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by Arion640
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 18
Views: 2443

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

Flydubai have flat beds on their 737MAX fleet.

Jetblue and its Mint Busines class. Some
of BA’s A321 fleet have flat beds also.

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by Arion640
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 116
Views: 18789

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Going to stir the pot here and say, Will this thing fit at Terminal 7 @ JFK? It's designed to fit into the same Code E gates as the existing B777. In fact the whole point of the folding wingtips is to stop it from falling into the Code F gate size. So to oversimplify a little bit, if an airport can...

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by Arion640
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1685
Views: 34067

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

You do understand that the divorce bill consists of funds which have already been pledged by the UK government, right? So your analogy is false. It is not the fault of the EU that the UK is leaving, so why should the EU27 pay for the UK? There is no logic in that. It’s been made clear on numerous o...

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by Arion640
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1685
Views: 34067

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

You do understand that the divorce bill consists of funds which have already been pledged by the UK government, right? So your analogy is false. It is not the fault of the EU that the UK is leaving, so why should the EU27 pay for the UK? There is no logic in that. It’s been made clear on numerous o...

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by Arion640
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 29963

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Can someone (a mod maybe?) update the original post?

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by Arion640
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 vs 777-200ER
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: A350-1000 vs 777-200ER

The A350-900 is a better Airbus comparison to the 777-200ER while the A350-100 competes more with the 777-300ER.

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by Arion640
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1685
Views: 34067

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Our hard remain government have negotiated brexit in name only but that's what happens when you leave remainers to do a leaver's job. I've asked before and you've never answered. Which "leavers" would you have had lead the effort? One of these? :rotfl: https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset...

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by Arion640
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1685
Views: 34067

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Yeah, no. Whether or not others broke the law has no bearing on the fact that Leave campaigners have been found guilty of breaking the law by a court of law. If the Remain campaign also broke the law, all it does is raise even more questions about the degree to which the referendum has been affecte...

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by Arion640
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1685
Views: 34067

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... s-45519676

I hope you do.
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Does this forums remainers retract comments made about the Leave campaign fudging expenses?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... s-45519676

I hope you do.

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1787

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

trpmb6 wrote:
Not to be pedantic but, I think Noviorbis' point is that it doesn't *have* to be hard. It's only being made hard because of bureaucrats.


And thats one of the reason Britains on her way. The EU is full of bureaucratic nonsense.

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 116
Views: 18789

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Going to stir the pot here and say,

Will this thing fit at Terminal 7 @ JFK?

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 116
Views: 18789

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Going to stir the pot here and say,

Will this thing fit at Terminal 7 @ JFK?

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 116
Views: 18789

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Going to stir the pot here and say,

Will this thing fit at Terminal 7 @ JFK?

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7451

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

To be brutally honest i see very few of these routes coming to STN.

Now one I do expect to see within 5 years is DOH.

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8081

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

Looking back, I cannot believe that such a major airport was ever protected by such a simple, off-the-shelf chainlink and barbed wire fence. It's perimeter is now similar to a maximum security prison. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the only thing between you and the runway might be a canal. Still no...

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by Arion640
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8081

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 f...

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by Arion640
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5669

Re: How will BA expand?

I think there's a few ways to break it down. 1. First and foremost BA don't actually have that many aircraft on order. With 22 A319s, 36 747s, 5 767s and 3 777's going in the next 7 years, 69 aircraft on order isn't hugely ambitious growth wise. 2. While LHR doesn't have loads of room for growth, t...

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by Arion640
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26455

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

smi0006 wrote:
How much capacity does DXB have for any form of additional flying? Every couple of years capacity has to be reduced to runway repaving... can many further flights be added at all?


As soon as runway repaving is complete after the 6 week or so period that capacity is then brought back.

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by Arion640
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12149

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 Arion640
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12149

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. And yet people claim geopolitics and playing for home team doesn't happe...

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12149

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

The competition came down to 747-8 vs. A380, and A380 won. Evidently, "JFK" wasn't reason enough to go with the 747. I remember a pilot saying about this on twitter. The 747 apparently didn’t offer enough performance improvements over the -400, so they went with the A380. Take from that w...

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1685
Views: 34067

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

It seems there is finally a tiny bit of easing by two of the parties: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-05/germany-u-k-said-to-drop-key-brexit-ask-easing-path-to-deal Love their use of the term "fudged political declaration" later in the article. Tugg But, it was the UK that...

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19239

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Will be interesting to find out what really caused this. It's likely just H3N2. I remember going to a birthday party once and about 30 of us came away with a horrible flu virus. It looks like today it was a case of food posioning, or a really bad bug has done the rounds throughout the cabin really ...

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19239

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

bwohlgemuth wrote:
Hundreds of passenger sick!
Passengers certain to die!
THERE'S A SALE AT PENNEY'S!


And leons getting larger.

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 23143

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

BA are short of planes as it is. I don’t think they’ll be making an addition to Pakistan anytime soon. According to my resources, BA only have one 787 grounded because of the engine issues.. I wouldn't say they are short of planes. I've been told Pakistan is on the list for BA, they are just awaiti...

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 23143

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

BA are short of planes as it is. I don’t think they’ll be making an addition to Pakistan anytime soon.

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by Arion640
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6988

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

Given the high volume of flights from the LON airports operated by ME3 carriers BA have pretty much retreated over the years. And as mentioned, there’s plenty of niche premium traffic between secondary US cities to pick off where usually BA is the only direct option to London (or was when they comme...

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by Arion640
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27149

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

If the 789's are carrying payload they probably have 100-200nm extra range under the belt. I'm surprised Qantas isnt talking about Melbourne to Athens. Only 200nm further. I'm not surpresed the aren't. Too low yielding (albeit high volume) and too long haul. Sorry for being ignorant, but what drive...

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by Arion640
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 34547

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Albeit without the 787 engine issues they may not have had as much work Maybe not, but we don’t know. They now be able to be selective hoe to use the A380 to make as much as money as possible. HiFly didn’t take the A380 just because there are issues with engines on other planes. Although some at A....

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by Arion640
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9979

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Yes, congrats! I love all the new P2P routes emerging. Airports with O&D demand and the capacity to increase the number of flights, such as MEL, will thrive. I am all for minimizing the number of flights (my sister recently missed a connection punctuating the preference for direct flights). QF ...

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by Arion640
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9979

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Yes, congrats! I love all the new P2P routes emerging. Airports with O&D demand and the capacity to increase the number of flights, such as MEL, will thrive. I am all for minimizing the number of flights (my sister recently missed a connection punctuating the preference for direct flights). QF ...

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by Arion640
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines plane approaches wrong airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: American Airlines plane approaches wrong airport

Can someone elaborate on which airport KFMY is?

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by Arion640
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 409
Views: 88865

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

How many more aircraft are due a re-paint? Just wondering if i’m likely to be on an A320 out of SFO with new livery next month?

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by Arion640
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43331

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The only thing the wider cabin footprint will do for BA on the 777X is provide comfortable 10Y seating. Comfortable? It will still be worse than on the A350 and even on the B747. The 777X is supposed to be at least 18 inches in 10 across (or at least thats what the plan was) so about as good as a 9...

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by Arion640
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43331

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The 18 High-J config (14F/86J/30W/145Y) can't be matched with anything realistic except possibly the B779X. They will almost certainly order it at some stage. They simply need the space for all those J seats especially as a new seat is coming next year with the A350 and then the B77W. This seat won...

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by Arion640
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43331

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

The 18 High-J config (14F/86J/30W/145Y) can't be matched with anything realistic except possibly the B779X. They will almost certainly order it at some stage. They simply need the space for all those J seats especially as a new seat is coming next year with the A350 and then the B77W. This seat won...

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by Arion640
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10270

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

There is only a certain amount of space available in Britain. Britain is not special and not at all full. This is another thing every country in the world complains about... it's called population growth and it is global. Try living in the Netherlands or Singapore... I have. I have visited Singapor...

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by Arion640
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10270

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Actually, yes. And by the way, just about every country in the world has a large number of people banging on about immigration (the French used to resent the British buying up all their old farmhouses...) - it's just a fear of change. Edit: posted this before I got to the request to take it outside...

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by Arion640
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10270

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

The no-deal Brexit effects will be in the low single digits for all EU countries, RoI is looking at 4% GDP loss and that is the hardest hit EU country. If we look at tourism, it's clear there are certain parts of EU nations (e.g. the Costas, Balearic/Canary Islands of Spain, Algarve in Portugal, Gr...

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by Arion640
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10270

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Speaking of a “flood” of people is clearly xenophobic. Speaking of it when it just isn’t there is also xenophobic. Not being aware of it is dangerous. So are the Australians Xenophobic then? Actually, yes. And by the way, just about every country in the world has a large number of people banging on...

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by Arion640
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10270

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I could have written million of posts here about the BREXIT but... hey!!!... this site is about AVIATION! Let's keep to it only. Rest is rest. Having said that, please bear in mind that a transition period is as certain as the fact that immigrants that live actually in the UK and in the EU will be ...

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