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by ikramerica
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7322

Re: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule

Looking at the new schedule. Horrible connection times to places like BKK, ICN, MNL from IAD if you use the new HND route. Yeah I don’t get it. They are going to use an afternoon arrival from IAD while SFO leaves too early ro pick up many connections. Swap the Haneda timings of the IAD and SFO flig...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US customs outage
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Re: US customs outage

[twoid][/twoid] I’m surprised they could tell the difference. Last two entries into the USA required two hours in line. Personally I think it’s a disgrace, most powerful and rich country in the history of the world and it literally takes a whole afternoon* to process a 777 of passengers. * landed at...

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 20572

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WN's sales for its new CONUS routes (SMF/HNL, OAK/KOA, and SJC/LIH) and interisland routes (HNL/ITO, HNL/LIH, and ... KOA/OGG!!!) begin today (15 Aug 2019). Operation of those segments starts 19 Jan.2019... all without a base in HNL, and TMK, not even a RON. Sales also start today for OAK/LIH and S...

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by ikramerica
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

HPRamper wrote:
Blueknows wrote:
I’m out on ramp...safety,safety.. always wear seatbelts and turn off equipment when you get up

Turning off equipment is key - at my company you are REQUIRED to turn off a tug before you get out. No exceptions. This is why.

If wave runners have a disconnect body tether why not tugs?

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8801

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Samuelson stated in DFW at a rally for UNITE , he will not agree nor sign a concessionary contract. A contract that pays everyone more is not Concessionary! A contract that cost the company a lot more is not Concessionary. Why must unions lie? In union talk, if you ask for 10% and they offer 5%, yo...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8801

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

To me all of this just seems immensely short sighted. The aviation industry is likely on its way to having a shortage of experienced professionals. Many projections think that this won't just be a pilot shortage. It makes one wonder if AA is playing their cards right. If AA creates a reputation of ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8801

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

I'm assuming the overtime part is regarding when there is a delay or IROP that might require the mechanic to work past their scheduled time on an ad hoc basis, not SCHEDULED overtime. This kind of thing is common in just about any profession outside of government jobs. It's not an understaffing issu...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6724

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

This is happening because this area from Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte/Lee & Collier counties are all exploding in growth. I believe all five or at least four of them are in the top 10 nationwide. SRQ has been majorly underserved and overlooked. For me, it's exactly the same time due to the way th...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6724

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

What's the deal with the sudden explosion in growth at SRQ? I mean, the more service the better, but what's driving all this? Srq is a place that gets new service at the end of a good economic cycle when everything is already saturated and then an early cut when the economy sinks. So the economy is...

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by ikramerica
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 60
Views: 6724

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

What's the deal with the sudden explosion in growth at SRQ? I mean, the more service the better, but what's driving all this? Srq is a place that gets new service at the end of a good economic cycle when everything is already saturated and then an early cut when the economy sinks. So the economy is...

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by ikramerica
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 66
Views: 6086

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

They can't ban them, but can they require proof of training for a specific need? Pitbulls make up the majority of dangerous encounters with dogs (encounters that result in permanent injury/death), and that is always defended as the "fault of the owner." Well, since the airline can't know ...

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by ikramerica
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

Seems like something CO would have tried seasonally on a 762.

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 66
Views: 6086

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

They can't ban them, but can they require proof of training for a specific need? Pitbulls make up the majority of dangerous encounters with dogs (encounters that result in permanent injury/death), and that is always defended as the "fault of the owner." Well, since the airline can't know h...

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by ikramerica
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS

Have they figured out the whole offramp situation yet? Last I heard there was a contingent of state officials trying to block any public road money going to new roads and access for the stadium.

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by ikramerica
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Ansett Australia ever fly to the US (LAX)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: Did Ansett Australia ever fly to the US (LAX)?

September 11 saw many airlines on the brink use that event to declare bankruptcy or insolvency. Nothing like a worldwide negative event to cover up your own incompetence.

Edit: not talking long term, some airlines folded within 7 days to 2 weeks. Also cruise lines.

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by ikramerica
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32861

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

What does this sort of van look like in practice? Criminal prosecution for hidden city ticketing? Treat it like theft of service, I suppose. Similar as if a utility finds you're stealing electricity/gas/cable/telephone/etc. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, I am just hyper-analytical. If I am understa...

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by ikramerica
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22291

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

First of all, we know more of these incidents due to the rise of social media, smartphones, far less tolerance from the public as to inconvenience from such stupid acts and abuse of alcohol, willing to voice their complaints as well as get attention from reporting them to the media. Sadly, due to a...

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by ikramerica
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7882

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Don’t buy bottled water in general, at least not in bulk. Filter your tap water. At the airport, drink from a fountain before your flight, then take advantage of water provided onboard via large bottles. And don’t drink so much. The 8 glasses a day is not science. It is a theory from one nutritionis...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32861

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

are they including back-to-back tickets in this crackdown? there can be times where booking two tickets that "connect" is cheaper than one connecting flight. Airlines used to link them when you got to the airport, but would warn you that misconnects are your problem and that you would be s...

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by ikramerica
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 22
Views: 7412

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass? So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 33
Views: 4769

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

I can only speak for Heathrow, I have been a stand planner for 16 years, in that time I have covered T1 T4 and T5 and at no time have I ever been told not to publish stands to keep pax in the shops. Lets look back a bit. Many terminals in LHR used to have closed gate lounges, in fact T3 still does,...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5824

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

This is a case where they are just over thinking seat design. The middle passenger is already wedged between two other passengers. Having that person fit further back and lower will do nothing to make it feel less claustrophobic. I had the same thought, as if you're now being swallowed up even more...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4465

Re: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

He obviously has psychological issues that were compounded by his sons death. That is not AAs fault or responsibility. They are not obligated to take special measures for mentally unstable people who suffered a loss. Think about how many people travel due to funerals, sick relatives, etc. Should th...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4465

Re: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

Felt bad for him personally but not for the cancellation. Also was a long bow that he didn't book the tickets himself. He made the calls, and the AA agents are trained to treat their Exec Plats well and meet their metrics. They may not of even known he was not flying. That said I don't think that A...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10248

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Other than mail, how much cargo are US airlines going to move around the USA on NB jets? Compare that to the number of people flying domestically and you see why cargo is such a small part of it. And are they really going to effectively compete with fedex and ups?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

This is a form of manipulating the system. Lets say that I know for sure I have to go to city X in October. I know for sure I need to be back by the 21st. But I’m not sure when I can go. So I buy a super cheap roundtrip that returns on the 21st, which may be cheaper than a one-way fare. Then when I ...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That's nothing. My friends recently had a 12 hour delay going and 1 day delay coming back on AA domestic due to planes being taken out of service without replacements. With a 5 year old in tow, that's pretty bad to have that happen in both directions.

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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13072

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Well, at least now we know why Boeing won't do the most logical thing, which is scrap MCAS altogether. ....with 500+ likely deliveries to WN, they can't afford a half billion dollars in stipulated fees for this contraption. :( Remember, in the US, anyone can be sued for anything, even for some of t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 10003

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Pavlakakos wrote:
Francoflier wrote:
Nooooooooo!! Not the wine!...
:hissyfit:


Well, at least they didn't run out of coffee.

“That’s right. I had Lasagna.”

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23194

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7474

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

This is not commercial aviation topic, is it?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23152

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Another thing that I'm surprised no one has mentioned is that the narrowbodies of the '70's did not have the range that they do today. The old 737-200s and 727-200s could only fly about 1400 miles if full. Thus, if an airline wanted to do a trans-con or something almost trans-con, you needed a DC10...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14742

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Yes, time and time again, the only proven way to reduce congestion is to tax it. The APM won't reduce congestion in and of itself, but it will give travelers another option (several, actually) for where to be dropped off. That should make the overall experience much better. The next step would be f...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26070

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Oh one Boeing mechanic and a qa inspector stamped something false and the news says the whole company is responsible.. just wonderful. Both people were fired. I wonder what's next "Corrective actions" should be next, so that it does not happen again. And this is the area where Boeing cons...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14742

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

In many cases the gate might actually be available but because of the terminal design, sometimes open gates can't be reached due to alley congestion. The amount of heavy jets make pushbacks more difficult as well as more time consuming. By adding end gates that require A/C to push back on to the in...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15869

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Is it normal for "maintenance and heavy refurbishments" to take almost 7 months to complete? Article is saying it left for China on January 1, 2019 and has been there ever since. New cabins get installed when the plane gets stripped to the bones for normal heavy MX checks so yes 6 months ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10165

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

[twoid][/twoid] This adds to what I was going to mention about the long period and sometimes variable period womp, womp, womp some twins experience. Its also a harmonic when the two engines, not spinning at the same exact speed, create a not so pleasant combination. You mean a beats frequency? https...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19304

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

90 minute flight, and she slept through everything? Was she on some sort of medication? No one sitting the the seat next to her during the flight? De-boarding flights IMO are very noisy and disruptive anyways and she didn't hear all that noise? No one meeting her at the airport? If so you'd think t...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7048

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

The USA market would have looked very different with CO+NW, US+UA, AA, DL. AIRTRAN probably would have gone to someone else, DL maybe acquire AS, VX swallowed by who? Or maybe VX+B6?

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by ikramerica
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10165

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

I think though that the origin of the rattling are not the shockwaves. Dozens of blades rotating 50 times per second would not be perceptible to the human ear/brain as a high frequency rattling/buzz saw but as a constant sound. Plus the noise is most perceptible at a normal angle rather than from t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5904

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

The King Air 65 was the beginning of the family. It is a very under preforming airplane by today's standards. Depending on the model of 65 it either had a Take Off Gross Weight of 9,000lb or 9,300lbs. If it was a true military surplus version that wasn't pressurized and stripped to a bare cargo cab...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5168

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

AA inherited hub from TWA. They had no interest in keeping it long term, only long enough to satisfy anti-trust regulators that "they tried." They reduced it continually and once it was safe to close it, they did.

That's pretty much it. The rest is just mental gymnastics.

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18321

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

One way. They are giving away 2 one-way tickets. One way. Lets hope they rectify that by clarifying that a return ticket is included on another flight within 14 days. This is why ex-Gordon CO fans cringe at the new UA management. It started with Jeff, installed as merger bait. And it continues. One ...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4083

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Technology is there?? I highly doubt that. Having the questionable honor of working with Airbus software in the last years I have seen too much IT fails to believe for a second that they are ready for autonomous flights. And I hope authorities feel that way too. Even for Cargo since the aircraft do...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16910

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Amazing that its so unworkable that they have a 10 year life. Then again, QR didn’t need them in the first place.

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15320

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Is there any reason to believe A330neo has any effect on A350 orders? I'm still of the mindset that the A350 Mk1, refined rather than abandoned would have sold more than the current A350, and been delivered at the same time as the 787, cutting into Boeing sales. Eventually Airbus realized this with...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12928

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Boom are basically a tech company making an aircraft, so the value here is in the IP. Closing $100m in Series B is impressive - it shows the due diligence has been done and that enough people / parties consider it worthwhile to proceeded. Wishing them all the best here. Just investing in potential ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87226

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Margins on narrowbody aircraft are already rather low, any huge discount here will render the sale unprofitable or onerous. Narrowbody margins are well into the double-digits based on financial reports. Considering the sheer number that Airbus and Boeing pump out, their unit costs are surprisingly ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15320

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Is there any reason to believe A330neo has any effect on A350 orders? I'm still of the mindset that the A350 Mk1, refined rather than abandoned would have sold more than the current A350, and been delivered at the same time as the 787, cutting into Boeing sales. Eventually Airbus realized this with...

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