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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
acavpics wrote:I understand them retiring the ER's. But, Why the LR's though? Those are barely a decade old.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
par13del wrote:So no violation of any EU competitive rules?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Would it have been a problem if they continued to Australia?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
RawSushi wrote:If things go well for the Comac C919 program, a bunch of CFM engines for that plane might do the trick too.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
sonicruiser wrote:Sounds like a lot of airlines can’t compete with Emirates.
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
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post