SimpleFlying is a meme. It’s the aviation industry equivalent of buzzfeed.Jump to post
Although smaller, that’s essentially what the original 787-3 idea was supposed to be, but shedding costs in the unique features that was supposed to make it worthwhile ended up with a plane only marginally better than the 787-8 and rather pointless. I don’t think a new variant’s potential costs outw...Jump to post
Does anyone know what king of penalty SU will go through? Do they forego a downpayment or is there anything else involved? When I took the Everett Factory tour , seem to recall they explained airlines make the first 1/3 of purchase before assembly begins, the next third is paid before painting the ...Jump to post
There was a fuselage mock-up and a lot of space dedicated to that project at MAKS2019 when I was there. It definitely still is a thing.Jump to post
I remember reading on RusAvInsider that lessors and airlines do not like having their planes Russian-registered because it is more costly to operate them that way due to increased safety supervision protocols. The Russian government would much prefer it if these planes were registered in Russia.Jump to post
I hope this airline makes it, Breeze has an awesome logo with a planed mid-sized aircraft fleet. We need more competition in the skies especially in the U.S. The market is controlled by the big three and it would be nice to see a fresh face in the industry. My dream would be to see Breeze, Eastern,...Jump to post
kaitak744 wrote:alfa164 wrote:
EVA is, arguably, a Chinese airline. And they are the most likely candidate.
Haha..... easy there. EVA is from the country of Taiwan.
First of many WB cancellations to come. How is it a cancellation when the planes have already been delivered to LATAM? DL was supposed to take these four as part of their deal with LATAM. Now DL has decided they don't want/need those four. The article just says this is for the four that LATAM alrea...Jump to post
The article just says this is for the four that LATAM already has... what about the undelivered LATAM A350 that DL also agreed to purchase?Jump to post
The most efficient turnaround I have ever seen in my life was an Air Do 767. And it took about 20 minutes to board the entire aircraft. HND-CTS. Also it was much cleaner and in better condition than any US3 767 I had been on in the last decade, despite having old seats and projectors still... it was...Jump to post
After people are flying again and the world is putting itself back together, I predict business travel to be a lower percent of travel as videoconference technology improves. Airlines will adapt and become more democratic, having multiple different economy products such that we will not have busines...Jump to post
Has anyone thought about how loyalty programs will work if this continues for a long time? I can’t imagine the big airlines will just let all their big spenders downgrade.Jump to post
The SEA-DFW is hilariously petty, but that said, it's on a A220 so the unit economics will be incredible. Won't take too many people on the plane to pay for it. So this might have been planned not just a reaction. It's not the first DL A220 flying out of DFW. I was at DFW last month flying to DTW o...Jump to post
I am a big fan of the original E-jet and how it made regional flying in the USA so much more comfortable. Before the A220, the E-jet had the widest economy seats in DL’s narrowbody fleet. Having flown on the A220 twice now, I now feel like it is also a big step forward in passenger comfort with both...Jump to post
Best: Tu-154, L-1011, 787, MC-21
Worst: DC-8, A310, Tu-334
The visa situation between the two countries needs to be improved first. SU was talking about cutting service to most of its existing American destinations recently because it has trouble getting visas approved for its own crew. SU is opening a new hub in Krasnoyarsk, which one day might be a way to...Jump to post
Their customers don’t watch this crap at all. The trailer trash contributing to those ratings can only afford Spirit, if they can afford to fly at all. "“The Bachelor” has been a shining light for ABC during what has otherwise been a rough winter ratings-wise. The program also continues to be ...Jump to post
Here's more about PI's DAY hub, including a US terminal map: https://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/search/dayton Interesting... "JobsOhio creates $4 million fund to lure new flights to Ohio airports" https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020/02/jobsohio-creates-4-million-fund-to-lure-new-air-servi...Jump to post
I'm surprised Delta doesn't mind being associated with this. The chances of controversy is incredibly high, and the chance of good publicity relatively slim. Agreed. Years ago they fired a flight attendant just for taking photos of herself on one of their aircraft. Fully clothed and no skin showing...Jump to post
Being reported by MSN: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/aspiring-soundcloud-rapper-charged-after-coronavirus-stunt-leads-to-plane-grounding/ar-BBZGnRo I did a cursory search on A.net and found nothing...has this been discussed here yet? This guy needs to be banned from air travel for life if t...Jump to post
The buyer making an offer ... is that really how it’s done ? I believe MOL is getting this one wrong. Passengers are really concerned and really aware - and that includes the average person in the street. Overheard this conversation in my holiday flight from CGN to LPA on Corendon flight XR 1304 on...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:PepeTheFrog wrote:After all, the LR is more compromised than the XLR.
But it is also cheaper to buy and operate if you don't need all that additional range.
When is the A330 obligation up? Is JFK-BEG worth saving for long term widebody presence in the fleet or is this a one and done situation?Jump to post
AA does JFK-SYD with little fanfare. Qantas btfo.Jump to post
One of the new middle eastern low cost carriers like Flynas?Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:aeromoe wrote:Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now?
Funny, it doesn't say that on any of the Airbus, E175, or Q400 equipment.
I wonder why?
SWF is not a “NYC airport”. PHL is closer to being a “NYC airport” than SWF is, especially if you consider that airport has a rail connection that brings you to Manhattan. Clearly you don't live in the NY/NJ area. SWF is a NYC airport. It is run by the Port Authority of NY/NJ. And nobody in the NY ...Jump to post
That looks really elegant.Jump to post
Different cabins also require different hard product. What works in an A350 won’t work in an A330 which won’t work in a 767 necessarily, etc. - look how the new Delta One Suites product is slightly more spare when you walk down the fleet.Jump to post
Select the '8-K, Current Report Filing' from the available choices. https://ir.delta.com/financials/default.aspx#sec This is the first time I recall DL talking about fleet simplification as a goal: Reduce complexity with fewer aircraft types. From 13 (2020 estimate) to 8 fleet families by some unsp...Jump to post
I was reading this article on Russia Aviation Insider about a preliminary agreement between Azerbaijan Airlines and Boeing during the Dubai Airshow for eight 787 and three 777: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/azal-plans-substantial-fleet-expansion-b777s-b787s-a320neos/ While the article is very specif...Jump to post
Here's my armchair CEO offer for Boeing product line up: - 757 next-gen (will easily accommodate LEAP and future engines) - 767 next-gen (love how light that frame is) - 787 - 777X Simple and relatively inexpensive. Comments? Love.. just did a tour 2 months ago at Boeing. 757 tooling is still avail...Jump to post