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by Tokyo777
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]
Replies: 47
Views: 14259

Re: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNt1TTWBxZc


Thanks for posting. Seems the pilot paused to get a good wash out of the deal. I expect this to be the cleanest plane in AF's fleet now.
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PANAMsterdam wrote:


Thanks for posting. Seems the pilot paused to get a good wash out of the deal. I expect this to be the cleanest plane in AF's fleet now.

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by Tokyo777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 18577

Re: Rumor: ANA to reduce their fleet of large aircrafts by half

When discussing ANA's non-77Ws (777-200A, 777-200ER, 777-300A), one needs to consider cycles. Consider that these birds fly an average of 5-6 cycles a day for 15-20 years and it's easy to understand why some are on their way out. The 77W's probably only average 1.5 cycles/day (not to mention being y...

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by Tokyo777
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23584

Re: Revisiting MH370

kulwinder wrote:
without compass headings due to failed equipment.


777s have a standby (non-electrical) compass.

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by Tokyo777
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8176

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

Makes sense. With interest fading quickly in the 777-8, why not pivot to the 777-8F which is likely to see stronger demand? I always wondered about the 777-8 after the 777-2LR didn't sell so well. And losing Project Sunrise I think was the nail in the coffin. For carriers wanting/needing to fly ULH ...

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by Tokyo777
Sat May 02, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Re: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?

In addition, they can turn an aircraft in about 40 minutes. 400 people off, 400 people on, and out it goes. And, they have 4 runways. What will be remarkable is how much the numbers increase now that the airspace restrictions have changed and they can utilize more runways throughout the day. We won'...

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by Tokyo777
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189074

Re: New middle of the market widebody.

What happened with the 787-3? and retain the flexibility to be able to rotate those frames through long-haul routes. The domestic birds have a very different configuration than the long-haul ones. They don't "rotate those frames through long-haul routes". ANA has numerous sub-fleets acros...

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by Tokyo777
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Debate: Who Would Launch YVR-SIN First? AC or SQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Debate: Who Would Launch YVR-SIN First? AC or SQ?

I'm going to guess that if it happens, it'll be AC, due to exchange rates. I'd guess it'd be easier for AC to turn a profit on the route than SQ. YVR isn't exactly the highest yielding destination out there...

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by Tokyo777
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class
Replies: 33
Views: 5687

Re: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class

Why did the airlines take out the actual bulkhead partitions? They couldn't have weighed enough to make any meaningful difference in fuel economy. And it's not like they required regular maintenance. Has nothing to do with weight and everything to do with 25.562. They gained extra inches in the cab...

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by Tokyo777
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 12023

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Perhaps they could solve all the issues with the T1000 before getting in a willy waving match with GE for biggest engine?

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by Tokyo777
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5949

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

YVR?
Beautiful terminal, hardly ever any lines, lots of open gates...and yet they're expanding (at least the INTL concourse).
I'm not complaining; I love using YVR!

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by Tokyo777
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15999

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Noshow wrote:
Worst innovation since IFE boxes under the seat in front of you. I hate that centralized master dimming feature.


Are cabin attendants "locking" them dark? Every 787 flight I've been on, I've been able to lighten the window after the master switch has darkened them all.

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by Tokyo777
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 77018

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

concordeforever wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Azerbaijan Airlines 77L 4K-AZ01 B1 flight

Has the Azerbaijan had engine troubles already? One is painted fully in blue while the other has a grey cowling panel...


The grey part is the thrust reverser. Probably the T/R had to be replaced. Not indicative of an engine problem.

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by Tokyo777
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 16244

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Personally, I don't think you'll ever see a 767-sized aircraft again. A 7-abreast 2-3-2 economy class adds a lot of weight and drag over a narrow-body 3-3 configuration...at least with the typical circular cross-section. Optimizing an ovoid cross-section to be a twin-aisle and carry enough bags/carg...

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by Tokyo777
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 9082

Re: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?

JAL went bankrupt in 2010 and went through a major cost-cutting and restructuring. In return for the government helping JAL through the bankruptcy, the government has been favoring ANA when it comes to the coveted Haneda slots. JAL has been growing rather conservatively, while ANA has been more aggr...

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by Tokyo777
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering
Replies: 30
Views: 5731

Re: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering

Utterly shocking. And to think, we were only months away from connecting through Abuja on A380s connecting East and West....

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by Tokyo777
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC125 Diversion to SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4922

Re: AC125 Diversion to SEA

…..but I still boarded with just my Driver’s License as ID. They weren’t looking for a Passport ‘just in case’ we ended up in the US! So I imagine with the long standing relationship between the US and Canada agreements are already in place for just such diversions as they could happen to citizens ...

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by Tokyo777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC125 Diversion to SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4922

Re: AC125 Diversion to SEA

I was wondering about this flight as well. Very strange. Wonder why they wouldn't divert to Victoria or Abbotsford? Seems no other diversions at YVR. And after that, they didn't depart until 13:00 on Monday. Why would they be on the ground for 15 hours if it was just fog when all other arrivals were...

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by Tokyo777
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7560

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

Where it loses the least amount of Euros...

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by Tokyo777
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 398
Views: 85452

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

Perhaps it's 16-17million pesos per frame?

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by Tokyo777
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 8826

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Then it's only a matter of time before they go back to charging for WiFi, arguing "Why should passengers who don't need WiFi subsidize the WiFi for those that want it?" the same as checked luggage, food, etc. It'll be the "unbundling" of fares round 2. On another thought, if AA w...

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by Tokyo777
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 73
Views: 15084

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

I also see why NH didn't go for the B78X...it would have the range to reach JFK, but in an NH configuration, one would have less than 200 seats. It's amazing how any airline can operate such a premium-heavy configuration. Um, ANA currently has two 787-10s. JA900A and JA901A. They fly NRT-SIN and BKK.

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by Tokyo777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15466

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

14 CFR 25.807 is the answer. It defines minimum exit door size requirements and also the maximum number of occupants you're allowed to exit through a particular door. Airlines can voluntarily de-rate exit doors to something less than what they we're built for to allow encroachment into the egress pa...

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by Tokyo777
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 17666

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I think the 787-10 would be an outstanding choice for DL. SEA-ICN, SEA-PEK, SEA-TYO come to mind as well as JFK, DTW, and ATL to AMS and CDG. The economics would be unmatched versus any other aircraft. Delta probably thinks otherwise. They currently operate a 763 SEA-ICN and SEA-PEK instead of say,...

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by Tokyo777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

Regarding the rear staircase redesign....someone got screwed on that. Either Airbus took their lumps doing all the engineering and only selling 3 copies of it, or ANA paid dearly for it. I wonder which it was. Any guesses?

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by Tokyo777
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 375491

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Stitch wrote:
FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
When is the 8 due out?


EIS is 2021 last I heard, so late 2020?


777-8X EIS is 2022 (and always has been).

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by Tokyo777
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 96210

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Why would there be an engineless A350? Was this a flight test frame that will never see commercial service?

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by Tokyo777
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74988

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Totally out of left field here....but partnership with Etihad. Etihad desperately needs a US-based partner and UA is probably the best fit. EY already flies to ORD and LAX. Bring back the EY SFO flight. Move one NY flight to EWR. Move the former DFW flight to IAH and connect oil to oil.

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by Tokyo777
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 10617

Re: 787-8 for sale

The Mexican government is selling their 787. Could be that one.

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by Tokyo777
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 35031

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

An airline that is indicating that the 777X may be too big and thus considering reducing the order is going to order more whale jets? Seems totally plausible! And if Airbus is going to do a neo on the A380, they're not going to do it for 15 more frames. The only way Airbus is doing a neo on the A380...

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by Tokyo777
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 30061

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Please have Seatguru update it...https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Qantas_Airways/Qantas_Airways_Boeing_789.php Also, the 2 by itself in the last row (if it has full recline) sounds alot better than the 3x3x3, especially if you're traveling with a buddy. I'm not going to be seatguru's checker. They...

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by Tokyo777
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 30061

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

My new favorite curse is: "May you have to sit in seat 59E on QF9." It confuses the non-av people. ROTFL I can only imagine such a flight, restricted recline, in front of a galley. Lightsaber FYI, especially in long haul, airlines try their darnedest to eliminate all reduced recline. Last...

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by Tokyo777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20875

Re: LH closing SJC

While the flight may have been good for those who live near SJC, that's only half the story. How well was SJC advertised as a San Fran alternative? How many non-US folks know where San Jose is and immediately associate it with "Bay Area"?

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by Tokyo777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20875

Re: LH closing SJC

While the flight may have been good for those who live near SJC, that's only half the story. How well was SJC advertised as a San Fran alternative? How many non-US folks know where San Jose is and immediately associate it with "Bay Area"?

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by Tokyo777
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures
Replies: 22
Views: 6106

Re: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures

Could it be related to direct-buy vs. lease airframes or airframes from different lessors? Perhaps certain lessors demand a certain engine type?

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by Tokyo777
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 27
Views: 4993

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

I need to go to Hamburg in a couple of weeks from either SEA or YVR. Out of SEA on LH is over $8k in J-class. Out of YVR on LH, its about $4k. The Canadian dollar is very weak right now. Either LH is carrying tons of cargo or they're getting good fares on the Europeans going to Vancouver.

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by Tokyo777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5554

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

I flew the domestic 789 last year HND-ISG, which is probably the longest flight it flies at around 3 hours. It was surprisingly comfortable for having 395 seats, about 95% of which were full. Good service can go a very long way in making the difference between a pleasant flight and a stressful one. ...

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by Tokyo777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 8665

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

What would the cargo market look like? Could it help sustain flights? Perhaps winter is tough, but in the summer, there is an uptick in freighter flights out of SEA for seasonal fruits to Asia. Could AS capitalize on this bringing seasonal produce from the PNW through ANC onwards to Japan? Not to me...

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by Tokyo777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 28641

Re: 787 Scrapping

Whatever happened to the 787 fatigue frame? Granted, it never flew, so maybe it's not a true scrapping...but surely there were some lessons learned in regards to slicing and dicing a 787?

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by Tokyo777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?
Replies: 28
Views: 3900

Re: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?

OEJN/JED. 30M+ pax and no jetbridges.

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