to such a winged automat? So and you blame I...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70186

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Well tell me what a high Mach number compressor is. There are no Mach numbers inside a compressor, only pressures. So where is this high Mach measured? Before the intake? At the face of the compressor? On the rotating blades of the compressor? A compressor is meant to compress air to higher pressur...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon May 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5618

Re: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

Is Vox channel reliable enough regarding aviation issues? because a lot of news journalist aren’t despite working for important news channel. This :checkmark: There are some inaccuracies in their aviation content, but I'd argue it's better than a lot of traditional news, TV, internet or otherwise Y...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2462

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pretty efficient to me. What is carbon intensive is construction and making concrete. Building the California HSR has released so much CO2, it would take decades to get to back through use of be train...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2462

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pretty efficient to me. What is carbon intensive is construction and making concrete. Building the California HSR has released so much CO2, it would take decades to get to back through use of be train...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 4807

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

From the moment IAH opened it has had an amazing number of foreign metal serve the airport. Short of JFK or LAX, I can’t think of another US airport that has attracted such foreign metal both big and small. I mean, with PIA, SAA, Gulf Air in the past to the current numerous ME airlines and their im...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14927

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

The words " high-quality " " extremely low fare " " basic transportation " don't mix too well in the airline industry. It's either high quality or low fare and basic - he needs to decide which. No CEO is going to tell you, “ohhh our product is really shitty that genera...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387506

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Having read the Flightglobal item, we now know only slightly more than before. However, IMO the size of the debris field would seem to indicate that it was in one piece until impact. In that’s the case then where is the fuel. Very little fuel contamination reported on the ground. Oh come on, the pl...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues advisory warning about overflying Venezuela's airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 3931

Re: FAA issues advisory warning about overflying Venezuela's airspace

Either the US is planning a military intervention soon, or this is just bullying by the US, and hurts the FAA's credibility. Oh give me a break. The country is on the edge of civil war. This has nothing to do with an intervention. There is no hint of any danger to aviation, the FAA does this on Tru...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387506

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Trinity Bay is only about 2-3 meters deep. There's a good chance the CVR and FDR are burried deep in the mud. My condolences to crew.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14002

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Where there is smoke there is fire.. in this case, a big fire. Im surprised it took this long for this become public the probe was going on for a while. Southwest moves ALOT of bags a day. Southwest still counts bags with an abacus. There is no greater conciet in this modern age than the notion tha...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104919

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

If we are being honest; I recall when the A380 program was announced in 2000. It was pitting (then new) Point to Point travel (787) against traditional Hub and Spoke routings, which the A380 represented. Looks like Point to Point travel won handily as Boeing predicted the trend would go 19 years ag...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 18625

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Ruston was a British manufacturer of industrial gas turbines. Their major models were the Tornado, Typhoon, and Tempest. They are still produced today but have since been rebranded following various acquisitions by Alstom and eventually Siemens.

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170852

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

You're overthinking this a bit. Look at actual missions being flown, not the last bit of capability of the aircraft being replaced. 4500 nm gets you a very large chunk of TATL. Almost all missions between Europe and east/central North America will work. West Coast to major Western Europe hubs such ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?

How many 787 operators can you name that don’t operate from a hub at one end of the flight, compared to those that do? This is semantics and nothing is worse than arguing semantics on the internet. Since the (vast) majority of twins (787, 350) operate from a hub, it can be argued that in fact they ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?

A380 is a hub-to-hub aircraft, and the market has shown the response to hub congestion is hub bypass, not 500+ seat aircraft. How many 787 operators can you name that don’t operate from a hub at one end of the flight, compared to those that do? This is semantics and nothing is worse than arguing se...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When an Airline drops a route.
Replies: 26
Views: 5253

Re: When an Airline drops a route.

And seriously if you were a CEO would you run routes that the data shows will not be profitable into the foreseeable future? Good data would have told the CEO that the route would not be profitable before it was started, not after finding out it would lose money by losing money. How do you gather d...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8453

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Remember when there was a huge crowd on here saying WN will never take the 738? Ah, those were the days Can you find one person who said that? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35297&p=229145&hilit=SOUTHWEST+737+800#p229145 Ahhh, the good ole days. Just one of many thr...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8453

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Remember when there was a huge crowd on here saying WN will never take the 738? Ah, those were the days


Can you find one person who said that?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6654

Re: QR and stairs

Anytime I’ve had a morning arrival in DOH it’s been deplaned via stairs.

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 27192

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

This design will have an issue common to all high-wing passenger aircraft: where do you store carry-ons for passengers sitting directly under the wing box? Also, for a narrowbody, how do you ensure there is enough headroom in the aisle under the wing box for passengers to walk safely? I suggest Boe...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32168

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

lol a NEO...are we STILL talking about dumping billions into a program that ALREADY cost billions and failed? The A380 NEO is probably doomed, but this isn't a proper way to evaluate the economics of a project. You are falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy. The billions that Airbus has already sp...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3458

Re: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?

Speaking of California I found this interesting tweet of United largest global corporate accounts. Lots of business flying out of California it seems. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dwph54HVsAEi658.jpg https://twitter.com/LAflyr/status/1083787010186260480 1.) Apple filling 50 business class seats per ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 9135

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

I cannot see anything like 1,000 sales. At worst, it'll be another A340-500/-600 (133 frames built) but I'm hoping for a few hundred. If I were at Airbus I'd be seriously looking at what comes between the A321 and the A350. I remember in 2002 when Boeing said they expected the 77W to sell 500 units...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9597

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

sonicruiser wrote:
People say the 748 is doomed, the 777X is doomed, the A330NEO is doomed, and of course the A380 is doomed. At this point, what isn't doomed?


Every program has its critics. It does not follow that every program will be a failure.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32168

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

lol a NEO...are we STILL talking about dumping billions into a program that ALREADY cost billions and failed? The A380 NEO is probably doomed, but this isn't a proper way to evaluate the economics of a project. You are falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy. The billions that Airbus has already sp...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 27192

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

YYZLGA wrote:
I very much doubt Wall Street would ever allow Boeing to pursue something this radical, no matter how beneficial it might be in the end.


This conceptual design would represent less technical risk than Boeing accepted on recent major programs.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 41
Views: 10232

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

The very first A380 to be scrapped has an estimated airframe value of $45 million, and the power plants should be worth another $24 million. The owner of this 11 year old plane expect to see a small but positive return on investment when all is said and done. Having a positive return after scrappin...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13946

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Jan 1st is of course special. But my question is not limited to this day. How can these flights work if you can‘t really sleep. You check in when you are really tired, you board in the middle of the night, you arrive very very early in the morning. This means no sleep at all for most passengers! Th...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37329

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

A realistic option is to build F but make it more of an Extension of D. Then rebuild C as a rectangle like D with the eventual goal of having two terminals an east and west all or most connected. Still a large footprint but lots more capacity and a bit more manageable. I think there is a lot of val...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37329

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

It may work well for passenger connections, but AA says their operating costs at DFW are now climbing higher than hubs like CLT. The layout of DFW is partly to blame And how high will AA's operating costs be after the ~$50 billion realignment is finished? Freaking massive. You’re making up absurd n...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's AAIB summons BR, KL, and N8 crews following "near mid-air collision" over DEL
Replies: 25
Views: 4121

Re: India's AAIB summons BR, KL, and N8 crews following "near mid-air collision" over DEL

BawliBooch wrote:
Gabrielz wrote:
Lesson #1 you learn in india: few things make sense by western standards.


Wow! Racist much?


There is nothing racist with observing that the practices of one culture don't always make sense to another culture.

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37329

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

As far as I'm concerned, they are going to need to do the last option, even though it will likely cost a ton of $. The terminal design is holding DFW back from its full potential, and if they could rebuild it into a more efficient design like ATL, DEN, DTW, etc, DFW could probably challenge ATL as ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 5910

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media.aspx Airbus have delivered around 870 A330s with Trent 700s (-200, -300, -F, MRTT) so that would be 1,740 engines. The other 260 must be spares. I've no idea but is that about right? One spare for every 6.5 delivered? So you buy 13 A330s (=26 engines) but you also ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7997

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

About $100bn in 2015 (742 versus 866, 2015 numbers). The rest of your statement is just rubbish. Are you so driven to find a counter-argument that you cannot acknowledge the U.S. and EU public are motivated by different criteria that produce different outcomes? You mean seeing people as producing p...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7997

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

Los Angeles also produces $200 billion dollars more GDP than the Netherlands. The U.S. optimizes for productivity and not cost control. About $100bn in 2015 (742 versus 866, 2015 numbers). The rest of your statement is just rubbish. Are you so driven to find a counter-argument that you cannot ackno...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7997

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

With climate change rapidly increasing and devstating the Earth should people in North America be limited to one car? Cars are a huge problem and have contributed to climate change. People do not need multiple cars and they burn fuel and even battery powered cars use resources for parts. If someone...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7740

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

The disparity in passenger experience described up-thread I think would be a non-issue, especially for US originating travelers. For US originating travelers maybe, but for European travelers I guarantee you this will be an issue. You're clearly underestimating it. One might wonder how Europeans ma...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 15578

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

TWA772LR wrote:
SWA is going to need a smaller capacity plane eventually.


Why? The “they’ll run out of new markets” fallacy?

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 15578

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Southwest flies many small capacity routes. A 737-700 is still on the big side for St Louis to Tulsa or Boston to Columbus or Boise to Sacramento. Southwest goes after point to point markets and fills the rest of the plane with lower yielding one stop routes (such as filling up Boston to Columbus f...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 15578

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Because they realised the economics of the 737-8 /800 series is way better then the mini -7 /700 model. But they can't openly admit that, because they are the largest operator of the 737-700. Thats totally unfounded. The 737-700 made perfect sense when WN ordered them because WN had one of the lowe...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 25767

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Eventually, the Chinese will be able to mass product airliners, but it is going to take decades...and even longer until they can be considered on par with Boeing and Airbus. I get the conventional wisdom, but it is not a given that the Chinese aerospace industry will ever meet success. History is l...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 69193

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

What would happen if Airbus would just break a US patent which is not legally valid in Europe? No one can sue them in Europe, but can there be other sanctions by the US government? Airbus operates a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary. Any litigation in the U.S. against Airbus would name this subsidiary a...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 13923

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

LH748 wrote:
It's so sad when religion does not only affect the people that want to follow it but interferes with the lives of others.


I didn’t get my talking points memo today so help me out. Are we accommodating a minority because that’s the right thing to do in a diverse society or no?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12890

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

kimimm19 wrote:
America is not willing to invest in public transport services in comparison to pretty much everywhere else in the world. It's just how it is.


Myth.

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