WeatherPilot wrote:The beatings will continue until morale improves.
BoeingGuy wrote:SQ22 wrote:May I kindly ask you not to turn this thread into another 737 MAX discussion? Thanks.
We could start a thread about Mickey Mouse cartoons and it would inevitably turn into another 737 Max discussion.
jagraham wrote:...the seats should not have made that much difference. We are not hearing the whole story.
The article suggests India will likely not be served from ORD as it was previously and lost plenty of money, but rather from Philadelphia Given the tech connections between the Chicago area and India the suggestion AA couldn't make this work appears to not bode well for the long-term viability of t...Jump to post
I've always thought it sad that while Delta & United did nose-to-tail retrofits of their 767-300s American's was limited to new seat covers and few other cosmetic changes. Passing the bulkhead into Economy was like going through a time warp; even the overhead bins are still pretty much as they w...Jump to post
At the risk of raising the ire of Airbus fans it seems like this has been going on for while but no one outside of United and Airbus knows if United actually requested a proposal or Airbus just submitted pricing as part of their regular conversations with airlines (like any other airline). Reminds o...Jump to post
To me it seems like a bit of a stretch that just because Airbus sent United essentially marketing material that somehow they’re in talks to buy these airplanes. I used to hold Flight Global in higher regard, but these days they seem to be more a mouthpiece for Airbus’s marketing department...Jump to post
Going back to the whole Boeing 2702 fiasco, in my opinion had NASA chosen the Lockheed design (I think it was called the L-2000) the U.S. may have actually had a viable supersonic airliner. The L-2000 was actually much lower risk because it relied more on proven technology. Of course, that's exactly...Jump to post
I couldn't read the entire article since it's behind a paywall, but my immediate thought was this is another example of Leeham's decidedly anti-Boeing stance creeping into their analyses. I won't argue that Boeing hasn't done a lot recently to endear themselves to people in the Pacific Northwest, bu...Jump to post
In a move that I'm sure will shock and sadden many long-time airliners.net posters, the DOT has dismissed Avatar Airlines' application: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59533-dot-dismisses-avatar-airlines-licencing-request I was sincerely hoping the terribly-Photoshopped airplanes on their we...Jump to post
Does every piece of new info warrant a new thread? The whole TK widebody order saga is starting to approach the NW DC-9 replacement and should/will Boeing start building the B757 again in terms of hot air expended on airliners.net. I think we should declare a moratorium on new threads until somethi...Jump to post
As always with these contracts, RR is the biggest obstacle. Converting to A330neo could be an easier alternative. I still think the A330neo is a much better 777-200ER replacement for AA than the A350. While the A350 is no doubt a phenomenal performer, IMHO it has too much range for the majority of ...Jump to post
[Our DFW based QANTAS sales rep has said that once QF has enough 789's on property, they will replace their 380's with 789's on their DFW flights Are you sure you heard that correctly? IIRC Qantas couldn't wait to replace the B747-400s on DFW-SYD because they wouldn't have to take the weight penalt...Jump to post
I know the purpose of this thread is bringing to light the 'other' guys as opposed to the primary players today, but every commercial aviation enthusiast should get their popcorn ready for a scenario where Scott and Glen take the respective helms of UA and DL. You've got two commercial masterminds ...Jump to post
I always thought AA has way too many 300-plus seat widebodies in service or on order; there's just not enough profitable markets for this many planes. I understand some on this board think the A350-900 is a good B777-200ER replacement, but a) in AA's proposed configuration it'll still have ~20 more ...Jump to post
People who are posting on here about the despicable low standard of Club World, miss one vital factor that, BA sells more business class seats as a proportion than almost if not any other airline. Whilst this is the case expect improvements to be fairly minor. Well said. People on Airliners and som...Jump to post
Leeham is never pro-Boeing. Every Boeing aircraft will do much worse than it does... Not to hijack the thread, but I've noticed this, too, and always wondered why. Is it because Leeham's from Seattle and thinks Boeing's presence there is somehow detrimental and/or has been bad for the economy and l...Jump to post
Banks (and equity funds) go looking for risk to get higher yields. It seems Standard Chartered has - thus far - played this one right: the SA government stepped in to prevent a default. Some risks can't be measured with precision or efficiently mitigated, however. See Icarus myth. The problem is th...Jump to post
I can see the -9 having a very short production run. Given that Boeing launched the 900ER in July 2005 and the first one was delivered to Lion Air just 16 months later in May 2007 could we see the -10 ready for service by April/May 2019 ? The 737-900ER was an update of the preexisting 737-900, henc...Jump to post
The A330-200 isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Which is why there's another option that you don't seem to be considering-- a small order of A333CEOs: at 242T, perfect commonality, and (most importantly) bottom-barrel acquisition prices, it could present a compelling case as well. AA isn't DL, but ...Jump to post
The timing of the DL/KE JV and the AA/CZ deal makes me anticipate something big in the *A world. I can't help but wonder if AA's interest in CZ was driven by knowledge of a pending DL/KE JV or vice-versa. American and Korean appeared to have been "tiptoeing" toward a closer relationship f...Jump to post
At the risk of having this topic further degenerate, Leeham appears to be confirming what some of have been saying: https://leehamnews.com/2017/03/20/major-fleet-decisions-may-not-positive-airbus-boeing/ Unfortunately most of the article is behind a paywall, but one of the first bullet points on the...Jump to post
AA has a subfleet of ETOPS-equipped A321s used for west coast-Hawaii trips. If in-seat IFE is indeed removed from the majority of the narrowbody fleet, I would assume it would stay on these aircraft and the A321Ts. As for streaming, I recently flew on an AA Mesa CRJ-900 and watched a movie on my iPa...Jump to post
What's the old saying about putting lipstick on a pig?Jump to post
Lufthansa doesn't have an issue with GE power on the A330 either as they recently acquired some for Eurowings. If anything it's the Pratt ones which are fleet orphans. Can we PLEASE stop the silly "will DL be interested?" posts. They get annoying, are ridiculous and make Delta Airlines so...Jump to post
Or A321NEOs. What I really think American should do is talk with Airbus to swap A350s for additional A321NEOs, and on the other hand talk with Boeing to swap 738s or 738MAX for additional 787-9s. The fact that they deferred the delivery of the first A350 to 2018 is already a sign that they are not ...Jump to post
Word going around that AA is talking with DL about taking AA's A350s and AA will take DL's 787s.... If anything, AA should be talking to Airbus about swapping the A350s for A330neos. The A350 is simply too much airplane for their network. Since UA and DL have built-up their west coast TPAC hubs in ...Jump to post
IMHO, there's way too much hand-wringing on airliners.net about range, especially considering that what, ~90% (or more) of the world's air routes are 6,000 NM or less? The fact that British Airways has publicly stated they will use the 787-10 as a B747-400 replacement tells me just about everything ...Jump to post
Can't say that Boeing has much of a choice but to go ahead with both the 737-10 and MOM airplane. The market has spoken that the A321neo is superior (not wading into the whole Airbus vs. Boeing fight; just going purely off sales), and without more competitive offering Boeing risks further defections...Jump to post