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by GalebG4
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5824

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

It’s going to be interesting to see passengers reactions during boarding while someone is going to wait for middle seat to be “seating” position. I mean good luck S1 this might be breakthrough for passenger experience in future.

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by GalebG4
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 151
Views: 31177

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

What Malaysia Airlines needs is to lower staff, maintenance, aircraft leasing and other airline operating costs. Since they have problems with overcapacity, fleet optimization and getting rid of wide body airplanes in favor of MAX10 would be their plan for their survival.

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by GalebG4
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?

WN will for sure get MAX 9,10 but in my opinion perfect airplane for WN is an Airbus A220. A220-100 would be perfect as 737-500 successor while a220-300 would be 737-700 successor. We need to take into account Moxie which tells us that US is still perfect market for 150 seats airplane. Now WN histo...

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by GalebG4
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?

WN will for sure get MAX 9,10 but in my opinion perfect airplane for WN is an Airbus A220. A220-100 would be perfect as 737-500 successor while a220-300 would be 737-700 successor. We need to take into account Moxie which tells us that US is still perfect market for 150 seats airplane. Now WN histor...

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by GalebG4
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104468

Re: Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 MAX

N809FR wrote:
Looks like it’s in production to me. What exactly are you asking?

Since Garuda’s Citilink is in control of Sriwijaya we all know that Garuda is trying to cancel 737 max so why are they getting delivery if they are trying not to get the max?

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by GalebG4
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 10048

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Possible routes: KUL, DMK, NRT to HNL, YVR, SEA, SFO and LAX.

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by GalebG4
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23944

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney’s airline is most probably going to be charter airline for Disney’s resorts or cruise line package. So it would make sense for west coast SNA airport and east coast MCO airport.

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by GalebG4
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 7337

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Wow, congrats to French Bee, the A350 is a truly majestic bird, and so comfortable to fly on! It’s not comfy in their configuration! Yeah those 3x4x3 A350s do not look appealing! https://i2.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_5511.jpg You choose what you are going to buy independ...

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by GalebG4
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 3760

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

Gatwick, Gatwick, Gatwick, Gatwick

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by GalebG4
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

I would rather say more Chinese frequencies with a321xlr.

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by GalebG4
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6225

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Look most of the world destinations that make sense are served by airlines. There is quite a small number of markets that are not served by airlines because of old political problems. Middle East, Israel, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Central Africa, India-Pakistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Afg...

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by GalebG4
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11260

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

When it comes to seat comfort, my personal opinion is that 16.4in seat width isn’t much of a difference as 17in seat with which is more less industry standard from the begging of jet age. 0.6in or 15mm(two iPhone side depth {7mm+7mm=14mm}) difference isn’t that big of a deal for seat width. 30in sea...

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by GalebG4
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11260

Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Cebu Pacific has ordered a330-900 with 460 seats. How is that possible since a330-900 exit limit is 440 seats. Do Airbus have plans for type 3 exit like on 767 or over wing exit like on the a340-500,600?

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by GalebG4
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4189

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

LHR, LGW, LTN, STN to BA, EasyJet, Wizz FRA, MUC, ZRH, VIE is going to Lufthansa group AMS to Transavia CDG to Air France BRU-CRL to Wizz Air TGD to Montenegro Airlines So yes there is enough of lcc space for TIR-(Volotea, Air Albania), CPH-(SAS, Norwegian or MMX Wizz air), PRG-(CSA), PRN-(Wizz air ...

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by GalebG4
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11516

Re: Brussels Airlines' integration into EW

Can one management work with two different brands and same product? Personally I think two local brands can work with one management in particular markets. In theory brands that should work...

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by GalebG4
Sun May 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

Re: Fly Bosnia

SJJ is land locked by mountains. Without highways and railway with good connections, in theory SJJ should be flourishing.

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by GalebG4
Sat May 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42053

Re: AS trying to get B6

With B6 in BOS and JFK, they could in theory start wide body operations and have hub in BOS and JFK. In theory merger might work, but both airlines are similar in size.

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by GalebG4
Tue May 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10182

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

a321xlr, plus most probably cfm. Should be interesting!!!
A330neo would be nice to see!!!

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by GalebG4
Fri May 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 40482

Re: Lufthansa looking to (re)acquire Condor

"Bundeskartellamt" would probably not allow SEA, CUN, MLE, CPT, MRU, BGI, YYC*, YYZ*, YVR* and that is 9 of 39 long haul Condor destinations. None of the destinations are major Condor destinations from FRA except CUN which is slightly bigger than the rest. So “YES” in theory Lufthansa coul...

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by GalebG4
Wed May 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague
Replies: 18
Views: 3592

Re: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague

Czech Prime Minister Babiš claims the start date for the AirAsia Bangkok-Prague flight is October 26, 2019: https://twitter.com/AndrejBabis/status/1122029316416651269 It is estimated that about 43,000 Czechs visit Thailand every year, with about 50,000 Thais visiting the Czech Republic annually (ht...

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by GalebG4
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21004

Re: Flybe update

No Virgin colors yet?

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by GalebG4
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718338

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I still believe in Boeing, max 8 crashes unfortunately happened but this was chance for Boeing to show us how they can act in extremely hard situation. I think that 737 max 8 is safe aircraft with “updated system”. Yes they should do review of certification, but in reality aircrafts can and should f...

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by GalebG4
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19712

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

A220-100 or e190e2,e195e2 in exchange for 737-500
A220-300 or e195e2 in exchange for 737-300,700
A220-500(possibly) for 737-800

Boeing people will kill me!!! 8-) :lol:

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by GalebG4
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings will not take up the A319NEO order
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Avianca Holdings will not take up the A319NEO order

Airlines are upgrading to 230-240 seats. Lauda a321neo future order, AirAsia a321neo future conversion, Indigo a321neo order conversions, Legacys like American, Delta orders. I know this topic isn’t about NMA, but 240 seats NMA is most probably going to make sense in 10 years period.

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by GalebG4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4038

Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

What are the consequences on Airbus if tariffs are imposed?

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by GalebG4
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your prediction of future for Garuda, Thai and Malaysia Air?
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

What is your prediction of future for Garuda, Thai and Malaysia Air?

What do you think is going to happen?
Consolidation
Bankruptcy
Running until there’s enough of political will

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by GalebG4
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14924

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

US does need new ULCC airlines. But in reality, is there enough of space so big guys don’t squeeze you out of market immediately. I saw Allegiant presentation future potential US intercity markets and there is market for new airlines in US. In reality it depends on the team, experience and at the en...

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by GalebG4
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14924

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

The words " high-quality " " extremely low fare " " basic transportation " don't mix too well in the airline industry. It's either high quality or low fare and basic - he needs to decide which. No CEO is going to tell you, “ohhh our product is really shitty that genera...

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by GalebG4
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)
Replies: 17
Views: 5159

Re: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)

Just like in the case of Malév, CSA, Balkan, LOT (I know...the Poles on here will flame me for this) Yes, the flag carrier of a country with a population of 38 million is on the same level as the flag carriers of countries with populations of 8-10 million. You're funny. And we are not the ones &quo...

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by GalebG4
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Announce Order for 6 Q400s
Replies: 17
Views: 5397

Re: Bombardier Announce Order for 6 Q400s

Probably one of the last orders of q400. I would really like to see that bird produced for at least 5 years.

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by GalebG4
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17793

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Can’t wait to see it assembled. MAX 8 and MAX 9 are certified for same engine models so engine of MAX 10 could be on BBJ max 8. I thought Boeing could simply production of MAX family by simply making only MAX 9 wings and central fuselage . Weight might be slightly bigger, but production could be pro...

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by GalebG4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5138

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

Nobody really knows how 797 will look like, for what market and routes is it going to most optimized. Is it going to be 737 successor? For long haul probably makes a lot of sense. But are they ever going to change money making practices which they use over 30 years. They should and they will but jus...

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by GalebG4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7013

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

the most serious capacity limitation is the airfield since the max AAR is 36/hour (but 28 in IMC). - Close 55th st and widen Laramie up to Archer to reroute traffic - Bulldoze the red lots - Extend 4L/22R northeast No more staggering takeoffs and landings should open up that field capacity quite a ...

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by GalebG4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8776

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

I would like to see a321neo and 737-10 compared with similar thrust compared with similar interior. When it comes to Alaska I would like to see Boeing only fleet. Will it happen? Most probably not, because nearly every airline except ULCC-s or Southwest has two types in its subsidiary or directly ai...

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by GalebG4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.
Replies: 22
Views: 1511

Re: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.

I still think NYC needs fourth airport that is at least 45min by train from Penn. station something like Kansai airport. In the NYC market, ISP, SWF, and HPN all already have commercial passenger air service in addition to LGA, JFK, and EWR. While ISP doesn't currently have direct rail access to th...

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by GalebG4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718338

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Boeing you made a huge mistake. Accept it and get on with it, I don’t care about your airliners.net forum protectionists who will protect you no matter what. You made mistake, pay the families of the victims. Anybody could be in that plane(even you Boeing airliners.net forum protectionist- keyboard ...

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by GalebG4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10319

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

For Boeing:
1. Give us NMA(797), NMA, NMA!!!
2. 737 MAX 10 on display!!!

For Airbus:**
1. Give us a322 :hissyfit:
2. A321XLR, XLR, XLR!!!
3. Give us A220-500 :praise:
**Airbus advice shouldn’t be here, i know :box:

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by GalebG4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.
Replies: 22
Views: 1511

Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.

Many European, Asian and American cities have two airports. Which cities on the planet need new(second, third or fourth) airport?
I still think NYC needs fourth airport that is at least 45min by train from Penn. station something like Kansai airport.
What is next “congested” city?

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by GalebG4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the US eventualy end up with just 3 major flag carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 3940

Re: Could the US eventualy end up with just 3 major flag carriers

What you are asking is there more airline consolidation in US? Honestly don’t know, it could be but it is complicated because US is huge. Huge market, many huge airports, four huge airlines(southwest has bigger seat capacity than United). We might see JetBlue with Delta, American or Southwest but it...

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by GalebG4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 16139

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

The only way this ever gets airborne is if the Kremlin wants it too. Why would any airline hoping to make a profit order this outdated plane? The exact same reason why HNA was "encouraged" to order the ARJ21 by China. The only difference between HNA and Aeroflot is profitability. The IL-9...

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by GalebG4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 3541

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

This is nice news, but I have a couple of questions? 1. Who is going to electify dhc-2 or 3, Cessna 208 and dhc-6? 2. Does electric motor that powerful even exist and is it certified? 3. When they are going to certify everything(stc. for everything in between prop. and firewall) since you are not al...

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by GalebG4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35409

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

If Lufthansa is willing to announce a 100-plane MAX order right after it gets the okay to fly again, I could imagine Boeing given an absolutely spectacular, Ryanair-level deal. Probably O’Leary is going to jealous. ;) I personally think Luda NEO deal is already done, they are just waiting Paris Air...

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by GalebG4
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35409

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

We need to remember that LH CEO has told that LH group is going to order more aircraft when airlines go bust or cancel their order in order to get sweet deal. Boeing at the moment has bad reputation, we all know that is just temporary but they will 100% give Lufthansa sweet deal, since Garuda is can...

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by GalebG4
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12938

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

The A350 is significantly larger than the 787 I think 2370mm to exact is a350-900 longer then 787-9 if look at cabin length only. 787 cabin width 216in A350 cabin width 220in The most significant difference is MTOW: 787-9 is 560,000 lb, A350-900 is 696,661 lb. A350 is significantly longer than the ...

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by GalebG4
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12938

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Already an established Airbus customer. Operating the A330/340, so A350 was next logical step. Honestly, I have a little difficulty understanding why airlines buy both the A350-900 and Boeing 787-9.............. The A350 is significantly larger than the 787 I think 2370mm to exact is a350-900 longe...

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by GalebG4
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156675

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

I'm trusting that it's owner has a plan for a way forward for WOW Air because why not sell. Whatever FI and Indigo group was offering is way better than nothing. Why would he walk away empty handed when he doesn't need to perhaps he has an ace in his back pocket that no one knows about. Why? Too Pr...

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by GalebG4
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156675

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Seems like WOW is almost certainly doomed at this point. Who else could salvage them?? A huge part of the problem is that WOW is owned (or more realistically owed) by one person that no one seems to be able to deal with. That makes an orderly shutdown (a la Air Berlin) difficult. No sure how ICETRA...

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by GalebG4
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12938

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Most of their long haul routes is in between 8h and 11h which is if you ask me more a359 territory then 787’s, also they use HEL position as hub for Far East destinations.

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