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by jghealey
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 258
Views: 46505

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

If we look at the BACF destination map, for the non-seasonal routes, all but 2 of them are flown by mainline. The 2 that aren’t are Isle of Man (operated by Logan Air) and a Rotterdam service (note, AMS airport is a 20 minute train ride away to Rotterdam Station). Even if we include the seasonal ro...

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by jghealey
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti to double fleet size
Replies: 13
Views: 2786

Re: Air Dolomiti to double fleet size

It's not really doubling the fleet size since all the E190/5s are coming from LH CityLine anyway - and the vast majority of bookings are still taken through the LH website and not their own

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by jghealey
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 179
Views: 19246

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I have zero inside knowledge but surely the most logical option would be to replace the A220/A320 with a clean sheet design covering the 145-250 seat range with common type rating across all aircraft types (rather than having a combination of A220 and A321 covering this sector) and then a re-engined...

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by jghealey
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 6993

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Is this for both shorthaul flights and longhaul flights? A minimum 30chf tax even on shorthaul flights would effectively be doubling the cost of many flights...

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by jghealey
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 17007

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

So they also don't expect to operate the A321LRs on these routes anymore? Never did AFAIK, the 321LRs were for their leasing arm.... open to correction here though! 320neos were for the leasing arm (they've been trying to sell those) but A321LRs were intended for Norwegian themselves. They will be ...

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by jghealey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WDL flying for easyJet
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: WDL flying for easyJet

BasilFawlty wrote:
jghealey wrote:
However given the capacity drop for A319 vs E190 this seems like a strange choice...

There probably wasn’t much else available. Since the MAX grounding ACMI availability in Europe is very limited.

Yeah - they usually use Smartlynx, but clearly they didn't have any availability

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by jghealey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49189

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I read somewhere that they plan to introduce a complete new premium eco seat, not the one LH/OS are currently using. The development of the seat of course takes time and I strongly believe it would go into the 77W planes first. Also don't forget that LX has and will maintain First in all longhaul a...

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by jghealey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WDL flying for easyJet
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: WDL flying for easyJet

Thibault973 wrote:
WDL has been flying BAe 146 for U2 out of TXL for months, nothing to do with bucket and spades or the max.

I don't think it has been operating U2 routes for quite a while now... haven't they switched to their own aircraft only at the TXL base now? I may also be wrong

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by jghealey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WDL flying for easyJet
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: WDL flying for easyJet

This was confirmed last month, it's so that easyJet can have more spare aircraft to more effectively cover for disruption. However given the capacity drop for A319 vs E190 this seems like a strange choice... there also doesn't seem to be any consistency in the routes it's operating, they must be sch...

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by jghealey
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49189

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I think Swiss sees both the A350 and 787.. There's too big of a gap between the 787 and 777, additionally the A350 can eventually replace the 777 down the line.. 787 for A330 replacement and A350 for A340/777 replacement.. Extremely efficient fleet Is there any update when the 2 remaining A343's wi...

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by jghealey
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49189

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Thai Airways changed to A380 from BKK-CDG daily with B77W and three times a week with A359, the A380 must be between ZRH, MUC or SYD any of those three destinations Not sure I understand correctly. Could you elaborate? I think they mean that since the a380 has been taken off the CDG route, that lea...

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by jghealey
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49189

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

British Airways is reducing both ZRH and GVA from LCY the coming Winter. Is Swiss winning the battle between LCY and Switzerland? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285576/ba-cityflyer-w19-service-adjustments-as-of-24jul19/ Swiss is certainly a nicer experience, especially on the new...

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by jghealey
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")

LCC? It‘s more like airberlin 2.0. Doing long range, holidays, business travel and serving former LH mainline routes. Düsseldorf is their „hub“ and not all tickets are cheap. But it's officially an LCC and is supposed to be following a low cost business model... hence the new plans to end long haul...

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by jghealey
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")

Eurowings is an LCC and is therefore mainly focused on point to point operations and does not use a hub and spoke model - which is probably why your connection didn't go so well

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by jghealey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 10706

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

A newly refurbished 767 is barely distinguishable from a 787 unless you’re an aviation enthusiast. She might be very old, but most aboard her would think she’s factory new. I rarely fly to Zurich (sometimes) but very much to GVA. I don’t think GVA has seen anything other than a 763 for a couple dec...

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by jghealey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6902

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Wouldn't the CS300 be a better option to replace their Q400 and new A321/A320neo to replace their older A320's LH doesn't want to give them new aircraft since they're not as profitable as other airlines in the group. I think the Q400 routes are moving to E195 and the E195 routes are moving to A320 ...

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by jghealey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6902

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Correct. Coming from China and Brazil. Report in German language: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/austrian-holt-sich-jets-aus-brasilien-und-china New regs known are: OE-LZA OE-LZB OE-LZC OE-LZD OE-LZE OE-LZF The aircrafts from Juneyao are to come first but according to planespotters.net they are stil...

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by jghealey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6902

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

It seems the aircraft are PR-ONK,ONL,ONS,ONT and B-6341,6340

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by jghealey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward
Replies: 16
Views: 4638

Re: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward

Well MAD's A350 flights aren't even on sale yet so obviously theres a delay in the delivery. In addition the rumor about BA receiving the A350 on July 25th has gone quiet. Why 'obviously'? First customer acceptance flight was yesterday. BA will most likely keep the aircraft listed as A321, then not...

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by jghealey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5476

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

It can't remain in production for years to come if nobody wants it

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by jghealey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8792

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Intetesting how SWISS can be quoted as having higher reliability on other aircraft namely rhe A380 and B787, when they operate neither aircraft! And the A320NEO has only just been delivered! Fake news or alternate facts???? They're part of the Lufthansa Group which operates the A380 and A320neo so ...

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by jghealey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 258
Views: 46505

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

That wouldn’t surprise me. They already have different offerings onboard. While we’re here can we end this obsession with Crossrail killing LCY. It’s not going to happen. Just like when the Heathrow Express opened, it didn’t kill taxi rides to Heathrow. There’s still a long line of 7 Series and S C...

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by jghealey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4756

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

The vast majority of their A321s aren't very old so I'm surprised they're talking about replacing these so soon... but I guess the A321neo would be the obvious replacement given that they already operate several A321neos, have several on order and clearly also operate the A321, assuming they are hap...

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by jghealey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8792

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

According to this article, it has 99.85% dispatch reliability, which seems pretty good at least compared to other aircraft: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/airbaltic-plans-to-run-cchecks-a220/ Swiss also reported that it had "much higher" reliability than other new aircraft and cited the A...

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by jghealey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5938

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

Their investments in failing foreign airlines certainly didn't help. Nearly all have gone bust or are now on government support. Likewise I guess the lack of aircraft commonality within their fleet created further problems.

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by jghealey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Livery
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: Air Berlin Livery

In the Laudamotion fleet there's OE-LCG (if you count that as Air Berlin livery - it's the same but with Laudamotion titles) while in the Eurowings fleet , there's D-ABHA and D-ABZI as far as I know, though I assume those will be repainted soon.

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by jghealey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6336

Re: 737-8200?

I don't understand why Boeing continue to pump out MAX's that can't fly and end up gathering dust in some corner of an airport or parking lot, instead of just admitting defeat for now, stopping building the MAX or at least slowing production way, way down (talking 1 or 2 a month) and just focussing...

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by jghealey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 95152

Re: AF to order A220

VV wrote:
Do you think there has been a kind of interference of the French government?

Why would there be? A220 is Canadian made after all.

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by jghealey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5479

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

Whether stationed in FRA or MUC the new LH "livery" is just as hideous in either place. It has been over a year and people still whining about that. Get over it, it won't change back. On topic: In an interview form December 2018, Carsten Spohr mentioned, that they want to grow with bigger...

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by jghealey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5479

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

They probably chose to take the opportunity to get rid of the A380s then while they could actually get some money for them (from Airbus) rather than waiting and watching their resale value fall.

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by jghealey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6509

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

They're going to need something to eventually replace the 100 or so older 737s that they have in their fleet, as well as their old A319/320s... though I personally doubt this order will go to Boeing and certainly not for the 737. They already have a sizeable number of A321ceo/neos on order but I gue...

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by jghealey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: LX delays and cancellations at ZRH on 06-07 July

If I remember correctly Swiss has serious punctuality issues, particularly at ZRH, due to slot restrictions I think..? Swiss is also down on a few longhaul aircraft at the moment, but I guess that doesn't impact shorthaul operations. Their performance isn't great at their other base GVA either, espe...

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by jghealey
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4719

Re: Euro Business Seats

I fly BA and LX very often on european routes, eg on LHR-GVA I've seen 3 rows of business or 15 rows of business depending on the day. As others have said it varies entirely from one flight to the next

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by jghealey
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 512
Views: 123336

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I see on Wiki that OS is phasing out the Q400 by 2021. Surely, the perfect time to start taking those options. I would imagine 10 221s would replace those Q400s perfectly (and fit in some LCY!). And 20 223s would replace those 319s and E190s pretty well too. From three subtypes in three different f...

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by jghealey
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49189

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I did imagine the 787 on order was for Swiss and Austrian, and that Lufthansa got the A350s? As much as I'd love to see Swiss operating the A350, I do think the 787 makes more sense for them; it can replace both the A340s and eventually the A330s. I don't think the A350/A330neo scenario is likely s...

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by jghealey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Bamboo A330?

Hopefully this means they'll take the more sensible decision and not lease that A380... this A330 looks like it's an ex-Vietnam Airlines one leased from Macquarie Air Finance, 11yrs old. No doubt they'll keep the old interior as they did with the ex-Primera A321neos. But yeah it seems strange given ...

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by jghealey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27449

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Stark improvement, unfortunately World Traveller Plus leaves a little to be desired. How long before they upgrade the 787s? And with the 777s being extended to 30 years of operation will they also receive a similar layout. Talk about a product that will be all over the place for a few years!!! I th...

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by jghealey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13721

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Side thought: are kids allowed to fly alone internationally at 14? In the age of human trafficking awareness, I would think that would be at best, frowned upon. Yep, in Europe on some airlines you can fly alone (ie without unaccompanied minor service) from the age of 12. Don't know about elsewhere.

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by jghealey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14193

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

A380MSN004 wrote:
rj1385 wrote:
I wonder if they will move a 787 to SWF for Dublin service and let Evelop go. Evelop has been flying it for Norwegian since the Max grounding.


Evelop with their A330s or 350?

A330, EC-MII

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by jghealey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 512
Views: 123336

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The A220-300 would be able to fly more people than the -100, just on shorter missions. With a typical configuration I expect, I see missions limited to 500nm to 750nm. That is enough to get to quite a few EU3 hubs: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=500nm%40lcy But we have another thread on IAG's decisio...

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by jghealey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?

Almost certainly not... aside from some high-demand British Airways routes I can't really see a place for it in their network. Most of the former 767 shorthaul routes have been taken over by A321neo with some also now operated by 777/787. The A321neo will do the job fine in nearly all circumstances...

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by jghealey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37953

Re: CRJ production to end in 2020

twaconnie wrote:
Will BBD completely get out of commercial aircraft? I think this is a big blow for Canadian workers and Canada as well..

Yes, it will be interesting to see what will happen to the CRJ final assembly plant... I wonder if it will be taken over by Airbus to create space for additional A220 production?

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by jghealey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?

Almost certainly not... aside from some high-demand British Airways routes I can't really see a place for it in their network. Most of the former 767 shorthaul routes have been taken over by A321neo with some also now operated by 777/787. The A321neo will do the job fine in nearly all circumstances ...

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by jghealey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8295

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

There must be some kind of business case, otherwise they wouldn't be considering it (and if there's not, we'll probably never see them flying the A380). They could easily lease a smaller aircraft were it not deemed viable.

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by jghealey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12832

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

3) What is Edelweiss Air going to get? Brand-new planes? Or will they continue to get hand-me-downs? I would say they'll almost certainly get A330s from Swiss, as they already operate the type... though I guess we could also see them getting 787s especially if Siwss get them as well... Where will t...

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by jghealey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 3764

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

8 hours flight in a 29" seat pitch ? No thanks You mean 28in pitch. Apart from the odd seat here and there, the standard EasyJet pitch for the vast majority of their seats is 28in. I have measured this on multiple occasions myself :) I hate that EasyJet misrepresent this. This is not a slight ...

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by jghealey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 3764

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

They'd have to introduce a new onboard product (realistically, who is going to fly 8hrs+ at 29" pitch without IFE or WiFi), meaning the aircraft couldn't also be switched onto intra-Europe routes to maximise utilisation. It doesn't make any sense if they are going to stick to their current busi...

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by jghealey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR

They have repeatedly emphasised how they are becoming an all A220 carrier and they seem very proud of this, to me the addition of another type seems somewhat unlikely

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by jghealey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12832

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully by aligning them with LH, OS and LX A320NEOs will be forthcoming. I could even see the A321XLR working well for SN in terms of its African and Transatlanti...

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