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by Jomar777
Fri May 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40616

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

The LATAM/AA JV was agreed apparently by the Brazilian Government but the Chilean one threw a spanner on it. Then it approved the JV with Delta. The Brazilian Government seems to have provided a rescue package for LATAM (Brasil only... I presume...) but the Chilean Government did nothing so far. DL...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 29, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40616

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Many of us at Delta are furious about the failed investments, and know that the LATAM BK spells major trouble for Delta and for us. I wish people would quit trying to spin this as if it’s a positive. Delta’s failed investments all over the world cost us cash we desperately need right now. Delta's f...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 29, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40616

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

[code][/code] Just some additional information on DL/LA partnership in this Ch. 11 proceedings. https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air-lines-latam-airlines-partnership-bankruptcy/ You know what is interesting on this post? They show a photo of two LAN aircrafts and speak about Delta's Chilean Partn...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 29, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 91
Views: 22015

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

It is a Rumour so not much is known. DL needs A350s so it can retire their B777s.It is best to buy those as Airbus' slots because if avoids conversion and refurbishment costs. QR might have theirs on a deliver schedule that is the best for DL and do not want them. All very feasible but we will only...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer to get a US$ 600 million relief pack from the Brazilian goverment
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Embraer to get a US$ 600 million relief pack from the Brazilian goverment

In the long run, you can say that Embraer managed to defeat (survive that is) its main competitor, BBD, only to fall foul of the resulting collateral effect - a polarized world between Boeing and and Airbus. But I am sure they will be fine because their executive and military divisions are string. T...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 91
Views: 22015

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

It is a Rumour so not much is known. DL needs A350s so it can retire their B777s.It is best to buy those as Airbus' slots because if avoids conversion and refurbishment costs. QR might have theirs on a deliver schedule that is the best for DL and do not want them. All very feasible but we will only ...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40616

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

The LATAM/AA JV was agreed apparently by the Brazilian Government but the Chilean one threw a spanner on it. Then it approved the JV with Delta. The Brazilian Government seems to have provided a rescue package for LATAM (Brasil only... I presume...) but the Chilean Government did nothing so far. DL ...

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by Jomar777
Thu May 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40616

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

I am surprised that LATAM does not have stronger legs to stand on and surprised that the governments does not seem to be willing to help out. LATAM is the biggest South American airline. If that one is not capable of surviving, who is in South America ? The Brazilian government laid out a R$ 2 bi r...

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by Jomar777
Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 225
Views: 40616

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Well...yes...Every single privately owned airline in the whole planet is “towards bankruptcy” in the current scenario. Only the Airlines supported by endless flows of money like Emirates or Etihad can escape to the “towards bankruptcy” qualification. Same for Hotels, Cruise Ships and any leisure an...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 22, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four LATAM Airbus350 flying for QR back to Brazil right now?
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Four LATAM Airbus350 flying for QR back to Brazil right now?

Four Airbus350s flying in LA colours but with QR registration are en route DOH-CNF right now. The registrations are: A7-AQA A7-AQB A7-AMB A7-AQC Are these being returned to LA permanently? If so, maybe LA Brasil could, once regular flights resume, fly GRU-TLV with their own equipment, instead of us...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4604

Re: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?

And I assume those A350s will head to Delta as a part of their deal with LATAM. IIRC, Delta's taking 4 existing ones on the LATAM fleet + 10 yet to be delivered from Airbus, including some A350-1000s ordered by LATAM Brazil (TAM). It makes sense they would be these 4. Delta isn't taking any LATAM A...

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by Jomar777
Wed May 20, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 49
Views: 8461

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

Looks that they are going to a decontamination center like those films we watch. I am all for protection but could they at least not come up with a transparent one to ease off tension on passengers? Also, this might protect the crew - which is good since they do many more rotations than the ordinary...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 12, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 300
Views: 38182

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

I find it hard to believe that any of the US3 (AA, UA and DL) would go C11... But it might be feasible to consider JetBlue, Allegiant and others on this level just below the big 3. The former can still, despite the current situation, remodel their operations and still pull investments to a level whi...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 08, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21247

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

I am surprised Etihad would be in the frame for any takeover (airline or services). It may be taken over by EK anytime soon the way it is going. IAG (not BA) would certainly place LEVEL there but would not gather any favours from the Austrian Government since they would lose their flagship in exchan...

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by Jomar777
Fri May 08, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A330 into LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 4257

Re: AR A330 into LHR

Ask Mar Thatcher and the Malvinas issues ! Last scheduled services was in 1990 through they did operate a few Rugby World Cup related flights in 2015 You mean the Falkland Islands? The ones as far from Argentina as London is from Lisbon? The ones Argentina never had sovereignty over? THOSE islands ...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6018

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

The E2 Project will become part of Boeing's portfolio just as the C-Series became the A220 for Airbus. With the ongoing US-China Trade War, any link-up between China/COMAC with Embraer is unlikely in the medium term (on short term, COVID19 probably has made it very unlikely). So, he is mainly stati...

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by Jomar777
Tue May 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 26962

Re: EK's possible future?

Their future is probably smaller more efficient aircraft which is why they were maybe interested in A330's and A350's. Emirates and other hub carriers will always have a presence in Europe, and a significant one because of how aviation is structured. Hubs are still king because even the biggest Eur...

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by Jomar777
Mon May 04, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6018

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

The E2 Project will become part of Boeing's portfolio just as the C-Series became the A220 for Airbus. With the ongoing US-China Trade War, any link-up between China/COMAC with Embraer is unlikely in the medium term (on short term, COVID19 probably has made it very unlikely). So, he is mainly statin...

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by Jomar777
Mon May 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 26962

Re: EK's possible future?

Toinou wrote:
Is India really considered a "high revenue market"?


Course it is. It caters for all expats working in the Middle East (but Qatar nowadays) industry - millions of them.
It also, because of the above, provides connections from remote parts of India to Europe and the World.

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by Jomar777
Mon May 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 26962

Re: EK's possible future?

There is hardly any oil in the country. I'm sorry but I don't understand this point, could you please explain that further? What i read is that 45% of the export of the UAE is crude oil. From Wiki: The sovereign constitutional monarchy is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi (whic...

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by Jomar777
Mon May 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 26962

Re: EK's possible future?

Dubai has long since reached a stage where it will remain relevant as a regional trade center. It isn't going away. There will always be a need for air transport to and from Dubai. That said, I believe it will shrink, both the airline and the city. For Emirates, I see a smaller future where connect...

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by Jomar777
Sat May 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10681

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

redcap1962, thanks for the excellent article on tacking into the wind. However, there are two problems that it doesn't solve. First, the boat relies on the shape of the sail, which the 787 doesn't have. Second, why didn't the wind, acting on the tail, spin the plane completely round to face directl...

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by Jomar777
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23198

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Some people here seem to wish KLM belongs to IAG. IAG is already huge in 3 countries. In Spain, Iberia dominates by far the market. In the UK, with the bankruptcy of FlyBe, and the near collapse of Virgin Atlantic, BA will dominate even more the market. And I am not even talking about Level and Vue...

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by Jomar777
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1
Replies: 90
Views: 14519

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

TXL probably won't be missed. I'll never forget flying into there on a UA 757 from EWR. That was quite a long flight on a narrowbody plane to begin with, though we were lucky enough to be on the plane for an extra hour or two at EWR after our "on time departure" thanks to EWR's summer tra...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 34060

Re: Mobile: A220-300_55070_Delta Airlines_29-Apr-2020: Engine tests and Taxi Check.

It will depend on whatever agreement DL and Airbus have and whether it has/will be reviewed. Depending on it, it will fly straight to the desert with no customer (worst case scenario) or immediately to Atlanta (best case scenario). I believe that, given DL is obviously deeply exposed and Airbus is i...

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by Jomar777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 340
Views: 28514

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

I must say I do not endeavor with MOL at all but he somehow has a point. And I am not speaking about the Austrian Government but the EU as a whole. The EU states that fair competition is paramount - yet it allows some governments to provide support on commercial airlines whilst others do not/cannot....

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by Jomar777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy
Replies: 15
Views: 5525

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy

If it goes down, I expect the government to setup some sort of skeleton airline to guarantee connection between the islands with maybe some sort of a daily service either to Dakar or maybe Lisbon . At that point i think it would be cheaper and more reliable to subsidy an increase of operations by T...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy
Replies: 15
Views: 5525

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines on the brink of bankruptcy

It is a sad thing but it may not be avoidable given that Cabo Verde is very tourist reliant and there~s nothing going that way for the foreseeable future. If it goes down, I expect the government to setup some sort of skeleton airline to guarantee connection between the islands with maybe some sort ...

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by Jomar777
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 62809

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

They already have a replacement for the 717....the A220. Looking Forward to Dozens of pages of speculations. Fair point... I was wondering that... Despite the backlog that Airbus has (and they are not increasing production...), with COVID, you could actually order those and get them later with no d...

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by Jomar777
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia flights still operating
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Belavia flights still operating

Not wanting to defend a clearly un-democratic government as a whole but people does seem to forget that SWEDEN is not (and never been...) on lockdown. Yet people do not say much about them neither about Trumps ideas for the US which (thankfully...) are countered by their State Governors (US is a Fed...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5810

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

I think you are wrong there. In a crisis there are less passengers, but much need for goods. When everything starts again, we will found out some things are missing. You should consider the posts here. Freight capacity is NOT increasing as much as you think. There's a lot of things that do not circ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5810

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

Air traffic tends to go with the real economy. So less air traffic, less cargo overall to ship. Even as we are right now cargo loads are going down as economies are collapsing. I think you are wrong there. In a crisis there are less passengers, but much need for goods. When everything starts again,...

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by Jomar777
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8282

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

There's the 2 BA flights to Lima too end of March... Interesting that so many British people go there mainly to visit Cuzco and Machupichu but are needing to use either LA or IB... Might not be profitable for a direct flight to LHR or LGW but that was good to see... Interesting, although BA has for...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8282

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

There's the 2 BA flights to Lima too end of March... Interesting that so many British people go there mainly to visit Cuzco and Machupichu but are needing to use either LA or IB... Might not be profitable for a direct flight to LHR or LGW but that was good to see...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 43
Views: 7722

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

EK bankrolls Dubai. Despite everyone thinking it's the other way around, EK is a profit centre for the Government of Dubai. And more importantly an economic enabler and multiplier that brings tourists, investors and commerce through the city. Dubai will never be in a position to substantially bail ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 43
Views: 7722

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

EK bankrolls Dubai. Despite everyone thinking it's the other way around, EK is a profit centre for the Government of Dubai. And more importantly an economic enabler and multiplier that brings tourists, investors and commerce through the city. Dubai will never be in a position to substantially bail ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24599

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Stelios is really hurting the company right now by behaving like a spoilt child. He didn't mind how company was run while he was taking millions in dividends. He really needs to sell up or shut up. He always minded and fought with the actual Board. And has just trousered 60m... No changes here. The...

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by Jomar777
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 52607

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

...Clean-sheet 777 competitor? Already in service. Which aircraft do you place on this category? The A350? No way. It can fly far but not with the same capacity (passengers and cargo). They do not have a competitor on this level because the A380 was much bigger and it is at an end. The A350 has ran...

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by Jomar777
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 52607

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I think the A220 is the replacement of the A320 in the long run, maybe with an A221 to replace the A321. They can stretch it several times to get the capacity and range they need. The A350 will be the bread and butter in the long range and high capacity with a shrink, stretch and ULR variants. The ...

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by Jomar777
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13311

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

It was expected - they had plans to move towards a A220 only in the coming years and COVID-19 only accelerated this. Look at BA also - you may safely bet that several of those B744s will not return to the sky too. Same with other airlines. They might even consider deferring the delivery of their fu...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7281

Re: A220 range and A223LR

An A223 doing transcon? What use? Extremely thin routes? or Business Class only (like BA's LCY-JFK...)? Would it turn out profitable?
I personally see no point unless if we would have a A220ACJ... or maybe a competitor to the Embraer Lineage 1000e...

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by Jomar777
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13311

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

It was expected - they had plans to move towards a A220 only in the coming years and COVID-19 only accelerated this. Look at BA also - you may safely bet that several of those B744s will not return to the sky too. Same with other airlines. They might even consider deferring the delivery of their fut...

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by Jomar777
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro carrier state aid news - no 'should they/shouldn't they'
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Euro carrier state aid news - no 'should they/shouldn't they'

Virgin Atlantic is in process to request about 500m from the UK Government. The link below (sorry it is from The Guardian since the Financial Times is a paid one) reports that both Airbus and Rolls Royce are supporting them. Do not know how far it will go since IAG is against any government bailout ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13147

Re: Future demand for widebodies

LH-wise, the main players will be the A350 and the B787. But this does not mean that the A321XLR, the A330Neo and the B779 will not have space. They will still sell in good numbers and will find space on the airlines. The main impact will be felt on the A380 and B748 which will more than likely disa...

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20041

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

What about LH's 747-8s? Presumably they will also be parked, but will they return to service? I believe the B748 will return; LH has made the 747 series work and they still have a sizeable 747 fleet (B744 and B748). The B748s have a specific niche in the LH network: first class with high J with muc...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 55
Views: 17668

Re: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere

It is a great article and explains a lot.
The issue sometimes I seem to have is that the connections at AMS are sometimes very tight (one hour and sometimes under...) and the One Terminal Policy makes it for long walks. And, when you land at Polderbaan it makes almost impossible to make it (!!!)

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by Jomar777
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50482

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Actually, the clear volume of orders the A321XLR is receiving contradicts your point - there is scope for an aircraft of these characteristics. Remember also that the B797, as proposed by Boeing recently (before being stopped pending a review) was for a WB aircraft (something like a B787-7 in size....

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by Jomar777
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50482

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Sorry - I do not think fleet diversity is the issue here. Actually, I do not think it is the MAX present demise either. I feel the issue here is what the A321XLR can do and the fact that Boeing does not have anything like it to offer at the moment. I know people here hate all those B757s lovers but...

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by Jomar777
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50482

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Sorry - I do not think fleet diversity is the issue here. Actually, I do not think it is the MAX present demise either. I feel the issue here is what the A321XLR can do and the fact that Boeing does not have anything like it to offer at the moment. I know people here hate all those B757s lovers but ...

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by Jomar777
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?
Replies: 30
Views: 2550

Re: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?

Qatar Airways have been handing those for years and they are proper sanitizers (although they use another name just to avoid conflict with their Qatari Passengers). You can take as many as you wish actually when they come calling. Question is: how many passengers do actually use them when offered. I...

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