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by Guillaume787
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 467
Views: 114777

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... -brand-bid
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CX to reduce workforce by 25% and retire Cathay Dragon sister airline brand. Unconfirmed reports but announcement might come on Wednesday:

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... -brand-bid

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by Guillaume787
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149754

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

I’m a die hard 757-lover. But guys (and gals), there comes a point in life when you just have to move on. We all need to move on. The 757 is never, ever, coming back...

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by Guillaume787
Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 196919

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

flight152 wrote:
NYCAAer wrote:
They’re gone forever. I’m a flight attendant and the aircraft was removed from our annual recurrent training. To be honest, I won’t miss them! Horrible on transatlantic.

Nothing is more horrible then the AA 737 Max aircraft.


Truer words have never been spoken!

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by Guillaume787
Thu May 28, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6199

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

chrisair wrote:
flyboy7974 wrote:

Served with drinks on flights over 2200 miles.


Purell makes a good mixer!

Thank you for the good laugh! :lol:

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by Guillaume787
Sun May 24, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155521

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I'd still like to see a reconstruction (or a video if one exists) of the aircraft scraping its engines, and only its engines, along the runway. Anyone knows if the airport in Karachi has CCTV cameras facing the runways similar to NRT or SVO? If so, I’m sure such video footage exists and is been ana...

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by Guillaume787
Mon May 11, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 291587

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 54rsh.html
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Qantas to defer Airbus A321neos and Boeing 787 deliveries due to Coronavirus:

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 54rsh.html

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by Guillaume787
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331592

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The 777X engines are actually further out on the wing than the 777 "classic" due to their size. Would this have any implications on stability and handling characteristics? :?: Well, yes, that's why they do a robust flight test program. Unlike the MAX, however, the 777 platform being FBW m...

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by Guillaume787
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331592

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Apologies if this has been asked or mentioned before. But just by looking at the incredible pic above, it would appear the GE engines are slightly more inboard to the fuselage than the 77W. Is this the case? The 777X engines are actually further out on the wing than the 777 "classic" due ...

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by Guillaume787
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4186
Views: 610608

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

jay, that's a great rundown of the situation with light loads on a long haul. I just wonder how other flights UA has flown in and out of Mod or maint in HKG or XMN are handled. I know UA tries to make a swap in Asia to a regular flight to minimize long ferries, but tracking the fleet for a few year...

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by Guillaume787
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norm? - UAL has averaged 80 flts. in the air 3/27
Replies: 17
Views: 3641

Re: New Norm? - UAL has averaged 80 flts. in the air 3/27

Very sad times for the friendly skies! Seems like AA, DL, and WN are doing much better than UA! I loved United Airlines and hope they survive, but things seem to be worse there than others. Let's hope they can make it!!! What is the basis for your statement? Honest question - why do you think UA se...

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by Guillaume787
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8712

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

What happened to the previous round of applications for moderator positions? Were those ever announced?

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by Guillaume787
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212192

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

https://news.cathaypacific.com/cathay-p ... rt-lounges
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I don’t know if this has been posted but Cathay Pacific has temporarily closed 3 lounges at HKG following their 30% reduction in capacity:

https://news.cathaypacific.com/cathay-p ... rt-lounges

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by Guillaume787
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331592

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Oh wow! Those photos are stunning! Those engines paired with those wings! :hyper:

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by Guillaume787
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38121

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Tokyo Narita? Tokyo is mentioned in their press release and Narita has introduced an incentive program to attract new routes. They will offer free landing fees for any new route of greater than 7,000 km distance to a destination not yet served from Narita.

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by Guillaume787
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1718
Views: 168174

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I don’t know if this has been posted but according to a FlightGlobal article, the 787-3 might be reborn as the NMA. I know this idea has been discussed here before and I think it would make sense given its relatively low development costs and timeline to bring it to market. Thoughts? https://www.fli...

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by Guillaume787
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential orders for A35KULR?
Replies: 91
Views: 12215

Re: Potential orders for A35KULR?

How about Delta to replace their 77Ls? I can see that especially now that they are looking to reduce their number of fleet types.

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by Guillaume787
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748952

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Boeing would like to deliver its 737 MAX jet before the end of the year to some airlines, even as aviation regulators have yet to approve pilot training: https://www-wsj-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/boeing-seeks-blessing-to-deliver-737-max-as-faa-reviews-pilot-training-1157342...

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by Guillaume787
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93947

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

ANA will move IAD, IAH, SEA, and SJC from NRT to HND. LAX/ORD-HND's frequency will be boosted. JAL is planning to add HND routes to existing NRT routes to ORD, LAX, and BOS, while they shift NRT-DFW/HNL to HND. JAL also intends to boost frequenncy for JFK, LAX, and NRT routes. https://flyteam.jp/ne...

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by Guillaume787
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257736

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

During a Q&A session after landing in Sydney, Alan Joyce mentioned the plan is for Project Sunrise flights to begin in *2023* when the aircraft is available. I believe they wanted to start the flights initially in 2022? Would this delay be related to waiting on Boeing’s proposal? See Alan Joyce...

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by Guillaume787
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257736

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

During a Q&A session after landing in Sydney, Alan Joyce mentioned the plan is for Project Sunrise flights to begin in *2023* when the aircraft is available. I believe they wanted to start the flights initially in 2022? Would this delay be related to waiting on Boeing’s proposal? See Alan Joyce’...

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by Guillaume787
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748952

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

This whole Boeing strategy of never-ending upgrades to the 1950/60's technology 737 must come to an end. Yes, indeed. From the deleted thread: Yikes. The FAA is not without blame though. It is another reason for me to avoid the 737 and it’s many variants. (...) The fact that they didn’t disclose th...

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by Guillaume787
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 149409

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I am itemizing some bits and pieces from the almost 400 posts here, and 'grammarizing' them as questions. Clarification requested. The engine in new 767 freighters is kind of old and OK, but needs an update, not a PIP but a new engine. Sometime in the mid 20s it no longer will meet regulations. But...

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by Guillaume787
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748952

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/united- ... ssion=true
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United's CEO publicly voicing what is probably in everyone's (and all of our) minds: No one knows when the 737 MAX will be back in the air:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/united- ... ssion=true

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by Guillaume787
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83266

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

Let the "bursting at the seems" begin, all these new Haneda flights, which are moving from multiple terminals at Narita, are being squeezed into one terminal at HND, the International terminal. It was already crowded before all the Delta & United flights moving over. Its also new HND ...

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by Guillaume787
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32004

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ge-454740/
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VV wrote:
Why does it happen only to Swiss?


It is my understanding a Korean A220-300 also experienced engine issues late last year:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ge-454740/

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by Guillaume787
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 7401

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

Congratulations KLM! To the next 100! :champagne:

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by Guillaume787
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 374674

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It would be helpful to know which of the ten doors failed. As the fuselage and Type A doors are the same as used on the rest of the 777 family, I am strongly inclined to think it was not a design issue there. If it was one of them, my guess would be it was not properly latched/secured. The Type C &...

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by Guillaume787
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 16068

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

Correct. I’ve posted a number of times now that a software fix was begun immediately after Lion Air. I don't think a lot of people understand this. It was not a case of Boeing being "caught", it was more like an undiscovered anomaly was discovered and Boeing was racing to fix it. I am cer...

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by Guillaume787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91429

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

CarbonFibre wrote:
Never thought the BA livery would grace the 737 again.


Well, South Africa Comair’s 737s sport the BA livery... (they are a BA franchise)

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by Guillaume787
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 72838

Re: Airbus Launches A321XLR

Great move by Airbus. To be frank, they seem to be more in-tune with the market needs and are fast to respond to customer requirements by strategically refining their product line. I'm particularly curious about the XLR's specs and how it will evolve. I am sure other airlines (including one or two U...

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by Guillaume787
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131460

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

A321XLR launched: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/airbus-launches-longest-range-singleaisle-airliner-the-a321xlr.html Very exciting first day for Airbus at PAS19! I'm wondering, shouldn't the A321XLR official launch have its own thread to discuss capabilities, changes, cus...

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by Guillaume787
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419561

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yes not only have Boeing messed up in advance of these crashes - their PR and communication since the crashes has appeared very haphazard and poor I feel they've made this situation worse rather than better the way they have handled it. The CEO has been particularly unimpressive I have to fess up: ...

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by Guillaume787
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 62160

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

If announced at the Paris air show, could this order actually be for the extended-range A321XLR variant? AA launch customer?

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by Guillaume787
Tue May 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8713

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

DC-9-21. A short body with the large wings and engines from the -41. Developed specifically for SAS to be used on shorter airfields, especially in Norway. Was known locally as the Porsche of Santa Monica. Freaking awesome, I always wondered why it seemed the 20 series was skipped, never understood ...

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by Guillaume787
Sun May 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 14513

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

And yet they have one of the largest worldwide networks not just compared to US carriers, but in the world. Countries served: American: 55 Delta: 52 United:48 What is the source of these numbers/countries served by each carrier? I would have thought United served 50+ countries.. more than Delta? Pe...

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by Guillaume787
Sun May 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 14513

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is a domestic airline that happens to have flights left over from when they actually cared about international flying. It is a shame but I doubt we see Delta do any international expansion in the near term. And yet they have one of the largest worldwide networks not just compared to US carrie...

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by Guillaume787
Sat May 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 24282

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I don’t understand what the obsession with PTVs is? What did you all do on flights before airlines started to put them in? 77H I hate these kind of questions. Your question is the equivalent of asking: what did you do with your life before the internet? Technology changes, and people adapt to make ...

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by Guillaume787
Sat May 11, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 6009

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Guillaume787 wrote:
Also, I notice this silver 747-400 with a golden stripe in its tail next to ANA's 747. What airline is this?


Asiana


Thank you!

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by Guillaume787
Fri May 10, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 6009

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

I was going through Frank Schaefer's gallery and found that picture from 1993. Which airline is it at the AA terminal? Btw, how things have changed since at LAX, particularly the three airlines on the right upper corner that no longer exist since years... 0123854 Also, I notice this silver 747-400 ...

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by Guillaume787
Sat May 04, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2563

Re: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines

I sincerely hope Bali DPS doesn't become a hub. It is already overloaded on multiple levels. Just leave it as it is and look to a new airport in Surabaya. Agreed. I arrived 2:30pm on Thursday to DPS and it took me 3 hours to clear immigration. Only 4 agents working the desks for more than 500+ peop...

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by Guillaume787
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142102

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://twitter.com/BAretrojets/status/ ... 5409387520

https://twitter.com/ahalsey93/status/11 ... 9743911938


Great shots, thanks for sharing the links! Landor livery is such a classic!
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CarbonFibre wrote:


Great shots, thanks for sharing the links! Landor livery is such a classic!

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by Guillaume787
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22564

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

What’s your thoughts on a handful of second hand A380’s turning up eventually? I’ve heard from some of your colleagues they could do with 6 more ideally? In theory for the right price. New off the table now. As for used the ex SQ were the early overweight/not standard examples. As for a lot of othe...

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by Guillaume787
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 43070

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

I see possibilities for purely leisure destinations, for which places like DUS don’t match in my opinion. They may go for un/underserved markets such as Bacelona, Madrid, and some others with tourism as the core: Venice, Prague, Brussels, maybe more capacity to London or Amsterdam? Agreed! Barcelon...

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by Guillaume787
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 43070

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

I think that LCC is a relative term in Japan. Don't expect Norwegian-style cheap fares. This is just meant to put some dots in Europe. I see AMS, DUS, MXP, FCO as potential destinations but on less than daily frequencies. Those destinations where a flight makes sense but not with a low density B787...

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by Guillaume787
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 374674

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Oh wow - the first plane is being painted as we speak? Exciting days ahead! Looking forward to the rollout! :P

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by Guillaume787
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36462

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Anyone found this part of the article interesting: "Aerospace industry sources say Boeing is offering airlines three different-sized passenger NMAs with different ranges." I thought Boeing had previously announced that the NMA would be available in two variations, one with 225 seats and a ...

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by Guillaume787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3673

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

I’d say TGU is the closest to Kai Tak regarding low-altitude 45-degree turns and steep banks on final approach. Plus one of the shortest runways for an international airport makes TGU a very challenging airport to land. A couple of videos: https://youtu.be/v_z5HtME9n8 https://youtu.be/cmZKcwrzKvo H...

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by Guillaume787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3673

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

https://youtu.be/v_z5HtME9n8

https://youtu.be/cmZKcwrzKvo
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I’d say TGU is the closest to Kai Tak regarding low-altitude 45-degree turns and steep banks on final approach. Plus one of the shortest runways for an international airport makes TGU a very challenging airport to land.

A couple of videos:
https://youtu.be/v_z5HtME9n8

https://youtu.be/cmZKcwrzKvo

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by Guillaume787
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 48
Views: 11113

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Will AA’s A321 NEOs be BYOD or have in-flight entertainment screens?

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by Guillaume787
Wed May 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 7032

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

77H[/quote] I think Honduran government should look for international financing to build a new airport on flat land elsewhere in the country and close that airport.[/quote] The new Palmerola International Airport is being built by the Honduran Government to replace Toncontin airport: https://www.air...

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