The B787-10 can fly 11.5-12 hours maximum with a full payload. Its current longest scheduled flights in S19 and in S20 are TLV-EWR on UA and AMS-SFO on KL. SIN-SEA is 14 hours 40 minutes block time so unfortunately the B781 cannot operate this route nonstop. *78X Actually, if you want to get really...Jump to post
So unless more orders are taken QR could end up with following fleet in 2025 Airbus A321neo/LR - 50 Airbus A350-9/1000 - 76 Boeing 777-8/9 - 60 Boeing 787-8/9 - 60 Total - 246 Looks like a good plan to me. Add some 77Ws to that. It's kind of a crazy plan if you consider the fact that the oldest 77W...Jump to post
Having said that, 778’s ability to fly further with more payload does not seem to have made it the clear winner of the sunshine project, but it still could win it of course (they are still the favorites IMO). I think this comes down to the fact that QF brought down their intended size over this rou...Jump to post
As far as I can tell, DJ's Aviation gathers comments and rumours and presents it in a clickbaity format that provides no additional information to what you can already read here. It's the clickbait stuff that gets me, can't deal with it, so I actively block Google's algorithm from bringing his conte...Jump to post
Despite the fact that my last flight with TP was massively delayed, I have huge respect for what they are delivering right now as a product. I was in one of their refreshed A330s in J, and it is solidly competitive in terms of quality and experience compared to most TATL J experiences. Yet the fares...Jump to post
I don't think payload volume is the driving factor, I think the question will be what yield per pound can they bank on? The UK-Australia market is fairly unusual in lots of ways. One particular feature is when travelling such a long way it is expensive for passengers (and shippers) which means many...Jump to post
smartplane wrote:Ditto for Airbus, with higher retrospective credits on A320 / A350 family sales if credits are used for the A330.
Something to think about... The A359-900 aircraft isn't some super machine that can connect places like AKL-NYC without some sacrifices. While it's very similar to the 772 with regards to the passenger capacity and while it does offer superior legs to the 772 you won't see it reach NYC with a full ...Jump to post
I’m torn. Good to see new airplanes but also this will result in the last passenger A310s going away. The A310s are 30 years old and a tight 9 abreast but they are unique. Exactly how I feel. From an economic standpoint, the A321s make much more sense, but as an aviation enthusiast, I'm sad to see ...Jump to post
Any final guesses of which way it'll go? My 2c worth: * 6 firm orders for 789, four of them in a ULR “Code 3” config and two in Code 2; * 4 options for either 789 or 787-10 (or even the 778 at a pinch, though I doubt that). If the 787-10 is LAX-worthy by the time the options are exercised then the ...Jump to post
Also depends slightly on having the right plane. It strikes me as a longish and thin route, which means it may be more ideal for something like an A220 once they start up. As it is, AC doesn't like their E90s and it cutting back on them, so they may just not have the right plane for year-round servi...Jump to post
Well Boeing planes usually have better payload/range than Airbus ones. If Zeke can answer, I read here that Delta is pissed their A350-900XWB with 306 seats can't fly full payload LAX-SYD (which is shorter than HKG-IAD) due to south-bound headwinds. This is even after DL upped all their A350's to 2...Jump to post
rj777 wrote:I wonder if the MAX's will go into the paintshop before they return to service since they're already grounded.
Given that the 333 has a narrower fuselage than the 787/777, will they still use a 1-2-1 configuration in J for their Super Diamond? How would they achieve it? By making the seats narrower or the aisles? I believe Virgin Australia also uses the Super Diamond seat for their J product on the 330. It ...Jump to post
Because A350 has to reduce payload in order to make westbound LAX-SYD. People defend it using Airbus' highly unrealistic range number. But DL's own data shows it simply doesn't have the range. There were multiple reports showing that, with real world DL number. I suggest you read trav777's detailed...Jump to post
jwjsamster wrote:Also is it already in AC colours?
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:jwjsamster wrote:Do we know where it is heading? YYZ or YUL?
I would have said YUL, but flightaware reports it's heading to YVR.
https://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA2325jwjsamster wrote:Also is it already in AC colours?
And another thing to bring up here: Alaska is not moving away from Boeing in a significant way. The A320s are largely leased, to my knowledge, and I think AS has made it fairly clear that they don't have much intention of keeping them. The A321neos are very useful to have for minor upgauging, so I s...Jump to post
Part of me wonders how close we are to Google Flights/Hopper/Expedia/whatever adding an 'aircraft type' filter which allows the average Joe to determine what aircraft they want to fly on. I've often wanted a widebody/narrowbody filter, but I could see there being some demand for that future. ...con...Jump to post
Part of me wonders how close we are to Google Flights/Hopper/Expedia/whatever adding an 'aircraft type' filter which allows the average Joe to determine what aircraft they want to fly on. I've often wanted a widebody/narrowbody filter, but I could see there being some demand for that future. ...conv...Jump to post
Maybe they can call it the 737X? It would match the 777X and could use the same numbering system e.g. 737-7,-8,-9 and -10. Although technically the MAX is already just a brand name and the type certificate already states 737-8 etc. Although the IATA code works in the 'MAX' branding in a way, what w...Jump to post
So as long as it oppresses heterosexuals too then that's OK? Only homosexuals can be oppressed? When the law applies equally towards all, is the law oppressive? Of course not! Yikes. Some faulty reasoning here, unless you're being sarcastic. There are many many examples of laws that "apply equ...Jump to post
airzona11 wrote:Would AC pick up the WOW birds?
Well considering AC will have Lufthansa take their yul-fra flight for at least May month, it might be handy to have an extra wide body or two, if the price is right. I would just kill to be a fly on the wall for their phone calls with Boeing over what exactly will be the compensation or deal for th...Jump to post
I wouldn’t personally boycott Royal Brunei, though certainly understand people doing so, but I’d feel hypocritical (plus I’ve flown the, quite often and actually find them to be a great airline). Introducing those kinds of laws in this day and age is abhorrent. That said, thousands of gay traveller...Jump to post
The 767 is a 1980's AC fleet choice, the A330-300 (they still have them) is a 1990's fleet choice as was the A340-300(gone) & the A340-500 plus ordered but not delivered A40-600. AC switched to 787 and 777 around 2006-2008 because it was a better fit for them then four engine flying pencils. Ai...Jump to post
Finnair only went Airbus long haul about 10 years ago when their MD-11 were getting old, they got a few A340-300 and then went A330-300 in a very big way. The A350-900 was the next progression, the 777-300ER was too big and the 787-9 not big enough. Ironically he 787-10 is probably the perfect size...Jump to post
CA's 77W has such a lackluster J product. They really need to up their game with either a cabin refresh or putting some A350s on these flagship routes. They've got to have the worst hard product out of the CN3. They will keep getting bottom of the barrel fares on J cabin if they don't do something....Jump to post
Not sure what "all the Boeing sagas" are, but the MAX would have nothing to do with a widebody order... I would think you are unlikely to see a Chinese Boeing widebody order until the trade dispute is resolved. China is likely keeping those orders tight to their chest as a negotiation's t...Jump to post
In any case, Asseline (the pilot, a Frenchman of course), certainly felt there was blame/fault/fraud in the systems/investigation (and it's interesting the French authorities are also involved in the ET crash, given that France is something like 3 percent of the worlds' GDP). The reason for this wa...Jump to post
The Difference between A380 and A340 is the fact that they could fill A340 with enough passengers to turn profit. Not soo much on A380 which is probably the size of 2 A340-300. Also, you do realize that they are selling back 6 of their A380 to Airbus right? I'm fully aware of that, yes, which is wh...Jump to post
I mean, it's pretty clear that A340, A380, B747, and B767 need to go before mid 2020. Doesn't really make sense for them to keep it that long. I think A350, B787 and B777X is a great combo for now. How is it clear that the A380s and B747s need to go by the mid-2020s? By that point, their oldest A38...Jump to post
Remember there is the new seat on the A332 used on the Caribbean run. :bouncy: https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/a330_virgin_0001-1.jpg They are ex-Air Berlin seats I believe. Actually, I believe these are the new seats on the ex-AB planes, the ones above were the lightly modified s...Jump to post
When was the last time a four engined aircraft crashed because of engine problems? I can't recall one in recent times. Latest must be AF4590, which was effectively a dual engine failure, albeit due to external causes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_4590 There probably are no othe...Jump to post
Given the combined longhaul fleets of Lufthansa, Swissair, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian, Lufthansa group must be one of the most important (and thus powerful) buyers in the market. As it stands, they operate 173 long-haul aircraft which must be one of the largest fleet...Jump to post
With SAW, ISL would be the next Mirabel without the premium domestic traffic. Lightsaber ISL and SAW are nearly 100km apart - virtually on opposite ends of the Istanbul metro area. Each has their own place in a metro area with population 15+million. Hardly Montreal. https://www.google.com/maps/vt/d...Jump to post
Air Canada taking it on the chin. 25 narrowbody xcls, including Halifax-London, and YVR-Hawaii. Gonna take a couple of days to sort out subs? You can bet that AC was cooking up a recovery plan from Sunday afternoon onwards. The Halifax-London flight is probably cancelled indefinitely (no big hurt i...Jump to post
WN has released a statement: https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/1105922734624829441 So according to their statement, "the safety of our customers and employees is our uncompromising priority" why didn't Southwest ground the MAX before now, when they really don't have any choice, but ...Jump to post
According to planespotter.net no AC A320-family aircraft are stored, so this means their NB fleet has just shrunk with 25%. Thats huge... I believe their NB fleet has shrunk 25% if you don't include Rouge . AC can Rouge a route if necessary to fill in the holes. If you include Rouge and the E190s/1...Jump to post
It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...Jump to post
alan3 wrote:CNN reporting that "planes currently in the air will ordered to land"
That is going to make for a very messy day.
N649DL wrote:Any chance of a full on blue livery that covers the entire aircraft and fully ditch the Euro White colors (EG: "Battleship Gray 90s scheme") or would that be way too expensive to maintain?
Given the social media hysteria based on speculation and fear I fail to understand why there are no calls for the worldwide 767 fleets to be grounded seeing as the cause of the Atlas Air accident is not yet known? It’s interesting how there is no patience in today’s “now” age (thanks to technology)...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:For me the real news was that Air France flies the A380 to Abidjan. Interesting!
Does Hawaiian have fleet capacity to upguage 717s to Widebodies at high demand hours? Sure seems with the Airbus fleet commonality it seems it would be simple to utilize a depreciated short range widebody Airbus infrequently to compliment the narrow bodies and keep fares low upon their inter-island...Jump to post
It's not a fiasco, it's just going as well as any major project does that has timelines set based on political agenda instead of realistic goals. I definitely not call it a perfectly executed project, but none of what's been reported has surprised me. It just shouldn't have had any pax in it until m...Jump to post