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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3994

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

True enough, except for the backlog. Ask the owners of the 737 MAX BBJ how they feel about the grounding. I wonder how many 737 MAX BBJ will actually be delivered? The mega wealthy love life a lot more than the poor and average folks do, after the MAX highly publicized saga I see them sticking with...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 8074

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

TheWorm123 wrote:
Partnering with Rolls Royce? It’s very smart to get in bed with the company that bankrupts itself every single time they try to develop an engine.


:lol: Let's hope they won't screw up the UltraFan, I'd hate to see the A350neo hit a snag.

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23810

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian also seeks compensation for the MAX groundings. Due to the COVID-19 disaster Boeing will probably pay a tiny fraction of what they would've had to pay in compensation to the affected airlines also the massive drop in air travel will buy Boeing an invaluable time to get the MAX certified, ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue May 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?

Until this nightmare is over, I'd rather drive 2000 km than take the plane. It's not just airlines, all public transportation will suffer due to COVID-19, you can never get infected inside your car which is not the case with planes, trains, etc... Nonstop short haul will be hit the hardest. The almo...

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 2892

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Why are you ignoring Airbus?! EK has 50 A359s & 30 789s on order... Do you think spending $20 Billion on new aircraft by a firm that has no or severely diminished revenues is the obvious fix? If any big carrier is in a pickle due to lack of fleet flexibility (high trip costs), it's Emirates. No...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 2892

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Why are you ignoring Airbus?! EK has 50 A359s & 30 789s on order, on some routes the A359 would make a better 77W replacement than a 789. I haven't flown EK in years but if I did in the future I'd much rather be on an A350 than a 787, the latter's dimmable windows make it an awful choice for the...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3070

Re: COVI-19 and 737MAX - Killing it softly?

Due to the COVD-19 crisis Boeing will probably be paying a lot less in compensation to airlines affected by the MAX grounding while buying them precious time to work on the recertification, so if air travel rebounds relatively quickly it's not all bad news.

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3495

Re: High altitude balloons

You don't need a subscription to see them, they're visible to anyone who visits FR24. That's odd. The balloons show up as large yellow balls. Is that what you've seen on the free site? I've been on following FR24 for years on their first 2 levels and have never seen balloons. On this 3rd level up (...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3495

Re: High altitude balloons

You don't need a subscription to see them, they're visible to anyone who visits FR24.

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by L0VE2FLY
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tashkent to Incheon on an Uzbekistan Airways Dreamliner in Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 8288

Re: Tashkent to Incheon on an Uzbekistan Airways Dreamliner in Economy

Nice TR! Exotic carrier, lots of pix, what's not to like? Was the plov spicy? It looks similar to the Indian/Middle Eastern biryani. I especially liked the gorgeous aerial views, a window seat is priceless on such a flight! You got lucky the crew didn't dim and lock the windows like many other 787 o...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151273

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

Great livery indeed, hope to see their beautiful birds at SAN one day.

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115398

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

How often do people of Kobe stature choose to be flown by just 1 pilot? What if the pilot becomes incapacitated? Almost all aircraft have a 2 crew cockpit, the S-76 certainly does.

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15915

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Only A.netters would get their knickers in a knot over airplane windows that dim without their consent because how dare anyone take away their god given right to look through them at the expense of everyone else's rest... :rotfl: Fortunately, no one else gives much of a damn. No one else gives much...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15915

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

There's no words in the English language or any language for that matter to describe how much I hate this terrible gimmick! What's the point of paying for a window seat if you have no control over your window?! I refuse to fly on the 787 because of the stupid dimming windows. I'm beyond disappointed...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A380 non stop (ferry) flight
Replies: 8
Views: 3548

Re: Longest A380 non stop (ferry) flight

An unofficial Project Sunrise test flight?! Well done Qantas, can't wait to see the A350 wearing your livery.

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20268

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

At this current point in time almost 25% of FI's total fleet was supposed to be MAX airplanes. I doubt that any other airline has as a high a percentage. They made a massive mistake in ordering them instead of the A320 family. :checkmark: In the case of FI it's not just the MAX grounding, it's also...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9325

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

Good luck! I wonder who's next? Aegean, airBaltic, Luxair, maybe Icelandair too, the A321XLR is perfect to help expand in the US & Canada and introduce flights to India & the Middle East.

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9546

Re: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US

Dreamliners are wonderful planes, flew one from SFO to MEL on July 31st, they just can't compare to the Queen of the skies the 747. Dreamliners are wonderful?! Tell that to my friend who missed out on seeing the glaciers of Greenland and the northern lights! He hated his Dreamliner experience so mu...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9546

Re: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US

Dreamliners are wonderful planes, flew one from SFO to MEL on July 31st, they just can't compare to the Queen of the skies the 747. Dreamliners are wonderful?! Tell that to my friend who missed out on seeing the glaciers of Greenland and the northern lights! He hated his Dreamliner experience so mu...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9546

Re: Qantas operates last commercial 747 service to the US

Sad to see the mighty queen go, even sadder to see her being replaced by the so-called Dreamliner at Qantas and many other carriers around the world! :mad: I was lucky enough to enjoy a stunning sunrise over the Pacific aboard a QF 744, something you can't do on the 787, thanks to it's stupid dimmin...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19061

Re: Emirates may reduce 777X if situation continues

From Boeing's website, the profile of Emirate orders and deliveries. Note 6 outstanding 777-300ER which will be cancelled as part of EK's order shuffle. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49145550726_f9a37eb87f_z.jpg They didn't list the 777-300 non-ER which was also operated by EK!

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54252

Re: Aegean new livery

That actually does look better than their current boring livery.

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26673

Re: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?

Then the windows look big compared to the small windows of the A350's. You do realize that cabin crews dim and lock the 787's windows on most flights? Which makes those big windows that you're bragging about absolutely useless! https://youtu.be/aUHyHk9UHgA Nowhere do we see large windows clogged! J...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26673

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

But my UA 788 had a perfect window control and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the big arched window wells, which when viewed from across the cabin remind me of the arches of San Marco Sq! But futuristic! Sure the window wells look great, it's what's housed within them that's so awful! Huge windows that you can'...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26673

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

Reliable switches or not, the dimming windows on the 787 are the absolute worst thing to happen to an airliner's cabin from an aviation enthusiast's perspective, the latest and greatest IFE systems may suffice for your average pax but for the true avgeek looking out the window is simply the best IFE...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21470

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aicrafts?

Welcome back MartijnNL! I was hoping you'd show up, I like your replies to the dimming windows threads. Personally, I dislike it. On AA flights, the crew will lock the windows to the darkest settings after meal service and keep it locked until descent. That’s why I’m not going when there are dimmabl...

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21470

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?

Can someone of the darkness loving sleepy heads explain to me why is it necessary to dim the windows ALL THE TIME?! I understand the need to do so right after sunrise when the glare is too intense, but on westbound flights that depart and arrive at daytime it's just not fair to force pax to sit in t...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21470

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?

To say I hate, I loathe, I despise the dimming windows would be a huge understatement! :mad: It's the absolute worst thing to happen to an airliner's cabin in my opinion. What's the point of paying for a window seat when you have zero control over your window?! And where is the fun in flying if you ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia
Replies: 21
Views: 14740

Re: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia

One of the best and certainly the longest trip report I've seen on a.net. I especially enjoyed the aerial views pix, lucky you were not on a 787 as the dimming windows allow the crew to dim and lock all windows and deny pax the ultimate IFE, enjoying the beauty of our planet from high altitude.

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by L0VE2FLY
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10601

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Where are you Plymspotter?! Your April Fools' thread "Emirates A380 encounters a serious CAT" has finally been realized! Best April Fools' thread ever! :biggrin:

Let's hope there was nobody lathering up in the shower! :smile:

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

Detroit makes much more sense with its huge Middle Eastern diaspora, TK's extensive network in the Middle East will guarantee the success of IST-DTW. You think Chaldean Christians want to go back to Iraq? Middle East destinations are already served well one-stop from DTW by DL/AF/KL and RJ. Detroit...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

Detroit makes much more sense with its huge Middle Eastern diaspora, TK's extensive network in the Middle East will guarantee the success of IST-DTW.

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 14458

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

Why are the engines glowing? I've never seen that on a subsonic airliner. Sorry won’t miss them one bit. Will look forward to going back to Tahiti in their 789’s! This old A340 has nicer more spacious seating than a brand new 789. :checkmark: Plus it doesn't have the dimming windows with the STUPID ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue May 21, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: President Trump Using 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5936

Re: President Trump Using 757?

The MIGHTY 757?! I wonder how would you describe the 747? :lol:

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by L0VE2FLY
Fri May 03, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 8916

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Do the Japanese domestic widebodies have smaller fuel capacity than the standard birds? It'd be a waste of space to fly them with near empty fuel tanks since the Japanese domestic sectors are very short compared to what a standard 777 or A350 usually flies, is it possible to trade fuel capacity for ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12715

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

No, widebodies have a lower operating cost per seat.

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5116

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Between direct services on AC metal and the raft of one stop options I can't imagine it would be a huge priority for Indian carriers at this stage. That said if 9W goes belly up I suspect AI will eventually take another stab. I'm convinced that AC could make BLR work as long as they time it well wi...

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by L0VE2FLY
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184716

Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

sticking to the low cost airlines model, aka stop trying to connect people across Atlantic? No, just fewer N-American destinations and more of a balance between O&D and connections, a smaller and more uniform fleet (read: no stupid widebody acquisitions) and a more simple operation in terms of ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8184

Re: 787 style windows

The 777X will have them as an option. Whether it will effectively be standard and airlines can opt to have them removed or whether it is an extra airlines pick I don’t know. We will see, I suppose. On the one hand, Airbus doesn't use them so there doesn't seem to be a huge benefit. On the other han...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8184

Re: 787 style windows

:checkmark: That's another reason why I hate them, some of the most spectacular photos here are window views. I bet professional photographers would rather be on any airplane but the 787. You mention photography. During daytime it's not much of an issue, but when the cabin lights are on, both 787 a...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8184

Re: 787 style windows

That's exactly the reason why I absolutely hate them, the crew override feature makes them the worst thing to happen to air travel in my opinion. I've been lucky enough to avoid the 787 so far but everyone I know who flew it had their windows dimmed and locked by the crew at least once. As opposed ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56480

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

They can still see indeed. In fact crew usually forces you to close traditional window shades on most TPAC/TATL flights, so he wouldn't have seen anything at all. The 787 still allows you to see outside while blocking most of the bothersome sunlight during cabin service. Not sure what he's rambling...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56480

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I'm afraid of the 787 in any colors! Boeing took away from me the only thing I love about flying, looking out the window and enjoying the beauty of the world from high altitude, their stupid dimming windows that allow the crew to force close them whenever they like is the worst. So disappointed to ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56480

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Why does everyone assume the 787 is for everyone but LH? Why are certain forum members so afraid of a 787 in LH colors? I'm afraid of the 787 in any colors! Boeing took away from me the only thing I love about flying, looking out the window and enjoying the beauty of the world from high altitude, t...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8184

Re: 787 style windows

That's exactly the reason why I absolutely hate them, the crew override feature makes them the worst thing to happen to air travel in my opinion. I've been lucky enough to avoid the 787 so far but everyone I know who flew it had their windows dimmed and locked by the crew at least once. I wouldn't ...

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by L0VE2FLY
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 14480

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say things are extremely soured, but it is extremely odd DL has not made a substantial Boeing order as of late. I mean, come on, the 330neo over the 787? Please. That makes zero sense, there is no spinning it. Delta has many routes (and potential routes) that scr...

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by L0VE2FLY
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8184

Re: 787 style windows

Or when the cabin crew locks the controls with the post-nuclear-apocaplyse-green filter enabled :? That's exactly the reason why I absolutely hate them, the crew override feature makes them the worst thing to happen to air travel in my opinion. I've been lucky enough to avoid the 787 so far but eve...

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by L0VE2FLY
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?
Replies: 42
Views: 8996

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?

Do all airlines have to order the 787?! I'm happy that CX, LH & DL didn't order it and hope they'll remain 787-free carriers. There's nothing worse than the crew dimming the windows while you're enjoying the view, a nightmare scenario that could only happen on the Dreamliner! :mad:

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