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by ihmcallister
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16299

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Why must every.... single.... little.... freakin' THING that involves this man be viewed as evil right out of the gate. Can someone here please at least try to be objective? Because he will undoubtedly say something stupid and inflammatory. He's incapable of rational thought and reasoning. (Not a h...

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by ihmcallister
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 73
Views: 14610

Re: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?

I was surprised during several recent bookings at just how cheap airfares have gotten over the years. I am not talking about ULCC's like Spirit or Frontier which have always been cheap. I am specifically talking about United as it stands out as the only legacy I have seen that has consistently show...

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by ihmcallister
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25042

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

More comfortable to spend a long flight in a narrow-body with 3+3 and 18" wide seats, than a 777 in 3+3+3 with 17" wide seats any day! Who operates a 777 with 3+3+3 and 17-inch seats? Those planes must have really wide aisles! Yes, my mistake . . . The 17" wide seats in the 777 are i...

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by ihmcallister
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25042

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

More comfortable to spend a long flight in a narrow-body with 3+3 and 18" wide seats, than a 777 in 3+3+3 with 17" wide seats any day!

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by ihmcallister
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4851

Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?

Delta still operates a large number of 757s. Why did they remove the winglets from some of them? N649DL and N650DL are examples.

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by ihmcallister
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45335

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? That's how I see it. My bet is that these are for IAG low-cost groups, and if they are for BA it will be the Gatwick base. The BA terminal 5 operation at Heathrow was designed for all containerised baggage.

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by ihmcallister
Thu May 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9417

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

They might be looking at other airlines that have been doing this. Qatar Airways is a big example - they are constantly expanding their LGW service to DOH since it is easier than get a slot compared to LHR. Emirates is the same. Delta may fly their own aircraft there and use VS's infrastructure the...

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by ihmcallister
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined ....jump the gun much? I don't think a grounding would jump the gun. Even at a casual first glance, this accident is too similar to the Lion Air crash for it to be discounted. Altitude fluctuations and a clearly catastrophic loss o...

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by ihmcallister
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 113
Views: 21581

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Choose your flights wisely, folks. The 1980s designed A321 cabin is 7" wider that the 1950s designed cabin of the 737, and the standard seat width is 18", as opposed to 17". It has correspondingly larger baggage bins too. The A321 is also capable of handling containerised baggage, whi...

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by ihmcallister
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 20396

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

I wonder if Airbus is still going to follow through with ceasing A380 production in 2021, does this mean that the 747-800i now has a slim chance to be sold more? Not in the passenger market. As a freighter there are still possibilities, as -400Fs get older. There are missions the -8F can do that th...

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by ihmcallister
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 20396

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

With the USAF asking for C-17 production to restart, which is unlikely, would there a place for the 747-8F as a USAF strategic freighter? Oh i'd love to see your source on that claim. They were reportedly pissed that congress forced them to buy the last several dozen airframes that they got as they...

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by ihmcallister
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 20396

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

With the USAF asking for C-17 production to restart, which is unlikely, would there a place for the 747-8F as a USAF strategic freighter? I don't believe that's pie-in-the-sky stuff either. Much of the work done by the C-17 is simple cargo transportation that doesn't need that aircraft's specialist ...

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by ihmcallister
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7516

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

There are no flights from LPL - LHR because British Midland gave up on the city and moved the route to Manchester, using the Liverpool flight numbers, pure and simple. It was a complete betrayal of a large and loyal following in the Merseyside catchment area. Michael Bishop was obsessed with competi...

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by ihmcallister
Wed May 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27985

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Very respectfully, kind sir, I think you're being a bit over the top by saying that you'll never fly an A320 or 737 to the islands. I will always select a widebody over a narrowbody if the price is equal. Who doesn't like high ceilings and open space?! If you don't operate this way, you are just pl...

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by ihmcallister
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27813

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

:idea: Airbus still has 27x A330MRTT and 4x A330F left to deliver. AFAIK especially the MRTT conversion is time consuming. This production rate decrease could very well be caused by a increase of MRTT and Freighter production on the A330 FAL line. The FAL could very well be running at a higher rate...

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by ihmcallister
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27985

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

How do you plan on getting to Hawaii then. I assume 757/777 has the same twin issue for you. He most likely believes 757/777 twins are not twins like 737's/320's are, or are somehow safer twins. It makes as much sense as thinking 737's/320's are "landing on fumes" but people can believe w...

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by ihmcallister
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25431

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Non-reclining seats on inter-European flights are no problem, and don't affect an airline's image. What should be of note is that all Airbus narrowbodies have a standard 18" seat width in 3+3 economy, unlike all the 737s which can only manage 17". That makes more difference because you're...

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by ihmcallister
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25431

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Non-reclining seats on inter-European flights are no problem, and don't affect an airline's image. What should be of note is that all Airbus narrowbodies have a standard 18" seat width in 3+3 economy, unlike all the 737s which can only manage 17". That makes more difference because you're ...

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by ihmcallister
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 11757

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

It's not actually 321neo or LR. The LR is a development version of the neo, and the 'LR' tag is somewhat of a misnomer. Although the aircraft can be delivered with a choice of extra fuel tanks for those needing longer range, the other significant difference is in the door and cabin layout. By deleti...

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