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
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...Jump to post
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.
chrisair wrote:flyboy7974 wrote:
Served with drinks on flights over 2200 miles.
Purell makes a good mixer!
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...Jump to post
Qantas to defer Airbus A321neos and Boeing 787 deliveries due to Coronavirus:
https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 54rsh.html
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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’...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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 ...Jump to post
VV wrote:Why does it happen only to Swiss?
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 &...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:Never thought the BA livery would grace the 737 again.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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: ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:
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...Jump to post