Ummm? Too many 787s and A350s might be actually be a curse for UA. UA is a hub-and-spoke airline and SFO and EWR have limited space available meaning that the only way to increase capacity is by the volume of passengers per flight and not the number of flights. Or by adding capacity (and routing co...Jump to post
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FlyingElvii wrote:Note the Red splotch in the 2nd pic. Is that JetA? Or Oil?
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/plane ... -in-smyrna
My questions are how did s-UA let things get that bad or that out of hand? Was the demise of Global First something s-UA could have prevented if s-UA would have paid more attention to the actual number of people buying first class v.s. just focusing on the number of seats occupied in first class? I...Jump to post
I guess not technically “competitors” (not yet, anyway), as WN doesn’t serve Canada, but a few years ago WestJet posted on social media about borrowing a winglet from Southwest after a plane suffered damage in Orlando: https://www.instagram.com/p/noJFHCwqIJ/Jump to post
I think that would make something like the E175 more ideal. Seems like mostly anything is more efficient than a CR2. Plus nobody likes the plane very much for being cramped. “More efficient” is only relevant if you can fill the larger plane with enough additional revenue. Otherwise, the higher base...Jump to post
" Why doesn't Boeing build a regional jet? " I thought they had with B717, granted it's no longer in production. It could be argued that it was too large to be described as a regional jet. That’s what they called it when the MD-95 was first rebranded as the 717: https://boeing.mediaroom.c...Jump to post
Please keep the discussion on the topic of SJ182.Jump to post
From an operational efficiency standpoint, this really is the only way Southwest could have gone. I think this is good news for both Southwest and Boeing. Well not really, because now they have to maintain separate procurement paths for the parts specific to the MAX. So for example you might need a...Jump to post
Note: Posts from the "Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order" thread related to today's order news have been moved to this thread.Jump to post
The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. ... That is the cultural change need to drive Boeing out of the cesspit they're caught in; the rest will follow....Jump to post
Could someone please explain to me how such a one-time darling of the airline world could fall so out of favor so quickly? Did the business landscape for the airlines change so drastically that no one saw it coming OR were the airlines bad at communicating with the public about the virtues of propj...Jump to post
Question regarding the A320s going to part-out: Was it always UA’s plan to acquire some of these used planes for parts, or was it a result of the travel downturn that they decided it wasn’t worth spending the money to convert the planes to UA config and realizing they now have more planes than they ...Jump to post
Please keep discussion on the topic of the crash and subsequent accident report.Jump to post
Hypothetical situation. 767's and 777's became the standard for long haul freighters. I believe most if not all are GE powered. What happens if GE start having issues or there is an airframe loss that restricts ETOPS requirements? The 747 is going away and the MD-11 is gone. That would severely imp...Jump to post
Market and industry dynamics cannot be ignored. Jet -age variants were something of a new anamoly back then. I think the anomaly is that back then engine thrust was a limiting factor. Stretches needed more thrust, which didn’t come until later in an airplanes like. The same phenomenon occurred with...Jump to post
The trend has been for carriers to reduce the scope of allowable UM travel, not increase it. You are far more likely to see the other carriers noted restrict UMs on connecting and/or international journeys than for Southwest to expand it. It’s not a service that is needed to be “competitive” (since ...Jump to post
Assuming the data you are referencing is city pair O&D data, it is important to keep in mind that these routes do not just serve those cities. They also, potentially, serve every city connected to the hub via a one-stop connection. Delta's "million" flights per day from ATL to MCO are ...Jump to post
Article from CNN on the ungrounding: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/business ... index.htmlJump to post
Various sources are reporting that the 737 MAX has been ungrounded by the FAA.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/business ... index.html
It will be interesting to see how the stored airplanes get returned (or, in many cases, introduced) into service over the coming months and years.
How will they get the fuselage there? Will it be cut into smaller pieces and then reassembled on site?Jump to post
This thread is 3.5 hours old and nobody has asked the obvious question yet.Jump to post
I don't recall may people saying AA needed to dump NRT and/or expand its 747 fleet back when it only had two lonely (ex-TW, I might add) SPs plying the DFW-NRT route for years. To be fair, AA only operated the 747SP for a few years (mid-80s to early 90s, no more than 6 or 7 years in total), and wer...Jump to post
Thread moved to non-aviation because virtually every reply after the first few are about the Atlantic bubble in Canada and not specifically about WestJet or aviation.Jump to post
All of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana are under a strong wind advisory this afternoon.Jump to post
A number of posts in this thread had to be deleted, a few of which were off topic or in violation of other forum rules, and a number of which quoted those deleted posts. I’d like to ask all posters to be mindful of forum rules when posting (and when responding to other posts). If you are going to po...Jump to post
One of Boeing’s original goals with the 787 was to allow swapping between engine types fairly simply (IIRC, it wasn’t supposed to take any longer than a normal same-type engine change would), but eventually this was dropped from the final design. I’ve always been curious, what are the technical reas...Jump to post
Folks, if you disagree with what someone has posted, then debate the opinion, but do not post personal attacks against the individual poster.Jump to post
Thread title updated to reflect that this occurred in 2019, despite the current timestamp on the MSN article in the OP’s link.Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:Perhaps in a way losing the A380 wipes out the cockpit commonality with the A346 (or vice versa).
Also, what carrier (or leasing company) was the source of the 24 frames? Twenty-four RR-powered 757s don't appear from nowhere. Could they be Delta 757's. The photo shows a Song 757 with Delta jets in the background could be a subtitle hint. The same article clearly mentions RR engines, which Delta...Jump to post
Please keep the thread on topic. Posts about 777X certification should be made in the appropriate thread.Jump to post
I know the sound you’re talking about, though I don’t know what causes it. I once had an opportunity to fly in a KC-135 and remember hearing a similar sound when the engines spooled up. Also, that’s some pretty creepy wing flex at 1:35 in the video (likely an artifact of filming with a cell phone ca...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:The 727's that Delta had left were NW units from the merger. As far As I can tell form older fleet data.
Boeing757100 wrote:the fact that it took up till 2019 (with the 321XLR launch) for airlines to find a replacement.
Although first marketed as ERJ-170/175/190/195 and certified as such (ERJ-170-100/200, ERJ-190-100/200), Embraer quickly dropped the ERJ label to their E-Jet products. Ironically, the original ERJs are certified as the EMB-135/145, but quickly got the name ERJs. The 170s/190s were certified as ERJs...Jump to post
Is there any way to hold the 747 line for some years? Like being able to build 50 or 100 in some years time? It's seems to only be a matter of time until big numbers of new 747 will be needed. Amazon hasn't even started to order them. Basically, no. First, once the line shuts down, the expertise st...Jump to post