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by GripenFan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 23211

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

WeatherPilot wrote:
The beatings will continue until morale improves.


Best one-line summary of a thread I've ever seen! Bravo!!!

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by GripenFan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 46837

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

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.


I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks!

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by GripenFan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31006

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

jagraham wrote:
...the seats should not have made that much difference. We are not hearing the whole story.


airliners.net is getting right up there with Above Top Secret and Infowars in terms of conspiracy theories, especially when it comes to why airline X or Y didn't buy more A380s...

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by GripenFan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 229
Views: 33613

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

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...

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by GripenFan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20586

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

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...

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by GripenFan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34873

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

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...

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by GripenFan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 18188

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

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...

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by GripenFan
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 7065

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

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...

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by GripenFan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s
Replies: 28
Views: 1921

Re: Old tech is good for long haul LCC

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...

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by GripenFan
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines' licensing request
Replies: 1
Views: 431

DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines' licensing request

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...

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by GripenFan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 7189

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s and refutes 747-8i order

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...

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by GripenFan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 37260

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27187

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

[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...

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by GripenFan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5923

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 27294

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12870

Re: Sunday Times British Airways

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...

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by GripenFan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36970

Re: LH apparently cancel 14 of 34 779s

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...

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by GripenFan
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31437

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

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...

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by GripenFan
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-9 : Dead duck
Replies: 43
Views: 11123

Re: 737-9 : Dead duck

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...

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by GripenFan
Fri May 19, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 9557

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 78005

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

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...

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by GripenFan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 73115

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

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...

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by GripenFan
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta safety video
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: New Delta safety video

Zzzzzzzzz! The video game safety was just too weird, but this one put me to sleep...

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by GripenFan
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 26566

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

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...

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by GripenFan
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9838

Re: James Hogan CEO EY to go?

It's been said a million times; those who don't learn from the past are bound to repeat it...

Swissair appears to have tried a similar strategy and look how that ended-up.

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by GripenFan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France CEO to step aside; new strategy reveal November 3rd
Replies: 39
Views: 7559

Re: Air France CEO to step aside; new strategy reveal November 3rd

What's the old saying about putting lipstick on a pig?

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by GripenFan
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels airlines A330 fleet - Replacement??
Replies: 34
Views: 8713

Re: Brussels airlines A330 fleet - Replacement??

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...

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by GripenFan
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for American Airlines
Replies: 56
Views: 14772

Re: What's next for American Airlines

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for American Airlines
Replies: 56
Views: 14772

Re: What's next for American Airlines

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Boeing screw up optimizing around the 788?
Replies: 36
Views: 5679

Re: Did Boeing screw up optimizing around the 788?

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 ...

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by GripenFan
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 28579

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

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...

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