Given the downsizing trend in the coming years, I can see the A321/A321neo have a place in Cathay's fleet. Older A320/A321 are going to retire, perhaps some will get transfer over to UO There has been a lot of overlapping between CX and KA anyway. They used to be two independent company and are comp...Jump to post
I think A220-500 will happen, it's just a matter of when. Many A319 are still early in their replacement cycle, when that happens and A220 (-100/-300) gain market share, A220-500 will make sense to be A320's successor without worrying over eating into the already shrinking A320 sales. Many recent sa...Jump to post
Bad news for those who travel on the route in Economy Class, but a nice upgrade for those who travel in business.
As a somewhat regular on YOW-LHR, I am going to miss the 767 :/
Avoiding 787 and 777 while crossing the pond is getting more difficult next year.
So now LH to FRA taking over for AC as expected and AC 788 to LHR, means FRA capacity will drop about 6%, while LHR will go up by about 20%, results in about a 14% international capacity increase for summer 2020. I wonder if the 788 will be rotated at LHR or through a YYZ Rapidair?...obviously if t...Jump to post
Back in early 2000's, they weren't being able to do HKG-JFK non-stop reliably. I think the 747 could barely make it with payload restrictions. Stopping at LHR made sense as it can free up seats for HKG-YVR and filling some empty seats along the way that ANC couldn't have done. But since A346 and the...Jump to post
I'm a little confused here, Correct me if I am wrong, my understandings are follow; the A321LR is just a current production high MTOW variant of A321Neo with extra ACTs that can be converted back to a regular A321Neo if needed. The A321XLR is a permanent modification of the current A321Neo with larg...Jump to post
I think you are referring to the "SkyCourier" Cessna 162 Skycatcher has stopped production a while back and it's single engine two seater. "Hard to imagine the Twin Otter can out compete the Skycatcher. It costs $2M more, flies slower, and has less cabin space." No, the Twin Otte...Jump to post
Dunno what TWA was thinking with their order. BA's JFK-LCY is about the only reasonable use case for an a318. Don't forget about Frontier Airlines. It made some sense when it was studied and developed back in the late 90's, given its common rating with the rest of the A320 family, it allowed airlin...Jump to post
the 717 and A318 would have bankrupt TWA instead.
Not sure about the 717 but the A318's niche is almost non-existence, especially in North America.
Even if the order is fulfilled, TWA would find itself in a tough position operating the A318 to compete with modern RJs, namely the E-Jets.
Hopefully they add DFW soon, it's a route that is still missing. I know AA serves HKG from DFW but the asian population in Dallas/Fort Worth has been increasing lately and now I feel there is enough of premium traffic of a 2nd flight out of DFW-HKG that CX can serve easily! I'm actually flying this...Jump to post
The 777X won't even come until 2021, and it's not like they'll just get all 21 at once, either. Short term: 3x 773A replacing the last 3x 772A 6x A333 is (not confirmed) going to be transferred to KA, B-HLM/N/O/T/U/V, replacing KA's B-HLA/B/C/E (Which are some fairly old A333). The last 6 A359 shou...Jump to post
Not that I ever will, but I'd be interested to see the analysis that put these frames on domestic rather than a few 787-9s. I am guessing raw capacity. The 787-9 would be at 7-abreast in "Class J" and 8-abreast in Economy so you'd be losing 12 J and 32 Y (actually probably more like 56Y s...Jump to post
I'm going to bet it's some person that travels frequently on this route that always picks 56F and binges every conceivable series every time they fly. There's nothing special about the seat. 100 hrs over 9000hrs is not statistically significant. That's merely 1% more than other seats. Correct. Well...Jump to post
It’s nit-picking, I know, but it’s 80% of lounge users are using the Yoga Studio, not 80% of all passengers - since only a subset of passengers get lounge access, the distinction (and presumably difference) is significant. But thank you for posting. Absolutely fascinating. I wonder why 56F watches ...Jump to post
It's a potential nightmare for AC right now, the max is huge percentage of their fleet and their summer plans are contingent on having even more. They have just about the largest exposure of any airline right now, and news coverage is certainly not helping. Ultimately, this needs to blow over fast,...Jump to post
Boeing can probably start a soda can business.
Joke aside, they will patch it and the plane will fly again, end of story.
It's merely a DC10 or Comic situation. The 737 MAX will continue to be sold and flown, at most the A320NEO will get a some more orders, that's about it.
following the ban of 737 MAX in the UK, unsurprisingly the next AC860 is cancelled.Jump to post
It looks terrible but material science and improvement on ergonomic have come a long way since the 1990's. As much as people on A.net love to glorify the good old days of aviation, I would take the new slimline seats over anytime those bulky economy seats back in the day. The looked comfy but they a...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:I wonder if the 787 will still be 2-4-2 seating.
Missed the MD80 by two months
I remembered when I book my YYZ-DFW flight last year for the coming April, it showed MD80 but now it has changed to 738.
Hopefully, there will be some last minute equipment change but it is highly unlikely.
This is mostly as expected. Airlines tend to fly their new model in shot hops first for crew training before deploying them to long haul destinations. No--these 359 will be flying domestic exclusively; they are all "regional" variant. Regional config follow by international variant seems ...Jump to post
According to wikipedia, the modern vacuum toilet was patented in 1975 but it did not specify which model saw the introduction of the new vacuum toilet. I would assume most, if not all plane models introduced in the 80's have already had vacuum toilet installed, and some older ones would have re-fitt...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Big news for Viking Air
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Will we see YOW-LHR being flown by A330 in late 2019 ? I’d hazard a guess that the one remaining mainline 763 will operate YOW-LHR, or more specifically YYZ-YOW-LHR-YOW-YYZ until the end of the winter 2019-20 season and then will go 330 or 788 in summer 2020. I’d bet that YOW’s existing transatlant...Jump to post
Thank goodness, hope the A350-1000 to LAX is true. Anything to avoid 10 across 777s You have to wonder if airlines will begin recognising this - not just those with A350s and 777s (at 10 abreast), but also those with 787s (at nine abreast - which is all but one). If the operate both 777s and A350s ...Jump to post
One of the ideas Airbus has considered is to install inflight lounges, bunk beds and exercising space. Airbus also planned to convert the cargo hold into sleeping rooms, conference room, family room or 'medical care zone' using modules which are interchangeable with a standard cargo container. . :l...Jump to post
So YYZ & YUL have 3 carriers flying to KEF?! Seems like overkill to flood the market with more seats. I'm more concerned about Iceland being flooded by Canadian tourists... /s Jokes aside, since AC doesn't have the same advantage of WOW and Icelandair for connecting to Europe, these flights are...Jump to post
A clean sheet design making the "A321-ish size" as the base model while using the newly acquired C-Series to fill the lower end to replace the A320 family? e.g. A318->CS100, A319->CS300, A320->CS500, A321-> (CS700/A370-200??) The new model will be able to be stretched a few times easily un...Jump to post
Not trying to bring out another pointless A vs B argument here, but the "snow bird" market is getting very diverse in recent years. Those sun destinations are flown by 737-600(TS), 737-700 (TS), 737-800 (SW/TS (still?)/WS), 767-300ER (WS/RV), A319(RV), A320(now TS), A321(RV) and A330-2/300...Jump to post
It looks like AC are already planning for the elimination of the E90 fleet as this summer they're largely now relegated to high RASM short-haul routes. YOW-YYZ are currently flown almost exclusively by E90 + a daily 767 (some A319/320 on occasions) but looks like all flights have been scheduled to ...Jump to post
YOW-LHR on the 333 sustainable year-round if AC were simply to feed a bit more traffic through YOW YYZ-LHR via YOW is often cheaper than YOW-LHR :lol: I guess they had always been trying to feed YYZ traffic through YOW, struggling to fill the rear cabin of the 767. Being based in YOW, I have flown ...Jump to post
They use their own livery as a spare on on T risk routes. Or in the case if AS on a contract basis. What risk are you referring to? Sorry I'm not too familiar with anagrams, I have seen a few OO livery CRJ at ORD T3 yesterday and flew in one of them on AA3126, just wondering if they have a new term...Jump to post
I noticed a few Skywest Jet that wore old AA livery had been converted into Skywest's own livery instead of the new AA colour scheme. Does this allow SkyWest to better utilize their fleets (ie. flying the same plane for American Airlines, Delta and United)? Is there a new contract between them to al...Jump to post
Everyone was predicting the A330s were on their way out on A.net in the past 10 years
I guess they are not going anywhere anytime soon
Will YOW-LHR go with 787-8 or A330 after the 767 are gone?
Unless the new A330 will be YYZ based, I suppose it will be unlikely to see A330 in YOW?
it would probably be easier to ship her back by boat....Jump to post
Waste of LHR slots in my opinion. . . I would disagree, This flight is to complement YHZ-LHR to serve the Atlantic Canada (as well as St. John itself of course) so people don't need to fly "the wrong way" before crossing the pond. I have taken both YHZ-LHR and LHR-YYT in the summer, the l...Jump to post
A330 is also certified up to 440 seat at 9 abreast All-Y config given their similar length, I guess they haven't gone 10 abreast on the A350 yet, unless there's a large premium cabin (which doesn't seem to be the case), it's probably just 9 abreast All EY config, should be an improvement over the 9 ...Jump to post
Did CX sell tickets on HKG-ANC or ANC-YYZ, or was it just simply HKG-YYZ with a fuel stop in ANC. Someone has answered, it was indeed just a tech-stop. they don't sell ticket (nor they have the rights to) on HKG-AND/ANC-YYZ. If I remember correctly, this stop can be skipped if the jet stream were s...Jump to post
there's no such thing called loyalty, whoever has the best product with the lowest price gets the deal. Like 767333ER said, They were pretty much set on ordering new A320neos and A321neos until Boeing came out with their firesale deal on the 737. People were generally surprised when AC ended up orde...Jump to post
I assume a decent portion of this order is for expansion. The Cathay Dragon narrowbody fleet ranges in age from 5 to 20 years old. Not all the planes need imminent replacement and the A321 is a step up in capacity from the A320. I find it interesting to see expansion since I was under the impressio...Jump to post