Where does the money keep pouring in from for these endless searches? More than a few people have made entire careers out of cruising the south pacific looking for this airplane. Nice work if you can get it I guess...Jump to post
superbizzy73 wrote:I still think the 175-E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any of the scope-clause issues, are they?
So how’s that SFO hub going for AS? ;) I am not arguing that it's going well, but dropping a net of 2 daily flights for a single month doesn't mean much. As suggested above, when airlines drop frequencies for only one month it is usually becasue of a specific and temporary cause. Once AS gets back ...Jump to post
What does WAB stand for? Winging A Bankruptcy?Jump to post
I will repeat my unpopular (or wrong) posts. The aviation industry needs something between $15 million simulators and an iPad. MS flight simulator with some hardware from retired 737s programmed to offer specific scenarios seems logical and inevitable. I could see the first one costing $1 million, ...Jump to post
Taking a slightly more northerly route through north Texas, southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and up into Virginia would have been a clear path and more direct routing than the one it took. As I said earlier.... Right on the front page here, you can see the thunderstorms and other weather in M...Jump to post
Runway capacity constraints at SEA could be solved by introducing advanced PRM procedures as in SFO. SEA’s 16R/C are already further apart than SFO’s 28R/L. Terminal capacity is being addressed albeit slowly. The population density doesn’t exist to make bullet trains work in the PNW corridor (or any...Jump to post
Well that's unfortunate. On a conceptual level at least BBD has designed some excellent commercial aircraft recently like the Q400 and CSeries. Though they tend to drop the ball on the execution side of the business. The Q is world renowned for being a hangar queen and the CSeries program turned int...Jump to post
This site is hilarious... Instead of discussing the subject at hand we've got nearly 20 posts debating some guy's forgotten 1oz snack.Jump to post
One question I have about them is if they are ever based on market type vs seat count or aircraft weight? Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about b...Jump to post
Isn't Airbus actually helping out Boeing with such comments? I think they’re helping the industry as a whole, including themselves by asking difficult questions. Airbus has a few recent examples of their aircraft flying or trying to fly into the ground and a few of those incidents could have been o...Jump to post
This is an awful lot of losses for a small economy to bear... What kind of collateral damage could WOW do to Icelandic banks if they go under considering how much they’ve lost and the fact that they seemingly aren’t paying for anything at this point? $167 million is almost 1% of Iceland’s GDP...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:I only flew WOW once, but I enjoyed it and certainly would fly them again.
There are multiple protections so you don’t accidentally takeoff with them folded. Please describe them further. I am admittedly not in a place where I am 100% confident about Boeing quality control, given the MAX, yesterday's reports about the Air Force finding foreign debris in new Boeing planes,...Jump to post
Every single statistic on aviation safety over the last 50 years proves this ludicrous statement false. What a load of bollocks.Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:More than what your getting from UA/AA.
I think the only way a merger like this makes sense is if the combined entity is prepared to immediately make huge investments in a QX style regional network across the east coast and also connect AS’s Midwest service to B6’s network. Sure, B6’s network would gain a huge amount of utility by tapping...Jump to post
I agree the market needs WOW Air. WOW Air is only “needed” because their fares are rock bottom. The fact that they are currently on the brink on failure is proof that those fares are unrealistic. That in and of itself would not be problematic except that they appear to be dragging Icelandair down w...Jump to post
For all WOW personnel reading this: please accept my most sincere sympathy and support. I think you are a great airline and your presence is needed on the transatlantic market. Let's hope that these difficult times will pass soon and WOW will strive again! I agree the market needs WOW Air. WOW Air ...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Speaking of which, what's the current status of the MC21X plan with 9000km range?
What other reasons could be behind Delta’s interest in launching the NMA? If they order first and order big they get to dictate more of the design/specs than other airlines. The bigger opportunity for DL is they get right out in front of developing their MRO services for the new jet. What this tell...Jump to post
In the olden days we all had to fly narrow bodies on long routes. Was not great, but at least they had 4 engines. Now a narrow body with two engines on a long route? Not my cup of tea when I have a choice. Good luck finding any scheduled US to Hawai’i service on anything with more than 2 motors. Ma...Jump to post
Even if there are discrepancies it's not exactly reasonable for the FAA to pursue action. The system as designed by the FAA is one giant rounding error. Passengers and bags are not weighed for weight and balance purposes, so the reality is that even if everyone and everything is properly accounted ...Jump to post
Even if there are discrepancies it's not exactly reasonable for the FAA to pursue action. The system as designed by the FAA is one giant rounding error. Passengers and bags are not weighed for weight and balance purposes, so the reality is that even if everyone and everything is properly accounted f...Jump to post
rheinwaldner wrote:JamesCousins wrote:Has it sold as well as the 787 or A350 thus far? No.
At least the A339 has sold better than the 787-10. Despite being launched later.
B6 doesn’t have any aircraft in its current fleet to effectively and reliably offer LHR flights. The Mint A321s probably offer the best chance but they wouldn’t manage full loads westbound all winter long. Have they announced whether the 321neos will be mint or not? With the extremely low mint densi...Jump to post
He can’t use Moxy, so maybe “Spunk”. It fits the plane they want to use. “Neeleman’s Spunk” does have a certain ring to it, that’s for sure. Not sure it’ll appeal to the family crowd though... As someone else said I’d imagine it’ll be a trendy one word title in the vein of Moxy, Spirit, Swoop, etc....Jump to post
With the complete lack of adequate quality control they've had on project after project frankly they're lucky they're still in business as is. Jesus it only took three threads. Why not bash GE when GE90 was hell, CFM for the Leap disaster and PW for the whole lots of issue with GTF? Unless you prov...Jump to post
Rolls Royce needs to sort out its obligations as they currently stand before they attempt to tackle any projects. With the complete lack of adequate quality control they've had on project after project frankly they're lucky they're still in business as is.Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Oh là là, illegal? Not to worry, Monsieur...Hercule Poirot is on the case....with help from Tintin.
The law in the USA (CFR 121.565) says that in the event of an engine failure on a twin engine airplane in commercial service, the pilots SHALL land at the nearest suitable airport. Airplane model and manufacturers procedures don’t even play into it, this applies across the board. It isn’t a choice, ...Jump to post
Seems like Delta's good for at least one of these a year on its Pacific 767 fleet. Can't imagine how much it costs them to fix and repo the airframes and people but it must be less than shelling out for new airframes. Hard to believe, especially with escalating fuel prices.Jump to post
Someone will invest in them. The interesting question is who does it and what portions of the business do they keep? They do have some valuable assets which various entities would be happy to carve up at bargain prices.Jump to post
1996 called and they want their tail design back.
Also, how dare they get so close to calling themselves Flairlines only to chicken out.
So it says that Indonesia AirAsia will assume some domestic routes. Is that the only distinction between the X and non-X variants, the international flights?Jump to post
BFI will never happen again. Let's hope you're right, since WN would turn BFI into another DAL or MDW very quickly. PAE isn't governed by King County or the Port Authority of Seattle at least. With what land? There's no way they could do much more than what's happening at PAE, BFI is already bursti...Jump to post
Isn't Lion Air the airline that instead of paying living wages to their employees they constructed a modern day company town with company stores and company schools for their employees? It's no small wonder that an airline with labor practices right out of the 1920s would have an abysmal safety reco...Jump to post
No that info is not publicly available. All this is ticket fares and load factor. I also filter out the fares on connection itinerary. Interesting, thanks. That could create some interesting comps with WN I would think since they don't rely on ancillary revenue as much as the rest of the industry. ...Jump to post
SANSMF 480 WN 256973 129.52 129.25 99.83% 154.3 86.91% 112.33 0.2340 BURSJC 296 OO 16045 92.68 92.68 100.00% 76.0 62.65% 58.06 0.1961 BURSJC 296 QX 8069 99.55 99.55 100.00% 76.0 68.94% 68.63 0.2319 BURSJC 296 WN 145927 124.99 124.78 99.88% 143.1 70.52% 87.99 0.2973 Pardon my ignorance here. I’ve se...Jump to post
Boeing probably has a lot of power...and wants AS to dump those VX Airbus planes ASAP. Boeing does those sorts of "politics for aircraft orders" things all the time. To be clear, this contract will cover ground handling for a grand total of 24 flights per day. Only 11 of which are not Ala...Jump to post
enilria wrote:First, I have no animus toward AS.