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by chrisp390
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 304
Views: 23435

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Rumor is they are next on the chopping block if demand does not show signs of picking up.

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by chrisp390
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8708

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

This has been the goal all along and explains why EK pressured FZ so heavily into not acquiring the A321 in its last narrow body order.

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by chrisp390
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12077

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

Do the 737's still say "Proudly all Boeing" or has that been removed now that they have had Airbus and Embraer in the fleet for 2+ years?

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by chrisp390
Sun May 31, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58079

Re: Aeromexico: Shenzhen - Mexico City

Cargo flight to transport medical supplies back to Mexico. AM has been surprisingly busy with its fleet of 797s. It has operated 100 Transpacific flights transporting cargo from China with up to 8 flights crossing the Pacific at one time, not just to Mexico, but to many countries in Latin America a...

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by chrisp390
Sun May 31, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58079

Re: Aeromexico: Shenzhen - Mexico City

Cargo flight to transport medical supplies back to Mexico. AM has been surprisingly busy with its fleet of 797s. It has operated 100 Transpacific flights transporting cargo from China with up to 8 flights crossing the Pacific at one time, not just to Mexico, but to many countries in Latin America a...

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by chrisp390
Sun May 31, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58079

Aeromexico: Shenzhen - Mexico City

Currently there is a flight, AM9011 operated by XA-ADH listed on FR24, as flying from Shenzhen to Mexico City. Any idea what this flight is? A one off charter, or a new scheduled route? It seems incredibly far for a 787-9 to fly nonstop. I recall Aeromexico had to stop in TIJ when serving Shanghai f...

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by chrisp390
Fri May 22, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46957

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

Rumor is the route was a very bad performer.

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by chrisp390
Mon May 18, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7525

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

Global Times is one of the worst Chinese media outlets, full of blatant racism, lies, and extreme nationalism. I would take anything they say with a grain of salt. China has a lot more to lose cutting its ties with Boeing, and becoming a price taker of whatever Airbus offers instead. The phase 1 tra...

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by chrisp390
Sat May 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4508

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

What on earth is in cold bay to justify this flight? Last I saw 100 people live there, the Alaska flight will have this many seats available on one flight.

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by chrisp390
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce
Replies: 38
Views: 5787

Re: Boeing announces wider Q1 loss, cuts 787/777 production and workforce

The problem awaiting Airbus is a lot worse due to a lot of second tier carriers they have sold aircraft to who will be in a lot worse financial shape, if they even manage to survive the next few months. So expect a big drop in the Airbus order book, a lot of fairly new aircraft being repossessed/ret...

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13784

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

I have to laugh at the Tweet they sent about it, "How many people can say they’re working on a ten billion dollar deal with the top executives of one of the largest companies in the world? https://einpresswire.com/article/509072100/boeing-gets-loi-for-30-747-8-passenger-jets-a-deal-worth-over-1...

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Any plans to dust off the HiFly A380 for any additional rescue flights?

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by chrisp390
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6375

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

Funny how all theses market pundits claim to be "experts" now on Boeing, yet they were silent on these apparent troubles the past 9 years, and instead were pushing Boeing stock as the next biggest thing! If anything happens in the US aerospace industry involving the government it will need...

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by chrisp390
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR929 to become single pilot aircraft?
Replies: 48
Views: 6092

Re: CR929 to become singe pilot aircraft

The disaster that the COMAC planes have been up until now combined with 1 pilot is a giant disaster waiting to happen!! There is a reason even the newest jets from Airbus and Boeing still use two pilots.

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by chrisp390
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28734

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

At an interview from the CES convention with CNBC, when Ed Bastion was asked about the Boeing 737 MAX, he went on to mention they were waiting to order their new airplane... the way he phrased it seemed like he meant the NMA rather than the MAX. You can watch the interview below, https://youtu.be/_...

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by chrisp390
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28734

Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

At an interview from the CES convention with CNBC, when Ed Bastion was asked about the Boeing 737 MAX, he went on to mention they were waiting to order their new airplane... the way he phrased it seemed like he meant the NMA rather than the MAX. You can watch the interview below, https://youtu.be/_i...

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by chrisp390
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293272

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The thing to remember is there are a lot of groups in Iran acting independent of the government, who are very angry at the moment as a result of the past few days activities. It is very possible one of them on their own mistook this plane for another and shot it down without the knowledge of the Ira...

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by chrisp390
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10894

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

People say the reason is cost to paint over the existing decals. NO. They are actively painting it on new MAX 737’s. That is what I find outrageous and flat out lying. They could change it to proud Boeing partner or Proud Boeing operator for X years, but instead they insist on lying with this same ...

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by chrisp390
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10894

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

People say the reason is cost to paint over the existing decals. NO. They are actively painting it on new MAX 737’s. That is what I find outrageous and flat out lying. They could change it to proud Boeing partner or Proud Boeing operator for X years, but instead they insist on lying with this same n...

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by chrisp390
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11450

A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off

I posted a while ago about the seemingly low quality interiors of the 787 and A350 in my experience, and it seemed 50% had similar experiences and 50% thought it was nonsense. Recently an A350 overhead bin collapsed on a LATAM flight, reinforcing my belief and personal experience on these new airlin...

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by chrisp390
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7070

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

So because both companies decided not to attend it = possible merger? This would be a hard sell to regulators and JFK (most valuable hub for both)would be gutted of slots as a means to please them Word on the street is Delta and JetBlue may be working on something, possibly a merger. https://seekin...

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by chrisp390
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7070

Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3523684
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Word on the street is Delta and JetBlue may be working on something, possibly a merger.

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3523684

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by chrisp390
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL
Replies: 63
Views: 11699

Re: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL

The key is the very high value flyers use AC and UA, the people using WS and DL are much less valuable. So in the interest of increasing the value of Virgin Atlantic, it would be in Branson’s interest to explore a relationship between AC and UA. Maybe it wouldn’t mean the DL relationship ends, but i...

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by chrisp390
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17851

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Why does QF not just transfer these passengers to AA at LAX? Why do they need to operate LAX - JFK themselves?

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by chrisp390
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21590

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

It seems these events are a common occurrence and something that should be looked into more closely as it is only a matter of time before it results in a fatal accident.

Why is it that these fume events disproportionately affect the A320? I am basing this off searching Avherald reports.

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by chrisp390
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pulling Out of Haiti
Replies: 22
Views: 5154

Re: DL Pulling Out of Haiti

How is AA fairing at CAP now? They have been flying there a few years now in addition to PAP.

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by chrisp390
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6125

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

Why are they not looking at the Boeing 787? That seems like it would be a much better fit for long thin routes than either the A330 or A350.

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by chrisp390
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Vertical Takeoff Rotodyne Make a Comeback?
Replies: 12
Views: 4439

Re: Could The Vertical Takeoff Rotodyne Make a Comeback?

I remember my grandfather telling how terribly noisy the thing was. He was fortunate to witness the Fairey Rotodyne take off and he always said the was truly deafening. I believe to this day that it was the much too high noise levels as well as high fuel consumption to kill the beautiful futuristic...

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by chrisp390
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The Vertical Takeoff Rotodyne Make a Comeback?
Replies: 12
Views: 4439

Could The Vertical Takeoff Rotodyne Make a Comeback?

I was watching a video and this Rotodyne airliner seems a great concept, and after the testing it looked like it would revolutionize air travel had it not been for economic issues at the time. https://youtu.be/dkJOm1V77Xg Do you think the Rotodyne or something similar could make a comeback in the fu...

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by chrisp390
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26391

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

The interior specs are developed by the airlines. If they are deteriorating, then airline cheapness is the reason I would guess. The seats are, not stuff like the wall and ceiling panels. Most airlines also stock to the default lavatories. And yes, the 787 interior is bad. Crumbling window switches...

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by chrisp390
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26391

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

It is surprising how bad the quality of the Boeing 787 interior is. Frames that are only a few years old are already beginning to look very rough on the inside. Why did Boeing cheap out with the 787 interior? Why are the options for airlines to refresh it?

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by chrisp390
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15632

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

Time for merger mania. A combination of AA & AS.

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by chrisp390
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18369

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Maybe we will see them use the 5th freedom they gain from dropping this to launch a 1 stop to MEX, or MIA via Canada.

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by chrisp390
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22165

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

It’s China’s way of making big headlines in China that say, “look, our airlines don’t need foreign airplanes anymore, China number one.” In this trade war environment it is more a PR a stunt than anything as the general public in China are probably not aware of the substantial problems with the ARJ....

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by chrisp390
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919
Replies: 63
Views: 10626

Re: China Eastern sets up Air 123 to exclusively fly home-grown Chinese jets including ARJ21, C919

Can’t agree more - perfectly prudent thing to do. Reduce reliance on American entities as much as you can - to the point of eliminating American suppliers. I think I see a problem with that: https://www.aerotime.aero/upload/files/1448028586comac_visual_700x420.jpg Yes, a known problem. Current vari...

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by chrisp390
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder
Replies: 40
Views: 9613

Re: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder

Rumor is the US embassy stepped in and did a lot of talking with Lion Air and the Indonesian government to save the order. If Lion Air had their way the Boeing contract would have been canceled already, at this point Lion Air seeing as they can’t cancel just want to get as much out of it as they can.

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by chrisp390
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19696

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

A route from IAH to BXY to take the American astronauts to the space shuttle?

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61440

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

What routes should we expect to see launched? Could any routes to Africa we viable? Secondary cities in Deep South America?

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by chrisp390
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 13229

Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

Rumor has it that AA will be changing around some of its Asia network very soon. Any idea what this may entail? Resumption of China services with their dormant slot?

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by chrisp390
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 12111

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

How bad is EY struggling? If they cannot take up an aircraft that is pretty serious.

So much for all the hype and glitz a few years back with all these big deals.

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by chrisp390
Tue May 28, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.
Replies: 34
Views: 4837

Re: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.

Is this the weekly when will DL return to HKG thread?

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by chrisp390
Mon May 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 6212

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

Write off or possible to get it repaired?

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by chrisp390
Wed May 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 20417

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

Garbage reporting, why is this even an article? This has very little to do with the collapse of WOW.

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by chrisp390
Mon May 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."
Replies: 31
Views: 7567

Re: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."

Why do they keep announcing new destinations and then not starting them? Are they testing the waters? Looking for free press coverage?

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by chrisp390
Thu May 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations
Replies: 28
Views: 6260

Re: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations

Spirit Aerosystems

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by chrisp390
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai could take Airbus planes
Replies: 12
Views: 3560

Re: FlyDubai could take Airbus planes

EK pushed them towards the MAX because they did not want them to have the 321NEO in their fleet, for risk of Cannabilizing existing EK routes.

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by chrisp390
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 4495

Re: Shortest domestic flights

YVR to YYJ is very short, under 30 minutes gate to gate in many cases.

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