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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

At least Air Belgium is getting good use out of those frames via charter (and they have some of the last A340-300s produced, while Hi Fly has much older stock). That said, they appear to be a takeover target now, possibly by Hi Fly, to acquire another AOC.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 75
Views: 9588

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

DL last flew JFK-NRT on the 744, and cut it as they started dismantling connecting traffic out of NRT. Am prepared to be wrong here but haven't DL operated JFK-NRT more recently with a 777? As in within the last year or so? I live near JFK and am sure I've seen a 777 heading to NRT, maybe a 12.30pm...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces Newark
Replies: 13
Views: 3854

Re: Eurowings announces Newark

Interesting is that this will be on the A330-300, while JFK is on the A340-300 (ex-CityLine configuration). Why not have both on the A330-300 and save the A343 for longer routes? (These A330-300s will be coming from LH mainline via a reconfiguration.)

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 4934

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Given that Joon has a separate AOC from AF mainline, I suspect that Joon is a lower cost structure airline designed to operate routes that couldn't be profitably be run at mainline AF. Their latest destination announced was UIO, which they had once served as a tag-on to BOG, but operated by EQ. This...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 17
Views: 3804

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

This is a route that could be better handled by FlyDubai, even if this was the first EK route. The wide bodies can go to higher traffic stations where frequency doesn’t matter. The B38M or B39M 3-4 times daily would work better.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12944

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

DL757NYC wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:
Glad to see more commercial planes get in to museums.



Is this Going to be displayed indoors or outdoors


Likely outdoors. But since Arizona is super-arid, it won't be a problem. The main issue now is de-fueling what fuel is left in B-HNL.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6822

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

The real competition here would be AY. But AY is already well established as a brand in the Far East. The question now remains if AY can garner additional overflight rights over Russia. Among European airlines to India, if I'm not mistaken, they also have the only departure to Europe in the morning ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4845

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Airbus did OK with the A300-F but other than that, they never went in heavily with freighter models. The A330-F was late to the game and has had a lukewarm reception. The DC-10F and MD-11F were not Boeing models of course, both of them sold quite well. The 747-F had the advantage of the nose door f...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 2743

Re: United to operate 787-10 EWR-Europe and GUM-NRT Summer 2019

I suspect that the B78J might also replace the B764 on EWR-HNL, which would then go HNL-GUM-NRT.

As for other markets, I suspect: LHR, BRU, CDG, FRA, and I can't think of 2 others. However, it should also replace a B772 on TLV (UA85/4) as those seats can definitely be filled.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4479

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

All flights effective 06JAN-19 now cancelled from all GDS reservations systems. Round trip passenger demand between BRU and BOM/DEL in 2017 versus 2016 was as follows below: BOM - 61,000 vs 42,000 DEL - 38,000 vs 37,000 I remember reading over the winter that they wanted to launch new BRU-LOS-LBV f...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

This is where the B789 could really help. The B788 has a range of 7355 nmi in a 2-class configuration at 242 passengers (KQ configures its 788s at 234 - J30Y204). NBO-JFK is 6400 nmi, and realistically close to 6500 nmi (flight planning requires an additional 5 percent endurance, missed approach, di...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4479

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

I see Brussels Airlines' remaining long-haul remaining largely because of brand recognition. As for the A321neo, that would make sense for SN to expand its Africa reach by separating a lot of triangular routes. They really only need wide-bodies for the former Belgian colonies, JFK, and YYZ. I see SN...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 51239

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Apparently the second A340, EP-APA has been grounded in Iran. https://twitter.com/Aerospacetalk/status/995798892481536000 Didn't find it above, but nice to see EP-APA is back in the skies! https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ep-apa Last year, that frame flew direct to JFK from IKA carrying ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N651SW flying to Iceland?
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: N651SW flying to Iceland?

Did Max Air in Nigeria purchase or lease more ex-WN B733s? They had earlier acquired 3 others. What this looks like is that WN sold the frames to a lessor.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4010

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

I presume that LH was sold the planes it acquired from whatever lessors owned them, but what about others? Leases transferred?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 19
Views: 6121

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

From ORY, I could see LEVEL flying to SXM (it already serves PTP and FDF) and RUN, as well as HAV and SEZ. I also have to wonder if maybe LEVEL might challenge Norwegian head-on with its USA to French Carribbean network in the winter season, as well as Air France head-on year-round on its Caribbean ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 65
Views: 1486

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

I count the NYC airports as my home. Right now, it's JNB-JFK, 6930 nmi and blocked at 15:40 on the inbound (outbound blocked at 14:50; Springbok 203/4). Next month, it will become a distant second to EWR-SIN (and the return of SQ21), which is 8290 nmi and blocked at 18:45 on the outbound. Both are (...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2672

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

Effective next year, TK will fly IST-BOG (5,805 nm) and PTY-IST (5,857 nm) with the A333. What payload restrictions, if any, will TK have on the BOG-IST route..? BOG is over 8000ft AMSL. I doubt any. It’s then BOG-PTY. If the route was reversed, then there would be restrictions. But keep in mind th...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2672

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

That’s what increasing the MTOW on the A333 by 30t from EIS allows. The 251t A339 is positioned as a B77E replacement.

Did DL request an MTOW increase to 242t when it ordered its GE-powered A333s?

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 39
Views: 4577

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

SCL is announced, but not EZE? (COR was announced.) Copa really could use the increased capacity into Argentina given that the current bilateral is maxed out (pending additions). That said, I would probably wonder why there isn't a Y+ class that could attract some higher fares, given that CM does 73...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8084

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

I would be very surprised. The problem for an airline like DL is: HKG is premium traffic-driven. On NYC and LAX-HKG (UA from SFO and NYC), you have these offerings: AA: 52 J seats on 5-class planes UA: 50 J seats on 3-class pmCO planes (EWR), 60 J seats on 3-class planes (SFO) CX: 53 J seats on 4-cl...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8009

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

LTU932 wrote:
Isn't that something that UA can actually take the State of New Jersey to court for, even as far as going to the State Supreme Court or even go federal??


I would think that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution would apply.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubrovnik Airport in negotiations with Air Transat
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Dubrovnik Airport in negociations with Air Transat

Given how JU is considering YYZ, what about potentially being triangular on YYZ-DBV-BEG-YYZ once weekly and the reverse on the other weekly frequency?

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21105

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

B752OS wrote:
How long will the testing take? 6 months?

One year.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 84
Views: 18298

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Doesn't look related to the A350's engines. That said, IB right now has both of its A350s flying only MAD-JFK. They'll likely need to substitute an A346 or A333 in.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16084

Re: American A333s

I thought the 200s were on their way out, but I may be wrong. The 300s make more sense to me in AAs fleet. The -200s are 238t frames and have RR Trent engines. The -300s are P&W (an odd-ball) and 233t. As others have said---they'll hold the fort until the 788s and 789s are all in (which likely ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

What about now the development of MEX as a hub between Asia and the USA bypassing US customs? Aeromexico is currently with a monopoly here. I also doubt you’d see Australia to Canada nonstops otherwise.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

In terms of aircraft, I would posit that the effects of 9/11, which caused a downturn in travel, caused the mass retirement of a lot of early 747s (100, 100B, 200B, -300), tri-jets (DC10, MD11, L101, B721/2) as well as early second-generation twinjets (DC-9, B731, B732, BA11, A30B). Airlines were fo...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 lease rates
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Airbus A220 lease rates

Thus far, the only A220s with placement by a lessor have been 6 A223s that Ilyushin Finance Company has placed with Red Wings/Nordavia (from an order book of 20; however, Ilyushin Finance is also the majority owner of Red Wings/Nordavia and so those prices won't be published). Remaining lessor order...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12510

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

I wonder if this guy’s a Aussie coz we already have too many bloody bogans embarrassing our country when flying among countries. Like every Jetstar flight to Bali for example? :white: Or at the Phuket airport too. I also wondered why wouldn't they accommodate passengers onto EK's flights via DXB si...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6489

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

This is where United should have a "rail and fly" codeshare, codesharing on all Amtrak stations on the Northeast Regional and Keystone (where one would then pay a $5 connection to reach the terminals). The days of the E145/E45X are coming to an end at EWR.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5680

Re: How will BA expand?

Other carriers have tried and failed to make BHX work. I do believe that maybe BA could try to make MAN work as a smaller secondary hub focused primarily on connections within the UK to North America (both mainline and CityFlyer), as well as some mid-haul, taking on DL (VS) from flying into the UK w...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12510

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

If it were up to me, I'd divert to DXB or SIN and offload the passenger. Then you have a plane and crew out of position and without enough hours to get to Heathrow, and no 787 crews at DXB as that's an A388 station (if DXB). Thus the decision was made to return to PER, which is also likely closer t...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax

Besides the obvious example of Emirates and its fifth-freedom routes, Two examples I would think of being the case would be TK (serving the world over except for Australasia and thus catering to a lot of different cultures) and LY (especially on TLV-JFK/EWR - basically a shuttle between the two larg...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 5871

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

I was on holiday down in SW Florida and a few years ago I was in a shopping complex car park and saw an Air Berlin A330 heading into RSW. First thoughts a diverted flight until I realised it's an AB service! Sorry to hijack the thread but what will happen to to this service? LH and BA both fly to M...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12510

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

This will be a very expensive compensation order, given that you now have to deal with two complete crews plus their passengers stranded in London another day (although passengers could be rebooked onto CX or BA), and the likelihood of having to carry another set of crews on the next QF9 (which, if ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5918

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

No real business ties, and very little VFR traffic. The major business ties African countries have to Asia are to India and China-PRC (notice that the major airlines in eastern Africa all fly to China---SU, ET, KQ, and SA). Generally, JL and NH are conservative as to where they fly outside of Asia a...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 4791

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the B...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7988

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

The real cost of parking a plane in Denver for 20 hours is the revenue it's not earning while it sits. This is opportunity cost and it is real. I've always wondered about the notion of FI doing maintenance on the aircraft as it sits as (in Denver) it always sits on the east side ramp and I've never...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 4791

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the Br...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian LCC secures LGW slots
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: Indian LCC secures LGW slots

IndiGo is urgently hunting for A330-200s on wet lease, looks very much they want to have this route served non stop. There are two 230t A332s with P&W engines that I can ID immediately as being stored: msn 288 (last flown by Air Berlin) and msn 223 (last flown by TAP-Air Portgual). Other 230/23...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12168

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748? The best business case is likely for LH and CA. LH's configuration is F8J80W32Y244, while CA is F12J54W66Y233. (By comparison, CA's 3-class 777-300ERs are F8J42Y261.) For CA, th...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 78
Views: 13034

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

4O should never have acquired the SSJ, because the support system for it is so poor. The Embraer 190 or 190-E2 may be more expensive, but it would have a better support network. I would believe that Mexico can support a 100-seat plane on select routes. But economy-plus is a MUST for 4O, going forwar...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8635

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

I suspect that this is a case of CLE going seasonal on both, and it isn't a surprise. FI might also be deploying aircraft to other carriers in the off-season. (I expect that a few 757s will be deployed to TACV with maintenance on others scheduled in winter.) Remember, all of the passenger 757s, and ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7365

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

On the subject of narrow body TATL planes, SE/B0 is leasing two A321neos from GECAS for B0 (returning their 752s to AerCap and FI). But they should be thinking about secondary France to JFK.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12168

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. Why would they care, they operate more services to JFK than the thre...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worldwide by easyJet adds new airline
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Worldwide by easyJet adds new airline

If they’re able to add B6, that makes their TATL desire a reality and it could be done on they A321neo.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12168

Why didn't BA order the B748?

The idea here is: while BA did order 12 A380s with 97 J seats, and they fly a lot of premium routes, it cannot fly a route like LHR-JFK, because the terminal cannot handle the A380, and the side of JFK where it lands can't handle the A380 on Taxiway B, posing a problem when the takeoff runway is 13R...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6003

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

I wonder if the stretched A220-300 might be offered to Delta as well as a shrink to JetBlue.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Re: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings

Likely A359s. I expect that these will replace the A332s and be standardized with OO-SFB.

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