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by WorldFlier
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13958

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

HA could be EK of pacific ocean via a321 to 2nd tier cities in East-Asia and WestCoast No it can't...Hawaii adds (SIGNIFICANT) distance because the Earth is a sphere... http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ICN-HNL-LAX,ICN-LAX i Show latitude and longitude Show fractional heading 2 segment path: ICN HNL 081...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21637

Re: EWR New Terminal One

HNLSLCPDX wrote:
Extremely weird and useless that an entire terminal gets its own thread here on a.net. Definitely unnecessary tbh. You don’t see LAX’s concourse with its own thread or DFW’s new terminal with a thread.

Moderators, please delete this thread. Thank you.



JFK-like typing detected.

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21637

Re: EWR New Terminal One

Insertnamehere wrote:
Does this mean that EWR wont be the cesspit of America it currently is?



When's the last time you were in Terminal C?

(Terminal A and B are shitholes - if the President can use the word, so can I)

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor
Replies: 27
Views: 4656

Re: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor

Delta's break-even load factor is around 75-80% but they are currently flying at around 40-50% and are capped at 60%. Wouldn't it then make sense just to leave the plane parked? I'm thinking maybe it's about holding on to the market share? Or a lower than break-even load factor can still reduce cos...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22155

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

What else does time need to tell? Nothing, it's just how things are done in the worker's paradise. The ARJ-21 is entering service inferior to the E-275-190. I did some back of the envelope numbers and: 1. Higher cost per hour, including purchase cost, than the E2-190/A220-100. Much higher when main...

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by WorldFlier
Fri May 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 28775

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

It sounds good value though we don't know the current state of the plane and its maintenance records so KLM may need to spend a bit to get the plane flying again as well as the obvious costs of fitting it out according to KLM's requirements. The market for used 77Ws is pretty depressed so it is a b...

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by WorldFlier
Fri May 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Storage still costs money, and if you plan to replace them or shrink the airline before they're needed again I believe it makes sense to dispose of them one way or another. As long as DL is hoping to eventually sell them in a usable condition (or even as parts), they will put them in long term stor...

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by WorldFlier
Fri May 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I understand them retiring the ER's. But, Why the LR's though? Those are barely a decade old. 0) Cash is King right now 1) Cash Operating Cost of 77L is probably much higher than the other birds 2) Where do you *need* a 77L that the Cash Operating Cost can be justified 1+2 = Dead 77L Then why not s...

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by WorldFlier
Thu May 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

acavpics wrote:
I understand them retiring the ER's. But, Why the LR's though? Those are barely a decade old.


0) Cash is King right now
1) Cash Operating Cost of 77L is probably much higher than the other birds
2) Where do you *need* a 77L that the Cash Operating Cost can be justified

1+2 = Dead 77L

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by WorldFlier
Thu May 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41543

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Serious question. Is this thread a joke? AA is not going anywhere anytime soon. I don't think anyone here really thinks American Airlines will declare Chapter 7 (because liquidation of currently worthless airplanes is worthless), but they're the weakest (financially) of the Big 4 and most likely to...

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by WorldFlier
Thu May 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23746

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

Can some explain what happens to displaced pilots please? Depends on the country and the level of support they will give to keep semi-empty planes flying (looking at you China), but I am guessing that many of the marginal "pilots" at marginal "airlines" will have trouble finding...

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by WorldFlier
Thu May 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14951

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

United took government cheese and part of that was to keep employees on the clock and not violate their contract. United tried and now backed off in trying to make everyone PT it did take a lawsuit for them to stop but they tried. So while we all know their will be a layoff unless government cheese...

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by WorldFlier
Fri May 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 269
Views: 58364

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Love all the SSJ defenders. Yeah, Interjet is in trouble and cannibalizing other aircraft. Clearly they aren’t sound business wise. But this doesn’t excuse the same thing we hear over and over about the trouble with the SSJ supply chain. It’s trash. The SSJ had potential to change the mindset aroun...

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by WorldFlier
Thu May 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 789 flying over France at 9,000ft. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 5058

Re: El Al 789 flying over France at 9,000ft. Why?

You don't want to ditch into water you want to land it on an (any) airfield...I'm no pilot but if you're flying at 9,000 feet you can get a glide of 10x if both your engines die so 90,000 feet is about 17 miles...not much room for error! Good point, however since leaving Greece, it's been flying fu...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 789 flying over France at 9,000ft. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 5058

Re: El Al 789 flying over France at 9,000ft. Why?

Highloader hit the cargo door, the aircraft is ferrying to TLV at 9000' due to compression problems, the routing is to avoid terrain (Alps). ...but, seemingly, to stay close to land. You don't want to ditch into water you want to land it on an (any) airfield...I'm no pilot but if you're flying at 9...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20516

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

It will be interesting to see the balance sheets evolve. The LH Group is starting off with 10 billions in net assets. Loans do not affect this. But their 22 billions in property and plants may have halved in value. So what happens to the existing loans? When the collateral's value plummets, the len...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20516

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz made a statement ahead of his meeting with LH CEO that they fear a scaled down Lufthansa Group could impact Vienna airport's status of a transfer hub. Seems like the Austrians will insist on Austrian Airlines remaining an important European carrier. Let's see wha...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20516

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

So no violation of any EU competitive rules? To paraphrase Star Wars, Merkel - "I am the rules"| That's ridiculous: 1. The rules are agreed upon by all 28 (27) EU member states. 2. Germany is certainly not the no. 1 state to campaign against subsidies; the UK, Benelux and Scandinavian cou...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20516

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

par13del wrote:
So no violation of any EU competitive rules?


To paraphrase Star Wars,

Merkel - "I am the rules"|

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by WorldFlier
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2970

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

747 says:

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by WorldFlier
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to ditch 1,500 jobs
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

Re: AF to ditch 1,500 jobs

So this means that AF will stop hiring then? They (like any service company) must replace attrition in front-line employees unless they reduce flying and any other staff positions that are variable. However, I am sure there will be significant restrictions placed on new hires for white collar or ba...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12677

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

I’m on my way to work in Manhattan and just passed EWR, there are two UA 77W’s back to back in line for departure. One is going to ORD and the other SFO. The ORD one has to be a substitute, not sure about the SFO flight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I have been on a 777 from ORD to EWR du...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 12963

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

Ziyulu wrote:
Would it have been a problem if they continued to Australia?


Not unless the tail fell off...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30624

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

Ethiopian aren’t paying anything back. They owe zero dividends back to government. That’s their subsidy. And don’t forget the state policies which help keep labour costs extremely low. SAA will not fail. But extreme changes are in the horizon and it is a very uncomfortable time for all involved. I ...

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by WorldFlier
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30624

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

I want to have sympathy, but how can Ethiopia who in the same 41 years as your wife managed to run their airline through revolutions and famine? Comparing Ethiopia to South Africa is a distraction. Ethiopia is an authoritarian state which enable massive implicit subsidies to the airline with stagge...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30624

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

You guys with your snarky comments about praying don't seem to realise that the average employee at SAA is totally helpless in the current situation and has no control over what is happening at the airline. This includes my wife who completed 41 years with SAA at the beginning of December. They are...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6550

Re: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!

Any reason why he flew BA? Air Canada has cheaper fares and is well known as a better performer on the route. Even LHR-SIN-HKG on SQ and then HKG-YVR on CX would have been my preferred routing, although now he has to pay out of his own pocket, I doubt Harry would want this. Air Canada don't offer F...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8190

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

RawSushi wrote:
If things go well for the Comac C919 program, a bunch of CFM engines for that plane might do the trick too.


Narrator: They aren't going well

See the C919 threads on this forum.

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: COMAC C919: new issues, new delays looming

Human errors are not the same as cockroach colonies. Finding one does not mean 1000 go unseen/are waiting to be found. Let's stay level-headed here. ANOVA would like a word with you. If you find one cockroach, what are the odds that this is the only cockroach? Especially considering that Boeing and...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: COMAC C919: new issues, new delays looming

I am pretty sure that I read somewhere that Comac calculated the wing loading factors incorrectly and sent the wrong numbers to CFM which then based their work on these wrong calculations. So the blame lies with Comac. Somebody can maybe find the source. A mathematical error, seems to speak volumes...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: COMAC C919: new issues, new delays looming

According to https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/85199-comacs-c919-faces-eis-delays-beyond-2021-22 multiple new issues have been discovered in the C919 design. Some areas require a redesign. COMAC (Shanghai Pudong) has encountered multiple issues during the certification of its C919 and complet...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?
Replies: 32
Views: 5224

Re: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?

Why did United completely drop JFK? Why did they not keep the valuable slots by flying small planes hub-to-JFK with their ex-P.S. flights?

That seems like madness to me.

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure
Replies: 35
Views: 9385

Re: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure

Bypassing Iranian airspace only adds 0.6% of the distance on a GC Route: PerLHR.gif http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=PER-LHR,per-CRZ-lhr&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=540x540&PM=* http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=PER-LHR,per-CRZ-lhr How can that cause a 50 minute delay unless you're telling me the winds a...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure
Replies: 35
Views: 9385

Re: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure

Bypassing Iranian airspace only adds 0.6% of the distance on a GC Route: PerLHR.gif http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=PER-LHR,per-CRZ-lhr&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=540x540&PM=* http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=PER-LHR,per-CRZ-lhr How can that cause a 50 minute delay unless you're telling me the winds ar...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27003

Re: Climate impact of aviation - what are airlines doing to mitigate?

Flying in a fully loaded 737 is like traveling with two people in a Prius. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704901104575423261677748380 And those numbers are 10 (TEN) years old with a CAGR of just 2% fuel burn decrease...you do the math... Airline travel is not the reason for climate cha...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15870

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Worst innovation since IFE boxes under the seat in front of you. I hate that centralized master dimming feature. Are cabin attendants "locking" them dark? Every 787 flight I've been on, I've been able to lighten the window after the master switch has darkened them all. American Airlines F...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10340

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

jmc1975 wrote:
Why all the superstition? Can't Syrian vacationers go to Venezuela for some R&R or Venezuelan vacationers go to Syria for some R&R? :duck:



Potentially vacationing healthy, strong, buzzcut males between the age of 18 and 35? Seems legit.

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10340

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Why does this route exist? Surely you cannot be serious. It is the only way to get from South American ally to the Middle Eastern ally without touching any land in between on a plane that you can at least be sure will never even chance straying into America or an American friendly area. $20 says th...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14582

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

First and foremost Germany post 1990/1 reunification is certainly not a small country ! Even with the ICE TRAIN corridors most services run at conventional 100 to 125 mph speeds , distances are vast especially from Berlin in the Far East of the country to the industrial heartlands in the Rhine/Rhur...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?
Replies: 24
Views: 4637

Re: Where does the LH Group send its different brands in intercontinental travel?

The LH-group has seven brands for long-haul flights: The four legacy brands (LH, SWISS, Austrian and Brussels), Eurowings and Edelweiss, typically used for leisure destinations and LH CityLine for low-yield destinations. Here is North-America:as an example: CL currently flies to Tampa/FL, Eurowings...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29112

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Blerg wrote:
I am not surprised IAD is doing well. It's a Star Alliance hub plus there are a lot of Ethiopians living in the area.


If the composition of the United lounge staff is an indication of how many Ethiopians there are near IAD/DCA...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19009

Re: Emirates may reduce 777X if situation continues

Boeing's O&D update for November suggests that Emirates has actually cancelled 41 777s (6 x 77W and 35 x 777X). This is more than was expected from the 787 order announcement. Somewhat suspiciously, 35 is the number of 777-8s that Emirates originally ordered in 2014. Has anyone heard anything t...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85108

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Congratulations to UA and Airbus. The XLR is a very capable plane and the only true 757 replacement. I am surprised they are going 1/1 with their 757 fleet and not adding. Also what is the obsession of some not wanting to see the 350 in the fleet? Variety is bad? Lucky me God bless TK they order ev...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18723

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

sonicruiser wrote:
Sounds like a lot of airlines can’t compete with Emirates.


Specifically they cannot compete with the United Arab Emirates, the country that dumps billions into Emirates directly and indirectly.

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by WorldFlier
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 30929

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

SASViking wrote:
ORD and IAD would make the most sense. They both offer a lot of connections via UA and they both also have a relatively high amount of business travellers


UA and Singapore don't play well. Based on my searches for flights...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

iadadd wrote:
Luftymatt wrote:
One of ET's 787-8's is called Lucy, that to me is a lot more strange.


Lucy is the name of the oldest hominin in the world, whose fossils were found in Ethiopia


Lucy (the 787) is also in the Sky (presumably with Diamonds)...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9379

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

How about "Concordski"...That was definitely a copy....and I don't think it was an improvement, The TU-144 flew first *AND* was larger. Tote's a copy... AND the first one to have a major accident. AND the first one to be retired. Your point? The Soviets built indigenous machines that were...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9379

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

How about "Concordski"...That was definitely a copy....and I don't think it was an improvement, The TU-144 flew first *AND* was larger. Tote's a copy... First doesn’t mean jack. They stole designs and used them on the airframe. It doesn’t have to be an exact copy for there to have been es...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9379

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

As far as I understand Tu-4 was basically the same as Li-2, based on licence agreements. Rolls Royce Nene was indeed, as far as I can remember, backengineered and therefore can indeed be argued to be a copy, although again, it was not exactly copied, but used to design the VK-1 and later in china f...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 11568

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

My guess is that their finances took a hit when Wizz Air and Ryanair started expanding aggressively in Ukraine. This meant that it became increasingly difficult to maintain underperforming routes such as AMM, RIX or MSQ. As for PEK, I wonder if not being able to overfly Russia played a key role in ...

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