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by TheRedBaron
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94180

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Since there is a typical Mexican stone mixer I am willing to bet a lot of MEX news included...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM looking at A220 and E2-195 to replace its regional fleet.
Replies: 28
Views: 4486

Re: AM looking at A220 and E2-195 to replace its regional fleet.

If they go Embraer/Boeing, they will need to give them a killer price, and some nice freebies included. My money is on the A200 Series.

OTOH they could buy some nicely used Russian Airplanes for a song :duck:

Best Regards

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19070

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Has anyone seen the Al jazera report on Boeing and the 787. Granted it has a lot of exageration, but the hidden camera and the employees talking about QC is really frightening...

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR/XLR Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 34861

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR Discussion Thread

The wing is simply the biggest limitation for this airplane. When it was designed, the A320 weighed 155,000lbs. 58,000lbs less than the 213k of today. Correct, as I have read Airbus is trying to bring down empty weight , and simplifying the wing using variable angle flaps and multi position Slats.....

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385345

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I just want to stop seeing that the pilot could have done differently and saved the doomed flights. Please KNOW that the crews were not familiar and possibly not trained to handle a MCAS malfunction... and also in a dire situation, so please stop that and lets focus on the actual grounding of the MA...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19309

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

If I was in that plane Id love to get into the cockpit and use my training to startup the Apu the lights and beacons... problem solved.... probably go to jail...but heck sometimes you have to see the glass half full.

Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16757

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

The meltdown people are having over this order has made decades being on this site as worth while. I am happy about Boeing getting this nice order, but they have 100 truckloads of maxes to deliver so its another glass of water in a very full bucket.... but lets consider: They really need to get the...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22104

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

The CDG-MEX Flight is always full... maybe the price is way too low, to make it a good business case.... Bummer I love the 380

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7935

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

I flew on Jan 1 1994 and returned Jan15 1994 on MH on a Spanking new 747-400 they flew the MEX LAX segment from November 1993 to late 1995, and they took it because Mexicana Aeromexico and United torpedoed the 5 freedom rights..

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385345

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I have refrained for posting on these MAX threads because quite frankly, lot of exaggeration and Ill comments. I really hope Boeing makes its homework because after the grounding is lifted ANY incident will be magnified ... I certainly hope they can get back on track, pay what is due and polishs aga...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 353
Views: 68072

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Love these never ending threads on the SA replacements of the future...since we have long made the 572 and the Mad dogs threads a thing of the past.. Boeing and Airbus will try to keep selling their current stuff as long as they can.... its like a Mexican standoff... The new Boeing will cost gazilli...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55232

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I find it tiresome that its 2019 and the flame wars A and B are still going with the same tired old arguments. Delta is a very well run airline, and if they choose the A350 they must have seen it with a magnifying glass, so much that after that they have made comintments with other products from Air...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9762

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

B757Forever wrote:
But what happened to the fish? :)



Also it was put in a refrigerated hotel... no biggie
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6586

Re: Windows in the 787

On my flight MEX - NRT it was 15 hours of darkness, but the crew elected to dimm the windows all the way, so I could not see the stars or the aurora over Alaska... it was a moonless flight.... hate the windows on the 787.... and then on the descent they put them in normal, and the landing lights rea...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 3128

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

Routes that could use a A380 profitably: MAD-MEX MAD-GRU FRA-MEX EZE- MAD Who will use them? Who knows, even LHR-MEX is a table route.

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3673

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5KTQGuXSQ

Best Regards
TRB
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Tcas has made a lot easier to avoid such tragedies ...you can see in this video the alert at 0:49 secs the jumpscare of the first officer ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5KTQGuXSQ

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30218

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

mxp wrote:
I Will on board inaugural flight on 12th from EWR in Premium economy. I paid around 900euros one way


WOW such a deal, looking forward toread that trip report...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30218

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I wish them luck, and a huge success its nice to see this kind of routes and the aircraft that can do it. Love to see photos of the interior.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 47
Views: 8697

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

As much as I loved the A310 (used to fly Pan Am MEX-JFK back in the 80´s) and Aerounion has 3 converted to freighters, there is no way to bringing it back in a economically viable way, hence Boeing has shelved the 797 and Airbus is making the A321 like tortillas. Airbus already has the A330-800 NEO ...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12857

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Its a Pity, because I would have changed the Market to Spain forever.... weird enough Turkish just announced Cargo flights to México ... Some things do not add up, but It´s México so anything can happen for no reason at all.

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

If the Aircraft never went above 11 000 feet there is some missing information, either the PAX were not affected as much, or the cabin depressurized rater quickly giving the PAX a headache due low oxygen and ear and nose pain due to decompression. On the PAX that did not use the mask, that is simply...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 21206

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

I hope they survive, they need to cut some routes and put more realistic fares, paying 130 USD one way from Texas to Iceland is ridiculous.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 31043

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

The firing of pilots and support crews is true has been announced and a friend of mine told me so a few hours ago. The rumor here is that they will downsize the fleet because there are simple too many grounded SSJ100 for MX problems. (engines). They told them that their are going to get rid of them ...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 32211

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Why would they focus on a new narrowbody when the 737 is sold out for 6+ years with around 5000MAX commitments/orders? Because it will take Boeing 5 to 7 years to put the new narrow body on market and in production....so they can begin replenishing the thousands of 737´s that will be retired.... he...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 32211

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I think that Boeing should focus on making a next generation single aisle aircraft in a modular fashion so it can use the 100 to 200 pax capacity and wings to accommodate such TOW and capacity. This middle of market won't happen because its a niche aircraft than even if they sell 2000 copies the inv...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19315

Re: Mexico City new Airport

KrustyTheKlown wrote:

Rioboo says his plan is shovel ready and will be built in 2 years :lol:


Those guys can't make a decent Mall .... let alone an airport.... corruption as always.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61070

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

xwb777 wrote:
If the Etihad A350 cancellation is true, would BA take the delivery slots?



Never underestimate the power of availability...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61070

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

They eventually order more A350K and a midsize order of A380, Iberia could use at least 6 to 8 of those and BA could use those to Latin America and the far east. Idon't think they will order 779´s and Airbus will eventually bend its back to accommodate a big order from the consortium. I´d love BA to...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6003

Re: Punchiest airliners

Mexicana A318 were amazing... they really felt like a Fighter jet...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17618

AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

So It seems that training is failing in major airlines, specially if they allowed the cello on the previous flight, the article sadly does not specify what kind on aircraft was used. Maybe the Cello did not fit...but bad communication and attitude is so prevalent in this days. https://www.nbcchicago...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54766

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I agree that this accident had a lot of luck, and a lot of things conspired to make it happen, and a lot also to allow everyone to survive. Ill wait for the report, because quite frankly a lot of the experts here on crash investigation and aircraft knowledge are gone, and the ones who post useful in...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts Air Cargo 727?
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Everts Air Cargo 727?

Somebody wanted to fly inside an airplane and experience fake antigravity.... I´d love to do that....dressed as Superman

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54766

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Mandala499 Pihero Captain Barney etc, and countless other great contributors of knowledge and information left due to rude and ignorant armchair aviation judges.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44924

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

IB could have 8 A380 and fly them to LatinAmerica and have them filled.... To me IAG should have already bought or leased as much A380 as they can...but the logistics and fear of expenditures, have made them very cautious. Now we see Hifly get a very good deal and they will surely keep those frames ...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44924

Re: Thomas Cook the first to lease HiFly A380

Weird that given the current hot climate, the people at Oslo will go to Palma de Mallorca to Cool Off....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54766

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Just seeing the video posted before one can see how bad visibility goes from start of take off till the accident.....It goes from Bad to Holy Cow in span of 15 seconds...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy
Replies: 39
Views: 10917

Re: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy

MEX is at 2400 meter ASL and yesterday it was 30 celsius ....I used the calculator for altitude....3466 M ASL holy cow and me in a 21K race... Aeromexico had lot of trouble in the northern desert states with Embraers (the small ones) Even Mexicana Back in the day had issues with 722 ADV due to weigh...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13722

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

When I see the MEX-CUN-MEX airways on Flight radar I want to puke, it looks like a highway, all flown with SA aircraft, and tons of cities in North America are the same for the sake of "frequency", why the government gives you incentives for using a darn electric car, but can't in the case...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4944

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

Belize Airport is only 40 kms south of Chetumal Airport... for me it makes no sense..but heck more power to Aeromexico if they can make a good Business case.
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13600

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

When AS used to fly to MEX, they used 738´s and the wingleted 739´s...you don't know how it feels to roll for AGES to take off at 2400 meters ASL with a full cabin, luckily the flights to LAX are 4 hour hops so I guess we were not close to MTOW, but I got used to it....rolll roll..and then up like a...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?
Replies: 23
Views: 5091

Re: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?

We are in the midst of the start of a trade war, problematic relations with Russia (remember those overflight rights) and a lot of things can be unforeseen like a huge epidemic, large catastrophe and such... Id be more cautious in ordering those gigantic fleets, if things don't pan out like they hav...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 71787

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Those darn Plastic Airplanes :old: :rotfl:

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53042

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The paint job is Fantastic... Thanks for the Photos.!

And for those who criticize The leasing of these aircraft.... there is saying in Mexico that says:

Nobody buys an elephant if they don't own a Circus first.


Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5211

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

One word = Kingfisher.

Still John Leahy gets nightmares from the sound of that word.

Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 8009

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

The westbound leg of this "imaginary" direct flight is on the limit of a 788 can do I bet any kind of headwind would make it divert. Divert= Money pit

Nice codeshare if it happens, direct with AM metal, I don't think so.

Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69218

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

If I PAY to fly in First or Business class, I expect better treatment than Y, after all its my money and I can feel entitled (by my money) to ask for better services, specially if those are advertised and come in the menus... She is right, pretty soon she wont be a FA, so taking her pics off twitter...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 50528

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

how much is Boeing selling its 787 now that production is in cruising speed ? It rumored that they can go lower than 100 million a copy and have still room for a decent profit. (decent as in less than 10 million), but all this is just approximations on economics of scale and the amazing cost cuttin...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 50528

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

With the cancelations they have had, I think any big order will get a great price, specially now that the 787 order book is packed and the price hovers 115 million or a LOT less per copy.... Who will get the bargain?

Things are very interesting now...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74392

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

For a proper A322 or 321XLR a new wing is needed, with additional space for fuel on it and a huge door for faster pax disembarking ....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 9255

Re: Concorde route question

MEX was a regular route, I loved watching it take off it was deafening..... in fact my dog became deaf after 12 years of take offs of 707 727 dc9 Dc8 and the concorde the Dc10 the Trsitar and Jumbo were very quiet...

TRB

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