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by 49Paralell
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 53271

Re: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread

As we don't see any A321's flying themselves into the ground, or pilots reporting fighting with their aircraft to prevent such events from happening it would seem attempts to draw false equivalence in this case serves little purpose. Just sayin'. THIS!... so the division between Boeing and Airbus f...

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by 49Paralell
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29471

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Amazing how everyone says every part of the business was profitable, yet had over 1bn in losses.


Correct me if I am wrong, but are they not a subsidiary of Lufthansa as well? If so, there may be where the needed $200M is coming from!

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by 49Paralell
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29471

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

I was wondering how this will affect Condor as well. I am glad they survived and they serve quite a bit of routes out of FRA. Also, will they go beck to their own branding? How will this impact their plans of replacing the B767s?

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by 49Paralell
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 27356

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

3. Your comfort level as a pax does not have anything to do with your plane being NB or WB. It must be horribly uncomfortable to fly in a private jet as they are NB.


- THIS!

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by 49Paralell
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP announces LIS-SFO
Replies: 42
Views: 2497

Re: TP announces LIS-SFO

"how will LIS airport handle all these new flights? I hope they hire new immigration officers, baggage handlers and expand the areas for all the new foot traffic. All these jets flying in at the same time each morning it's going to be chaos." I know exactly what this post means. Three yea...

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by 49Paralell
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7706

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

"Get a couple 788s for the higher-demand routes? Then that’ll hold them off till around 2027 when the 797 can hopefully replace the rest." Why wait for 797s when they do not exist but A321 LRs and B737-8 Max do? To me it makes more sense to get the B787s with a size comparable to 767s and...

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by 49Paralell
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5813

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

Which is interesting since AC has a pretty extensive network of flights direct to Europe (not sure if they fly to Frankfurt from YVR direct).


Quite frankly between the two I'd travel with LH any day, due to better service.

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by 49Paralell
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 15486

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March

For Christ's sake people...TAP has been flying this aircraft since mid-summer. The aircraft is not an orphan and airliners still have good life on the A333. Give it some time.

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by 49Paralell
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10687

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

Much has been said as to why no Macau here with some good stats. Plus Portuguese economy for the flyers of scale, I do not believe it's there, however, what really peaked my interest was Lisbon San Francisco. Being in Vancouver it makes for an interesting connection if I go home (either that or Mont...

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by 49Paralell
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 24702

Re: First fully assembled 777X photos are out

The A350 ULR's range is estimated to reach 17,960 Km, so it will come down strictly to economics as the 777X won't surpass it.

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by 49Paralell
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 33416

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Maybe I am just being not seeing it myself, but I have a feeling these two (Airbus and Boeing) got so good at making planes that their own products truly swallowed the need to make yet another plane that is not needed. I have pointed it out before and maybe someone can shed light on this. Have a loo...

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by 49Paralell
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 18418

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Would the Lufthansa group be involved in such order?

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by 49Paralell
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 18418

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

For the A330neo My guess is capital Airlines if it is an Asian airline. My possible guesses in Asia would be China Southern and China Eastern. What about MEA? Other possible operators would be: SAS to replace their 343 ageing fleet Virgin Atlantic TAM, they are also 333 operators The A350s could go ...

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by 49Paralell
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?
Replies: 30
Views: 4788

Re: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?

AB has two strong ac the 320 and 359 so opportunities are much more constrained. Right here...it seems that I keep talking about this issue but no one sees it. The A330neo has virtually the same range that the A359 does. I haven't heard any discussions on the operational cost of the 330neo vs. the ...

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by 49Paralell
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54156

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

But he didn’t say from where these thousands of fans want to fly to Moscow. Obviously not from Malta nor from Portugal (... and of course not from Germany...).


Well, they certainly will have to pick up a lot of England's fans to Manchester, while Air Brussels picks up the winner after the final!

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by 49Paralell
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 15597

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

348 seats in a three-class full-service airline A359 is impressive (and perhaps an indicator of why the A350-1000 is selling slowly - the A359 is eating into its turf because it is turning out to be bigger than we expected?) I know this is off topic, but this is exactly why the A338Neo is not selli...

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by 49Paralell
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 78171

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

This is why the 338neo is not selling. If Airbus goes ahead with this concept, it will have the same range of the 330. Now think, the 338 has the same range of an A350 with comparable range of an A321. I said it before and I say it again, it is not the 787 killing the 338, its Airbus itself. Now whe...

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by 49Paralell
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 56571

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

It's a good plane, if the A330ceo could hold up against the 787 the A330neo should certainly be able to do the same. But still the airlines decide to order 787s and A350s instead. The interesting part of this discussion is to find out why they make those choices against the A330neo. I don't know if...

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by 49Paralell
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 18111

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on earth. I agree with this opinion as I too work with Iranians in Canada. Tolerance is key, the question is whether a middle east religious business model fits in with a target audience in Britain. Virgin...

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by 49Paralell
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 6203

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

Im saying this because RTP (public Chanel here in Portugal) said that campaign is receiving bad criticism on their news today só i opened this forum and I can see why some Portuguese people would see it as undervaluing Portugal, but it is a smart business strategy so kudos to them for that. Nailed ...

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by 49Paralell
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 6203

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

]Spain is a more important country when it comes to tourism and air traffic. Portugal had about 52 million plane passengers in 2017, while Spain had 250 million. What is the big deal here? In a way they are essentially doing the same thing Icelandair and Norwegian are doing. So the Spanish cry foul...

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by 49Paralell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16767

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

It pisses me off when passengers request a window seat just to put the shade down and use it as a head rest. Precious window being wasted...
A windowless Emirates will be Ethiad's saving grace!

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by 49Paralell
Mon May 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34067

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

I really liked the concept of the liberated crane and the yellow alone does not look good for LH. At the end of the day they got something that was okay...just okay! A missed opportunity in my humble opinion. It needed to change but they missed it. I believe LH knows it and now they justify it. It i...

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by 49Paralell
Fri May 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4953

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

I know in the old 737s the lights were located at the tip of the wing trailing edge (diamond shape). In other models are at the base of the tail pointing up and I believe on the A380 where they are on the horizontal stabilizer. Not too sure if they are for ground identification for tower workers...m...

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by 49Paralell
Fri May 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 11453

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Here are my picks: - TWA (most recent) - SAS (the classic Viking ship livery) - Air Portugal (before current TAP) - Varig (last livery) - Air Canada (before this last one - the ice blue) - Dragonnair (classic red/gold) - Cathay Pacific (prior to this last change) - Ansett Australia (blue tail star f...

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by 49Paralell
Wed May 09, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17871

Re: WestJet and the 787

Yes, the misspell was on purpose!

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by 49Paralell
Wed May 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 24345

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Well, there is always Ilushyn Russian made. And why not?

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by 49Paralell
Wed May 09, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17871

Re: WestJet and the 787

I love the new Livery. It retains elements of the “old” Westjet while encompassing the Maple leaf in a new livery. I wish they would have had an element of red on the leaf but that would have been AC... I love it!

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by 49Paralell
Thu May 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17871

Re: WestJet and the 787

A mistake in my opinion but it sure explains the start of "Swoop Airlines" as WJ is it's parent company. It will be interesting to see what services will they offer on board and how they will diversify their service from Air Canada. Will their flight attendants be all serious now and drop ...

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by 49Paralell
Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3729

Re: US Carriers in OPO

I think it's a great idea on the part of UA and will do very well, especially operating with a B752. Not a great deal of time to research but I am sure OPO has enough passengers that may not necessarily stay in EWR but will use it as a connecting point. I think this will work really well for UA.

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by 49Paralell
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 22055

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Mmmm nope! It will destroy the branding that is already flying. Marketing at Bombardier has to get up to par in prospecting clients that can use the aircraft, to me, that's the issue. This would be like Boeing acquiring Embrear and call them the "600 series".

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by 49Paralell
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

KEF-PDL would be an interesting route, flying North-South in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Does that market even exist? It would be nice to commit to flying on time. I am not sure how well they connect North America to PDL and LIS. I flew with them once with no issues. Amazing A310 ride with a ...

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by 49Paralell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 14007

Re: New Lisbon Airport

Take it from a Portuguese guy here in Canada who has flown a lot...unless if they build the runways into the water, I don't see it. What do the Portuguese really think "busy" actually means? Have they done studies on Frankfurt or even Munich? Have a look at Gatwick or even Dublin which ar...

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by 49Paralell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 14007

Re: New Lisbon Airport

Pepper456 wrote:
One question a little bit off topic, does OPO need a second runway??? What do you think???


Nope!

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by 49Paralell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 14007

Re: New Lisbon Airport

Take it from a Portuguese guy here in Canada who has flown a lot...unless if they build the runways into the water, I don't see it. What do the Portuguese really think "busy" actually means? Have they done studies on Frankfurt or even Munich? Have a look at Gatwick or even Dublin which are...

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by 49Paralell
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 42716

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

The A350 made no sense in Air Asia's network and dropping them will increase future A339s buying capacity. Boeing can throw them a party full of souvenirs in their colors. That team is driving A339 price down while having a heck of a time in Seattle

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by 49Paralell
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34701

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I don't like it. It's half SATA, 25% PIA+ 25% Qatar wanna be. Why do so many airlines have trouble with design concepts? LH is a flop with their black/blue logo, TP looks like a mixed salad on the tail, AC went to its 90's roots to reflect Canadian colours (perhaps the tar sands colours) , UA just a...

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by 49Paralell
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 26198

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

My guess? New Delhi. Air Canada is flying it from YVR, I can see AA doing the same from LAX

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by 49Paralell
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17966

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Lisbon, Portugal, wow. I did not know that there would be a customer base there. Then again EK is flying there daily.

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