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by Gbass21
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 21396

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

Very interesting topic but nobody mentioned that probably, the 777x more related to ET is the 778. It´s by far the only one that matches size, performance, payload and range out of ET hub. I mean, I really don´t see ET with a 779, in their configuration without first class it can really go up to 430...

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by Gbass21
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1542
Views: 22612

Re: Emirates axes MEX

Couldn´t in a pre-pandemic world, ek fly this route nonstop with an a380 four times a week with night departure at MEX just to avoid some hot conditions? I think that a quad as the a380 should not have to many problems taking off at MEX altitude at possible 8-12°C degrees. In gcmap, it shows 7,746 n...

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by Gbass21
Mon May 25, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 319
Views: 67846

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

I'm really laughing by some comments here. How on earth getting out of a monopoly is positive for LA? They dominate with ease South America - MAD traffic (IB) and for connections they had LHR (BA). They had the biggest airline in MIA (AA) who also dominates in JFK, LAX and for connections you have D...

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by Gbass21
Thu May 21, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 296
Views: 10637

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

QF could make very good use of those 5 A350-1000. They don´t have enough 787 to replace 747s and possibly a380 (depending on whatever decision they take) and there is a huge gap beetween 787 capacity to 747 or A380 capacity. I know that right now they don´t need 300-350 passenger aircraft but in 3-6...

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by Gbass21
Tue May 05, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28004

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

I was reading April thread and people were talking about NZ not coming back to EZE and what would happened in the future. Well, in my opinion EZE should come back, but with roughly 3 flights per week, also they can consider SCL as an other option. Codesharing with AR in EZE is not much better as goi...

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by Gbass21
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1542
Views: 22612

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Emirates model worked before A380, even though this aircraft allowed this model to go a step further. QR made it work with largely smaller planes, with another difference being that they focus entirely on connection, barely trying to develop tourism. While I love to see so many aircraft branded EK,...

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by Gbass21
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1542
Views: 22612

A380: what would Emirates do?

Hi guys, I was searching threads about EK and their massive A380 fleet but couldn´t find anything about it related with this worlwide covid crisis. I want to know what would yo do if you were emirates with their a380 fleet. Currently they have 115 A380, 132 77W operating. And 115 77X on order. I thi...

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by Gbass21
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127590

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Wow, I'm still speechless. So many questions...why on hell latam agreed to change their monopoly in gru, lima and scl with one world partners as BA, IB, QF, AA dominating Latin America-EU/NA/Pacific rim and other OW connections just for trying something new in skyteam? I don't get it Some conclusion...

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by Gbass21
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What could EK do with 778/A359/789 in the fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

What could EK do with 778/A359/789 in the fleet?

Hi guys,I've been reading for quite a while threads about Emirates renegotiating 777x orders, and A350/B789 orders and so. But, what destinations could ek launch with those aircraft that are non viable with today's fleet?. The only destinations that I could think of are smaller cities in Usa/Canada,...

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by Gbass21
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 7651

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

So now the flight time will increase as the LA SCL-MEL because ETOPS? On the other hand, could QF send some A380 at least in high season?. I think that the 789 in the low density cabin that QF has, carries very few passengers compared to the 744. I know that they're adding more flights, but it seems...

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by Gbass21
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16200

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Well, what about YYZ or GRU? Last year I read an interview of LH CEO for Latin America and he said that BOG was the most rewarding market in the region and because of that they upgrade their flight from an a343 to the biggest aircraft available a346. So it would make sense to send the 748 to BOG an...

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by Gbass21
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16200

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Well, what about YYZ or GRU? Last year I read an interview of LH CEO for Latin America and he said that BOG was the most rewarding market in the region and because of that they upgrade their flight from an a343 to the biggest aircraft available a346. So it would make sense to send the 748 to BOG and...

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by Gbass21
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 7902

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Something has not gone according to plan as the CCS-EZE-CCS rotation that was going to operate tomorrow has been cancelled. In its place, the EZE arrivals for today (Tuesday) shows a 737-300 arriving at 20:55. Routing is CCS-VVI-EZE. Looks like the A380 still on CCS tarmac 9H-MIP is returning from ...

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by Gbass21
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can any commercially viable route not be flown non stop after QF starts SYD-LHR direct ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

Re: Can any commercially viable route not be flown non stop after QF starts SYD-LHR direct ?

Well, answering your question, what about SIN-MEX, SIN-GRU, HKG-MEX, LAX-JNB/CPT, SYD-YYZ, AKL-YYZ, NRT-GRU, HKG-GRU, YYZ-JNB/CPT

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by Gbass21
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 54263

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

While US Airlines are "gifted" with the ability to have multiple hubs to route international passengers through, many aren't. At some point, these airports are going to run out of gate space making it harder/more expensive/impossible to add another spoke or increase frequency. This is goi...

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by Gbass21
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 54263

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Well, there is an other airline not mentioned here, what about Avianca getting some 777x? They have lots of 788 and just 3 789 on order. It is not a secret that they will need a bigger plane in the next 10-12 years, especially for BOG-MAD/EZE/SCL/GRU/LHR. It might sound too much of a plane, but thos...

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by Gbass21
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 18915

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Furthermore, at a global scale, 75% of electricity is produced today from non-renewable sources, which makes it an illusion that this would save global warming. When even land-based energy needs are not being met by renewable sources despite the possibility and viability of it, it's a bit too much ...

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by Gbass21
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm
Replies: 16
Views: 3773

Re: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm

Anywhere in Asia to anywhere in South America. MNL-MEX and MNL-BOG might have been possible if MEX and BOG weren't so high-altitude. The same holds for DXB-MEX and DXB-BOG. In fact, EK was going to launch DXB-PTY along with DXB-AKL, but this was cancelled. Yes, the problem with MEX and BOG are the ...

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by Gbass21
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm
Replies: 16
Views: 3773

Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm

Hello guys, I created this topic, just for curiosity and to know what do you think about it. I was just wondering what non-flights would be impossible in the future between big cities, taking in to account the newest airplanes available (A359ULR or 778)due to flight duration. For example I can think...

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by Gbass21
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4599

Re: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights

Well, looking at gcmap, MEX-DXB is 145km longer than DXB-AKL. I'm not sure how winds can affect this route. But what about an A380 departure at night from MEX? A colder weather could help to improve aircraft performance due to MEX elevation. The thing is that, would a night departure and a quad (a3...

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by Gbass21
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4599

Re: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights

Well, looking at gcmap, MEX-DXB is 145km longer than DXB-AKL. I'm not sure how winds can affect this route. But what about an A380 departure at night from MEX? A colder weather could help to improve aircraft performance due to MEX elevation. The thing is that, would a night departure and a quad (a38...

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by Gbass21
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?
Replies: 29
Views: 5491

Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?

Hi guys, I've been reading several posts about this topic, saying that the B789 is going to take almost all 744 routes, but, looking about Qantas orders and their future route plans, most of their future B789 will be used out of Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne. Examples of MEL-DFW, BNE-LAX, or the rumo...

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by Gbass21
Fri May 11, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to MEX?
Replies: 37
Views: 5649

CX to MEX?

Hi there, yesterday I read an article about CX directors in MEX studying the idea of starting HKG-MEX in 2020/21 with the 779 and I was wondering if that flight could be operated with the 777-9? I think that the -8 can do it without problems, but seems hard for the -9, especially in hot and high con...

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by Gbass21
Fri May 11, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11991

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Can an A380 make DXB-MEX-DXB? I think it can, EK flies it to AKL which is a longer flight and maybe with some little tweaks, the A380 can take off at maximum fuel from MEX, especially at night. I think that a 3x weekly flight with an A380 can be completely doable.

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by Gbass21
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 7073

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

BOG will also change to A346 from October 2018

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by Gbass21
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 10730

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Sad news about Venezuela, that's something to worry about, are AA, IB, UX and AF the last airlines flying there besides the venezuelan's ones?

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by Gbass21
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 19273

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Well, I think that lot of people overestimate the potential that GRU has. I think that definitely SQ has GRU in their map, a city with more than 25 million people, the heart of a 200m people country, the biggest economy in America after the US and probably a top 3 more industrial country in America....

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by Gbass21
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to start PTY in late 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3982

EK to start PTY in late 2018

Hello guys, last week I read an article of Panama's President saying that EK will start flying to PTY in late 2018, and, It may include a tag on BOG. I was waiting until someone start a topic about it, but I decide to created myself. So what are your thoughts about it? Can't EK just do DXB-BOG-PTY-D...

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by Gbass21
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 4280

Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

Hi, I just was reading about VA and I realize that they seem to always play save about its routes. And I think risk a little bit more and try to compite with QF in markets such as YVR, SEA, South America (definitely not SCL) or CPT/JNB. I think they could add some of those destinations and do it pre...

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by Gbass21
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23366

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I honestly think that, if SQ would ever launch a new ulr flight to America, it will probably be ORD or if economy recovers maybe GRU because the only way to compete with M.E. carriers in South America is non-stops. On the other hand, it is not a secret that Brazil has a lot of businesses with the S...

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by Gbass21
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 6920

Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?

Hi guys, I have this doubt: I've always wondered if it is better and A380 in hot and high conditions than a 77W for more than 14 hours flying, Particularly, I'm talking about emirates starting Dxb-Bog/Mex. I'm pretty sure that if Bog or Mex wouldn't have hot and high conditions, they definitely woul...

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by Gbass21
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23366

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I honestly think that, if SQ would ever launch a new ulr flight to America, it will probably be ORD or if economy recovers maybe GRU because the only way to compete with M.E. carriers in South America is non-stops. On the other hand, it is not a secret that Brazil has a lot of businesses with the So...

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