That is the right move. In my opinion, they need to achieve a production rate that is commensurate with the backlog size. I think if they do not increase the production rate some of the backlog might be considered as iffy. So, in my opinion it is logical to increase the production rate if their bac...Jump to post
MKIAZ wrote:Still sucks every time bees die
If my suggestions do not work for anyone, suggest alternatives. Generally speaking, if a suggestion does not have realistic merit and the issue is already resolved, proposing alternatives serves no purpose. I cannot condone this action, therefore it must be condemned that violence was used. Because...Jump to post
I think that in these times, we must contextualize the word violence. For me violence is always when the action is in the offensive level as part of an unjustified attack. In addition, Violence should not be limited to the physical dimension only, there is verbal and moral violence. IMHO I think it...Jump to post
IMO everyone who supports the abortion bans should financially responsible foe every child that is born as a result of the abortion ban, you are after all pro-life (or claim to be) so give them a proper life then. Total agreement. And the hell of it is that we actually can do something like that. A...Jump to post
You are a noted and loud 45 supporter who routinely embraces extremist and racist right wing policies & propaganda. You said nothing to condemn Jan 6th and thus still remain in that position. You supported that and would obviously have been pleased if that had somehow managed to succeed. Attemp...Jump to post
I think you meant to say that elections have consequences right? Says a guy who supports the Jan 6th crowd. This is inflammatory and a total fabrication. Please provide any post of mine that supports this or retract this ridiculous statement. Are you only just going to bomb throw or do have anythin...Jump to post
NIKV69 wrote:I think you meant to say that elections have consequences right?
Speak of which did the forum's signature section disappeared? I placed some quotes there The moderators claim that it was somehow too hard for them to keep policing that, so they took it away several months ago. Unsurprisingly, no announcement or warning was made about this, and it required digging...Jump to post
Yeah, it's total trash. I get the frustration about the diversion but they made it from Cancun to JFK safely in a bit over 6 hours. The FR24 image in the story shows two go arounds at JKF, not four as the article states in giant font. As soon as I saw the "Simple Flying" tag, knew it woul...Jump to post
Another example how to make money by screaming something that will rally a group of people behind your idea. NYC has many other pressing issues at the moment I wish they would address or nobody will be visiting soon. Of course. You are saying there is some universe where it is literally possible fo...Jump to post
To be fair, There are currently only 2 widebody that actually sells really well. A350-900 and B787-9. The only other aircraft that actually sell moderately well are B787-8. But order for the type isn't picking up in the last few years. So realistically we only got A350-900 and B787-9. To be fair, i...Jump to post
Dropping yields?! You are aware that London is one of the most premium market on the planet, are you? NY & LA would like a word with you, but that is really not the point. LHR & LCY have decent yields; the rest of LON is more or less pants by comparison. In any case, the issue is not LON. I...Jump to post
You just answered your own question: it's a 16-hour flight. Very expensive to operate. There may be some traffic, but... What are the yields? What business traffic is there? Even more importantly: what stable, consistent business traffic is there? Same questions, even if we include connections via ...Jump to post
We talked a lot about the competition from young second hand A330 ceo. Should we also think there is some level of threat posed by relatively young second hand 787? After all the first 787 entered into service in 2011. The GEnx, Trent1000 and Trent7000 are more or less of the same generation. I kno...Jump to post
Not a still, but gets pretty good and up close.
Looks as though it attracted quite a lot of bullet holes too.
Smacks of a real Red Team/Green Team issue in the future. Or maybe this is just WN swallowing AirTran, but with compatible aircraft types. Goal: Eliminate a competitor, pure and simple. NK & B6 are too close in size for that to be a realistic possibility. Makes sense to me. One of the last move...Jump to post
Some quotes from Jesus —probably. Every poker table has a fool. If you do not know who it is, you're it... The real miracle isn't knocking up a pornstar. It's doing it twice... Don't should on people ... Gotta get it in the boat before you hang it on the wall... Everything in life is about sex. Exce...Jump to post
Saying Facebook is left leaning is like saying antarctica is leaning towards a tropical climate. They let Trump and his russian bots run rampage for years, breaking every rule in the house without consequence. It is a proto-fascist hell hole. There are indeed far too many illiberal postings tolerat...Jump to post
I sure hope the A339 will sell! I loved the A332/3, I would love to fly on the reengined one. And you're right. Not a lot of downside risk, plenty of upside risk. If they capture 10% of the A330 replacement market, they're golden. However: here's a new metric of success I just thought about: What i...Jump to post
I have lived in the Dulles area around 5 years and have only seen 30 used a few times a year, how often is 12 used? Not sure where you’re looking, but 30 is used ALL THE TIME. I live 6 miles directly off 30 and we get a daily barrage of the international flights, at a minimum. Prevailing winds in t...Jump to post
BREAKING: Will Smith Resigns from Motion Picture Academy ... https://www.tmz.com/2022/04/01/will-smith-resign-the-academy-oscars-chris-rock-slap-smack/ Might save him if true. Likely the opposite. People do not just resign from the MPA. He was told to. The Hollywood forgiveness cycle requires it wi...Jump to post
Although I did not watch the Oscars it is impossible not to have picked up on the gist of what happened. And my opinion is that Chris Rock got what he deserved. It takes zero talent to tell a mean joke about someone’s appearance, health, or disabilities. It’s just cruel behavior practiced by school...Jump to post
NZ and Canada are quite good. UK and Israel sound like death in the family. The Thai anthem is almost...fun. UK would be tops if it were Rule Britannia , which honestly, most people outside of UK think it is... Personally, I always liked the Soviet national anthem. But France's is pretty good too.Jump to post
Do their CEOs have more seats? The article says, "Delta’s version will be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, which offer improved fuel efficiency of nearly 12% on a per-seat basis compared to Delta’s A321ceo (current engine option) performance, the airline said." I thought the NEO, e...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:cjg225 wrote:T18 wrote:China has a long and proud history of knock offs and straight up IP teft so not shocking at all, worst part is this one don't even look good on its own.
Yeesh. Yeah. That's an ugly copy of the Beetle.
The VW is a classic. This is the Walmart version.
It’s lighter than the A321LR. If you don’t need the extra capability the base A321neo is better. It is lighter in both OEW and MTOW (saving in landing fees) with higher cargo volume. And of course it’s cheaper. The only advantage of the LR is the flexibility to remove the ACTs essentially convertin...Jump to post
Furthermore, when thinking about the A330neo, another aspect comes to mind: what about putting pressure on sales prices of a competitor ? That oughta be some form of success. After all, in a duopoly, you're better off if the other guy is worse off. I always thought it is interesting that people thi...Jump to post
Part of the issue here is the upper deck is single aisle, and if it were full length you would have similar issues to long narrow bodies in terms of boarding/deboarding times. Likely worse as those doors can not be used to board, so there would be a significant time-add getting everyone downstairs....Jump to post
I haven't heard anyone bring up the old "Russia isn't a threat because we're too economically linked together" argument lately. Or the "Europe is too civilized to get into a war" one, either. Not much too that. It is not different to Americans believing they cannot have a civil ...Jump to post
I am a little disappointed in something said in that it's a mistake to assume someone watching child porn are pedophiles? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/22/trailer-how-campaign-rhetoric-about-child-porn-made-it-supreme-court-hearing/ I mean they aren't watching kiddie porn because ...Jump to post
It is to the point where Americans do not want to touch this for fear not of being cancelled, but of being seen to approve of the right's increasingly hostile and absurd social agendas. I do however think you’re underplaying just how unhinged trans discourse has become on the far left. Because ther...Jump to post
How do you know they are horrible people? Because you obviously do not care about this or any other sports for that matter. You are simply looking for another stick to bash Transfolk with and have not begun to understand the complexities at play here. That makes my conclusion accurate and obvious. ...Jump to post
TheFlyingDisk wrote:Why bother who the proponent is if the issue is legitimate?
This is absolutely nuts. Protection against discrimination in the workplace or school is one thing, but this is quite another. Athletic organizations need to ante up and require that trans athletes either compete in their biological category or compete against each other in their own. The entire pu...Jump to post
Great news. Nobody wants a shorter day. Says you. I hate it, because I like my darkness in winter. I would take darkness year round if I could. But yeah, having more of it is probably the best part of winter. I'm not a morning person so I prefer for it to stay light longer in the evening. I can dea...Jump to post
As a leadership, without doubt. But I'm not convinced that the Russian people have actively sought a return to autocracy - it has been packaged and sold to them as nationalism. The further they got down this path, the more control the state had and the steeper (or more radioactive) any alternates b...Jump to post
It is all a bit of a long winding dance, but at the end of the day, by fall of this year, we should see prices ease quite a bit. The summer will be a bit rough. It may actually go down before that. OPEC has signaled pretty loudly that they are going to increase production substantially in April. Th...Jump to post
That’s very interesting. Can it also be likened to terrorists in that dying for a cause is a good thing Sure. I would not put it to the same level, but it is kind of all in the same family. I will not say I can understand that from experience, but I am familiar enough with it to know it is very dif...Jump to post
They didn't have the casualties in Georgia and Chechnya that they're having in Ukraine. When the generals start to see their military slowly disintegrating and China staring at the remains across the border, they might do something. China is too much of a trading partner for that to be a realistic ...Jump to post
It's not clear that he has a solid succession plan in place. It is possible that Putin will try to do something so crazy that his highest aides will decide that "due to health reasons," he is resigning from the job. There is no succession plan in place. But at least it gets worse. No stat...Jump to post
I know there have been restrictions on leases, but what irks me to no end is how the administration is still begging autocratic petrostates instead of thinking domestically. Those hydrocarbons will be burned either way. Does not solve anything. Production is not the issue; we make more than we use....Jump to post
It is so sad to see Ukranians dying in what is probably a losing fight. I wish them the best and hope they win but it seems impossible to me. If we had crystal balls and knew Ukraine's resistance would have absolutely NO positive consequences, only death, then sure. But honestly, what right do you ...Jump to post
I was told it was too long and annoying to board. No worse than a 739 or an A321. 753s board through the L2, and that's not a trivial distance back from the front, where the aforementioned aircraft board. While it makes for an interesting fan fictionesque theory, there has never been anything to su...Jump to post
I fully understand, though, that Ghost isn't for everyone. What are your thoughts? It took a minute for this to grow on me. But it eventually did. I really do not see them as over the top or anything... Like a more PG-13 version of Celtic Frost . I guess Square Hammer works as a most popular. But I...Jump to post
Yes, that exodus myth is ridiculously tired by now. Is that so? It is so. You are not using a valid metric. Far more valid data points can be found here, https://ktla.com/news/california/california-population-declining-amid-lower-immigration-fewer-births-pandemic-deaths/. CA lost a miniscule amount...Jump to post