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by jagraham
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12796

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

As others have said, KE is now operationally (cash flow) positive. The family succession thing is most interesting, and materially significant. We will have to see how that works out. The point of a ICN or AMS is twofold; first, a major region is within a few hours of the hub, and second, there is c...

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by jagraham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

RR has been in detailed design for a year?!? Wow, I thought they were going to do a demonstrator and then launch an engine for no earlier than 2030 EIS. Did they really pull the A team off the T1000? The A-Team isn't on the T 1000. That's been obvious for 3 years now. The high-level design was froz...

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by jagraham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Yes, but ending lease contracts early and returning financed planes early, will give them different conditions for future acquisitions. I want to focus on the leasing part. It is always expensive to return early. EK is a blue Chip Leasing customer. One of the best customers in the business in terms...

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by jagraham
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13648

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

The incident will certainly have to be reported. The question is what did the F/A do after the FO shoved her? The words are bad enough but physical attacks are usually grounds for immediate dismissal . . .

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by jagraham
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

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EKs model requires some number of A380s. They fly 6 per day to LHR and it is doubtful that they will get any more slots. Smaller planes mean fewer passengers, and to places like LHR they need a lot of seats to satisfy the demand to fly to LHR across their network. As for the others destinations, it...

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by jagraham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I feel like they would be changing their strategy soon enough. The A380/B777-300ER era might be ending sooner than we are expecting. I won't be surprised if B787-9 and A350-900 became the face of Emirates in upcoming future. EKs model requires some number of A380s. They fly 6 per day to LHR and it ...

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by jagraham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9808

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

I'm not normally a fan of lawsuits, but I hope this passenger and his lawyer rip AA apart. https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/08/29/american-airlines-dubs-black-first-class-passenger-confrontational-for-not-wanting-to-give-up-his-seat-to-avoid-being-next-to-a-dog/ This passenger should not have been...

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by jagraham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208688

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

RickNRoll wrote:
jagraham wrote:
Scotron12 wrote:
One fine looking airplane...does look huge!


Especially with that 789 in front of it . . the 789 is not a small airplane!
That would be a MAX in front of it. They must be parking those things anywhere they can jam them in.



it's a 787! Look at the wing tips

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by jagraham
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208688

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Engines are being removed from N779XW today https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1162094719779758081?s=20 If GE needed the engines back, that would certainly explain the hurry to complete a bunch of powered ground testing. The article has a quote from David Joyce which implies that GE knows what th...

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by jagraham
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208688

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Scotron12 wrote:
One fine looking airplane...does look huge!


Especially with that 789 in front of it . . the 789 is not a small airplane!

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by jagraham
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 35
Views: 6109

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

767s are designed for shorter runways. A 763ER can make a sea level takeoff at MTOW in 7000 ft. I think the A300 matched that, but since then A and B have gone for higher cruise (and takeoff and landing) speeds. Before anyone says its possible to have your cruise cake along with short field performa...

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by jagraham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6
Replies: 27
Views: 6102

Re: WN cutting 20 non-stop routes Jan 6

I see Orlando is the market to get the most cuts: Orlando-Oakland Orlando-San Jose Orlando-Sacramento Orlando-La Guardia Anyone know why this could be? Aren't B6 and DL quite strong there? These routes were suspended already. And they are some of WN's longest. Probably why they were suspended soon ...

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by jagraham
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

So I guess the Freighter will likely be based on the -9X instead of the -8X? Or the -8X becomes solely a Freighter once 777F orders dwindle to the point a production shift becomes viable? The 777-8 makes the most sense as a replacement for the 777 Freighter. 777 Freighter sales are still decent at ...

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by jagraham
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14262

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

This scope issue is actually quite complicated - DL invested in VS and had VS do less flying to Asia and more flying to JFK. After all, JFK - LHR is the most profitable city pair. DL/VS is still #3, but without VS, DL was barely a blip - Revenue is going up, losses are minimal. Profit is expected to...

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by jagraham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70744

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Something is still missing . . an engine can be changed in less than a day . . if it was premature wear, the initial flight test could be done with six engines. One pair flying, one pair being disassembled, one pair being reassembled. The FADEC could be programmed to not permit max thrust. They cou...

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by jagraham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam TATL 2020?
Replies: 61
Views: 7838

Re: Skyteam TATL 2020?

TLV-ATL is 6437 miles. Edge of the range for a DL 763 or A332. So that could happen. But I expect a couple more direct flights, such as PRG and VIE. But DL has more pressing needs TPAC. They won't just abandon SIN. And no, a connection through ICN via KE won't do for that market. So I see some 77Ls ...

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by jagraham
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

?? The MTOW of the 77L was only 4t less, before the update. 4t out of 351t does not a new wing make. Clarification please! Fuel weight in the wing would most likely put less load on the wing than fuselage weight. The weight of the fuel is actually reducing the wing flex. So it makes sense that the ...

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by jagraham
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 150
Views: 35500

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ have just done a full analysis on what the the 78J can do. Luxon says the new fleet will mostly be used on Asian routes. And that they will be looking at the 35K/77X when they look at a 77W replacement. Sounds to me as if they have a pretty good idea what the 78J can and can't do. And that that ...

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by jagraham
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I have always believed from.an engineering viewpoint that when there are two fuselage lengths in a family that have extremely high commonality that the shorter aircraft should be able to have a higher MTOW. The shorter aircraft should also have a much greater max payload weight as both aircraft sho...

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by jagraham
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 150
Views: 35500

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

AFAIK this is only A.net official. Based on a reference on the Air New Zealand order. There is the Aircurrent report, but many a.netters don't consider Ostower "official". But so far, it's the ANZ order which indicates something better is coming in 787 land. Will it be 260t? I don't know....

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by jagraham
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 150
Views: 35500

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

There is a 260 t variant coming. More than an hour more flight time all other things being equal. About 7000 nm. Is that already official announced, or A.net “official”? AFAIK this is only A.net official. Based on a reference on the Air New Zealand order. There is the Aircurrent report, but many a....

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by jagraham
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 150
Views: 35500

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

6430 nm is for 330 pax and bags. And 254t MTOW.

There is a 260 t variant coming. More than an hour more flight time all other things being equal. About 7000 nm.

More of Asia will be reachable from the US. Much more if 330 pax aren’t necessary.

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by jagraham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135485

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

From Leeham, suggests the 14 per month rate may prove over-optimistic soon: "There are clear signs of challenges, both near- and medium-term for the 787. Summary Weak customers threaten to create deferred deliveries near-term. There will be about 20 A330s and 777s coming off lease each year fr...

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by jagraham
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70744

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Something is still missing . . an engine can be changed in less than a day . . if it was premature wear, the initial flight test could be done with six engines. One pair flying, one pair being disassembled, one pair being reassembled. The FADEC could be programmed to not permit max thrust. They cou...

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by jagraham
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 42402

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

So what is the nearest to reality scenario for this jumbo ? It was for sale for long time , no buyer!! I wonder who is paying for the parking? It is taking a massive space and the bill should be big to park it there. Saudi government turned to twin engine fleet, they have 787s and 77W as a new repl...

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by jagraham
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70744

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Something is still missing . . an engine can be changed in less than a day . . if it was premature wear, the initial flight test could be done with six engines. One pair flying, one pair being disassembled, one pair being reassembled. The FADEC could be programmed to not permit max thrust. They coul...

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by jagraham
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

778 is derivate of 779 not 77W. 779 OEW 181t, 14t more then 77W while is 2.9 m longer! 778 is 3.9 m shorter then 7W and 6.6 m shorter then 779. Wing and engines have same weight, so calculate weight per fuselage meter has no sense! 778 and 779 are 777s. And like the Longer Range 777 family (77F / 7...

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by jagraham
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

778 OEW estimation is around 167 t and A35k is around 150t! On a photo from CX A35k there is label with OEW 148 900kg on the pedestal. Cheers The 77W OEW is 167.8t. The 778 is 5m shorter than the 77W. At 2.3t/m, the 778 will be at least 11t less than the 77W before wings (going to composites should...

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by jagraham
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

778 OEW estimation is around 167 t and A35k is around 150t! On a photo from CX A35k there is label with OEW 148 900kg on the pedestal. Cheers The 77W OEW is 167.8t. The 778 is 5m shorter than the 77W. At 2.3t/m, the 778 will be at least 11t less than the 77W before wings (going to composites should...

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by jagraham
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

You must mean CASM, no way will a 778 ever beat the A35K on trip cost. It's MTOW is 30+ Tons heavier. 778 would be flying off the shelves if airlines believed this. More capable and more efficient rarely happens in aircraft of the same generation, there is always a trade off.. I mean trip costs. Fo...

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by jagraham
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Good points, however, the 778 is now benchmarked against the A35K, not the 77W. The A35K is a great plane (maybe too great; new charts have come out and they suggest that the A35K has equal trip fuel to an A359 despite the A35K being heavier and having higher thrust engines of the same technology (...

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by jagraham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 778 is better than the 77W at anything the 77W does except for ULD positions. The mentality is causing the 778 to get off to a slow start, but in the end the 778 will be fine. As far as EK, they still have their 10 77Ls according to Airfleets. And there is a reason for that. The 778 will replac...

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by jagraham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 18012

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I agree the 75S planes are the youngest 757s and DL may fly them till 2025 or so . . but the A321XLR can be ordered now. If DL is waiting for something from Airbus, it can't be the A321XLR any longer.

It does need to be said that DL is excellent with subfleets . . .

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by jagraham
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135262

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 778 is better than the 77W at anything the 77W does except for ULD positions. The mentality is causing the 778 to get off to a slow start, but in the end the 778 will be fine. As far as EK, they still have their 10 77Ls according to Airfleets. And there is a reason for that. The 778 will replace...

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by jagraham
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 18012

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I recently listened to the Network VP lecture, and was able to chat with directly. I see a lot of things debated here, thought this might help: 767-300ER retirements from 2025-2030, but really want to retire them earlier than that so they don’t have to do a cabin refurb. Anxious for solution from B...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8267

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Boeing is always interested in helping operators prolong the life of aircraft they are responsible for ;) The question is, at what cost? As far as air freight itself, the long term trend is up. Air freight powers internet commerce. And with Amazon moving Prime to next day (which requires air shipmen...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26188

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

I'm finding all of this hard to believe... I just find it outrageous that the manufacturer of some of the world's most advanced vehicles can make so many mistakes like this. First the 737, then the 787, now the 787 again... That being said, I find it interesting that we are having a sudden surge of...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Last I checked, MCO and TPA drive a far greater share of DL revenue than RDU, BNA, AUS. Delta breaks down revenue by market and makes it public? Where did you find this? I’ve only seen it broken down by geographic markets/regions: domestic, Atlantic, Latin America and Pacific. It's publicly availab...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Will SIN be enough for DL to dedicate some 77Ls to it like they did with JFK-BOM?

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by jagraham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus does it too; no major carrier has 316 seats on an A359; yet that is the number Airbus uses to figure out seat-mile fuel consumption. There is a little airline in Asia called Thai that has 321 seats in their A350-900 There is also this airline that operates out of a particularly high altitude...

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by jagraham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

That's a pretty low bar..... 3x daily service to 5 hubs is 15 daily flights..... Yes. But like MSY, there will be a hub or two with much more than 3 flights. MSY has 11 flights to ATL at this time; add 12 flights to 4 other hubs and 1 flight to 2 hubs, you have 25 flights. Which is what MSY has. No...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

You are missing the 3 daily LAX, 3 daily JFK, 3 daily LGA, 3 daily DTW, daily SLC, and weekly seasonal CUN. Just FYI. One would think 3x or more service to 5 hubs would be a focus city . . That's a pretty low bar..... 3x daily service to 5 hubs is 15 daily flights..... Yes. But like MSY, there will...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How many aircraft is this requirement and how many other customers will jump on it? ~25 aircraft 3 operators over 15 years? Technically there are possibilities. Airbus and Boeing however don't want to go deeply non recurring & Qantas doesn't want to pay the price.. A350-900 XLR, merging A350-10...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

I agree with you. My point is that the definition of focus city can't just mean frequency of flights to hubs... there has to be something else to it, either P2P or a much larger number of flights or both. As for proximity to ATL, I agree with you on that also, but note that the distance between DFW...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How many aircraft is this requirement and how many other customers will jump on it? ~25 aircraft 3 operators over 15 years? Technically there are possibilities. Airbus and Boeing however don't want to go deeply non recurring & Qantas doesn't want to pay the price.. A350-900 XLR, merging A350-10...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Boeing's website says the 778 will be 4% better than the A35J. I guess it must be true then. But what if Airbus's website says the A35J is more efficient than the 778? Who to believe then? :spin: So 777-8 is both more efficient and more capable than A35J. Sure, if you only read Boeing's website and...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273984

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If 9500 nmi is the range required for LHR <-> SYD, I don't see 35K could ever possibly meet this requirement. What kind of MTOW it needs? Seems to be more than 330 t, which I doubt it is technically possible. 778 is the only player in the game now. Airbus does not agree with your assessment: See ​A...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is building a club that will be larger than DL's SkyClub, which I guess means they intend to add service once the ne...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL views focus cities as having frequent service to most hubs. P2P doesn't factor into Delta calculations. By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is buildi...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41614

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Once upon a time, US airlines were regional. Strong in some places, weak in others. Since all the mergers, there are now 4 mega airlines (AA, DL, UA, WN). They compete with each other everywhere. Corporate consolidation has increased this competition since fewer, larger corporations mean business tr...

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