A220 has zero impact on Airbus's decisions on the A321neo, IMO. Have you heard of Airbus cabin flex? The entire fuselage got redesigned for the A321neo. They can only do this because they have something modern covering their former A319 segment. The two are completely unrelated. Airbus announced th...Jump to post
Shame, but inevitable, the A345 was too much of a niche aircraft. Hope the two Azerbaijani examples find new homes. Saw the Sands one depart LHR recently, looked amazing. Yeah sad to see it go for sure. Genuine question.. is it a niche aircraft or did the 77LR just destroy it? The 77LR destroyed it...Jump to post
Thank you, Polot. That makes a lot of sense. I didn't know 779s with only 4 sets of doors existed, either. You only need the fifth door if you intend to have more than 440 seats. Adding the fifth door allows up to 495 seats. Are there any 773s or especially 77Ws (which typically have fewer seats) w...Jump to post
So cost overruns put the A220 in this position? Is that the only issue? No, the plane is just currently too expensive to build so Airbus loses money every time one goes out the door- that is independent of development costs (which Airbus did not pay). The cost overruns just meant that BBD couldn’t ...Jump to post
Question: why on the 779 are doors L3/R3 located more aft than that of the 77W? It appears as if doors L4/R4 were kept in roughly the same position relative to the 77W while the 3rd doors were "forced" aft. I realize looks aren't that important, but the last 3 sets of doors appear awkward...Jump to post
majano wrote:Not to take this thread any further off-topic but this tossing and hurling of bags around can cause damage to the bags as well as their contents.
Apart from that I assume, that the A321XLR will be available equipped for container as well as equipped for bulk. I fail to understand, why airlines would want to bulk load, when container are available. Weight. Ability to put in more cargo. Containers do have their cons which is why they are optio...Jump to post
This is flawed reasoning re AA 321. The proportion of seats remains the same. [/quote] My point was there are enough total Y seats available across AA and all other airlines to satisfy demand enough that some airlines (AA, and previously UA) are willing to push passengers away. There is also enough...Jump to post
Those markets need more volume than 126 seats. QF doesn’t want to put a 126 seat A321neo against CX’s A35J for example. I don't think so. A narrowbody allows direct flights to Asia from small Australian cities such as Adelaide. Qantas is forced to push traffic into the Sydney hub fill widebody airc...Jump to post
I find the comparisons to Indy air interesting. The difference is the lack of a hub. Honestly, their issue is awareness. Avelo is, in my social circle, not known among casual flyers. Breeze seems to have done better word of mouth. I wish them luck, but BUR isn't convenient for myself. Lightsaber No...Jump to post
I actually like the new Caribbean livery, I just wish the titles were larger with a more interesting font. Anything is better than their current one in which it looks like someone just discovered Microsoft Word WordArt circa 2000 though.Jump to post
The best parallel for multiple engine types is ET which took a mix when they acquired "terrible teen" 787s. I think LH will prefer to avoid complexity by sticking with RR - but that may be influenced by what they are paying for the whitetails. Agreed. Money talks and they could be getting...Jump to post
Airbus April https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/orders-deliveries.html new orders Delta: 25x A321neo Avolon: 14x A320neo Avolon: 8x A321neo Private: 1x A319neo Cancellations: A320neo: 16x A321neo: 6x Net total 2021 so far: -35 Details of cancellations and conversions: -16x 320neo Avolon -6x 321...Jump to post
More transatlantic changes: Another daily JFK-TLV flight starting September so there will be 3x daily JFK-TLV! That's impressive, but I'm a little surprised they're going with 3 JFK flights before resuming ATL. Maybe it's because AA is in the market now? ATL would require a A339 or A350. Less of th...Jump to post
Seems like the XLR would be an killer plane for Qantas, wonder why they haven’t ordered 100+ of them. Maybe they are waiting on real world results… Because QF (and other airlines) do not have that many routes that need that low density. Keep in mind 112 passengers is only 10 more seats than AA’s A3...Jump to post
So, would a 30J + 96Y/Y+ configure A321XLR be able to fly JFK-EZE or LAX-NRT year round? Would it be able to do JFK-TLV in the summer time? If it can do all this, I don't see any reason for B6 to get widebody aircraft. You need to knock off 5-10% of the brochure range for real world conditions. One...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:its the same floor space/passenger, that is the context i called it equivalent for.
Frontier/Spirit and those that pack the A321s dense will love this for getting full planes transcon.. A vanilla A321classic with Sharklets and 1x ACT will do that just fine, and has been doing holiday flights like HEL-TFS without trouble. And that is an extra 400nm over JFK-LAX. On airlines like Fi...Jump to post
So OK - an aircraft that is 35 years newer - that seats 20% less - Floor space difference is much less than 20%. a MTOW 55T less - uses carbon for the Wing and tail and somehow weighs 6T more in OEW weight. probably some of the same reasons that had the 748 gain 42tons over the 744 for a small stre...Jump to post
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:Can a fully loaded 737-700 headed for Florida make it off the runway at HVN?
I mean it’s been long known that the path the aircraft made across Malaysia and the Malacca Strait had to be the result of deliberate action. Why (and where the plane ended up after that) is the mystery.Jump to post
Their HQ isn't connected to either of the bases. That’s more common. With closer bases however you can share out stations using same ground personnel and equipment, making the station more cost effective (especially if only serving a few times a week). are they even using their own ground staff? I ...Jump to post
Seems odd to start a second base so far away and disconnected from your first base. Their HQ isn't connected to either of the bases. That’s more common. With closer bases however you can share out stations using same ground personnel and equipment, making the station more cost effective (especially...Jump to post
Early A320s to a certain MSN (can’t remember what, it’s in the 1000/) cannot be retrofitted at all. From there to another MSN (again can’t remember, I think it’s in the 4000-5000 range) requires some structural rework. After that MSN it is essentially plug and play. Shortly after the rework for the ...Jump to post
Any idea how this bankruptcy would affect passengers holding credits for future flights? I'm not a lawyer but I believe a Ch 11 filing would allow PAL to reject these obligations. That generates a lot of ill-will among many so they may not choose to reject. The reason most companies don’t usually r...Jump to post
According to wikipedia (I know it is not a reliable source but it has easy access), the A339 gained 6.2% OEW over the A333. yeah, and that weight is not supported by the sources linked, but there is one user that always edits the A339 weight back up when it is corrected. Hifly has registration spec...Jump to post
JayinKitsap wrote:FedEx could be interested.
That would line up with LH's comments stating that some would arrive in winter and the rest would arrive in early 2022. LH claims that these aircraft will be used to replace A340 aircraft. However, as a2b7 pointed out, there is a possibility that " in the short term, the 5 B787-9 are acquired ...Jump to post
The Lufthansa A340 fleet is a couple of years older than the Swiss A340 fleet. Lufthansa's are from between 1996 and 2001. Swiss' were delivered between 2003 and 2004. Further, Swiss just refurbished its A340s with the new interior on the 777. Personally I don't get the rush from enthusiasts to rep...Jump to post
787-9 are already built: white tails and will arrive in 2022 Why so long? If they're already built? Or does LH just not want them on the property yet because they don't have a use for them at the current time? Need to get LH interior ordered and outfitted and crews trained. Remember this is a brand...Jump to post
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:Cabin photo here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COZ2FHJBMMr ... 6ba16r0hk5
Doesn't exude any millennials' vibes... AT ALL...lol
I realize you cannot sell tickets in GDS without an IATA code. Do you realize that? Actually you can sell thru GDS without a code by piggy backing on Hahn Air's code and using their electronic ticketing platform! They have built an entire business around such arrangements for "off beat" a...Jump to post
The plane is also likely lighter than usual (eg may be lacking a full interior, and obviously not loaded down with pax and fuel) so it would be sitting up higher.
It really doesn’t look like its height is any different than the Malta Air Max in the same post though.
That depends on factors such as cargo density. Yes a 789 can always lift up more payload than a 787-10 on the same route. Doesn’t really do you any good if you have run out space to put that payload first though. Use say a typical 789 seating of 290 pax, that’s 29 tonne of payload, 25 bags per LD3,...Jump to post
The 787-10 can carry a lot of cargo on a transatlantic hop It will always carry less than what the 789 can. That depends on factors such as cargo density. Yes a 789 can always lift up more payload than a 787-10 on the same route. Doesn’t really do you any good if you have run out space to put that ...Jump to post
Why is it often said that the B787-10 would become the transatlantic workhorse? Its fine if you dont want to carry cargo, most of the NA carriers dont carry a lot of cargo. The 787-10 can carry a lot of cargo on a transatlantic hop- at max payload the plane has about the same range as the A321LR’s ...Jump to post
LTD = Long term Debt From 2011 to 2018 pre-MAX/Covid LTD barely budged. They financed the share buybacks from excess cash flow they didn't need. ...didn't need, because they booked their B787 losses as an asset. So if debt is short term it's better? Not using program accounting doesn’t mean 787 los...Jump to post
After spending more than $43bn on stock buybacks, handing out enormous dividends, and paying insanely huge bonuses to the large executive crowd, Boeing will tap into the pockets of the US taxpayers once again. My prediction is that Boeing will launch new clean-sheet families, both a new narrowbody ...Jump to post
I think Airbus at the same time should consider an A321F, based on the XLR 101 t MTOW. An A321F would have significant difference in capabilities than an A321P2F. Airbus doesn’t really have available production to offer a A321F. Not when passenger demand was asking for 70+ per month. But now? A cou...Jump to post
reidar76 wrote:I think Airbus at the same time should consider an A321F, based on the XLR 101 t MTOW. An A321F would have significant difference in capabilities than an A321P2F.
Once again you guys are thinking the disclosure rules are far stricter than they actually are. Airlines don’t have to immediately disclose as soon as they signed. Just this year UA signed an order with Boeing for 25 737maxes on February 26 but didn’t publicly disclose until March 1. There are plenty...Jump to post
but EG why would Boeing then not launch the 778/778F to stymie the Airbus strategem? in that specific case because they´d lack economy of scale, and hence pricing power. With a 787 based cargo aircraft on the other hand.... best regards Thomas A 787 based freighter would play in the same market as ...Jump to post
You could even try to get your second dose in your destination city rather than going back to the same place you got your first dose. I wouldn’t recommend that if it is just a quick weekend trip. The second dose tends to hit you harder than your first. You don’t really want to put yourself in a sit...Jump to post
Aircellist wrote:Would those 833 copies of the 777-300ER make it the most successful single widebody version yet?