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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: 7897

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: 64
Views: 9187

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: 13830

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: 15408

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: 2115

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: 637
Views: 165290

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: 187
Views: 66311

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: 71349

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: 10379

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: 34359

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: 29198

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: 29198

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: 20169

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: 20169

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: 5868

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: 4891

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: 5258

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: 8244

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: 27593

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: 3680

Re: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?

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

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