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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 147
Views: 10474

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Change fees exist, not because they're a revenue source (although that is a nice bonus), but because they primarily serve as a disincentive for corporate/high willingness-to-pay customers to choose the lowest available fare class instead of buying up to a more flexible fare. Change fees work becaus...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 2706

Re: United to operate 787-10 EWR-Europe and GUM-NRT Summer 2019

Ok Newark to EU/UK I can see, but using it only on GUM-NRT is a no go. You have to staff a base and to operate 1 on limited service route at the cost structure that would need to have a pilot & FA crew base in Guam. They have bases in SFO & adding EWR base. Unless GUAm gets a lot of expansio...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

With the stronger partnership with Delta that was recently announced, maybe a lead up to passenger service? I was wondering if they would add ATL to hub with Delta. This is passenger service Yes it it but KQ needs US FAA/TSA approval to carry commercial cargo in the belly of the passenger plane int...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

With the stronger partnership with Delta that was recently announced, maybe a lead up to passenger service? I was wondering if they would add ATL to hub with Delta. This is passenger service Yes it it but KQ needs US FAA/TSA approval to carry commercial cargo in the belly of the passenger plane int...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 81
Views: 12247

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

lightsaber wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
That’s great to hear! Went to Pima last November great museum. Now I’ll definitely have to go back.

How does PIMA compare to Udvar-Hazy?


Very nice. Lots of walking around outdoors as well as indoor. Best thing is the nice dry desert keeps the planes from rusting away.

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 6757

Re: BN's "Tomorrowland" livery

I know there was a thread a year or so ago, but still just wanted to take a moment (in case anyone missed it) to marvel once again at BN's "TomorrowLand" livery, ship OO-SNF. ...just wow! :eek: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/3/8/5002837.jpg?v=v401269dcbc0 Almost as good ...

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15612

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Ziyulu wrote:
They better serve complimentary meals on such a long flight. If AA or UA does it, it will be Buy on Board.


Hawaiian still serves food even in coach

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Guangzhou to Boston, Chicago and Madrid are big holes in their network. Can't speak for MAD, but both BOS & ORD are about at their max with the amount of Asian service they can handle. AA has recently dropped a couple Asian routes from ORD and KE just announced BOS. Not sure where CZ would fit ...

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by rbavfan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 16
Views: 2442

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

At a (qualified) guess. They had an incident, did a risk assessment, and some pimpled youth who've never worked outside an office could prove, using the risk matrix and nothing else, that painting a dotted line forward of the door would seriously reduce the risk. 'ollocks! It looks ridiculous, but ...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16846

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

The first Airbus A220-100 (former Bombardier CSeries CS100) for Delta Air Lines has rolled out of the paint shop at the Bombardier assembly line in Mirabel, Canada. https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/44623697892_91b7a51701_k.jpg The manufacturer claims that the plane will now move to...

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13311

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

Revelation wrote:
Newbiepilot wrote:
Bigger fans aren’t always better

I'm sorry, but you're not keeping up with the rules we have established here:
1) When comparing A321 to 737, bigger fan means airplane is better
2) When comparing 777X to A350, bigger fan just adds weight and drag



OK that was good

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13311

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

In light of the recent 737 crash in Sochi, will this "crutch" allow more flare angle? Have they decided a cause in Sochi? Where are you getting it was due to "flare Angle." Also runway 6 at Sochi is 7218 ft. and it was a 737-800 not a -900/9. So how is the "crutch" rel...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13311

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

It probably could be offered in the 737-9 as a short field performance package. There likely would be a higher cost and more weight, so unless an airline really wants that configuration, I doubt it would be offered. The 737-8 can be configured for runways under 5,000 feet. That probably is the bett...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13311

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

By the way, how do you "force" an airline to order 737-900ER? I guess make them an offer they cannot refuse (speculation was they received a 51% discount, though considering the massive and long-term backlogs for both families (old and new engines) from both OEMs, this might very well be ...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13311

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

So until the 737-10, what were 737 operators ordering when they needed something larger than the NG, unless you do not count AA and DL as operators of 737's because they also operate the A320? Boeing actually had to force DL to take additional 737-900ER's, so.....not as sterile as you think. So DL ...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6681

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains Flying Norwegian burns just over 2 l/100 km per passenger. The average fuel burn for cars is likely higher, since your load factor is usually po...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6681

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains Business jets would be much more pollution based on fuel burn & the very low passenger count. ie: a CRJ-200 with 50 seats would burn less fu...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6681

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Interesting to see the difference between a fleet of 787s, and a fleet with a significant number of 747-400s... I think you rather see how many seats they put in the aircraft. I am all for reducing CO2 footsprints, but this statistic is utter useless. I don´t think the per seat fuel burn in Y Class...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7059

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Not quite. Yakutia airline who used 5 (I think) Superjets has just announced that they will no longer use the type because it caused them losses due to breakdowns. They also said they often had to replace airplanes because they broke down all the time. Sukhoi reaction? "Yakutia should have ord...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7059

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Maybe they can buy some of the used ones that Interjet of Mexico is going to sell. We are talking about new aircraft. However, while it is anecdotal evidence (as well as about the intention to sell their InterJet SSJ100). What is SU's utilization? That is why we discuss Internet... Planes that do n...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 4788

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

Still the Wiki does not say why Shuttle is in the name, Anywhere.

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12165

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

BA ran a competition between the two, with the loser certain they'd never see an order from the airline. The A380 won, based on whichever criteria BA had established. Nobody here is privy to what those criteria were, nor how either manufacturer responded to them. All we know is that BA found the A3...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12165

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

workhorse wrote:
They did:



? reference as to what your proving please. Who what comment were you referencing?

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12165

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. You mean like those GE powered 777-300ERs they ordered with no option fo...

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by rbavfan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12165

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. Why would they care, they operate more services to JFK than the thre...

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by rbavfan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9523

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

DarthLobster wrote:
msycajun wrote:
Word is that WN will be announcing more info on their Hawaii plans today. Coincidence?


They’re going to announce their intention to consider potential dates for possibly deciding when to announce a tentative start of service date (subject to change).


You sound like a lawyer with that line.

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6991

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

The same reason US airlines are cutting China /Japan service and increasing EU/UK service. Chinese carriers are cutting fares to much and more profit on the other services.

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19247

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Can a moderator adjust the title as the article in the posters link has never said 100 people.

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13419

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Looking a bit closer at the CRJ's I see 900 CRJ-700, 900, 1000 have been ordered, with the -900 being the most popular model. Most of them are operated by the US regional airlines serving the Dl, UA and AA. Also 1000 CRJ-200 were delivered, half of them being retired now. As mentioned the scope cla...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13419

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

It would just mark the end of the Q400 which is not surprising I also predicted BBD will drop out the commercial market and stick the the business jets so this deal if true is not a shock. Plot twist: BBD sells the Q line to Embraer who gets bought out by/collaborates extensively with Boeing. Boein...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13419

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

ODwyerPW wrote:
Airbus would be offering a plane with seat widths less than 18".... hmmmm… :scratchchin:


They own ATR that has less than 18" seat width already. Too late.

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19247

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Developing story EK203 DXB-JFK has landed at JFK this morning with about 100 passengers falling ill. Health officials are currently investigating the cause of the passengers illness Aircraft in question is A6-EUF https://bnonews.com/site/index.php/2018/09/emirates-flight-203-lands-at-jfk-after-100-...

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13419

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

DarthLobster wrote:
Utah744 wrote:
NYPECO wrote:
"A100-1000" sounds very strange.

If Hawaiian bought them they could call them "Hawaii 5-0s"


And then get sued by CBS...


Please CBS already markets with Hawaiian for the show. They would eat that up.

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by rbavfan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 11135

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

I just noticed that Air Canada mainline is taking over operations of a number of Rouge routes , including almost all Rouge service from YVR. These are low yield holiday destinations.Is there something going on with the Rouge model? Did I miss something? I wasn't able to find a back up of why. AC ma...

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by rbavfan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6776

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

gizghor wrote:
Image

Looks like a ripoff 717 to me.

I wonder if this plane will reach Western markets.


Stolen DC-9 tech with smaller engines added.

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by rbavfan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12367

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

I have flown into FMY but never RSW. I can see the happening. While yes FMY has intersecting and RSW does not, the approach in question is more than less parallel. This doesn’t strike me as incredibly egregious. They realized their error before touchdown. Not “no biggie,” but also not the end of th...

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by rbavfan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14394

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 rbavfan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9552

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

STT757 wrote:
Newark is a finalist for the Amazon Hq2 location.


And how does that make it a large town. Walmart is based in Bensonville, it's still a small town.

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by rbavfan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9552

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

The article literally mentions the schedule change right at the beginning. Again, they don’t expect growth at Newark to cannibalize CURRENT JFK service. Not past JFK service. Not what it was once (4x daily) but what it currently is as in how it’s served now (3x daily). A schedule change implies mov...

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by rbavfan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9552

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

EWR *still* can’t handle the A380?!?!!? Are there plans to rectify this? I believe it technically "can" handle an A380 movement, but would shut down operations given the spacing between the taxiways. Apparently LH just barely squeezes the 748i into EWR. Plus the banjo terminals at B would...

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by rbavfan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?
Replies: 37
Views: 4022

Re: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?

Also they may have crew and plane sitting doing nothing when it can add a leg and make more money. Remember those passengers might connect on the other end to more profitable flights.

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by rbavfan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to begin MIA-YUL/YOW/YQB/YYZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Sunwing to begin MIA-YUL/YOW/YQB/YYZ

I you read the link the It says "Canadian low-cost carriers Flair and Sunwing Airlines both announced last week that they will enter the Miami market beginning this winter." Then list Flair as going to Miami Internationa, but the way its written looks like he is noting the Miami area and u...

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by rbavfan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 46
Views: 8018

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

believeinflight wrote:
Interesting they picked IAH over JFK


Why? Oil city to Oil City. They have nothing in common with New York, and more traffic to/from Houston

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by rbavfan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 31508

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Yes extra fuel tanks. Where do you think the 777-8 will stow its fuel? The 777-200LR does need a few extra fuel tanks. No it doesn't. AI (and by extension, EY) was the only airline to order it with the plumbing provision for auxiliary tanks, but never actually installed them. The stated range of th...

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by rbavfan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20001

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Samrnpage wrote:
I get restless on a 2 hour Jet2 737 flight, I dont think I could last 6 hours on a 737, what do you do? They are not 29inch seats are they?


They configure for 36" first & 32" Y.

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by rbavfan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:23 am
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

Sorry for being ignorant, but what drives high traffic volume between MEL and ATH? There is a big Greek population in Melbourne. Customers would pay a premium for a non stop flight. Really with the Economy in Greece and the fact that family travel back to where they come from is always low yield tr...

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by rbavfan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4435

Re: Rename PHX

He already has a terminal named after him. He would not see the need to add the airport as well.

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by rbavfan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10256

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Well we still have to stick around for any last minute evacuees and employees (if necessary). Then there is the matter of logistics: where to send aircraft that are in a place that doesn't typically experience extreme tropical weather. Besides, we can still operate in tropical depression/weak tropi...

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by rbavfan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19032

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Is their a mandated fuel take, and fuel system modification coming up? Requiring an expensive investment, won’t this artificially limit the life of many frames? I’m sure I’ve read it on here, but can never find a reference when googling! After a certain build number the modification was built in. M...

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