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by TheFlyingRaven
Wed May 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 40431

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

and more than likely will NEVER be a heads up competition. I only know of one airline that will fly Both Models and that will be United. they'll fly the A350-900 and the B787-8, 9, and 10 If you discount the rest of the world. (Off the top of my head) Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airl...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu May 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5394

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Sorry all. I posted a long reply to dtw, but realised no one cares and I'm just feeding the trolling so decided to delete it.

Mods, feel free to delete this post.

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu May 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5394

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Nice try though. Did some research. One Economy meal costs close to $10. Business meal close to $25. Both not including drinks. US3 spent $4-$5 on each domestic passenger complimentary snack and soft drinks (ie., no hot meals or liquor) https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/883867/flight-secret...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Tue May 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service
Replies: 11
Views: 2205

Re: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service

Why on earth would anyone go to Sanya when you have the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia around it?! Some of the dirtiest, most overcrowded beaches that I've ever seen.

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by TheFlyingRaven
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19581

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Oh whatever. I've no idea what your actual point of view is. I've looked through the whole thread and you just seem to pick quarrels with others and flip flop in your stance. I’ve been trying to stay out of this ... I’ve given up on discussing this topic intelligently here. So you're literally not t...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3833

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

Just had a look at the different A380 configurations, if you blend Emirates' 2-class configuration with Asiana's upper deck rear economy section you get about 650: Emirates: https://i0.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Emirates-two-class-A380-e1447390914804-830x455.png?fit=2048%2C20...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19581

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

You asked if race could have played a part, so let's think about who could have let her race affect their judgement. * * * Secondly, the doctor: whilst his initial prognosis was iffy , we only know this with hindsight. He recommended, apparently, immediate landing, tried every life-saving aid on th...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 17162

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

China's done stuff like this before. They 'punished' Marriott by shutting their Chinese website for a week back in January: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/12/marriott-apologises-to-china-over-tibet-and-taiwan-error Money will come before politics, and United and American will change it. ...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 39619

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

When AI parked its 77Ls because oil was $100+/BBL, no viable ULH routes at that ATF cost and going thru financial crisis (or) when its 787 was grounded because its engines need early overhauls or VT-ANI needed wing box repair, A.Net(including moderators) argued that every parked frame is a wasted a...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

My apologies for actually discussing the topic of the thread! No need to apologize, I am still confused as to why Boeing and Airbus are pumping out a/c where the majority of the seats are 18" or less..... Especially as almost everywhere in the world (where people are flying) people are getting...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

I am not sure I entirely believe that the A350 is too much plane at any price. If Air Asia wants to fly to the United States, it may be a good option. I just haven’t seen much discussion on getting A350 production costs down. The 787 has gone through massive cost cutting. The A330neo is built from ...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

You guys are over thinking the graph and RJMAZ’s responses. He is saying that most people do not have problem with 17.5” seats and would view that as “baseline” width (common for years in narrow bodies and the 747), and would see 18” seats as an improvement and possible justification for a higher t...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

I'd group this in with Skytrax awards. I can't help but guess some digging would find links between this company and the supposed most valuable brands. I'm not sure how they differentiate between most valuable brand and strongest brand either. I'd wager almost anyone in the world who has heard of an...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

As much fun as pages of economy class seat width debates are, is there any talk of A350 production prices coming down to make the airplane more attractive for Air Asia X? I think the A350 is just too much plane at any price. Norwegian are losing their shirt filling B789s with a vaguely similar busi...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Good job. You've just proven that your own fabricated Bell chart is nonsense. Unless Qantas and JAL are flying around empty seats, people ARE will to pay much more for a 19" seat. Alternatively, airlines flying 17.5" seats have to charge much less to fill their seats. Remember you said mu...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Where did you get the figure for 19in commanding a price twice as large as a 17.5in one? Is it something else that you've presumed and then used for evidence? Qantas flying Sydney to Los Angeles Economy 17.5" wide = $1328 Premium economy 19" wide = $3389 Flying Sydney to Tokyo Jetstar 787...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

How do you know that extra point, do you have access to AirAsia’s yield data? We’ve seen plenty of 777 operators go from 9 to 10ab, with no ill effects. Your graph about the sead width is awfully, awfully convenient. For what it’s worth 9ab A330s are not unheard of but the airlines still use them, ...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

This curve will hopefully explain why it is OK to go from an Airbus 8ab seat to a 787 9ab but it is not OK to go from a 787 9ab seat to a A330 9ab seat. It's not moving goal posts it's just how the world works. Any product can have a similar curve. You just happen to invent a graph showing that the...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41308

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

I created some more seat maps to make full economy cabins. The 787-9 uses 17.5inch seats with 31inch pitch. The A330-300 uses 16.5inch seats with 32inch pitch. http://members.iinet.net.au/~1300subbox/seatmaps2.jpg The 787-9 is still winning. More comfort, more seats less fuel burn. That translate i...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14946

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

If any of you have a problem with me posting the facts as I experience, observe or am informed of, then I’d suggest you are either being deliberately ignorant or worse, purporting to have knowledge of things when you have no knowledge at all. Where are your facts? Says it all in the title, to those...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14946

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

We get it. You don't like your airline. Do we need a new thread every week?

Maybe you should join the exodus, go to China and see how much better they treat their pilots.

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27464

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

It's way to early to worry about the 777X in the Americas. AA, AC and LATAM are the most likely, in my opinion, to order the 777X. Give it time. You post upthread that you're worried for current A350 orders as, presumably, it's too big, too expensive, not already in service or has additional unneed...

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by TheFlyingRaven
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27464

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

I’m more worried about the 777x than the A350. There aren’t any orders for the 777x placed by North- or South American carriers. The 777x order book is slim: 20 777x for Europe (Lufthansa, which are reviewing that order and is a large A350 operator), 20 for Japan (ANA) and 30 still listed as “unide...

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