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by MrHMSH
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 88
Views: 23372

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

BA has completed today its return to South America, with the departure of BA245 LHR-EZE this evening - (GIG. GRU & SCL returned yesterday). EZE served with the A350-1000 GIG served with the 787-8 GRU served with the A350-1000 SCL served with the 787-9 Almost 90% LF on the first LHR- EZE https:/...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 130
Views: 12020

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

I believe there are multiple weight versions of the A359 (not including the ULR). The newer versions are 280 ton max gross, vs the variant that Delta first received orders of, which is only 275 ton. The question seems to be how many (if any) 280T A359s Delta has, and how many they are getting in th...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 130
Views: 12020

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

If I had 1$ for every time an Airbus ship has been reputed to have insufficient and/or overstated capabilities I'd have enough money to buy an A359 for myself. A comparison with UA's JNB-ATL is useless and irrelevant without any meaningful data, which hopefully our resident UA insiders can/have shed...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350
Replies: 27
Views: 7330

Re: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350

Shame not to see the A330neo in the running. I agree, it keeps getting eliminated in the early rounds, and I'm not sure why. It is more than adequate for "regional" use, and in this case no problem with EU, Africa, Asia, Oceana, given where Saudi is positioned. Maybe it is the predictive ...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2052
Views: 497753

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

10 A339s in addition to 13 leased A350s? Where are they going to fly all those widebodies? As someone else pointed out, it'll be 15x 339s and 8x 359s. That doesn't seem too unreasonable to cover something similar to AZ's old long haul network. I could see something like this (summer flying) by the ...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350
Replies: 27
Views: 7330

Re: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350

787 a clear front-runner, I'd expect some 777Xs as well, but maybe fewer than the number of 77Ws in their fleet. Not sure what the A350 would offer to Saudia that 787s can't.

Shame not to see the A330neo in the running.

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by MrHMSH
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2052
Views: 497753

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-12-ita-airways-firms-up-order-for-28-airbus-aircraft A relatively small but welcome boost for the A330neo. Almost a shock nowadays that there aren't any A321neos with a narrowbody Airbus order! ...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2052
Views: 497753

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-12-ita-airways-firms-up-order-for-28-airbus-aircraft A relatively small but welcome boost for the A330neo. Almost a shock nowadays that there aren't any A321neos with a narrowbody Airbus order!

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by MrHMSH
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 246
Views: 51921

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

When this flight was a 77L and needed a tech stop, it would normally stop at SJU. I wonder why BOS was chosen instead. Delta has said this: The diversion "has to do with technical specifications of our A350 aircraft and the payload of this particular flight," the company said in an email....

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by MrHMSH
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 9835

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

Here's a question, if the situation was desperate, could that A340 take off with one engine unavailable?

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by MrHMSH
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

I only see 1 other mention buried in this thread - Jet2. The Airbus press release back in August gave an 'initial' order for 36 A321neo. They have 90 something in their fleet - all Boeing? Maybe a sizeable top-up - A220's would also make a great option to fly from more regional UK airports for thos...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

Another all Boeing airline is SunExpress. They have a sizeable domestic route network from their İzmir hub. 737-800 is to big for at least some of their domestic destinations. They had 42 MAX on order and non delivered as far as I know although some are produced. No, as SunExpress is no European ai...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

ikolkyo wrote:
I don't see TUI operating A220s, I could see possibly being an Air Europa or something similar.


That's a great shout. More heads needed to think of possible contenders!

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

rutankrd wrote:
SA280 wrote:
It might be LOT


Yet they aren't all Boeing by a long way a heap of Brazilians and ATRs on estate.

Indeed I struggling to identify any legacy all Boeing operator of size in Europe these days.


Good point. If LO is to be eliminated, then TUI is the only option I can see.

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

It might be LOT They fit all the criteria, given they've not had a smooth relationship with Boeing of late (?) I can see this one being possible. Very possible. But they’re too small to add another 150 220s to the order book I've not seen a figure of 150 anywhere, where did you see it? I reread the...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

SA280 wrote:
It might be LOT


They fit all the criteria, given they've not had a smooth relationship with Boeing of late (?) I can see this one being possible.

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

MileHFL400 wrote:
KLM?


They operate A330s, which should rule them out.

The guess I've seen which looks promising is TUI.

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41578

Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

A little tidbit from a recent Leeham News article: a carrier which does not operate any Airbus ships is in talks to buy A220s and A321neos, with a deal possibly to be confirmed before the end of the year. What we know from Scott Hamilton so far is thus: - European - Not an LCC/ULCC - Also operates w...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8334

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

For any Middle Eastern carrier the A321XLR must be a tempting prospect, even allowing for a fair chunk of range knocked off for headwinds (3800nm for example), cargo etc you can cover all of Europe, all of SE Asia (except the Philippines), China, S. Korea and almost all of Africa from DXB. No shorta...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 33151

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I'm pessimistic on the prospects of the 777X, I think it'll do OK, but probably not as successful as Boeing needs it to be. The fact that its customer base is mostly A380 territory (with a few potential outliers as well as CX) isn't good reading, and neither is the dependence on 3 airlines, of which...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 212
Views: 42099

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

It's official now, and it's hideous. It's like 1990s Sabena meets Jat Airways circa 2003. https://press.brusselsairlines.com/brussels-airlines-confirms-its-position-in-the-market-with-a-new-brand-identity# https://cdn.uc.assets.prezly.com/37f069f3-af9e-4d7e-a125-075babd44d64/-/resize/2216x/-/qualit...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 7718

Re: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?

I think it's simply that UA and AA want to have a mixed fleet without relying too much on a single supplier. Since the A321neo is clearly the best option available in its size category it is popular, and thus the MAX 8 (which is a lot more competitive, and in some cases better than the A320neo) is t...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 564
Views: 109330

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

And that is the point. This coating is not part of the structural element. So is this paint or structure? Or something in between. Obviously Airbus has some serious quality issues with the A350, but so far it show now indication that the actual structural elements are effected. Can we really descri...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 564
Views: 109330

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

And that is the point. This coating is not part of the structural element. So is this paint or structure? Or something in between. Obviously Airbus has some serious quality issues with the A350, but so far it show now indication that the actual structural elements are effected. Can we really descri...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Vietjet Air is preparing for A330 operation
Replies: 95
Views: 22384

Re: [Rumor] Vietjet Air is planning for A330 operation

Looks like they will be getting 3 of the 6 A333’s that were ordered by the Hainan Group which were never delivered. Good to see they are finally moving forward with the A330. According to planespotters.net, they are potentially these six HX-ntu airframes. As 1940 wasn't built, 1902 and 1907 were al...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 473
Views: 190577

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Latest movements for 4 November 2021: MSN 270 Hong Kong Airlines A359 F-WZFT/B-LGJ, taxi check and RTO at CHR, then ferried from CHR>TLS after storage: https://aibfamily.flights/A350/270 MSN 473 British Airways A350-1000 F-WZNC/G-XWBI, ferried from TLS>CHR for storage: https://aibfamily.flights/A35...

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by MrHMSH
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48775

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

With 30 B747’s having left the fleet last year, won’t BA have a capacity shortage as air travel demand resumes? One would have thought that most of their current fleet must be under very heavy utilization? Eventually yea, because of the covid restrictions they have been under utilised. But as thing...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"
Replies: 58
Views: 9988

Re: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"

I don't think the 787 is a 'game-changer' as much as is sometimes perceived, it's the next step after the 777/A330, and what it has achieved is following a similar line of evolution to those aircraft. That said, it has been very good for the airlines, its size, capabilities and efficiency were exact...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 67718

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Starlux's first A330-941neo F-WWCN/ B-58301 c/n 2003 is now fully painted. Wow!! What a beauty! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51612120794_70456bf719_c.jpg F-WWCN / B-58301 Airbus A330-941 Starlux s/n 2003 * Toulouse Blagnac 2021 * by @Eurospot , on Flickr Wow, that’s a great-looking aircraft!...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1232

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

LCDFlight wrote:
Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…


Is that not just normal for Manchester?

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by MrHMSH
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 18221

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Interesting. Maybe the 'from Toulouse' part is why this is last? Does EK take delivery from XFW? EK , LH and even Air France ( at least some ) took delivery from XFW only Interesting, I didn't know that, or maybe I once did but forgot it. I believe that for A380s, European and Middle Eastern airlin...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

The Mosquito, for sure. A true great for its era and one of the best bombers ever made, as well as being tremendous at many other roles.

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2724

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Air 2000 (LGW-INN), Monarch (LGW-INN/AGP), Royal Brunei (BWN-BKI).

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by MrHMSH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Airbus need to make an aircraft larger than the A350-1000?
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: Does Airbus need to make an aircraft larger than the A350-1000?

With the completion of the A380, the A350-1000 is the largest aircraft Airbus makes. Still it is not as big as the B777-9. Will/should they make anything bigger than the A350-1000? Like the A350-2000? Or an all new design? This is to compete with the B777-9 I don't think so, the 777X (which I belie...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing shareholders file lawsuit over 737MAX
Replies: 33
Views: 6248

Re: Boeing shareholders file lawsuit over 737MAX

Could the good news surrounding Boeing please make itself known...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48775

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

The A380 at BA was always about slots at LHR and among the principal reasons the type was acquired. As COVID's impact on the industry grinds on, wondering if the A380's future at BA is really all that secure. The A350-1000, B777-300ER, B787-10 seem like the future higher capacity plane for BA, even...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 119318

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

TG board director, Piyasvasti Amranand had commented on a fleet plan after restructuring. (Note: This is a post obtained from his personal Facebook account, not so official statement) The fleet will be consist of -17x 777-300ER -8x 787 (6x 787-8 and 2x 787-9) -12x A350-900 -20x A320-200 -4x B777-20...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48775

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

No A380s in service this winter. Fleet has been removed from schedules until S22 due delayed recovery. https://www.air-journal.fr/2021-08-30-british-airways-pas-da380-cet-hiver-5230133.html The A380 at BA was always about slots at LHR and among the principal reasons the type was acquired. As COVID'...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 28404

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

In my opinion the title of being a truly great airliner is deserved only for the 2nd gen 777. The B77W for obvious reasons and 77L for being the best selling ULR plane and probably the best freighter plane in the world currently. The B773 was just a simple stretch of B772 and wasn't good anywhere o...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 28404

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

I had a quick question on the 300ER. We hear constantly about the reliability of the 300ER and how such a great aircraft it is etc. It’s not the most efficient out there anymore but airlines still love it. What makes the 300ER so good besides the efficiency. People say it’s reliable but aren’t most...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 24948

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

What for? Better takeoff performance from short runways. LBA's runway is 7375 feet and NCL's is 7600 feet. BRS is even shorter at 6600 feet. The MAX would struggle from all of those airfields ...and a higher thrust A321neo would allow for farther destinations to be added. No it wouldn’t. UA was fly...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 251
Views: 51404

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

AMP44 wrote:
Maybe related to the IAG order of 737 MAX? They did announce the first ones would go to BA for LGW but not until 2023.


This order was never firmed, though if they are setting up a new airline maybe they will actually take some.

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by MrHMSH
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 Fuel Dump
Replies: 1
Views: 719

A330-300 Fuel Dump

Some A330-200s have fuel dumping capabilities (for airlines that chose to fly the A332 on longer routes), but was this ever an option offered on the A330-300?

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by MrHMSH
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2377
Views: 397609

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

With that argument, why would anyone from anywhere ever book B6 flights? It's not like they have any loyalty over in California or Seattle. Yet, they continue to do great on all the mint routes out of NYC/Boston. Let's do some simple math. Let's say NYC/LON is a market that's 50/50 in POS. 5 B6 fli...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6954

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

Sad. Was definitely hoping we'd get both nonstops back, and the A359ULR back as well. Seems the cargo is such that they're keeping standard A359s flying into LAX.... the only time I don't like seeing them. :( I'm sure the ULRs will be back, just not feasible at present. In terms of visiting aircraf...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13739

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Looking forward to 'flight to MIA diverted as 2 year old causes disturbances'.

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 461
Views: 66972

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I don't know for sure but from what I read online they are saying that the runway can't handle the A321. Maybe once it is fully loaded it can't take off? Would be interesting to know. If Wizz Air keeps on adding A321s, I wonder if we might see them finally launch flights from DUS. While 2000m is a ...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 461
Views: 66972

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I wonder if it also means that some markets are starting to stabilize and recover. Increasing flights from VNO to places like Luton, Dortmund and Oslo could indicate that O&D is slowly returning. Btw DTM can't handle an A321. Does it mean VNO is getting an extra A320? Is there any reason DTM ca...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone help identify if this is a B772 or B77L?
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Re: Can anyone help identify if this is a B772 or B77L?

Very tricky to identify from this angle! As the top of the pylon isn't at the same level as the top of the wing I think it's a 77E/772, not a 77L.

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