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by Springbok743
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45803

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

One area where the NMA can make a difference is the cruise speed as the M.78 cruise speed of the XLR is not ideal for flight duration reaching 8 to 10 hours. A NMA cruising at M.85 or M.86 could save up to 50 minutes or so on a 4500nm flight compared to the XLR. In the grand scheme of things, is a ...

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by Springbok743
Thu May 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 3852

Re: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

A big part of lack of foreign airlines into China is due to the directionality of travel. Most flights out of china are filled with chinese people flying out, rather than foreigners flying in, and Chinese people (like people from virtually anywhere) prefer to fly on their own countries airlines. Thi...

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by Springbok743
Sun May 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10246

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

WN732 wrote:
At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737


Good point, that one's even a -700 too.

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by Springbok743
Sun May 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10246

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

WN732 wrote:
At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737


Good point, that one's even a -700 too.

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by Springbok743
Sun May 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6879

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

How about the FEMALE captain that crashed the WN 737 at LGA. The minority FO that crashed that Atlas 767 earlier this year, the female FO of Colgan, the Female Envoy captain that did the ridiculous high speed abort at LGA this winter? For such a small percentage of pilots they find themselves at a ...

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by Springbok743
Tue May 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8246

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Used to fly them in Economy for work in Japan, the flights were much cheaper (as they could fly over USSR airspace), but the service was pretty hopeless, and their planes distinctly never settled upon a single thrust setting, always throttling up and then back down, made sleeping on flights pretty h...

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by Springbok743
Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5617

Re: Vox still doesn’t have a clue about what it’s on about

OKAY. This is starting to annoy me. All them damn Boeing fanboys rushing to their defense everytime someone points out the overall mistakes that clearly bloody have been made in the development of the MAX, If you'd like to make some points that are new and not debunked, be my guest. If not, please s...

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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363005

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Wonder if there will be a logo or titling on the belly. I always thought this was underutilized advertising and branding space. I've talked to a designer who seemed to hate having the write the airlines name facing one side, For example he mentioned he would have had the Virgin Logo painted on the ...

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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363005

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I've never liked liveries that just seem so boring, sure it's got a swoosh, but I'd have preferred something a bit more like the current KLM swoosh down at the nose. Tail seems fine, although it's prominent use of the light blue seems a bit out of place. Nothing very offensive though, I'd say overal...

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by Springbok743
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12864

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

So, we're all cleared up here, SImply Boeing Customer codes. As far as i know they are no longer used since 787 introduction, but earlier 748s do have them (eg DLH use 747-830s ). As far as I know, 777s that United ordered to replace the 744s were delivered after Customer codes were discontinued, so...

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by Springbok743
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30865

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Flying Bananas, please explain. He's being sarcastic about the level of service BA offer versus the Middle-Eastern 3, with his point being people prefer EK Hub flights with good Business/First class over BA's outdated offerings. A fair point too, as their Tickets also manage to be often cheaper tha...

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by Springbok743
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5140

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

I think we should consider the fact they did operate 727s, the predecessor of the predecessor of the NMA. Which means they can't be so far off that size, the more recent shift from 737-300/700 to the -800 size also shows they are adding larger aircraft. But, even if they do order some, they won't be...

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by Springbok743
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5761

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

I was wondering if there would be a business opportunity for an anchorage base for World Airways or indeed any airline to act as a midway hub between Asis and North America sort of similar to how icelandic airlines fly pax via their base in iceland. I say this because Anchorage has significantly abo...

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by Springbok743
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU expands European presence, flying a rotating triangular route into Edinburgh and Dublin today June 12
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: HU expands European presence, flying a rotating triangular route into Edinburgh and Dublin today June 12

I've booked a flight from EGPH to ZBAA leaving on the 28th and returning in mid august, It was VERY cheap and given they are a 5 star airline, I'm pretty happy about this. Not sure about the economics though, it is afterall, a rather riche route, I'm guessing as time goes on, the planes will get ful...

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