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by United857
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 18
Views: 5063

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

I was told even though the satellite terminal is one single building, it's split into S1 and S2 and each is operated separetely. There is no airside transfer facility between the two. I know everyone is excited as this is long over due but the soft product can be shockingly bad. That sounds pretty ...

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by United857
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 383
Views: 63799

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Longer range than the A350-900ULR? I'd be impressed but call me skeptical. I realize it has a slightly larger wing but it's pretty rare that a stretch has longer range than the smaller aircraft when keeping the engine family and other main components the same. But hey, if they pull it off, kudos to...

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by United857
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6285

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

Update: - 75% of flights through Boston are diverted/delayed/cancelled. - 80% of flights through New York are diverted/delayed/cancelled. - 80% of flights through DC are diverted/delayed/cancelled. - 33% of flights through CLT are diverted/delayed/cancelled. - A little under half of flights through...

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by United857
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24938

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

We need to distinguish between book equity, which is what is being referred to above, and the market value of equity. Book equity is a reflection of the book value of assets (lower of cost or market value) minus book value of liabilities. This is highly inaccurate because assets can only be written ...

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by United857
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41929

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta will transfer our full operation of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda, the city's closest and most convenient airport. With this move, we will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, ...

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by United857
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Dragonair Cargo exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Why did Dragonair Cargo exist?

Dragonair only became a Cathay subsidiary on September 28, 2006, so before then they were operating as an independent company (although in 2005 Cathay did own 18% and Swire another 7.71%).

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by United857
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?

Externally very difficult. The only difference is whether or not a particular frame has the plumbing for the 3rd ACT (the A321-200ceo and both door configurations of the regular A321neo can only have up to 2 ACTs)

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by United857
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: A321-200NX designation - LR vs ACF?

The NX denoted the ACF door config because all ACF frames are 97t MTOW capable. The only difference the LR makes is the ability to add the 3rd ACT.

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by United857
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2874

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

The E190-E2 has already entered service with Wilderoe and Air Astana.

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by United857
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13270

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

The variants of 737s, 220s, 320s, 757s etc make no difference in a staffing perspective, as it’s a common type rating. A single-type rating small fleet of MD90s does however create cost and reliability inefficiencies. Is the Original really on the same type rating as the Classic, NG, or Max ratings...

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by United857
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2549

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

zakuivcustom wrote:
rjmf22 wrote:
Does Cathay Pacific still have any left?


Yes, but they are RR Trent 800 powered.

In fact they just recently expanded their B773 fleet (not to be confused with B77W) from 12 to 17 frames by acquiring 5 from EK that recently came off lease.

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by United857
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124540

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I'm a little confused here, Correct me if I am wrong, my understandings are follow; the A321LR is just a current production high MTOW variant of A321Neo with extra ACTs that can be converted back to a regular A321Neo if needed. The A321XLR is a permanent modification of the current A321Neo with lar...

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by United857
Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137801

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I also think this means the end of AA serving NRT is quite close. As of now, AA only flies to NRT from DFW (2x daily)/LAX (1x daily)/ORD (3x weekly). With the new LAX/DFW slots, the LAX-NRT frequency will likely be moved to HND (joining AA's existing 1x daily LAX-HND frequency), and 1 of the 2 DFW-N...

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by United857
Tue May 07, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

maximairways wrote:
AKL-JFK is 700 miles shorter than SIN-EWR.

Difference is that EWR-SIN is a polar route while JFK-AKL will be fighting the jetstream the entire way. The air distance for JFK-AKL is significantly longer than EWR-SIN.

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by United857
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 85951

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Without being able to easily search the archives, what was the reason for the change in the A321 configuration from 192->189->191. From what I can tell is the only significant difference at the L3/R3 exit row 26? The first ones were delivered with 192 seats, then the last row of seats on the right ...

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by United857
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Definitely EWR. I say built one over I-95 and make it a tunnel below it for cars like at LAX. The problem with building another 4/22 runway at EWR is there's no way to get arrivals onto it or departures off it without compromising traffic flow to an existing runway due to traffic conflicts with LGA...

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by United857
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 33484

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Looks like the final TK aircraft that was still on property TC-JII has been ferried to JNB like the others.

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by United857
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Definitely EWR. I say built one over I-95 and make it a tunnel below it for cars like at LAX. The problem with building another 4/22 runway at EWR is there's no way to get arrivals onto it or departures off it without compromising traffic flow to an existing runway due to traffic conflicts with LGA...

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by United857
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

The biggest problem in NYC is not the addition of runways, but rather the fact that EWR/TEB need to coordinate their runway configurations and LGA/JFK need to also do the same to avoid traffic conflicts even in perfect weather. Of course terminal space at EWR/JFK to absorb LGA flights is another pro...

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by United857
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to IST
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Re: CX to IST

Strictly speaking the chances for any new flights to IST would be 0, since IST closed today and all operations have been transferred to the new airport ISL. Sorry couldn't resist :biggrin: :biggrin:

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by United857
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL186 today taking a northerly polar route eastbound!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Re: Why is DL186 today taking a northerly polar route eastbound!?

https://www.windy.com/?250h,50.569,-166.641,3

There is a significant easterly jetstream (blowing towards the west) today at cruising level in the area where these flights normally go.
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Your answer is here: https://www.windy.com/?250h,50.569,-166.641,3

There is a significant easterly jetstream (blowing towards the west) today at cruising level in the area where these flights normally go.

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by United857
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 777-200 HNL subfleet seat row 40
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: UA 777-200 HNL subfleet seat row 40

It depends on the specific frame you are on. There are two Hawaii versions: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/aircraft/777/200/default.aspx You can look up specific tail numbers here: https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/mainline-fleet-tracking The aircraft reconfigur...

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by United857
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up with Endeavor Air this week?
Replies: 18
Views: 2985

Re: What's Up with Endeavor Air this week?

Absolutely horrible weather in NYC on Sunday (heavy rain) and Monday (extreme winds) led to the cancellations. Winds were steady around 30 knots gusting into the 40's from 280/290 for all three airports starting Sunday evening, which was beyond the crosswind limit of most aircraft. This left LGA in ...

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by United857
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Yikes how bad are the delays at EWR? Basically running three and a half hour delays. EWR is using a straight Runway 29 operation, which messes things up a great deal. EWR 1700 0459 ALL + CZY WEATHER / WIND 216 26 26 042 MESSAGE: CTL ELEMENT: EWR ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1511Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MO...

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by United857
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Winds today are definitely wrecking havoc at LGA/EWR despite clear blue skies (as of 2:20 PM Feb. 25) EWR: KEWR 251851Z 28035G44KT 10SM SCT070 06/M12 A2986 RMK AO2 PK WND 28044/1851 SLP109 T00561122 (Winds 280 at 35 knots gusting 44) LGA: KLGA 251851Z 28022G35KT 10SM SCT080 05/M12 A2984 RMK AO2 PK W...

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by United857
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future twin engines over the wing
Replies: 36
Views: 4091

Re: Future twin engines over the wing

How is wing flex a bad thing? How big of a problem is wing flex on the 787? With an over-wing engine installation, wing flex will I believe increase the (compressive) dynamic stresses on the pylon attachment point to the upper wing surface as compared with the (tensile) dynamic stresses on a classi...

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by United857
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13101

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

Isn't 801 MPH supersonic? All of the speeds being discussed in this thread are GROUND speeds, not airspeeds. The sound barrier is based on how fast you are flying thru the air, not the speed you are traveling over the ground. I may be wrong here, but technically isn't airspeed the speed air travels...

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by United857
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363049

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There's also a few additional interesting changes on United's own official Polaris tracker in its most recent update ( https://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tracker-desktop-4/p/3 ): 1) It shows 13/ 38 767-300ER's with 2 in progress. This seems to imply that the 7 1991-1993 frames originally slated f...

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by United857
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

If DL, NK, and G4 make the move from Terminal B at EWR to the new terminal 1 upon it's opening. Do you think it would be possible for Terminal B to go completely international? Also, how long would the retrofitting for customs take? I'd like to see United consolidate their A terminal flights into B...

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by United857
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Also expect major delays this summer in NYC due to runway construction. JFK: One of the two primary landing runways, 13L/31R, will be shut down from April-November for conversion from asphalt to concrete and widening from 150 feet to 200 feet (45m to 60m), the last runway that has not undergone wid...

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by United857
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Also expect major delays this summer in NYC due to runway construction. JFK: One of the two primary landing runways, 13L/31R, will be shut down from April-November for conversion from asphalt to concrete and widening from 150 feet to 200 feet (45m to 60m), the last runway that has not undergone wide...

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by United857
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Flight Levels
Replies: 31
Views: 2967

Re: High Flight Levels

I believe a big part that allows the A350/787 to cruise so high are the automatic active variable camber flaps that allow the wing to modify its L/D ratio. Due to the lower air density at higher altitudes, indicated airspeed, which measures the quantity of air molecules flowing over the wing and thu...

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by United857
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3854

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

Two of them were the last 757's built. Surely they have a value for further use... The last 757 built, LN 1050, is an ex-Shanghai aircraft now operating with Delta as ship 6823. The last two 757's built, LN 1049/1050, were both for FM and are both with DL now. MF had the 3rd/4th to last 757's built...

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by United857
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13735

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

Could anyone explain why this is? It's rather aggravating to have gate information be a big secret until the last moment. What other major airport does this? Money - Heathrow wants you to keep shopping and eating until the last moment possible as they profit every time a passenger spends a pound/pe...

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by United857
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8376

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

I wonder how fast they are going? Probably pretty slow, you can see the slats extended the entire time. In addition, since the plane is probably empty for the photo shoot, the speed at which slats are needed (below minimum clean maneuvering speed) would be much lower than what you would have seen o...

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by United857
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 45
Views: 9086

Re: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly

787 will be fastest widebody to 1000 hands down. I think not just wide-body, but any commercial airliner family period. Of the current aircraft families that have over 1000 frames produced, the frames holding the title of line number 1000 are: 727: N474DA, delivered in 1974, 10 years after EIS 737:...

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by United857
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA applies for second daily EWR-PVG
Replies: 64
Views: 10535

Re: UA applies for second daily EWR-PVG

planemanofnz wrote: I'm talking about PVG airport landing slots - something the USDOT has no jurisdiction over? The PVG slots are likely gate space constrained not runway constrained since they have 5 parallel runways that only have to deal with 60% of the movements experienced by ATL, which also h...

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by United857
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24938

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

mjoelnir wrote: It is not about deferring production cost, it is about inflating profits. As there will always be deferred cost at Boeing, the next project produces cost deferrals before the former projects deferrals are written off, profits and accumulated profits at Boeing have been off for years...

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by United857
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24938

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

mjoelnir wrote: The liabilities of a company are their whole dept, as something that has to be paid or wares to be delivered for. The equity is what a company owns. Cash is just a measurement if a company is liquid at this time. Cash accounting does not bother if you own the cash or have it on loan...

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by United857
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93317

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Waterbomber wrote: Many people tend to focus on unit profit these days, and in the process forget that: Total profit = unit profit x volume In finance (yes I am a finance major), while total profit is looked at, another very important metric used is your profit margin. Large profits that are built ...

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by United857
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9286

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

Well looking at the operating empty weight of the A332/A333 vs. A338/A339, the A338 is 11.4t heavier than the A332 and the A339 is 7.6t heavier than the A333. Assuming the same payload and cabin configuration, at a MTOW of 242t the A338 flies about 300nm further on 11.4t less fuel and the A330 about...

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by United857
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9286

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

bit of a mix there -900 values are both apparently for the 242/5 t MTOW version? If my memory is correct, the range quotes before the 251t variants were announced earlier this year was somewhere around 7500nm for the A338 and 6500nm for the A339. Unfortunately Airbus removed them after soon after t...

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by United857
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9286

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

The range quotes on Airbus' website need to be taken with a grain of salt for the first couple of A330neo's produced because they are for the 251 tonne variant entering service sometime in 2020. The ones delivered before then are still of the 242t variant, the same MTOW as the newest A332/A333 and w...

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by United857
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747-8 @ SOF
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Air China 747-8 @ SOF

I believe Air China's 748's aren't regularly scheduled to FRA, only once in a while. The only fixed routes are one of the two daily JFK flights and the daily SFO flight.

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by United857
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203579

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is it just me or do the overwing exit doors on the A321ACF seem abnormally large compared to the those on the A318-A320?

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by United857
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Painful Nanjing (NKG) connection with China Eastern
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Painful Nanjing (NKG) connection with China Eastern

Having spent 7 years in Shanghai, I can assure you that PVG is nothing like this. Although transiting in any Mainland China airport requires an extra due to the propensity for delays, airports in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou have "normal" transit facilities.

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by United857
Tue May 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 415 - two times diverted?
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: LH 415 - two times diverted?

I think the long leg north before turning eastbound may have been to avoid the North Atlantic Tracks that were carrying westbound traffic by the time the flight took off from its unscheduled diversion. They change direction every day between east and west depending on the time to cater to the majori...

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by United857
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Global to be folded into Swiss International
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Swiss Global to be folded into Swiss International

Seem like a consolidation that was long-overdue that had the regional Swiss Global (originally Swiss European) pilots flying the CSeries/777 and mainline Swiss International pilots on the A320/A330/A340. Finally solved with a single pilot contract for both groups that came into effect on the first o...

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