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by crazyplane1234
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6986

Re: 737-8200?

Wonder if negative Boeing MAX branding is having any impact on sales of Pepsi MAX? Posters here know the link to Boeing and the 737, but for the general population, is the recall simply 'MAX' and something bad? In my country, "Maxx" is the trim level of a car! Perhaps the negative brandin...

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 19037

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

A childhood without a broken bone can't have been a very good childhood. I'm sorry, what? You're trying to argue that severe injuries are an improvement on childhood?! Using your logic, I could say that your childhood was only good if you got measles. :banghead: Can't believe people are really too ...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 19037

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

aviationaware wrote:
A childhood without a broken bone can't have been a very good childhood.


I'm sorry, what?

You're trying to argue that severe injuries are an improvement on childhood?!

Using your logic, I could say that your childhood was only good if you got measles. :banghead:

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7819

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

That's another difference with Europe, where airlines did find a way to do this on a limited scale. Even in countries where the unions have a large influence, like France, it appeared to be possible. They agreed for Transavia France pilots to earn a lower wage than Air France pilots, however not to...

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 69
Views: 9336

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

The reason they claim it is not a "point-to-point" plane is because Paris is still a hub. A more accurate term would be "hub-to-point." Umm...when did CDG become a hub for HU? (HU is the main carrier flying all these P-P routes on 787). It's hard to argue that CKG, SZX, and XIY ...

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 69
Views: 9336

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

Either that or they cannot take local passengers on PVG-WNZ-PVG section. Otherwise, on PVG-WNZ you would have local Chinese passengers arriving into the international terminal and going through passport control (while they possibly don't even have a passport), and on WNZ-PVG, in addition to that pr...

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20348

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Braybuddy wrote:
Novelty liveries are just that: novelties.

There's nothing wrong with that, we all need a bit of variety in our lives.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?
Replies: 29
Views: 4071

Re: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?

After the previous A358 failure, I think Airbus would prefer to wait and see if the A330neo starts to gain more traction. If the A330neo turns out to be a flop, they'll probably introduce smaller A350 variants when the time comes for a re-engine.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33535

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Tiny lavatories aren't something people can escape by upgrading their seat. If an airline decides to inflict this upon their premium pax as well, that means people who won't take in consideration anything other than price are in fact inflicting their damage on everyone else. Also airlines need to n...

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33535

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

I really wish other passengers would rebel with me and choose flights on the standard amount of room and comfort a particular airline provides, not just cost. I scold my father for going for the cheapest possible flights and then complaining about shrinking spaces. I tell him he's a part of the pro...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 97
Views: 16757

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

Wasn't it mentioned that the current A330ceo is more efficient than the Neo on routes below a certain distance? Curious to find out how that could be offset...

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D7 drops AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 4563

Re: D7 drops AKL

What's the point of D7 getting narrowbodies when their parent company have plenty of them? I thought they were created to operate widebodies only. Long and thin routes can be flown by AK's A321LR instead. My assumption is that if the conversion goes through, the newly-converted aircraft will be tra...

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13319

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

There's nothing that can be done, airlines and their crew members love sleeping pax for the reasons I mentioned in reply #71, also a significant number of pax are either nervous flyers or too dumb to appreciate the aerial views. All that means is that the world doesn't revolve around you. There's n...

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5505

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

qantas747 wrote:
I heard a rumour that UA was considering ADL. ADL is very keen to have a service to North America, so perhaps a SFO/LAX-ADL will beat a potential SFO-MEL?

Why would they start ADL before BNE?

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

Since these planes didn't have PTVs, I'm surprised that no one has ever called it a Boring 747 in a trip report!

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13319

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

but on other aircraft if it's not sleeping time I reopen my window after they walk away. I don't pay for a window seat to close my window in the middle of the day! So in other words, you're mad because flight attendants are gaining the power to enforce the rules? Instead of asking them not to enfor...

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway
Replies: 38
Views: 10745

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

TWA902fly wrote:
Interesting. Do they expect LAX to be a more premium market? Or is the 300-mile flight difference exactly the efficiency cut off between the regular and ULR models?

'902

The latter.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13319

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

The crew-override feature allows the crew to dim the windows any time they want, which they do very often, many airlines are abusing this feature. More sleeping pax = Less workload for the cabin crew and reduced expenses for the airline, less food and drinks consumed, etc..., I only close the shade...

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-900 routes
Replies: 80
Views: 13750

Re: Delta A330-900 routes

If DL decides that the A333/A339 size bracket is too much capacity for 763 routes, they always have the option of putting the A339 on A332 routes, and the A332 on 763 routes.

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 65972

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Didn't you write something like "more comfort is available for those who pay for it"? While I stated "more comfort is available for those who simply choose 2-4-2 seating instead of 3-3-3." But people aren't willing to do that if the more comfortable flight is more expensive. Tha...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13319

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

The reason why I'm not a fan of AA is the fact that their future long haul fleet will be almost exclusively 787, my least favorite airliner ever, as a window seat fiend I'd tolerate everything, except the crew dimming my window against my will, that's why I always avoid the 787. That's an AA proble...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5671

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

phlsfo wrote:
A7-BED was already flying for quite some time before the QSuite launched and it happened to already have the perfect registration for the new product.

And in a similar vein, VH-OQF was the first Qantas A380 to be painted in the new livery.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29294

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Damn, stop applauding this 787, it's fine just for the airlines which makes more money squeezing you like in a tuna can but better consuming fuel. :roll: In case you didn't realise, companies need money to survive, and they need tuna can seating to achieve this. Why shouldn't efficiency be applauded?

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a launch customer for E2-175?
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Is there a launch customer for E2-175?

It's the A330-800 all over again...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29294

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

"But...but...it's a 9 abreast 787! The passengers should be avoiding the aircraft in droves!" (sarcasm)

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 8975

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

I will put up with higher price, miltiple layovers, unconvenient schedule just to not fly this thing. All of that, just so that you can look out the window?! (and let's not forget, the crew can still instruct you to close the shades on other aircraft.) You do you, but don't be mad when airlines sti...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9569

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

c933103 wrote:
...this flight departed from HKG and as such should be an international flight...

That statement right there opens up a whole new can of worms...

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 23189

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Any updates whether this could affect IAH-SYD, is it possible that UA would axe it to add in a 2nd daily SFO-SYD?

I think they'll be more likely to start BNE, rather than duplicating an existing Australian route.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6686

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

DEN/AKL DEN/anywhere on Australian east coast, ie. BNE, SYD, MEL The problem is that DEN is a "hot and high" airport, so getting an aircraft from there to Australia is more difficult than flying it from LAX or SFO, or even DFW or IAH. plenty of A340-500s & -600s around that could sure...

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6686

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

flyaustralian12 wrote:
DEN/AKL
DEN/anywhere on Australian east coast, ie. BNE, SYD, MEL

The problem is that DEN is a "hot and high" airport, so getting an aircraft from there to Australia is more difficult than flying it from LAX or SFO, or even DFW or IAH.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines Top 50 Longest Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 3440

Re: Delta Air Lines Top 50 Longest Routes

Now all we need are the top 50 AA routes!

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus
Replies: 48
Views: 8292

Re: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus

Devilfish wrote:
RJMAZ wrote:
The 767 fuselage is too wide for 7 abreast and too narrow for 8 abreast.

Which passengers love! :thumbsup:

But they won't pay more for it, which is what matters

A380MSN004 wrote:
what the point with this fly at rear of the cabin :)

Keesje puts a fly on all his concepts.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 19823

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

strfyr51 wrote:
Are you saying Delta doesn't feed it's flight to SYD or the flight doesn't generate much interest?? What kind of support are you referring TO??

He's saying that SEA-SYD would cannibalise the LAX-SYD flight.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5949

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

US-TYO is still a significant O&D market, the flights from SEA and DTW to NRT, as well as LAX-HND, will remain.
The fifth freedoms will probably be discontinued.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 41781

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

OA940 wrote:
If they can get the 778 to the range of the 77L they are golden.

Wait, the 778 has less range than the 77L?! :o

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 13915

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

maortega15 wrote:
5 of the 773's will be going to CX.

Wasn't A6-EMW (the aircraft that was written off) originally one of these 5? Will CX source a plane from somewhere else, or will they hold onto one of their 772s for a bit longer?

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by crazyplane1234
Mon May 15, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 29025

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

aviationjunky wrote:

I'm gonna go ahead and say if you're the 52nd reply, I don't think the post is a duplicate at that point.

He meant to say that he accidentally double-posted.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu May 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 16806

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

I'm also thinking with the KE JV that SEA is done as far as more Nonstops to Asia and DTW-HKG is now pretty redundant as HKG can not be reached through ICN from most every major city in the USA they may even drop SEA-HKG now because it's more effective to use KE to get US based passengers to HKG as...

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15720

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

Honestly, I'd say that this MU special livery is perfectly fine. I don't see any problems with it. Most of the other ones mentioned are also good enough in my eyes. As an ULCC, tacky and cheap is likely precisely what Spirit wishes to convey - so it's obviously working :lol: (the lettering is black ...

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 13484

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

hongkongflyer wrote:
...the one crashed in DXB is one of the 5 773 due to go to CX.

Since CX is only recieving 4 aircraft, what will replace the last CX 772?

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 13484

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

B-HNL, the very first 777 ever built I thought N777UA was the first 777 to be built? I'm a little surprised that DL hasn't switched over to 10-across yet in their 777s, given that everyone else has. Anyone know why not? Just a desire for a better pax experience out of the goodness of their hearts? ...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 24484

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

KTPAFlyer wrote:
stburke wrote:
DTW-PCG


Is this right?

It's DTW-PVG.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more
Replies: 42
Views: 4161

Re: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more

QF1 has always been SYD-LHR, but the midway point has changed over the years. (currently DXB)

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 27122

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Headline articles in all the papers with videos, and videos in the tv news, I'm not sure what more you want: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11829230 "Air New Zealand says goodbye to the Dreamliner of its time" http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/910...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35559

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

This whole incident has got me thinking about how at the end of the day, modesty standards are inherently arbitrary. I've seen a few mentions of leggings being "tacky" and "inappropriate," but I honestly don't see how this is the case, since leggings do cover up the required area...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?
Replies: 108
Views: 15689

Re: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?

If the 778 is discontinued, A.net will be filled with daily threads asking when the 778 (or 77L) will be brought back. There will also be lengthy debates as to whether the A350 ULR can comfortably operate SFO-DEL, JNB-ATL, and AKL-DOH.

It will be the 757 and MOM all over again.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 29292

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

I will: Pay more to avoid Fly at a less convenient time to me for business & personal arrangements Take an indirect routing In extremis - not fly at all, (there almost always is a way around the problem) If you're willing to go through all that trouble just to avoid a slightly narrower seat, fi...

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing supplier - "We're in discussions with Boeing about the end of the 747 programme, when it will come."
Replies: 40
Views: 7230

Re: Boeing supplier - "We're in discussions with Boeing about the end of the 747 programme, when it will come."

Overthecascades wrote:
Can you add one extra seat per row on a 747-8i

An 11-abreast A380 would be more likely.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 10754

Re: Most underrated airline?

joseIV wrote:
...Their new onboard economy product on the 77W...much more comfortable than an 9 abreast 787.

Aren't the seats exactly the same width?

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14883

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

Aquila3 wrote:
...has "cheap" written over everywhere, except on the ticket price


Do you have any proof that the tickets won't be cheaper?

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