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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 646
Views: 153717

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I see mention of ‘skin repair’ in the above images. I’m presuming this is for damage received during the train ride from Kansas? I’ve heard people like to use the fuselages as target practice along the way. :cry: I saw that as well. I'd also like to know what had led to the need for a skin repair b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 227
Views: 28451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Being in one of AA's spoke cities a mere 200 miles to the north and having used AA to connect to LH (and other airlines) a fair number of times in the past, goings-on at DFW are very much a big interest of mine, so appreciate all of the great information posted in this thread. That being said I hav...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Very nice looking plane. I'm a big Airbus fan, but there isn't an A321 product that matches the first class and economy plus seating of the 737, the way Copa has it outfitted. Great job, Copa. I'm a Boeing 'guy'. But I think Jetblue's 321 mint is right there with it. You are right. I agree with you...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Very nice looking plane. I'm a big Airbus fan, but there isn't an A321 product that matches the first class and economy plus seating of the 737, the way Copa has it outfitted. Great job, Copa.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 55
Views: 7990

Re: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

This has been misreported. The route will use their A350's. The 787-9 can't do SYD-IST unless it has 120-150 passengers. The standard 280T A350-900 can carry twice as many passengers that distance. These are the exact routes that justify a split fleet of 787's and A350's. You put the A350's on the ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 55
Views: 7990

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Oh boy, they really pushing B787-9 range don't they. They probably wouldn't carry any revenue cargo and sparse configurations in the cabin. But do they have enough demand to fill the seat to Perth? Sydney/Melbourne does make sense, but not Perth. Also, since they also have A350-900 on order, why do...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 39
Views: 4554

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

In today's ceremony of the arrival of B737 Max 9, they showed the interior of the new B737 Max 9 and it looks like they will be a 3 class aircraft. Business Class will have 16 lie flat seats, Economy Extra with 24 seats with 10 inch displays and Economy will only get streaming (no individual screen...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 227
Views: 28451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

I was looking back through the DFW Investor Day presentation and noticed they’re planning to spend $150m to keep C at “steady state.” Wonder if any of that is customer-facing or its that’s pure HVAC/Utility type work That's interesting and would be good to know. Hell, even if they just ripped up/re...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 227
Views: 28451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

There are no LUS gates per say. Mainline is mainline now.

They did retain the 'High E' Gates that belonged to US Airways, but now use it for regional jets. They will also be taking over the E Satellite once it's done being renovated and will be used for regional jets as well.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 227
Views: 28451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

I was looking back through the DFW Investor Day presentation and noticed they’re planning to spend $150m to keep C at “steady state.” Wonder if any of that is customer-facing or its that’s pure HVAC/Utility type work That's interesting and would be good to know. Hell, even if they just ripped up/re...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 227
Views: 28451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

So will Terminal F replace C? Will see be razed at the end of the day once F opens? The space could be used for another terminal down the line No if terminal F does happen international carries will use at and AA will use all of D We don't know that. AA would need to use all of, or nearly all of Te...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7345

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm guessing 99.9% of westerners are pronouncing this dacks-sing. Is x in chinese closer to a blend of sh/ch, as in Dahshing? It's "Dah-sssing," with a hiss (raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, a sound that isn't in English), however given the fact that 99.9% o...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10106

Re: Air France Us expansion

I forgot to mention it'll be operated on an A330-200 which I found strange, but Air France does stupid things like just like all airlines It’s not stupid at all. Planes can be changed at anytime. As others have states, your comments make no sense since there are no slots. If they start DFW, great. ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations

Wow. Normally, it's an optical illusion, but that certainly used about every foot of runway. This isn't to knock the A340 -- it's a great aircraft, but there is no way that plane would have gotten off the ground by the end of the runway had it lost an engine at/after V1.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6195

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August Oh come on is this really newsworthy? Show me an European airline that didn't have strong passenger growth and high load factors in August. I continue to post these uppdates simply because alot of people on this forum has ver...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8068

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Maybe the A350s will do the routes where SQ judges that pax may be more sensitive to the compromised 9 abreast seating in the 7810. Same 18" Y seats as the 787-10 (and new A380 for that matter). What's your source? If true the A350 and A380 will have enormous aisles with their wider and more c...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8068

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Why dedicate some A359s on short routes if you have a big fleet of 787-10? It could be that the difference is cargo. ADL-SIN is a cargo heavy route with especially food flying from ADL to SIN while I presume SIN-ADL is equipment. SQ is merging the cargo business with pax business and now flying mos...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 4427

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads

The Lufthansa upgauge to an A340-600 was unfortunately cancelled Was it? I must have missed that. Shame. I didn’t hear that either. I’m sad to hear that, but I’m sure it will be upgauged at some point guven the consistently strong load factors. We’ve taken the flight a couple times. We are looking ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 4427

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads

DFW-MEL is outside of the range for a 789 unless it is severely weight restricted. I’m surprised F is selling well on DFW-SYD, I thought the flight was pretty connection reliant due to QF not (yet) being able to fly further to ORD and JFK. I wonder how QF launching ORD (which they’ve said that is t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 4427

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads

EK runs the 77W right now correct? Not sure if demand is there for the A380, when they tried it last time, it didn't work out too good. Also, if the AA/QF jv goes through, I heard rumors QF may downgauge DFW-SYD to a 789 and then launch DFW-BNE on a 789 as well. Is this accurate? I have no idea if ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 4427

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads

EK runs the 77W right now correct? Not sure if demand is there for the A380, when they tried it last time, it didn't work out too good. Also, if the AA/QF jv goes through, I heard rumors QF may downgauge DFW-SYD to a 789 and then launch DFW-BNE on a 789 as well. Is this accurate? I have no idea if ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36968

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

gatibosgru wrote:
I'd love to see the A350 in QF colors. And I would think GRU would be an option before they'd consider GIG.


I’d love to see QF in 777 colors of any flavor with those massive engines. Hoping for a 778 order on this.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 4427

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2018 Loads

Those are all very strong load facrors. The area is booming.

Any word of up gauging for any airlines?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36968

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

At the recent IATA conference in SYD QF/NZ publicly said they had been talking about project sunrise, there is an chance that they will both place an order for the same aircraft. NZ's order might be an little bit bigger to start off with, which may allow it get an combined deal over the line. Take ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14393

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

The 797 widebody will distract Boeing until fully in service in 2027 or so ... Lightsaber Any confirmation that the 797 will be a widebody? I have not seen any. I am not sure it will be a widebody at all. Other posts have already delved into this... I might be wrong but still feel that the 797 will...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 167
Views: 11582

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Ruscoe wrote:
Last I heard, not official, the 737-10 MTOW was 92,000kg. Last time I looked, for comparison, MTOW of the 737-9 was 88,300kg.

Ruscoe


What is that in pounds? We use pounds/lbs here, so it would be nice for people to post weights for planes built in America to be given in pounds as well.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43341

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Comfortable? It will still be worse than on the A350 and even on the B747. The 777X is supposed to be at least 18 inches in 10 across (or at least thats what the plan was) so about as good as a 9 Across A350. With all due respect, this is impossible. The 777X has the same external fuselage width as...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 646
Views: 153717

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That's really neat. I can't wait to see how much this improves takeoff performance. The 739ER has never 'underpowered' as it climbs fine once off the ground, but the long takeoff roll that's necessary due to rotation angle sitting low to the ground. I'll be interested to see how much the 9.5" d...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Honestly, whether you are at an aisle or center is a far bigger issue to me than the width of the cabin. My worst flight was in the middle 2 seats of a 77W (3-4-3 seating) from Toronto to Vancouver. I've flown comparable length flights on 737 and the 737 was by far more pleasant because I had a win...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Why aren't the A32XNEO being placed on long haul the way 737MAX are? They have equal or better range and are better suited to long haul with the higher bypass engines. Because in reality, maybe the 737MAX is a bit better. You may be accused of blasphemy for pointing out that 737MAX are being used o...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 738 and 739, Hawaii to SFO ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2199

Re: UAL 738 and 739, Hawaii to SFO ?

At times they do send the 739 into OGG but it seems that it's not ideal. As you pointed out, the runway in OGG is way shorter than HNL or KOA so that makes a difference; there's probably zero concern going east but going west, especially in the winter I'm sure there are some penalties for the 739. ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

TranscendZac wrote:
Why aren't the A32XNEO being placed on long haul the way 737MAX are? They have equal or better range and are better suited to long haul with the higher bypass engines.


Because in reality, maybe the 737MAX is a bit better.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

The new Boeing Sky interior is substantially better than previous 737 interiors. It allows for much more room above the aisle and middle seats when the overhead bin is closed. It is possible to stand up in front of the aisle seat when the bin is closed. Shorter adults and children could stand in fr...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10542

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

The 744s are on their way out. As for A380 - what are they supposed to do with them anyway? Sale them? To who? They aren’t boats, so no, they can’t sale them. Perhaps thay could sell them though. :lol: Boats sail. And the A380 is a perfectly usable on several of their routes. Their passenger loads ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36968

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Buying B777-8 is just stupid. It's just a bigger B777-200LR. Not a good aircraft to invest. Also, with all these ultra long haul flights planned in the future for Qantas, they wouldn't need massive aircraft like A380. Instead they would just use 2 A350-1000. One of them would be use for the non-sto...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10542

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

How come Osaka gets the A380? Are there mostly for business passengers or wealthy holidaymakers? Neither. It's mostly a tourist route, both directions (Tons of Thais visiting Japan, and of course, Japanese do vacation in Thailand). Not sure how full the flight usually is, but that route has been A3...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Average daily budget to eat at Bora Bora ?
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Average daily budget to eat at Bora Bora ?

Main courses in your hotels & restaurants (entrees for those US folk that use the word incorrectly) are between $30-$80 in general. Tack on the rest of your usual 'meal'. Cheapest way to eat is either in the from the roadside snack shacks/stands, 'local' cafes or market/supermarket which can gr...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

What airline is that upper deck 747 photo from? What year?!? That putrid green! As for that comment about a 737 being bumpy: I follow a few airlines on Instagram and I have found many people use Instagram to complain about/to the airline. Most complaints are about delays and lost luggage- but I hav...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36968

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

There are rumours of a planned increased in MTOW for the -8 to meet the challenge with the payload QF desires. There are rumours of MTOW increases on the -9 also to meet performance guarantees. Sadly, you’ll do/say anything to disparage a Boeing product. Not once has this been rumored at this point...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Very nice looking interior.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 19999

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. 737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 ho...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27153

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Does Qantas actually use LHR on the flight plan? There is probably not enough reserve fuel so they might use a closer airport on the flight plan and divert to LHR every time. Qantas has done this before on westbound flights from North America. They put Brisbane as the destination on the flight plan...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airlines still with the 737
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: European airlines still with the 737

But according to A.net facts how can that be... Isn't every euro-state sponsoring airlines and forcing airlines to buy Airbus? No, that's only in France. Air France was the first A320 customer for that reason, however outside France airlines were allowed to make their own decisions. Airbus may be h...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK ever firm its 787 order?
Replies: 26
Views: 5100

Re: Will EK ever firm its 787 order?

I agree with Momo. Engine makers only need 30 months lead time. EK has a year (ish) to firm up the order. They are a big buyer, so negotiations will be intense. It isn't a great time to get the best deal from RR. In a year they will offer a better package deal. GE will have to beat or lose a huge o...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27153

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

This is great news for QF. Glad the flight is doing so well. To be the most profitable right off the bat is really saying something. Most routes don't turn a profit for many months. Congrats to QF -- I hope to see further development and success via Perth.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 4808

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

For the Americans out there, the word in cheque. A check is a pattern on a golfing shirt and trousers. 'Check' is an appropriate use and spelling of the term regarding a mode of payment. To this day, I still pay certain bills and expenses with checks because of the extensive paper trail. I can prin...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 4808

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

I'll go with you on the overly pedantic "clarification" on the word cheque/check but it isn't an American invention. Cheques were in use before there was a USA. Regardless, RyanAir messed-up (slightly) and it surely wasn't a publicity stunt and also let's not go on with blaming the victim...

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