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by Polot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 75
Views: 9981

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

ewt340 wrote:
I mean surely if the current B787-9 is more efficient on shorter routes, almost all airlines would order it compared to A330-900neo.

Uh, have you compared 789 vs A339 sales?

The A330neo is nowhere near as optimized for regional/low range routes as you are trying to present it.

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by Polot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 75
Views: 9981

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

3. I do believe A330-900neo have better performance for 7-9 hours routes. Remember, B787 are utilized for long haul market. While A330 which developed from A300. Were design for shorter and medium haul market. It's not easy beating A330-900neo on such short flights. I beg to differ, it is easy to b...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 269
Views: 58391

Re: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow

The fact that they are not giving up is astonishing... They’ll become the little airline that could if they make it... Far I think they outgrew the market too far and too quick. They should have sticked with the SSJs instead of trying to become another Viva/Volaris. Good riddance to Mr. Shaw and hi...

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by Polot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175376

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

Some details of the (quite complex) deal are here... https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/08/05/court-filings-reveal-the-full-details-of-virgin-atlantics-rescue-plan/ Picking up on one item about aircraft leaseco’s being given a choice of reduced lease rates or aircraft being handed back, I would be ...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7905

Re: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored

Last I saw, Aeroflot 77Ws had 402 seats...according to SeatGuru. Am I missing something here? Is 378 the reduced count for social distancing? -Rowen 354 according to their website https://www.aeroflot.ru/media/aflfiles/plane_park/777-300er_en.png That’s not counting the 48 Comfort Class seats for w...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7905

Re: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored

I can understand the A359s being stored---but the B77Ws being NTU seems a bit odd, as the B77W is already a type that SU operates, and all but 1 of the existing 19 B77Ws in the SU fleet are owned by some branch of the Russian government (be it SU or a state bank) (the 1 that isn't is owned by a Lit...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 75
Views: 9981

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

Just like what Airbus does, Boeing offers multiple MTOW options. Those intending to use a 789 in a more regional role do not have to take the full 254t MTOW.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Seattle Times has posted their summary: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-finalizes-and-opens-for-comment-its-plan-for-the-return-of-boeings-737-max Part I thought was most important was a summation of the update to the most important checklist: One key change is to an emer...

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by Polot
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7905

Re: Aeroflot not taking two new 77W

Airbus has flown a couple of A359s destined for SU into storage too, so I wonder why this even deserves its own thread? This is COVID-19 related of course, two examples of more than hundred new aircraft gone into storage, hardly newsworthy these days. Yes, there is currently one SU A350 stored in L...

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by Polot
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Taken from the news and reference thread. https://www.faa.gov/news/media/attachments/19_035n-R3-8-3-20.pdf How difficult will it be to make these changes to the aircraft already constructed. How difficult will it be to make these changes to aircraft which are under construction. How difficult will ...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10207

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

I think this is a tad misleading. NW had a hub at Boston, NW at one had a hub at DCA and in TPA. Were they like the mega carriers of today with presence just about everywhere, absolutely not, but every carrier had holes in their network. NW was one of the 3 pioneers of international flying alongsid...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10207

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

When Northwest Orient rebranded to Northwest, their International cachet really took a hit and seemed to become far less. Even if untrue in terms of Pacific Route growth or stagnation with this rebrand. Did Northwest ever have "cache(t)"? Don't get me wrong. Northwest had a good legacy an...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 87
Views: 12428

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

The 757 program began development as Boeing’s 727 replacement. Like all aircraft development, it’s specs morphed following airline feedback. Boeing still continued it to market as a 727 replacement, even if it was larger with more range, because hey at that point the 727 was one of the most successf...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10207

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

When Northwest Orient rebranded to Northwest, their International cache really took a hit and seemed to become far less. Even if untrue in terms of Pacific Route growth or stagnation with this rebrand. I think that appearance had less to do with the rebrand, and more to do with the fact that as new...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182111

Re: AA 737’s still in bare metal scheme

It’s a heritage plane. All AA planes are painted in their normal livery or are heritage liveries. There are no more bare painted planes left waiting for repaint.

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by Polot
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 152
Views: 22351

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

I think I said what and when... The A350 and B787 is less , not more efficient than the B777X (9). The reason for this is solely due to the newer and more efficient GE9X engine which is around 6-8 percent more efficient than the engines on the A350/B787. But the ultrafan is even more efficient than...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 152
Views: 22351

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Concentrate your production and administration again on one site : Seattle -Everett - Headoffice back to Seattle from Chicago, the lines between the engineers and managers must be shortend again, with more engineers at the controls.. - reduction in aircraft parts flying over continental USA. - Seen...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

That would be quite the international expansion (considering also that it says Rossiya will also be operating 777). I’ll believe it when I see it. Rossiya operates presently 10 777. 5x 77W and 5x 773 (773 are avg. 21,4 years) and they have 9 744 (5 active, avg 20,5 years). Eventually getting Aerofl...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

That would be quite the international expansion (considering also that it says Rossiya will also be operating 777). I’ll believe it when I see it.

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by Polot
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13958

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

HA could be EK of pacific ocean via a321 to 2nd tier cities in East-Asia and WestCoast No it can't...Hawaii adds (SIGNIFICANT) distance because the Earth is a sphere... http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ICN-HNL-LAX,ICN-LAX i Show latitude and longitude Show fractional heading 2 segment path: ICN HNL 081...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 253
Views: 59775

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

It would be interesting to know Leehams take on this 'Applying ASC 606 to the Airbus Order Book' article if anyone has access... European companies - including Airbus - have something similar under IFRS 15. They don’t necessarily have to break out which orders in their backlog pass that accounting ...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13958

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

A better question might be why not wait for the A321LR or even upgrade to it. Also, keep in mind that HA's A21Ns are not Cabin Flex, but the previous 8-door configuration, as early A21Ns have been. To be honest the A321LR really doesn’t open up too much for HA relative to the base A321neo. Maybe a ...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery

But they are painted before delivery, right? No airline will accept a plane which isn't fully painted and send it to a paint shop themselves. Unless they just took the plane over from someone else of course (e.g. a ntu frame) Michael Even then Boeing will repaint the plane for them. Cost of a new a...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9736

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

This was the first A330 prototype (MSN 12) which rolled out in October 1992 and had its first flight on November 2, 1992. Stupid question, how can the first A330 prototype be MSN12? Or is it the first A330-300? I’m interested in the answer as well. The first A330 produced in general was the A330-30...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery

Boeing frequently sends their planes elsewhere for paint when their on site paint hangars are full.

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by Polot
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9736

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

All those planes parked in the background is an impressive, albeit sad, sight.

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by Polot
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 6871

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

We know the DOD is not fiscal smart at times, but why buy a whole 707 just for pylons? Why not call Boeing and see what they could come up with? I’m sure Boeing could have easily come up with something, but it would be pricey, like any direct from OEM part. It wasn’t just pylons that the DOD was in...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 6871

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

The USAF picking up every good 707 it could find for parts effectively killed the secondhand commercial market. The appeal of second hand planes (other than price) is cheap and plentiful parts. Air Force took that out of the equation. A CFM56 reengining was more expensive and difficult because the 7...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320/321NEO features
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: A320/321NEO features

I can’t answer cabin pressure/humidity (I want to say yes for A330neo, no for A320neo but could be wrong) but the NEOs all have the same windows as their CEO counterparts.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29285

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

At least the cockpit equipment and engines can be salvaged and brought back on another ET frame for reuse. The landing gear could also be reused as well. Doesn't this belong to the Insurer now? Probably negotiated with insurer, i.e. ET keeps salvageable part in exchange for a lower insurance payout.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New route to Riyad
Replies: 16
Views: 3876

Re: KLM New route to Riyad

Silly question, but will KL operates with aircraft painted in the regular livery, or must they adopt the Asia Brand in the same way the do for the PRC and RC with KLM Asia (removing the cross)? I have come to realize that Roman Catholicism in Saudi Arabia is officially barred from being practised. ...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19314

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Didnt they gift one of their 748 to turkey. So all together they had 4 at one time. I think it was Morocco. Edit: That was the Emiratis that gave it to Morocco. The Emiratis gave a used VIP 744 to Morocco. They have done both. The UAE gave Morocco a used VIP 744 several years ago, which Morocco reg...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 244
Views: 19847

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

The airport is an excuse. If TAP truly had low enough operating costs/acceptably low premium traffic levels they would be making money despite the airport. Expanding the current airport/building a secondary airport, etc cost money, cost that would be passed on to TAP in the form of higher airport f...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 244
Views: 19847

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see a scenario where this airline is still operating in 3 years in a function other that a very basic route structure and very unprofitable. Everything you mentioned was going to happen regardless thanks to covid. TAP may have been “on a really good path” but let’s...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?
Replies: 23
Views: 7882

Re: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?

AFAIK, RA- registration is reserved for Russian (or Soviet) built plans, while VQ- is reserved for foreign planes. Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong. That is incorrect. VQ-B** and VP-B** (both extensively used by Russian airlines) are Bermuda registrations, not Russia’s. A western aircraft can be ...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?
Replies: 23
Views: 7882

Re: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?

zkojq wrote:
Most of Aeroflot's aircraft are registered in Bermuda

That’s mostly to avoid Russian taxes on western aircraft though.

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by Polot
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175376

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

The US will be closed until the election at the earliest, winter travel will be well down on concerns around any second wave. It’s all about getting to summer 2021 alive. At least BA have domestic and European passengers to get the airline flying. The election? The election is unrelated to the pand...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK recruitment
Replies: 20
Views: 4507

Re: EK recruitment

['m wondering how many off laid-off staff will stay there: life is really expensive, employment possibilities must be scarce at the moment for that kind of profiles and most of them are foreigners with probably little ties in UAE. So hiring them back is obviously an option but it may not be as stra...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 23075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec3JlWpUEAASlfC?format=jpg&name=large In this picture, what is the other airline besides Air China? That is Canadian charter airline Enerjet. It’s a new livery they are introducing with the Max, which iirc they were planning for their transformation into a scheduled ...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 51644

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Also one of the KLM‘s was supposed to fly yesterday (Wednesday) but nothing happened. We have two sitting around so it could have been either BKH or BKI. Nothing else scheduled for the week is what I have heard. A little disappointing given the fact that we have so many aircraft here. Could it be t...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40268

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I don’t see why AA people are viewing this as good news. It seems more to me like AA is giving up on competing in NYC on its own and is willing to outsource (not entirely obviously) domestic to B6 while it brings international to the table. It did the same with AS where it realized it could not bui...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8752

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

The 764 is the largest aircraft that can operate out of LGA due to gate size restrictions. However the DL 764's have not visited in quite a few years. Up until last year AC was regularly sending the 763 on subs from YYZ. It’s not just gates, The entire field really can’t handle aircraft with wingsp...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3840

Re: QF A380 storage.

If more A380's show up I wonder if the storage facilities in VCV will send their staff on 380 maintenance courses or will maintenance be left up to the airlines? Wonder how many of a specific type of aircraft has to be at a facility before crews get sent on courses? If enough airlines pay for a VCV...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33924

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

And when they switched the 787-10 to 787-9, that made me more confused. Because the 787-9 does not suffer from the climate problem as much as the 787-10 does? Must be ideal for thinner routes. Like, how do they expect to solve the climate problem by switching variant? That's what confused me. The 7...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 253
Views: 59775

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Damn... guess they didn't secure the 787/777X order. Are you surprised? I would have expected them to announce it at the time via PR even if announced as UFO. I always felt it was brave making such a statement in current circumstances. Until the signature was on the order and the deposit in the ban...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14626

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

maverick4002 wrote:
What is loyalty revenue?

Revenue from SkyMiles, eg fees from purchasing tickets with miles, revenue from any partnerships SkyMiles may participate in, etc.

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by Polot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relatively few bankruptcies so far
Replies: 20
Views: 3360

Re: Relatively few bankruptcies so far

Governments have been bailing out their airlines stalling and/or preventing official bankruptcy/shutdown.

That is why the number is low for now.

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by Polot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14626

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

What I find most striking is the acceleration of construction projects at LAX, LGA, and SLC. I incorrectly assumed those capital investments would be extended to preserve liquidity. Very smart move though as it takes advantage of uncrowded facilities and positions them for competitive advantage onc...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14626

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

They lost $5.7 billion in the quarter. Let’s not try and sugar coat it/bury the information by only talking about revenue and lost per share, we all already know they and everyone else is going to lose billions.

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by Polot
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?
Replies: 29
Views: 2932

Re: Could AA have made STL into the "CLT of the Midwest"?

MIflyer12 wrote:
It begs the question why UA hasn't had more success with IAD. I'll be charitable and accept that they had recently started doing something about that by reallocating connecting traffic out of EWR.

Because most of the high yielding traffic is going to DCA.

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