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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 387
Views: 57521

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

My recollection is that integral fuel volume for the 359 in ULR version is a lot higher than B789. There's only seven -ULRs in commercial service (all with SQ) and a few government VIP versions (e.g. Germany) as well. It's not a popular offering, as it requires the forward cargo bay to be sealed an...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 387
Views: 57521

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Opus99 wrote:
Boeing is saying that the -10 will match the range of the a330-900

And the -9 will have 1000 nautical miles higher than the 330-900

And lest anyone forget, the A339's range is now at 7,200nm... the same as a 744's!

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 14360

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

AECM wrote:
Variant: 020
Mod Number 115156

MTOW: 283 t

I wonder if a subsequent w/v will apply to the -ULR?
That variant seems essentially obsolete with this increase, otherwise.

Heck, SQ has now been flying the standard A359 on SIN-LAX nonstop, longer than they did with the A359ULRs.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only
Replies: 36
Views: 5191

Re: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only

Y'all are forgetting a rather famous one: Concorde flew scheduled winter-seasonal service on LHR-BGI from December through April (varies), all the way until its retirement in 2003. Isn't Bridgetown in Barbados? True. I guess I had "Americas" in mind when I typed it, as opposed to "US...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 387
Views: 57521

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

than the very disappointing A35K How is the A35K "very disappointing," when the replacement cycle that it was designed for has barely begun in earnest? The eldest 77W is only 18yrs-old, essentially all of them still in service, and most still with their original operator. A like4like repl...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 387
Views: 57521

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Revelation wrote:
Not too different than the "classic" 777s where 77F came out before 77L.

No it didn't.

The 77L flew 3yrs before the 77F, and also entered service 3yrs before it.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only
Replies: 36
Views: 5191

Re: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only

Y'all are forgetting a rather famous one:

Concorde flew scheduled winter-seasonal service on LHR-BGI from December through April (varies), all the way until its retirement in 2003.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance
Replies: 28
Views: 4823

Re: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance

ok, if you look at the very last sentence in the article in the original post, it says: "The joint airline is expected to begin operations in 2023." that sure suggests a merger to me. Why do you assume that the original post is accurate in its language? Media gets aviation matters wrong, ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance
Replies: 28
Views: 4823

Re: Kenyan President: KQ and SA to form an alliance

ok, if you look at the very last sentence in the article in the original post, it says: "The joint airline is expected to begin operations in 2023." that sure suggests a merger to me. Why do you assume that the original post is accurate in its language? Media gets aviation matters wrong, ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Also, all of the concessions finally reopen in the terminal (including the Smoothie King :lol:)

. . . uh-huh, y'all think this is a game! :mad:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022

Any plans to buy out the commercial businesses in front of the new terminal. Not a pleasing sight when one arrives into New Orleans. I guess over time, hotels and other travel related businesses could buy them out. Or put the CONRAD there. Not by the airport. From what I understand, it's all bonded...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022

For me, these are all wishes, more so than predictions: DL - daily SEA with A220 Agreed UA- return of LAX now that AA has seemingly left the market Would rather see a second daily SFO, so that morning and evening are offered WN - bring back OAK, RDU SJC might deserve a second run NK - bring back AUS...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 20014

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

817Dreamliiner wrote:
Some notes to add:
All LHR based GE 777-200ERs have completed refit.
5 787-10s and at least 1 A350-1000 are currently stored and due to be delivered at some point.
All remaining LHR based 777s are to be completed by the end of 2022.

Any updates on when they'll (finally!) start on the 788/789?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2022

Some good news with which to start the new year:

BA has added an additional frequency, starting in April.

MSY-LHR will op Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 5069

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Anyone have a confirmed date for when QR returns to LXR (Luxor, Egypt)?

Been a point of contention for me and my travel buddies' plans!

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

x1234 wrote:
Remember VS relies on its vast connecting network

VS's connecting network cannot, in any context, be accurately described as "vast"... :lol:

And no, they don't "rely on" it.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Had SLC been served on British Airways But it wasn't, as BA never saw the value in serving there. Delta has just been very laid back and still is only serving London out of JFK, ATL, DTW specifically. Simply put, DL has more options than international longhaul, to use their widebodies (longhaul, tr...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Somewhat Likely: PDX- Underserved route, but little connections RDU- Underserved route, 20+ connections, but just gained new European flight SLC- Massively underserved, lots of connections but limited capacity right now. Despite AvGeeks' constant use of the word, there's rarely such a thing as an &...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Somewhat Likely: PDX- Underserved route, but little connections RDU- Underserved route, 20+ connections, but just gained new European flight SLC- Massively underserved, lots of connections but limited capacity right now. Despite AvGeeks' constant use of the word, there's rarely such a thing as an &...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 379
Views: 89894

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

I’m always surprised how many people don’t think LA exists to the east of downtown. Because in terms of money, it largely doesn't. Anything worth its salt in corporate or VFR dollars, is going to be on the West side, up the 101, or down the 405.... none of which are conducive to ONT being the gatew...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 63113

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

SQ dropping its TPE-LAX service which launched in August effective Feb 16th. The service was a single sector route operating 3x weekly and could only transport folks between the two cities, not onward to Singapore. SQ will instead operate SIN-LAX daily and SIN-NRT-LAX 4x weekly. https://airlinegeek...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

Kindly remind us what on earth any of that has to do with the A320CEO to A321CEO, which was the actual topic being quoted? It shows that range is only linked to MTOW. The entire cabin could be a fuel tank but it can't be filled. The A321NEO is a superior stretch over the A320NEO compared to the 757...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

You keep saying that, while at no point acknowledging that the only reason it gained range, is because the OEM added supplementary tankage to it. Totally wrong. The A350-900 gained around 1000nm of range because the MTOW went from 268t to 280t. Likewise with the A330NEO family went from 242t to 251...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

If Boeing had put 2-3 rear center tanks into a 753 (which it could easily accommodate due to its sheer length) then the 753's range would've been drastically different. But again-- who actually WANTED that? About the only one I could see would be Icelandair, and that's an airline with a high-water-...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

Wrong numbers. The 757-300 was heavy. What "wrong numbers"? ...you simply making that claim isn't going to exactly make it factual. Range DECREASED by 15% Since you pretended not to notice previous time I asked this question (referencing an A310NEO), I'll ask it again in reference here: W...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63393

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

The 777 is a tough bird. QR had an incident in MIA a few years ago where they overran the runway on departure, collected a few antennas, nearly took out cars in the carpark, and ended up with a big gaping gash torn into the underside of the fuselage. Flew all the way to DOH with no indication that ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

SAN makes sense for obvious reasons. Texas cities too, if only because of the business industries that are moving there (esp. AUS) as a result of mismanagement and unfriendly business climates in CA. In fact, CA is putting TX on the map. If looking at it from the business sense though, I can see it...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat resumes YUL-MSY
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Air Transat resumes YUL-MSY

Sad that this service doesn't connect to anything (the timings are sorta atrocious!), as this could maybe give TS a leg-up while AC isn't competing. TS is after local O&D and cruise traffic. The timings of the flight reflect that. Not atrocious at all. I'm aware of their intent. Though I'll con...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

milhaus wrote:
To LAX772LR: A321 is not 15 ton heavier than A320, weight difference is between 6-7 tons.

I'm not talking about OEW, since the question at hand is cost and performance delta vs. seats.

MTOW difference is 78t vs 93.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

it played a role in the disadvantages for the 757-300. According to who? ....other than whiny Y passengers who couldn't tell it from a 752, 739ER, or A321-- for all of which they would, and have, expressed the same complaint. Since people here love to declaratively express this as if it were fact, ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10971

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

Airbus should have launched an aircraft between 1999 and 2001 with the A310 wing and MTOW but with a fuselage length halfway between the A310 and A300. It could have used the Trent 500 engine that entered service on the A340-500/600 in 2002. Remind us what customers were asking for anything remotel...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat resumes YUL-MSY
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Air Transat resumes YUL-MSY

Just in time for AC to delay due to Omicron.

Sad that this service doesn't connect to anything (the timings are sorta atrocious!), as this could maybe give TS a leg-up while AC isn't competing.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21866

Re: United dropping 14 routes

Why? Not only is PHL-WAS a hub-hub route for competitor AA, and UA also has to contend with $18 (spot checked) train tickets, and $15 express bus fare. Unless UA was getting some kind of premium transfer traffic (which they apparently were not), then I can't imagine PHL-IAD being anything more than...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR
Replies: 48
Views: 9114

Re: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR

NameOmitted wrote:
There is merit to airframes that can be produced quickly and proven to be reliable.

Unfortunately, if one wants "quick and reliable," then they've just ruled out the entirety of the 787 family... from a production standpoint at least. :(

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Well, VS isn’t SkyTeam. I know that, but they are technically part of SkyTeam in the transatlantic market. Then no, you clearly don't "know that," because VS is not "technically" (nor in any other sense) part of SkyTeam. At all. SkyTeam is a contractual relationship between 19 e...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 8916

Re: AA and Thales new IFE for 321XLR and 787-9

Will the A321XLR replace the A321T and then those A321 will be converted to Domestic aircraft after that? No, the A321XLR have tremendous range that simply isn't required for the JFK-LAX/SFO routes that the A321T flies. ...you mean like all the 777s that also fly/flew those routes, and the 757/767/...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21866

Re: United dropping 14 routes

So UA won’t fly from IAD-PHL. That sounds enormously dumb. Why? Not only is PHL-WAS a hub-hub route for competitor AA, and UA also has to contend with $18 (spot checked) train tickets, and $15 express bus fare. Unless UA was getting some kind of premium transfer traffic (which they apparently were ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13164

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

The 787 can make SYD from ORD? That's impressive.. I thought that would be a sunrise route.. The 787-9 can fly up to 8.300nm . The SYD-ORD is 8.022nm(gc map) so technically it can do it but I don't know how it will works in terms of payload . Just to compare the PER-LHR is 7.829nm(gcmap) , is there...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 29
Views: 6220

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

DL311, a 763 from JFK tried twice on the 10s before bailing and going to OAK last night. 3+ hours on the ground, so not a simple gas and go. Looong trip for those passengers. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL311/history/20211220/2158Z/KJFK/KOAK That's gotta be particularly annoying for those S...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 340
Views: 47742

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

SunsetLimited wrote:
TS resumed MSY-YUL twice weekly yesterday with A321.

Any sense of the loads on the return?

Seems such horrible timing.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia CAA: Emirates could launch Bogota via Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 6551

Re: Colombia CAA: Emirates could launch Bogota via Miami

Wouldn't the lowest cost solution involve talking their partner JetBlue/B6 into flying BOG-MIA to feed the flight? No, but it'd be the easiest way to get a court-ordered injunction + possible criminal charges. EK and B6 do not have antitrust immunity, so such coordination would be illegal. Even if ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

If an airline is going to fly somewhere just announce the destination and sell your tickets. Nobody, outside a few posters here gives a crap. They have more important things to think about these days. It smacks of uncertainty and inability to take decisions at this point. You just contradicted your...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia CAA: Emirates could launch Bogota via Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 6551

Re: Colombia CAA: Emirates could launch Bogota via Miami

Wouldn't the lowest cost solution involve talking their partner JetBlue/B6 into flying BOG-MIA to feed the flight? No, but it'd be the easiest way to get a court-ordered injunction + possible criminal charges. EK and B6 do not have antitrust immunity, so such coordination would be illegal. Even if ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Has anyone tossed out DEN yet? No SkyTeam international service 1) VS is not in SkyTeam 2) AF launched DEN last summer, and they're as SkyTeam as it gets VS actually doesn't serve ORD. As people have pointed out, this might be the new market. VS/DL have tried ORD-LON several times, so while plausib...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

BealineV953 wrote:
Where you say VS beat BA to several destinations, which destinations are you thinking of?

From LON, to LAS, EWR, PVG, and at least two Caribbean destinations... though sorta drawing a blank.

They also provide Florida from more destinations that BA does/did.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines A330 replacement plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 6991

Re: China Airlines A330 replacement plans?

A350-900SR (like SIA ones) No such designation. The 9V-SH* series are just standard A359s artificially restricted to 250tonne MTOWs. They could later cross the Pacific nonstop, with but a phone call and a cheque to Airbus, if SQ or a subsequent airline wanted them to. If CI wants a similar aircraft...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110364

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

It’s a bust when people say absurd destinations like MKE or HNL might as well be saying ABQ or OMA or EYW too What's so "absurd" about HNL? Virgin/Holidays already sell a significant amount of traffic there, with a long-extant portion of their site dedicated to Hawaiian traffic; they shar...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces RDU
Replies: 65
Views: 8499

Re: Icelandair announces RDU

I was always surprised DL never took a crack at ATL-KEF during the heyday of Icelandic tourism. Why bother? At the time of the explosive growth, they added MSP which could funnel midwestern and west coast traffic, and JFK for an easy connection to most major markets in the northeast and southeast. ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces RDU
Replies: 65
Views: 8499

Re: Icelandair announces RDU

Midwestindy wrote:
Pretty obvious that those numbers are practically irrelevant since the borders weren't open.

Which is exactly what I suspected, thus not having taken the bait.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 340
Views: 47742

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

WOW, I remember in the early '00s when the only NYC service was a daily LGA by US, a double-daily EWR by CO, and a less-than-daily JFK by TW.

Growth has been amazing!

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