Search found 1030 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 21
by FlyHappy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 158
Views: 18811

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

atpg5 wrote:
If American Airlines sold paint:


OMG. I think I love you.
But to be fair, it really should be, "If any airlines sold paint:"

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7573

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Well, if cargo is 2% of your revenue and you as an airline are making multi-billion dollar decisions on aircraft purchases, listing cargo carrying capacity as a major consideration is pretty stupid. In fact, I can think of about 10-15 factors that are more important. Again, my point is the revenue ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5396

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

A380NEO = "Not Ever Offered" .

this will never stop, will it?
Hey, A380 fanatics - there's too small a market for 500, 600, 800 or more pax aircraft. Its a simple reality, okay ?

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6134

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

How did these women know what religion these guys are? Lotsof people dress in white robes. And as for Turkey being a Muslim country, well the inhabitants might be majority Muslim, but Kemal Ataturk made the country secular in 1922 or thereabouts, and has remained so ever since. So it seems a couple...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6134

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

However good thing Thomas Cook acted like they did, showing that not all Westerners are like those two women. After all, hate creates hate. Being falsely accused of terrorism would make you hate the people who say that, and before you know it it leads to real terrorism. Which could easily have been...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. So, I am booked on WN's 19:20 f...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bay area airfare wars to CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Bay area airfare wars to CDG

That's called the Norwegian effect. When one airline, in this case Norwegian, is offering low fares on a certain route, other airlines are 'forced' to follow in order not to lose any customers. They might not be as cheap as Norwegian, but they can't let the fare difference become too big. It's not ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

For those of you who would like to take a virtual tour inside KLM 787-10 https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Ct5S5QuxBEi this is a very cool presentation, thank you. does anyone know what those 3 ceiling blue translucent "sheets" are in the front of the Y cabin? I can't say I'm in love with...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5700

Re: Passenger shaming

I recently flew to Paris in business. One of the most obnoxious passengers I have ever seen in umpteen hundred thousand miles sat in the seat in front and across the aisle from me. He was drunk, loud, and continually calling for the FA's attention, often for nothing. Proves that paying more does no...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights

I'm not exactly sure "go to Hell" was a part of the discussion. Clearly, there was an initial agreement for subsidies to start the route in the first place, but that amount isn't mentioned. I'll add that isn't clear Volaris was looking for 2 x $32,000, very possibly 1 x $32,000. More signi...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20796

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

So detail to me what’s special about Deltas new offering? Apart from a meager tray with little on? nothing special at all. Delta is pretty good at PR work, and I percieve they are simply announcing, in a positive way, as all well run businesses should, that they've made some small changes to long h...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20796

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! I am decades out of first hand experience, but reputationally, it see...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20796

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! I am decades out of first hand experience, but reputationally, it see...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20796

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Delta is close to winding back Y travel to 1985 or so. Minus the 34" pitch, and extra inches of seat padding. Yes, I get the (mostly) cheaper fares, additions of IFE/wifi, no need to get excited. I'm actually serious when I say back to '85, which is a compliment. Good for Delta - they are small...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20054

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I have compiled updated numbers for MSP's international traffic in 2018... Rank/Airport/Passengers in 2018/Comments 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 533,796 Up by about 10,000, good to see! 2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more 3 Toronto–Pearso...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20772

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Upon further reflection - I still think this works only as a premium offering... but it does occur to me that this could be worthwhile if they leveraged their substantial in-house vacation booking operations to promote complete package for both the resort AND cruise offerings. A high % of people alr...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20772

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

This make no sense to me whatsoever. Disney / WDW have absolutely no problem at all drawing visitors from the entire US and even, without great exaggeration, a large part of the world, including folks who live very close to Disney Paris & Tokyo. Their massive gravity is the main reason why MCO i...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9409

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

look, let us be serious - the US3 "losing their rights to fly to the EU" is somebodys' schoolboy daydream. unless you can envision a scenario where the LH/AF/BA groups also cannot fly to the US, collapse of the JV's, and the entire TATL air transport business is routed thru Canada, you ar...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9409

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the possibility of outside-EU-state funding/control in order to provide advantage and skirt agreements. What is happening between QR and IG is totally legal. ICAO went away from majority ownership requirements to operate inte...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6209

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

your historical reference of preclearance as a way to "spot criminal threats before they enter" . Why do you have that in quotes, as if I said it? :roll: Because I am paraphrasing the CDP's own stated purpose for preclearance. Anyway, preclearance was conceived initially a response to the...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Re: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

Keep dreaming as this will not happen. If JAL can’t see the need to operate to DXB which has 10 times higher demand and also higher yield compared to ISB, then there is no merit. Plus as far as I recall JAL does not operate any more fifth freedom routes at all. sure, there's merit in virtually any ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6209

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Would be fantastic if CBP setup pre-clearance at ISB in anticipation of more flights - maybe the US3 will jump in.. Uh no. Don't hold your breath on preclearance, it will be a very long time before that is remotely viable. ...why? Contrary to popular belief, preclearance was in part conceived to se...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9409

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Dear U.S.A. Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican. If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other. Obviously, you are referring to Delta's large investments in those two carriers. The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6209

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Adipocere wrote:
Would be fantastic if CBP setup pre-clearance at ISB in anticipation of more flights - maybe the US3 will jump in..


Uh no.
Don't hold your breath on preclearance, it will be a very long time before that is remotely viable.

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9409

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Dear U.S.A. Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican. If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other. Obviously, you are referring to Delta's large investments in those two carriers. The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9409

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Dear U.S.A. Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican. If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other. Obviously, you are referring to Delta's large investments in those two carriers. The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5523

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

So Cam is running around town with at least $1,500 in cash? Are you really surprised that a 30 year old celebrity athelete carries $1500 in cash? Not really surprised I guess but it seems kind of dumb from a personal safety standpoint. Here in South Florida there was a rapper that withdrew $50,000 ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9409

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

https://www.ft.com/content/82a82f8c-99c1-11e9-9573-ee5cbb98ed36?shareType=nongift#comments-anchor The European Commission has written to the US state department warning that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement. This story is becoming seriou...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5523

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

dfwjim1 wrote:
So Cam is running around town with at least $1,500 in cash?


Are you really surprised that a 30 year old celebrity athelete carries $1500 in cash?

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19171

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Yet another occurence of abandonment, this time with Rouge. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/scariest-time-of-my-life-another-woman-left-alone-on-empty-air-canada-plane-1.4484381 cue up the previous dozen posters who will tell us this wheelchair bound lady actually hid in the overhead bins. I g...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 5322

Re: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience

Thank you for the detail and many photos. I must say I am a bit puzzled by the importance you place on the Gatwick check in experience. Frankly, I would far rather use maximum automation to get thru the mundane moments of travel, and this is an area where I'm happy to see labor cost savings. The oth...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Strategy to Avoid Equipment Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Booking Strategy to Avoid Equipment Changes

I am traveling on Labor Day weekend and wish to book a low fare on an AA MD-80 flight, as it is the aircraft's last scheduled weekend in the skies. As someone who is unfamiliar with the methodology behind airlines changing equipment based on schedules, I am curious as to how far out I should book t...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5258

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

The food on transcon thing is a fairly recent return to some semblance of full service. I want to say no more than 2 or 3 years. Airlines certainly don't give away profits anymore, so I think it was a reasonable indication of a small slippage of market (on the long flights) to LCC competitors, even...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5258

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Surprised to hear US airlines offer free food on some transcon flights. They were among the first to do away with them back in the day. Even AC, which keeps reminding us they win Skytrax Best North American Airline 8 years in a row, doesn't offer complimentary meals or alcohol on any transcon fligh...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5258

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

I flew HNL-EWR last September on UA and there was no food in regular Econ... Really bad form, considering how poor your food options are in HNL airport, in case you want to grab something before the flight. No food on a 5,000 mile flight? That is just insane. And really sad. Last Saturday I travell...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30491

Re: End of an era: Bombardier sells regional jets

It makes Mitsubishi's SpaceJet much less riskier for potential customers. There is now an established support and sales network. Mitsubishi unlike Sukoi won't have to create one. It solves two problems. Bombardier doesn't have to invest in a new product to replace its outdate CRJ line. Well put, an...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5523

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

if a random guy offered me $1500 for a seat like that, I'd probably do it. If Cam Newton (or Tom Brady; ok, especially Tom Brady) did it, I'd think twice about it solely because I'm so tired of American celebrity culture, especially when it comes to athletes. Really? Ever heard of Cannes, or Cristi...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11410

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

Ziyulu wrote:

AA, UA, and DL serves meals on one hour flights in first class, so that makes them better than ANA, right?


I was on a 2hr 5m flight, DL first class (752) 3 days ago. No meal.

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5797

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Airbus tends to give better deals to American as they have a Most Favored Customer Clause. This means that Airbus refunds AA the difference of the amount of money payed by American for a plane compared to a lower price for another airline, such as United. This may be a factor. But it's not like it ...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5797

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

UA857 wrote:
Why doesn’t United fly an Airbus widebody?


They will soon enough. Impatient?

But in the unlikely event they never do, so what? Tell us what the problem is; UA currently flies over 200 Airbus narrowbodies, so it isn't like they have a problem buying from Airbus.....

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19171

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

The attitude in these forums..... All after AC actually both owned the incident and got in touch with the pax. And some of you are really missing the implications. 1) If this happened during our colder winters or a Southern Ontario heat wave, AC could well have been dealing with a fatality, and som...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7399

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Except that I wouldn't agree with prohibition. I have been on hundreds of flights, low cost through to sitting in first. I have never seen unruly behaviour in the air. Edit to correct a typo that caused the meaning to be inaccurate. I know you do not agree with prohibition, but as a reasonable chap...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7399

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Ironically, I think StTim's thinking is completely aligned with mine, in that an easy answer is to prohibit drinking at airport/onboard - why is it so controversial, if you recognize that promoting consumption in aviation is easily the leading cause of issues in flight? BTW - problem causing drunks...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7399

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

I agree - we knew there was a risk. That we took care I suppose shows we were responsible, to a degree. We had a choice - get transport the night before to Gatwick (awful to get to at a very early hour) or leave in the morning at probably around a 2:30am depart. Either way it was effectively a lost...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7399

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

In seriousness I was part of a group heading off to Ibiza for someones 50th. The flight was early morning. So we went down the night before. Had a single room booked in the hotel across the way from Gatwick terminal and sat in the bar all night chatting and drinking - with the drinks being on the r...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19171

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Lots of people off the rails, apparently without reading the linked article it seems. The pax has threatened no lawsuits. I've flown countless times over many decades and I would not know that I I could find a flashlight above FA jumpseat, that's obvious only to you professionals. The cockpit is not...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Lease vs. Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: A380 Lease vs. Purchase

wrongwayup wrote:
A hair under 30% are leased. Leases range from ~10yrs to 15yrs with 12 being typical.


I'm curious how you arrive at this or any other number?
Aren't every one of EK's 100+ A380's leased?
Based on that alone, wouldn't 50% be a starting guess?

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 pm
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: 12818

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

This is nothing like the Concorde though. It is funded by private money, money that is choosing to invest, no nationalistic pride or tax dollars. Boom is coming to market with nothing the Concorde had and that is a good thing. What simple physics and "market costs of oil" are unique to Bo...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:11 pm
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: 12818

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

It costs the same as premium cabins flying the routes today. There is a massive market. How many F/J/PY passengers fly SFO-TYO every day? Because it **isn't** going to fly profitably for that nice round marketing number of 5k . The costs will simply be too high to sustain it. That's not even to men...

Jump to post
by FlyHappy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:34 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: 12818

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

Zero economic viability for scheduled, "retail service" The best that can be hoped for is corporate contracts to operate as shuttle. It costs the same as premium cabins flying the routes today. There is a massive market. How many F/J/PY passengers fly SFO-TYO every day? Because it **isn't...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 21