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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 35
Views: 4733

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

8 hours on an A318? BA1 is a dream come true to most business travelers. I'm sure service to BOS and DCA/IAD/BWI would work great as well. If it was such a “dream come true” then why did BA cancel the other rotation and sell one of the two A318s rather than starting a similar service to one of the ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 35
Views: 4733

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

WayexTDI wrote:
It's a very long shot; but could someone want it for a bizjet?

It'll most likely end up parted out though.


Aren't these the only ones with the PW6000 engine? I'd imagine the cost of engine maintenance for a unique engine would essentially rule out any possibility for a second life elsewhere.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 20312

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Is there a price point where used A380s make sense for someone like DL, AA, BA, SG, LH, Scoot, etc... makes sense to snap up 20 or 30 of them and fly them? Say DL buys 25 of them to keep a fleet of 20 flying with 5 for parts. I believe last time I saw an A380 is “worth” almost $100 million. Say tha...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 35
Views: 4733

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

TWA772LR wrote:
...and not to Iran like a particular a.net user (troll? Bot?) would like to believe.


You noticed that too, huh.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 5107

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

I think it's more of an issue of price fixing. US airlines seem to refuse to compete on price and put a lot of effort into matching prices. They almost act as a cartel. Umm...they do compete on price, and that’s why the other airlines match. Because otherwise most of the business would go to the ai...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164686

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Interesting development, seems they've risen https://twitter.com/beggi_north/status/1169958591782096904?s=20 "Inaugural flight in October, from the new base at IAD to KEF! Also focusing on air cargo. Mentions the icelandic fish export . cargo build up at KEF" Guess they'll be flying 757s ...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9813

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

This passenger should not have been forced to change seats, or be downgraded to the main cabin, because he was allergic to an "emotional support" pet. It should have been the "emotional support" pet that was moved, not the other passenger. It's clear you don't understand the CFR...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 10664

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

So what about the return flight, or was there a replacement pilot (or fresh crew) already stationed at the destination?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34372

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I always thought about that, if Airbus is the one ending the A380 production line, is EK the one walking away from the contract? EK could simply stick to the contract and ask Airbus to deliver. Or was the Airbus decision to stop A380 production AFTER EK had converted its A380 order to A350+A330neo?...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

QB737 wrote:
Good thing. They are required by law to offer services in both languages and they haven't. So you pay when you don't play by the rules.


Can you explain what service was not offered in both languages on the flight in question?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 16715

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

I would agree if the mods hadn’t jammed the network thread into it. Moderators have claimed that there was too much discussion crossover between the two. I don’t really see how the two overlap, except for perhaps one particular member who has a tendency to post the same thing a dozens of times, goi...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 16715

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Do we really need a separate thread for reprints from the main fleet/network thread. Yes imo, the main fleet/network thread talks about individual aircraft movements whereas this thread tracks specifically repaint progress. It would be easy for that data to get lost in the larger thread. That threa...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 14101

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

As a non expert looking at this from the periphery, I do wonder if Boeing could have done more to explore a 757 NG platform that (1) took weight out of the airframe Funny thing, folks say the A321 killed the 757 orders because it was a lighter more efficient frame that did say 90% of all 757 missio...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 14101

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

I've read lots of crazy stuff on this forum, but this thread takes the cake. Apparently, airlines were begging for 757s, but evil Boeing forced them to buy 737s instead (the fact that 757 sales, which were never that strong to begin with, fell to zero for a year or two before Boeing decided to end p...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 154
Views: 20258

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

I was just thinking once Midwest is able to get their own planes, I wonder if the CRJ-550 might be a good fit for them since they are going after the business crowd in MKE. Would give them a nice hard parduct to offer business people while expanding them into the leasure travel market and give them...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 16715

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

aircountry wrote:
where is CRJ-550?


It looks exactly the same as the CRJ-700.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?
Replies: 14
Views: 4308

Re: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?

https://thinairtoday.com/2019/08/15/sau ... -birthday/
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Clearly they're not that reputable, since they got the article from the aviation equivalent of the Onion:

https://thinairtoday.com/2019/08/15/sau ... -birthday/

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8720

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

All the extra fuel capacity of a widebody didn't seem to help Air Canada on a 767 in the early 1980s, nor the Air Transat A330 over the Azores a few years ago.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is "a Flight" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: What is "a Flight" ?

A flight number (for passenger information purposes) only really has to be unique for a given origin-destination/date. Meaning, you can’t have two AF6110s scheduled from ORY to TLS on the same day. Beyond that, there really is no rule on what an airline does with its flight numbers. They can use the...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family delivery problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 5633

Re: A320 family delivery problems?

Nope. Like I just said, the plants are open, and other years far more planes are delivered in the same period. Please note, It is "summer leave time" and and not "plant leave"; production in Hamburg is reduced as many/most workers are now with their families in summer leave. The...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 24182

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

The 757 was not the stronger program. The original 737-900 was not a strong seller, but it was built on the same lines as the other 737 models using the same parts. Still at the same time, the 757 was selling even worse. 10. Nov. 1997 was launch of B739 program. The final 7 B757 orders from China w...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2285
Views: 403955

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I’d be interested to know what the cost differential is between installing new sidewalls, lighting and overhead bins vs completely repainting an aircraft. My personal opinion is that the money spent on developing and implementation of the new livery would have been better spent updating the cabins ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31757

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

If WN is considering another model, the only real other contender would be the Airbus A220 . The Boeing 737-800 and MAX 8 will have a place in the WN fleet---and possibly the MAX 9 as well (but not the MAX 10, as that would be a 5 FA plane). But WN will need an adequate plane in the sub-150-seat cl...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31757

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

I might be in the minority, but once Airbus gets a handle on costs and ramps production on the A220 series, I see them launching a 150pax, 32" pitch, 3 flight attendant, A220-500 specifically for the likes of WN. Would such a plane fit in all 73G gates? Why would they do that? The existing A22...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31757

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

...a market for which WN relied on the B735 in the past. The WN that could afford to fly 735s around is at least one if not two or more pilot contracts ago. We're in a very different world now. Honest question: did WN ever “rely” on the -500 for its capacity? I thought the 735 was ordered because i...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25447

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

rjsampson wrote:
Guys -- am I missing something?


What you’re missing is that he’s a troll that pollutes lots of threads with his same inane garbage.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4300

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?

All new planes look similar, so the fact that the CSeries "looks similar" to the Dornier 728 shouldn't be that surprising.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10558

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

UAEflyer wrote:
If BA’s most lucrative route is JFK, why the don’t operate their newest airplanes on it !!


Because their newest airplanes aren't configured in a layout that maximizes the revenue for LHR-JFK?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA ordered three A380s?
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: ANA ordered three A380s?

This isn't exactly news. They were ordered four years ago. General speculation (not confirmed, but it's the only really logical explanation for such an order) is that it was done to get Airbus (a Skymark creditor) to back ANA's proposal to take over Skymark's assets in bankruptcy over a competitor (...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14071

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I personally despise the PTVs, and shut them off as fast as possible. I have flown along side other UA elites that share my disdain for them and their 10+ minutes of unavoidable (and obnoxious) advertising from their IFE partner (DirecTV?). Just the thought of UA explorer Visa card commericlal (rew...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?
Replies: 14
Views: 2805

Re: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?

Definition of collude intransitive verb : to work together secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest : CONSPIRE, PLOT They didn't "collude" to end the A380. They came to a contractual agreement to reduce EK's orderbook. Airbus determined that there was no other mar...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31124

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

MH has cancelled flights to HKG until Tuesday afternoon https://twitter.com/MAS/status/1160918239011995649?s=20 Any idea why the thread title has not been changed to reflect the fact that not all flights have been cancelled ? Because the magic, mind-reading, auto-thread-title-changer isn't working ...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3763
Views: 494296

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A new report puts the lost revenue at $4.1 billion loss by airlines due to the 737MAX grounding https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2019/08/10/new-report-puts-impact-of-boeing-737-max-grounding-at-41-billion/#346b3e491fdf I'm trying to make sense of the numbers. 4.1B total lost revenues, and at th...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3763
Views: 494296

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A new report puts the lost revenue at $4.1 billion loss by airlines due to the 737MAX grounding https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2019/08/10/new-report-puts-impact-of-boeing-737-max-grounding-at-41-billion/#346b3e491fdf I'm trying to make sense of the numbers. 4.1B total lost revenues, and at th...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10609

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I like the person that stated that a passenger was trying to contact her by phone, but she wouldn't answer and just sat in jump seat.... I thought they said the flight deck was ringing her on the interphone. From the article: "The whole plane -- a very small plane -- noticed something was wron...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10609

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I like the person that stated that a passenger was trying to contact her by phone, but she wouldn't answer and just sat in jump seat.... That just raises more questions than it answers. Of course, I'm sure something was misinterpreted/lost in translation. More likely a passenger pressed the call bu...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 10107

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

This forum desperately needs a “Like” button for some of these posts.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene

jetmatt777 wrote:
Does Frontier require checking in at the ticket counter for this? To verify ID?

If not, a creative loophole for an airline employee to fly somewhere on a confirmed ticket for free.


Or anyone, really.

Buy a refundable ticket on another carrier, then cancel when you're through security.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 8704

Re: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays

So quickly...WN planned to get rid of them, but had a change of heart thanks to the MAX, but UA beat them to it? The articles said that UA would take the planes to fill in for the MAX, but the timing for that doesn't really work unless the grounding goes basically to 2021. WN should be dropping ton...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 8704

Re: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays

Now if somebody can explain what is going on with the WN/UA 73Gs! What's there to explain that isn't already covered in the UA fleet thread? So quickly...WN planned to get rid of them, but had a change of heart thanks to the MAX, but UA beat them to it? The articles said that UA would take the plan...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 8704

Re: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays

enilria wrote:
Now if somebody can explain what is going on with the WN/UA 73Gs!


What's there to explain that isn't already covered in the UA fleet thread?

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5518

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

The split scimitar design (or scimitar as it doesn't include the lower portion) is also available as a 757 upgrade, although I think only Icelandair and United have taken them so far ? Technically, it’s not a split scimitar, because it doesn’t have the lower strake. It’s just a scimitar. Lol, apolo...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96186

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Believe it or not, the company let the employees vote on the new livery and it won. No accounting for taste. Wasn’t the vote actually after the new livery was released, and it came down to either the current one, or the current one with the old tail (which didn’t really go together well with the re...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5518

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

JannEejit wrote:
The split scimitar design (or scimitar as it doesn't include the lower portion) is also available as a 757 upgrade, although I think only Icelandair and United have taken them so far ?


Technically, it’s not a split scimitar, because it doesn’t have the lower strake. It’s just a scimitar.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 13570

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

aemoreira1981 wrote:

ORD has just one A380-capable gate?


I don’t know if it’s still the case, but in 2016/17 it was true. Not sure if any more have been built since then.

EK used it once (somehow I thought they were going to fly it here regularly), and now BA uses it.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 13570

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Frankly, of those airports I can't imagine anything but ORD having year-round, daily demand for an A380. It won't happen until the new OGT is built and they would not look at moving their entire LH operation to T5 for one flight. I was just going to ask about this. LH currently departs from T1 (B c...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20950

Re: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

I'm flying to JFK next month and my outbound has been changed from 747-400 to 787-9 which i'm not happy about. I wonder if it will be changed again to a 787-10? There is more profit to be made on the 789. What is not to like? Presumably, as an aviation fan who has a ticket booked, one isn't concern...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.
Replies: 19
Views: 2239

Re: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.

The A380 and 747-8 didn’t sell well because they aren’t particularly efficient compared to the competition. Efficiency has to do with physics, not 9/11.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2285
Views: 403955

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I who know nothing! I am assuming that it’s 40 Economy Blocked seats. QUESTION: as per the high premium 767, could a 789 add more Polaris and Premium Economy, E+ and shrink Economy to save weight: sell more premium seats? That said I always wonder if a Polaris seat just adds back the weight of 40 Y...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 High Density / Low Cost Configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: A380 High Density / Low Cost Configuration

Then why no operators is giving a try ? Because low cost per seat, times lots of seats, still equals high total cost. There are few, if any, routes that could profitably sustain 800+ economy seats on a single flight at low fares on a daily basis year-round. And that’s what is required for something...

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