I would completely remove Garuda. They had completely deferred their entire order before there was a crash, due to financial difficulties. The grounding just gave them a contract out they desperately needed.
If you couldn't afford the planes beforehand the groundings are of little significance.
Again, what you fail to understand is that this forum is not the place to display such accusations; especially when you just sling crap and close the door (OP hasn't responded to the rest of this thread, making his intentions extremely suspicious). Who made you (or some corporation) God? He can do ...Jump to post
To be fair, was the presentation of the outfit like that when she was on the plane? Or was it a bit more sultry then? It's a romper. Just how you see it in the pictures is how she would have appeared. You can't really sultry up a romper; either you have curves to fill it out or you don't. A lot of ...Jump to post
I dont see anything wrong with it, not my personal taste. Where is a line drawn? How much clevage can you show? What about cycling shorts? From wearing cycling shorts while cycling across Britain, I learnt two things 1 - Wales must be quite dull, and 2 - what it is like to be a women when men are s...Jump to post
AA just announced this weekend that the MAX cancelations will be extended until November 2. Yup. The posters on here defending the JFK cuts had stated that the runway construction was only for Summer. I'll be interested to see whether these new cuts jeopardize their slots or if they are still able ...Jump to post
We gonna see more of this, if Boeing doesn't provide an effectively solution quickly! It's already the second "slap in the face" Boeing receives. Didn't an airline from Indonesia or somewhere in the Far East also cancel their MAX, the one who received only one MAX prior to the grounding? ...Jump to post
Not only that; the CEO said the MOU was cancelled strictly because of availability. :yes: And the A320neo has better availability? I'm really not sure, who's trying to fool whom here..... :stirthepot: The A320Neo is being delivered to airlines and leasing companies (of which he can snag a few). The...Jump to post
ukoverlander wrote:There's no good way for Boeing to spin this. Another significant blow to the much maligned Max program.
BenflysDTW wrote:ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past.
Talk about the biggest case of SPS I've ever seen. I'm sure Congress (in particular, the GOP-led Senate) will approve funds to repair the streets in DC if they're damaged by tanks. Or is this one of those "you're on your own" scenarios? The city government has made this case both this yea...Jump to post
I am sure they worked on this for months now and that airlines were informed in advance. I am sure many of them have removed flights from the booking systems or have simply re-scheduled them. If that were the case there would be zero arrivals/departures slated for that time. Why run a schedule duri...Jump to post
A rare aircraft? They have 14 in service with more on the way; not exactly what I would call rare in aircraft terms. If anything the MD family is the rare type here, considering they are no longer in production and are winding down with DL. So you consider an aircraft of which 14 have been delivere...Jump to post
No need to invest time into looking. Boeing needed this sale direly and will have given IAG the best deal in history to make it happen. There's nothing Airbus could have done to keep this business without making huge concessions themselves, which given the backlog wouldn't have been worth it. This ...Jump to post
Wonder if Lufthansa Group will follow IAG/BA, Spohr said similar things as Willie Walsh regarding the 737. I can imagine that it would work well with Eurowings or AUA which so far have no NEOs on order. Lufthansa seems to be primarily waiting on the 797, rather than more A320 sized lift. Although y...Jump to post
Isn't this more likely going to be a large club to batter Airbus over the head with on pricing new A320 NEOs? Air Canada went with the MAX on price and is regretting it enormously already. For BA LHR and LGW to go back to flying completely different fleets makes no sense unless perhaps the BA LGW f...Jump to post
Great (and very surprising news); I am wondering which airlines in the IAG group will operate it. BA has pretty much committed to the Neo; IB is an Airbus carrier; Vueling likewise; I can't see EI operating short haul Boeings in the near or medium term (though they need to renew their short haul fl...Jump to post
I don't get it. With the A339 in the house, adding a fleet of B787's only adds complexity, while the B77X is in a category of its own. Yes, but Tim seems dead set on acquiring 787's for some reason. IMHO, they may not have admitted it, but the A330neo and A350 orders are likely a conversion deal. T...Jump to post
I've seen substituted and deferred..but not cancel. I'm sure Boeing will still happily place 120X and 787's in EK fleet, rather than nothing at all. The glaring thing to me is EK has A339's on order but is looking to the B789 rather than the A388 :confused: Doesn't bode well for that plane at all :...Jump to post
I've seen substituted and deferred..but not cancel. I'm sure Boeing will still happily place 120X and 787's in EK fleet, rather than nothing at all. The glaring thing to me is EK has A339's on order but is looking to the B789 rather than the A388 :confused: Doesn't bode well for that plane at all :e...Jump to post
I wouldn't mind knowing how the normalised hours per fleet are going. The A350 is enjoying over 99% reliability with all apart form a single EY A350 that has been delivered in service. There have been, and continues to be large numbers of 787s on the ground waiting for fixes. Apart from the initial...Jump to post
If Boeing wants good news, then I would suggest they start by getting their own house in order! The entire 737MAX debacle was their own doing and the initial response to the situation was pathetic. The other day, I read a Bloomberg Business article which stated that there were no commercial aircraf...Jump to post
acavpics wrote:Good. Let Boeing, GE and the FAA actually take their time with this one. The last thing we need is a 777 MAX.
You said it yourself - ambiguous. In this case, very ambiguous. It's like comparing a 1999 Corvette to a 2019 Corvette. Yet another case of media sensationalism. Actually there isn't a single common part between a 1999 'vette and a 2019 one. There are thousands of common parts between the 737NG and...Jump to post
I completely sympathized with him when this happened, but there is no need to bring this back into the anyone's eye except his therapist. Whatever happened was mitigated when he accepted compensation from UA and/or Chicago PD. If he didn't feel the amount was enough, he should have sued UA/Chicago p...Jump to post
jasoncrh wrote:There’s a runway closure at JFK from May-November. Most carriers will reduce frequencies during that time as there simply isn’t enough runway capacity.
Silver1SWA wrote:34 airplanes ripped from the schedule during Spring Break. Nope, not MAX related at all.
Does anyone actually think this is going any other direction but to top up on NEOs? Considering that most, if not all, of their NB fleet are in the A320 family, it seems to make a lot of sense to add to the A20N order. And that's factoring all of LH Group's various brands. Granted, there are a few ...Jump to post
Lufthansa would be plain stupid to downgrade to the MAX for one simple reason: containerised luggage. Their operations heavily depend on flexibility. For instance, passengers missed their connection, bags have to be unloaded. Then the pax still make it at the very last minute and bags have to be re...Jump to post
Delta has problems if they have to fly A350 to Amsterdam. Those should be Pacific flown airplanes, Delta should have far more routes then their supply of A350 to fly them. United flies to all kinds of Asian cities from Newark but how many Pacific cities does Delta fly from JFK, Zero. How can that b...Jump to post
This deal is amazing. Can we expect a similar deal for Boeing? No, not with the trade dispute and MAX grounding going on. Don't expect any Chinese orders for Boeing this year It was already pointed up-thread that Boeing signed a similar deal in 2017 when Trump visited China for 300 aircraft. These ...Jump to post
Also the route is subsidized partially by both governments so the flight breaks even before the first ticket is sold This is incorrect. BA serves NAS/GCM of their own accord. The banking industry coupled with wealthy expats is why both destinations have always remained at LHR. There's a nearly 50% ...Jump to post
At their primary hub JFK, UA is completely gone (although now they regret leaving) while AA continues to cut service. B6 has a great terminal facility already, and I believe further expansions are coming. Speaking of expansion, the A220 may open up all kinds of new possibilities for this airline th...Jump to post
And I've always heard that BA will not bring VLAs to JFK because they value frequency and premium seats so I'm not expecting to see BA 779's at JFK. BA doesn't bring VLAs to JFK (I assume you mean the A380), because their terminal can not accommodate them; as their isn't any Code F gates. The 779 f...Jump to post
I thought the passenger was still able to see out the window even when its dimmed? They can still see indeed. In fact crew usually forces you to close traditional window shades on most TPAC/TATL flights, so he wouldn't have seen anything at all. The 787 still allows you to see outside while blockin...Jump to post
Why does everyone assume the 787 is for everyone but LH? Why are certain forum members so afraid of a 787 in LH colors? I'm afraid of the 787 in any colors! Boeing took away from me the only thing I love about flying, looking out the window and enjoying the beauty of the world from high altitude, t...Jump to post
masA380 wrote:GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:The B787 will be in LH colors. A A339 will never be. Mark my words.
Well, no one expected EK to buy A330neo. I’d say never say never. It’s still too early to dismiss.
It is a dead as the B757 - zero chance of revival. Except it is not at all like the 757. :checkmark: Other than the 757, the A380 is a) still being build and b) the tooling is all still there. That being said, unless something very fundamental happens, like a complete reversal of policies towards o...Jump to post
I read a article that the grounding was only for 9 hours
Sounds like their only waiting on reassurance from Boeing?
i'll bet you dollars to donuts that this is where B6 is getting their LHR slot(s) from. DOT probably told DL/VS/ etc. that if you want 'A', you have to give up 'B'. DOT has zero say on foreign slots. If B6 wants into LHR, they will have to take out their bank book like every other airline before th...Jump to post
This feels like a placeholder until MOM imo. They want premium seating, but not the extra weight the 787/330 carries it seems. If you read the article, you know it is going on EWR-LHR. They would not fly the 757 on EWR-LHR unless it was a really weird flight schedule. The 757 has never been able to...Jump to post
Delta said when they placed the 321neo order that it was the better product. All of this is why losing that deal was such a huge loss for Boeing. Ed Bastian never said anything of the sort. ""This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers, our employees and our sharehol...Jump to post
That silly little rope between cabins, meant to emulate a velvet rope in a nightclub, made the experience feel even sleazier. That silly little rope was, arguably, the one thing VX did manage to get right; people have no problem walking through that flimsy perforated curtain that most carriers have...Jump to post