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by rbavfan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 13782

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

Exciting! LRs then XLRs. I would love a Mint LGB-BOS-LHR or LGW. Yes, I dream of Mint at LGB. Yields say otherwise... :cry2: The A220 top off is very interesting. I didn't expect that prior to EIS. Lightsaber I dream of someone finally going away & LGB being allowed to open more slots for B6 to...

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by rbavfan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 50
Views: 7255

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Hawaii is too far south to be a Pacific hub except for routes to Australia or New Zealand.


US-HNL-south pacific.
Japan/China-HNL-Mex

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by rbavfan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17322

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...

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by rbavfan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6115

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

So why do those women go on holiday to a Muslim country? It is not like there is a lack of flights from London to other beach resorts in Europe. I don’t defend their behavior at all but at the Turkish coast you have to look really hard to find anyone looking like a stereotypical extreme Muslim with...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 150
Views: 27904

Re: AF to order A220

According to La Tribune, AF is poised to order A220 by end of July. A380 are to be replaced either by B787 or A330neo, decision to be made later this year. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/air-france-travaille-sur-une-commande-d-avions-fin-juillet-823498.ht...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6752

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

birdbrainz wrote:
Possibly to avoid Russian airspace for some bizarre reason?
ETOPS is also a possible reason, but it's a 777-200LR. Seems odd.
The winds aloft must not be that strong now.


Winds usually weaker in the summer months

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 132
Views: 19082

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Revelation wrote:
enilria wrote:
Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX.

I think he was referring to the mess with A32x, GTF and LEAP-1A production.


As opposed to the 737Max units without engines & delayed due to production issues with the Leap-1B. Which BTW are based on the Leap-1A.

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I'd love a gym at the airport. If I'm on a long layover, I could hit the gym for an hour, work off the stress, take a nice shower, and not have to deal with smokers, 'cuz you know, they're off killing themselves slowly instead of working out, getting fit, and so on. I'm always amazed at how smokers...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I’m a cigarette and marijuana smoker. I am also a consumer of CBD edibles and the occasional Xanax. I am a passenger with self-awareness and courtesy of others. Though, I disagree with the smoking ban, I agree that most smokers fail to consider the discomfort of the non-smokers in the form of the c...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Cannabis is well known to have medicinal value. Tobacco products do not, they just cause health problems to smokers and those around them. It's not that difficult to understand. Cannabis is just another crutch! GF Ummm....no. For people with cancer, it makes life bearable. Trust me, I know. It also...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Like someone mentioned above, these will be most likely replaced by fast food restaurants which will contribute to the diabetes epidemic that's ravaging the US. I mean, according to official statistics, there are more than 100.000.000 people in the US living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The answe...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

The Nanny State claims another victim. Or the government is appropriately protecting the health and well being of the 86% of the US population that does not smoke. For many non-smokers the smell of cigarettes is difficult to tolerate and if you have a breathing condition - asthma, allergies - it ca...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

This is why I vape - you can do it very easily in a restroom stall, an aircraft lavatory, etc. and people are none the wiser. (The vape I use does not emit a huge cloud of steam). Yes untill you get caught and pay that big fine to the government. Also if you use nicotine based vape, you do send par...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Welcome to Canada circa 2002-2006. Do any US states still allow smoking in public places like restaurants? I’d like to know which ones to avoid visiting. Don’t go to Nevada, smoking everywhere. Not true. Smoking in the casinos yes but smoking is banned indoors except for in the casino, and a few ex...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Dominion301 wrote:
Trk1 wrote:
Good news--Atlanta welcome to the rest of the United States


Welcome to Canada circa 2002-2006.

Do any US states still allow smoking in public places like restaurants? I’d like to know which ones to avoid visiting.


Missouri

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by rbavfan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13462

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I am no fan of smoking, however the money was already invested in the construction of the rooms so let them be Cut the smoking rooms, put in cafe or coffee shops & you get revenue for covering operating cost. Smoking lounge = zero revenue, unless they are willing to pay like the airline lounge ...

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by rbavfan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4541

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

As the article says, they were indeed serious about it. Enough to drop money on the American plane. It would have been very useful for Qantas, probably more so than for other airlines. But the second generation SST aircraft would have been better still. I suspect for Qantas we could say Concorde wo...

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by rbavfan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 56
Views: 11135

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Did the ventral stairs on the 727 even count as an emergency exit in terms of the number of seats you were allowed to put in? It’s not like the DC-9/MD-80 where you had the ability to blast out the tail cone and exit through it. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=775251 I did find this...

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by rbavfan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 56
Views: 11135

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

The British Airways aircraft that have seating in the vicinity of Doors 2 have a reduced capacity. These aircraft have the “mid haul” configuration with a total of 23J and 131Y. Doors 2 are partially obstructed by the seating at Row7, however power is disabled to these during taxi/takeoff/landing t...

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by rbavfan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 56
Views: 11135

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...

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by rbavfan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 212
Views: 36239

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

The article mentions the E2-190, but not which A220 variant. Is the -300 suitable for LCY ops? This battle will be hard fought. The E2 should have an advantage with Citiflyer already operating E-jets. Will be interesting to see how much Airbus can discount the A220. And arguably to a greater degree...

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by rbavfan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14822

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

“Big order”? Please. 30 (50) out of, what, 5000+? Everyone’s getting into the Boeing bashing now. After all, they are the easy target. Now, if Southwest or United cancel their entire orders (which is absolutely not going to happen), print “big order” in bold letters. I’ve never been a fan of the “b...

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by rbavfan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7470

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

I thought WN had been pretty clear that the costs of operating into Canadian airports did not fit WN’s cost structure. Until those costs are lowered by the Canadian government WN has no plans of entering the Canadian market. This is an old excuse, but doesn't hold much water. If you look at your re...

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by rbavfan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7470

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

b777900 wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
With what jets, plus there is other US markets to grow.

What markets WN has A lot already WN is almost every state...


There are still many markets WN does not serve yet. Even their CEO has noted this in interviews

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by rbavfan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 36
Views: 9987

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Since the passenger is South Korean, good luck collecting one cent once he returns to his homeland. Travel insurance? Airlines increasingly try to recover for medical diversions from travel insurers, and pursue individuals with deep pockets where conditions are not disclosed. As a South Korean that...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 36
Views: 9987

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Forget the non-standard numbering, what aircraft is this incredibly relevant and informative photograph from the article: https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/12/1470/828/iStock-866714174.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 V/F That is an old fatory promo pic from when seats ha...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4684

Re: Euro Business Seats

they might have different configs for some more or less j, but having 50 J seats is super unlikely. BA's all J a318 from LCY-JFK only has 32 seats. you could probably fill an a321 with 50 J seats, but that'd be it. (iirc there's one airline that has just a single all J a320) He is talking about int...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14384

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I know that 'bricks' are not allowed when flying from Europe into the US, but how is it the other way around? Separate, supplemental batterey packs can't be in checked bags but they are allowed in carry-on bags - the same as permitted by the U.S. FAA. https://www.klm.com/travel/us_en/prepare_for_tr...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14384

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I hope in a thorough investigation and heavy fines if rules haven't been followed. I can't imagine battery banks while there are plugs everywhere nowadays in biz and even economy for some a/c. Roommates rarely leave home, never travel. But they have them for both phones & Tablets just in case o...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3911

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

canyonblue17 wrote:
About how far is this from Victorville Airport?


155 miles south

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3911

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

It was minor by the coast. But the aftershocks keep coming. Scary earthquakes, you want to stay away from Southern California. :stirthepot: The quake is far east and not near any commercial airport. The closest one... Still far enough away to not be impacted. Ridgecrest is being hit by the big ones...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3911

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

I'm on vacation in Santa Barbara. This one was definitely noticeable. A door on the store I was in swung closed and there was a profound sense of vertigo. But if I'd been on a plane on the ground, I would have just assumed that it was luggage being loaded or something. This one was exciting, but no...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6919

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

n471wn wrote:
DualQual wrote:
So a current employee tells you, you don’t believe it, but will take the word of an anonymous internet poster?


Not sure what your point is—-there is no anonymous internet poster. Read my note again.


I think he was referring to one of us Airliners.net posters as an anonymous internet poster.

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by rbavfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

I would think most would find it annoying to bring it up. If you see a panel on the wing come off, yeah might want to bring that up as there’s likely no indication to the flight deck. But most would not appreciate being instructed on procedures from a bystander. I disagree. Noting to them that we w...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15262

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

This year has been good for the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, orders for Korean Air 20 units and orders for Air New Zealand 8. KLM increases its fleet its fleet from 8 units to 15. https://nieuws.klm.com/de-air-france-klm-groep-zet-een-volgende-stap-in-de-optimalisatie-van-de-lange-afstandsvloot/ Unite...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5252

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

x1234 wrote:
AA should fly DFW-PTY (Panama City Panama) again which has international traffic due to its canal since they already fly to SJO. But PTY is so *A dominated due to COPA so I don't know if AA will compete.


Why would any airline get into a blood bath fight with COPA in PTY?

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10103

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Have you ever seen a map? DFW is totally out of the way for most of the country. ORD is a much larger metro area in its own right, and is a very convenient location for connections from the entire Eastern part of the US. DFW is out of the way unless you're connecting from the SE or Texas (not exact...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6148

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

Which will become the standard configuration for the A321 very soon. The NX configuration is a better use of space and is similar to the -900ER/-9/-10 door configuration. I’m not so sure that’ll wind up being true. The NEO pushes toward being a long-haul airplane, and at least some carriers will wa...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6148

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

Which will become the standard configuration for the A321 very soon. The NX configuration is a better use of space and is similar to the -900ER/-9/-10 door configuration. I’m not so sure that’ll wind up being true. The NEO pushes toward being a long-haul airplane, and at least some carriers will wa...

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by rbavfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14724

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

The new trailing edge flaps may also serve purpose to move wing center of lift afterwards. Current A320LR does not appears to be able to configure for two ACTs in the after hold, without a third ACT taking up two container positions in forward hold. This implies CoG limitation with two after ACTs i...

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by rbavfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14724

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

I like the graphic where it says "30% Lower Fuel Burn*" *Not actually true. Base A321neo was 3500nm with 206 seats: + 15% A321neoLR is 4000nm with 206 seats (15% would be 4025nm) + 15% A321XLR is 4700nm with 206 seats (15% would be 4628nm) Pretty damn close, so yeah, its pretty close to t...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14619

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Makes sense, as it prevents a subfleet op a mere seven 350-900’. Unless I’m mistaken, the 787-10 and 359 in KLM’sfleet would have a similar configuration and seat count. Can the 787-10 do everything the 359 would have done at KLM? Similar counts maybe, but no the 787-10 cannot do everything the A35...

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by rbavfan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767-longest running commercial airliner without a major upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Boeing 767-longest running commercial airliner without a major upgrade?

Lets see:
767-200 to 767-200ER
767-300 to 767-300ER
767-400
The ER's had major changes to meet specs & the 400 was the lat model. That makes 4 major upgrades of the models.

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by rbavfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14724

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

The new trailing edge flaps may also serve purpose to move wing center of lift afterwards. Current A320LR does not appears to be able to configure for two ACTs in the after hold, without a third ACT taking up two container positions in forward hold. This implies CoG limitation with two after ACTs i...

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by rbavfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14724

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

Sorry, but no. Some features of the Xlr will be implemented,in the regular A321 family but the Xlr itself will not get the standard A321 version. The Xlr is a niche bird, the upgrades (new fuel tank e.g.) will have a limited to no benefit for the standard use of an A321 and many disadvantages. The ...

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by rbavfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16735

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

ikramerica wrote:
Amazing that its so unworkable that they have a 10 year life. Then again, QR didn’t need them in the first place.


QR & other ME airlines as well as Singapore have done 10 years for a frame for years. Nothing to do with the frames being unworkable after 10 years.

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by rbavfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10952

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

If Norwegian can do it, why shouldn’t Frontier be able to do it? They can use Providence, RI as their origin city - they fly there, it is close to Boston, New England and the tri-state area. Summer services for a start should be a no-brainer. Norwegian can’t do it. They’re losing money hand over fi...

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by rbavfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10952

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Since this could be a major strategy change for Frontier, I think this has to justify its own thread. F9 will take 18 A321XLR. With the acquisition of the A321XLR, Frontier will have the ability to take on transatlantic routes to the U.K. and Western continental Europe. From Frontier’s main hub in ...

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by rbavfan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43459

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

With the MASSIVE range of the B737Max7 (7100km full payload), this can fly low volume routes in EMEA as far as DXB, LOS, ACC, GYD, IKA, etc. Basically BA now has a narrow-body for routes that previously required a wide-body. Example routes: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=LHR-ISB;+LHR-KHI;+LHR-ALA;+LH...

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by rbavfan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 576
Views: 96015

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If this is true in anyway it's a real kick in the balls for BA. The 777X order for Emirates was the largest order on the books. This might also be a negotiating tactic. Clark has been known to play hardball with both BA and Airbus. He has a history of playing them off against each other to get the ...

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