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by leyland1989
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian election planes
Replies: 16
Views: 3338

Re: Canadian election planes

Are the Jetz fleet currently available to be taken "offline" for a few months?

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by leyland1989
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 8101

Re: AC 788 and LH A343 to YOW

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.

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by leyland1989
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 8101

Re: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020

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...

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by leyland1989
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?

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...

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by leyland1989
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 125750

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

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...

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by leyland1989
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 80
Views: 8375

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

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...

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by leyland1989
Mon May 27, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?

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...

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by leyland1989
Mon May 27, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?

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.

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by leyland1989
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 24065

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

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...

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by leyland1989
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 24065

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

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...

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by leyland1989
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 172
Views: 8266

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

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...

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by leyland1989
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8655

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

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...

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by leyland1989
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8655

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

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 ...

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by leyland1989
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?
Replies: 31
Views: 3951

Re: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?

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,...

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by leyland1989
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?
Replies: 31
Views: 3951

Re: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?

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.

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by leyland1989
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720451

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

following the ban of 737 MAX in the UK, unsurprisingly the next AC860 is cancelled.

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by leyland1989
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9435

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

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...

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by leyland1989
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 120
Views: 18605

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Ziyulu wrote:
I wonder if the 787 will still be 2-4-2 seating.

No.

JALは航空機の取得や運転資金として、特別成長投資枠の500億円のうち230億円を投資する。機体は既存のボーイング787型機2機をエコノミークラスを横9席などに改修し、アジアや欧米線などを中心に2020年夏スケジュールから運航を開始する見通し。


"787型機2機をエコノミークラスを横9席"
2*787 joining the fleet will be converted into 9 abreast

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by leyland1989
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 118964

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

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.

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by leyland1989
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 172
Views: 8266

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

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 ...

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by leyland1989
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 172
Views: 8266

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

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.

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by leyland1989
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 19940

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

they are probably throwing A330-800 in the bid hoping that Boeing will give them a better discount on the 787.

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by leyland1989
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was vacuum toilet introduced and replaced the old-school chemical toilet on Jetliners?
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

When was vacuum toilet introduced and replaced the old-school chemical toilet on Jetliners?

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...

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by leyland1989
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Air set to acquire Q400 program
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Viking Air set to acquire Q400 program

https://theaircurrent.com/uncategorized ... ombardier/

Seems like Bombardier is set to completely exit the commercial aviation market.
Will the CRJ programme be ending soon as well?
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ikolkyo wrote:

Seems like Bombardier is set to completely exit the commercial aviation market.
Will the CRJ programme be ending soon as well?

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by leyland1989
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 99885

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

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...

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by leyland1989
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 99885

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Will we see YOW-LHR being flown by A330 in late 2019 ?

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by leyland1989
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27153

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

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 ...

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by leyland1989
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 33829

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

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...

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by leyland1989
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3918

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

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...

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by leyland1989
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27702

Re: 787 Scrapping

Maybe slightly OT. Boeing seems to be able to sell most of their test fleet while Airbus tends to keep theirs as in house testbed or straight to storage. Are there variations on their test programme that prevent them from selling their test fleet?

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by leyland1989
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42750

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

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...

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by leyland1989
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Transat A320 out of paint
Replies: 27
Views: 7501

Re: First Air Transat A320 out of paint

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...

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by leyland1989
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 22720

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for excelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

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 ...

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by leyland1989
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Mainline Back To Hawaii, Mexico, Osaka
Replies: 26
Views: 6671

Re: Air Canada Mainline Back To Hawaii, Mexico, Osaka

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 ...

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by leyland1989
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest flying under their own livery ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Skywest flying under their own livery ?

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...

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by leyland1989
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest flying under their own livery ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Skywest flying under their own livery ?

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...

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by leyland1989
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Mainline Back To Hawaii, Mexico, Osaka
Replies: 26
Views: 6671

Re: Air Canada Mainline Back To Hawaii, Mexico, Osaka

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?

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by leyland1989
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 14565

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

It's coming to Ottawa too, as AC458.

I'm a bit tempted to buy the ticket

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by leyland1989
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22336

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Meanwhile in an alternate universe...
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by leyland1989
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

it would probably be easier to ship her back by boat....

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by leyland1989
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 13451

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

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...

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by leyland1989
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 7031

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

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 ...

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by leyland1989
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 13451

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

YYT-LHR is flown by 767 in late October, early farewell to the ETOPS A319 or just availability issues (major checks?)?

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by leyland1989
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300
Replies: 13
Views: 10636

Re: [Cathay Pacific 828, A340-300, Economy Class, HKG-YYZ(via ANC)] In memories of Cathay Pacific's A340-300

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...

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by leyland1989
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Southwest 737-300s
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: Fate of Southwest 737-300s

soda cans, most likely.

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by leyland1989
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Future In Canada?
Replies: 23
Views: 4209

Re: Airbus Future In Canada?

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...

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by leyland1989
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 13142

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

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...

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by leyland1989
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Halifax airport viewing area
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Halifax airport viewing area

yes, it can only accessed outside of the restricted area, right above security but it's basically a napping area after dark.

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by leyland1989
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The oldest aircraft to fly around the world
Replies: 7
Views: 2525

Re: The oldest aircraft to fly around the world

DC-3 is unpressurised, hence it is able to live such a long life. Nevertheless, almost 80 years of flying is still a very impressive achievement.
Perhaps only the B52 can get close to that number. (Again, not fully pressurised air frames.)

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by leyland1989
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs
Replies: 39
Views: 9601

Re: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs

For those who say crossing the pond in a single aisle is a terrible idea,
I would choose AC's A319 over any of their 777 and 787.

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