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by speedbird52
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6997

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

How about the offended passenger is offered a cover so they don't have to see something that is as natural as breathing. That is of course if they have apparently lost the ability to turn their head the other way.... There are many situations where it would be impossible to turn your head away, for...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6997

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

OMG, this thread is quite something. Bottom line *for me* is that I do not see the problem with anything that deals with the human body, and the nourishing/survival of said human body. I totally fail to see how seeing a part of a fellow human being should make someone uncomfortable, least offend th...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

This is going to sound insane but I foresee that Airbus will actually launch an A380neo somewhere within the next 5 years, for deliveries within the next decade.. Wow :shock: , that is an optimistic view. I hope so, but I would not even bet a bottle of whiskey over it. My bet is that we will see a ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6997

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

OMG, this thread is quite something. Bottom line *for me* is that I do not see the problem with anything that deals with the human body, and the nourishing/survival of said human body. I totally fail to see how seeing a part of a fellow human being should make someone uncomfortable, least offend th...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6997

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Why is it so hard for people to understand that whenever a fluid or semi-fluid exits the human body it provokes natural disgust to other people? Sometimes you have to do it but it is considerate to minimize other people's exposure to the event. Not ok: - Picking nose (cover up or do it in the lav) ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6997

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

I don't want to see someones tits hanging out on a plane. I genuinely think that within 25 years it will be considered socially acceptable to have sex in public and anyone saying otherwise will be labeled a backwards bigot

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30811

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

This is so spot on. Did you guys get your education in economics in the 1950s Soviet Union? Apart from chronically underserved areas (for which it can provide subsidies) the government has no reason to tell AF where and how often it should fly. Did you miss the wave(s) of deregulation of the last 4...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30811

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

You know, if France REALLY cared about the environment they would be punishing airlines by forcing them to have less flights rather than consumers by forcing us to pay more.

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4774

Re: 737-8200?

JAAlbert wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
Fun Fact: The “8200” comes from the future cabin capacity they are seeking to get certified for.


Fun for who?

O' Leary

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27985

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

How is Air Italy working out again?

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by speedbird52
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9038

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

That Business Class looks wonderful

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13508

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Having children is also a gross and dirty process, and a choice as well. Should the rest of society cater to other people's need to breed? Quite the absurd analogy. Children become adults who have the potential to do their part in making this world a better place in which to live. Children do not e...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13508

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As a smoker I'm disappointed. This made connecting in ATL a lot less of a headache. I get the reasoning behind it, but I never notice the smell leaking out of the rooms at all. Don't see why they need to get rid of them. People smoke, they're going to keep smoking whether the rooms are there or not...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15174

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine????? Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize. The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between eng...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6439

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

I am almost 100% sure that Lufthansa flew 748s into EWR at one point At one point as in today - in that they still do. LH's FRA-EWR flight is on a B748i And they were the only airline to order the B748 on a purely business case...high J count but where not all the Y is needed. Real shame BA never o...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

Spohr recently said that after the 6 A380s go back to Airbus, it does not make sense to split the remaining fleet between FRA and MUC. In the same speech he said that no decision has been made whether this A380 fleet will be based in FRA or MUC. I can see splitting the VLA fleet between hubs: A380 ...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6439

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

For DL: as was once said a long time ago, they don't like big planes. For UA: the B748 has a larger wingspan than the B744, which (outside of the Olympics) never visited EWR, and many of the UA B77W routes were B77E upgauges before the arrival of the B78X...and also, the B748 is much heavier than t...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14395

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Could've sworn that last time I flew over whilst looking on the TSA website that they are completely prohibited. Must've been only for checked baggage then as you say. Absolutely not - as others have said. I travel with one every time I fly to keep my devices charged, especially on AC without in se...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6424

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

BrooklyBOMgal wrote:
Can't wait for AI to start DEL ISB DEL. AI can offer cheap fares to BKK and other places.

Didn't PIA used to fly to India before the conflict this year?

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by speedbird52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6424

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

Thibault973 wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Thibault973 wrote:

The “old” 332s are getting some pretty nice new interiors so yay ;)

IMO Angled seats in J are certainly not nice. From what I have heard their Y sucks too


The new 332 cabin features full lie flat seats and the Y product is actually pretty nice

That is good to hear.

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by speedbird52
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6424

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

I do know every year French business group come to Pakistan to explore new ventures etc, I don't know the trade numbers between the two companies. I know Sanofi a French company has big set up in Karachi, also French car companies are setting up plants in Pakistan. If Air France ever returned it wo...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24712

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

By the way half of those MAN TATL routes are glorified charter routes to places like MCO, CUN, PUJ, and LAS. That is where the locals want to You can call them what you want but they are still fully scheduled flights with or without your 'glorified charter' interjection. Funny how you point out tho...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Yup, that's all that matters to companies in the US. As long as their stock & bottom line are doing fine, safety, employee well-being, customer well-being, and sustainability doesn't matter or can go out the window completely. So you think companies in other countries *aren't* focused on their ...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on. Thankfully you don't run the US cause that is not how any democratic society should function. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by trial with a jury of peers. Great advice if you don't believ...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8262

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

memphiX wrote:
SFO-DAD? Can DAD handle 380s?

My dad is not a trained pilot

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17573

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

I don't know. Alex Cruz is a cheap man. Just look at how unwilling he is to spend money by the state of British airways service now. carsten spohr is also not a smart man for letting go an aircraft with the potential to make money. You obviously don't travel much with BA so wont have noticed the st...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24712

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Not sure where they would use NMA or even A321XLR as they don't have and never had 757s or 767s (one route being the lone exception). Other than that the only time you ever hear glowing endorsements of a specific aircraft type from and airline CEO is when he just ordered and announced it. Everythin...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19294

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Did VS bid for BMI? I feel like if they had gotten BMIs operations they would have had more success with domestic and European flights than Little Red.

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

AF needs Boeing 777X I love the math. AF struggles to use existing supers, therefore, AF should buy more supers. Or, perhaps, AF should NOT do that and should stick to its largest plane being the 77W, since the current strategy of 'big plans' hasn't really worked well at all. I mean the 779 is only...

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by speedbird52
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 777-300ER Routes?
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: United 777-300ER Routes?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airl ... -ual/fleet

Click on the aircraft and this should give you a rough idea
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https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airl ... -ual/fleet

Click on the aircraft and this should give you a rough idea

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11414

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

I can justify something that each airlines does not deserve to be on the top list: 1. Qatar Airways (2) - 3-3-3 on 787 2. Singapore Airlines (1) - 3-3-3 on 787 3. ANA (3) - no meals on domestic flights 4. Cathay Pacific (6) - 3-4-3 on 777 5. Emirates (4) - 3-4-3 on 777 6. EVA (5) - 3-4-3 on 777 7. ...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23701

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

What exactly did Iran have to gain from trying to sink a Japanese ship whilst the Japanese PM was visiting the country?

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36431

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

maxamuus wrote:
I believe it’s prudent. The last thing we need is a repeat of MH17.

More like a repeat of Iran Air 655

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

You already knew the answer to this question before you asked it. Why is the 757 out of production but the A321 Neo is seeing massive sales success. Why is the A380 already on its way out? Why start this potential pissing contest when realistically only Boeing and the airlines could answer that que...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6424

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

As an ethnic Pakistani it is awesome to see so much competition to my home country, and as a result so much choice. I think I might need to consider getting a skyteam frequent flyer card and give Air France a try.

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12820

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Strato2 wrote:
This is Smintair part 2. Also these kind of wasteful projects need to be shutdown anyway because of climate change. There is absolutely no need for humans to go supersonic in this day and age.

Why do you say that

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7671

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

That is really lovely to hear! The Queen lives on! Do you guys think that Atlas and some other 744F operators will order 8F replacements?

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10978

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Since this could be a major strategy change for Frontier, I think this has to justify its own thread. F9 will take 18 A321XLR. With the acquisition of the A321XLR, Frontier will have the ability to take on transatlantic routes to the U.K. and Western continental Europe. From Frontier’s main hub in ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4020

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Can’t wait. This is proof technology is making the world better and more efficient. All the talk about fatigue and early report times will go away. Drunk, sick and heart attack prone pilots go away. Airlines save $$$$ This is the future. So exciting (and strange at the number of luddites here, very...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4020

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

SteelChair wrote:
Its going to happen, just a matter of time.

And its not just pilots, but many, many jobs. What are people gonna be doing in 50 years?

We are too focused on fixing the problem of not having enough time whilst the problem we should be working on fixing is what we do with our time.

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16751

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

It's really sad to see the A380 go

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I think it's the cabin floor, conduits/plumbing/ductwork, IIRC. In addition to the space needed for the large wing box / landing gear, the following should illustrate the general issue: https://i.stack.imgur.com/t6jxm.jpg As per this picture, A380 needs to find space for 10+8 passenger's bags in th...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Conspiracy theory: Could KLM use the A380s? No. I think this has been categorically ruled out. KL has fairly dense 77Ws and does not need space for F-class or for W-class because it does not offer those products. A theoretical KL-configured A380 would probably have way too many J and Y seats, and f...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

They do. T3 handles the overflow because T5 isn't big enough to hold all the flights, especially since the takeover of BMI in 2012, though it had a few before that. T3 was designed as a long haul terminal for multi-airline use, and long haul baggage on most airlines has been containerised for years...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Given that Willie Walsh has already said (and it has been mentioned repeatedly in this thread) that BA will use its share of this LOI at London Gatwick there's no need to do anything at Heathrow, as they won't be sending 737s there. You're entirely right though, LHR T5 was designed specifically aro...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How would a hypothetical A380 combi with main deck freight and upper deck PAX do? I imagine it would get MTOW limited very quickly but it sounds like a really cool concept. I thought the authorities didn't allow any more combi aircraft to be built, or did I misunderstand this. For HKG, yes, that ma...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Isn't it the case that BA uses containers at T5 exclusively, whereas T3 is bulk or containerised, as is LGW? If that is the case and the 737s are destined for LGW it doesn't disprove that BA needs container-capable aircraft at LHR (T5). There is a reason BA kept the 737s at Gatwick. Correct me if I...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Why are people so obsessed by containers on single aisle aircraft. Get over it. Does Ryanair have issues with containers? Do you know how expensive it is to carry a lot of baggage in Europe? Damn! Please stop this madness about containers on short haul flights in Europe. Someone clearly does not un...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

AF's A380 network currently is 2 x daily JFK plus LAX, SFO, IAD, ABJ, MEX, PVG? I had heard that CDG-HKG bleeds cash for AF and the A380 made it worse, which is why it was downgauged to a 77W. Is this true? I think it's more likely due to the 77W being a much better hauler of freight. There's a rea...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Doesn't surprise me. IMHO, AF (along with BA and LH) really only ordered the A380 to support Airbus and they knew the aircraft had limited profit potential (i.e. - routes). As mentioned earlier, these aircraft were ordered in an entirely different era for the airline, so maybe they were willing acc...

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