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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

So it seems that an EMB E2 is in NAIA right now and, according to the PPSG FB group, seems there are airlines interested in it (AirSWIFT according to one of the comments). Any news on why the E2 was here?

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Third C919 Took Sky

Since people keep saying that technologically speaking the C919 is behind the 737 and A320, could someone in the know explain how? It's FBW, has the same engines as the MAX and NEO, it even uses sidesticks. Is there something about it that's outdated? I apologize for my ignorance, I'm not very famil...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5421

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Doesn't GE and Boeing have an exclusivity contract for the GE90 & 777? What I meant was, didn't GE & Boeing sign an exclusivity agreement that the GE90 would only go on the 777 (or maybe other Boeing aircraft), and that it could not be offered to any other aircraft manufacturer? I could hav...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3306

Re: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?

Read in the past that people don't expect TG or OZ to keep theirs for long. Any truth to this matter? Would ANA be interested in more of them ? ANA didn't even want the A380s in the first place, they got them as part of the deal where they won the management deal with Skymark as opposed to Delta get...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3306

Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?

We already know that Qatar will retire their A380s once their leases reach 10 years. But will they be beaten as the first airline to retire the type by another carrier, or is this unlikely? And who else are likely to retire their A380s early?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 3450

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

Personally, if there was a good reason for the handwritten menus, then I don't really see it as being super problematic. Maybe a step down, but not something that should ruin experiences: everyone, even companies, have their off days after all. With that said, Garuda appeared to have overreacted: th...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5653

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, there apparently was some kind of incident recently where an Indonesia blogger was apparently in detention after making a bad review of Garuda, which led Garuda to call that "defamation" and promptly banning taking of photos and videos in the cabin. Any updates on that issue? Sounds...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5653

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, there apparently was some kind of incident recently where an Indonesia blogger was apparently in detention after making a bad review of Garuda, which led Garuda to call that "defamation" and promptly banning taking of photos and videos in the cabin. Any updates on that issue? Sounds ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12723

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Can't they just go back to a fifth freedom route? They used to do CGK-AUH-London, and though I doubt they can do that again, there might be other routes that they can try out.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5653

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... y-changes/


Does this mean the TG A380s will soon go bye bye?
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TheEuphorian wrote:
Looks like TG is removing the A380 on its LHR route, replaced by the 77W.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... y-changes/


Does this mean the TG A380s will soon go bye bye?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5653

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

TheEuphorian wrote:
Airbus A340-313 474 RP-C3441 Philippine Airlines ferried 10 July 2019 MNL-SFO-SBD, for part-out & scrap, ex EC-IDF

It's not going to Plus Ultra anymore?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Any news on when Cebu Pacific's cargo ATRs will become operational? Pics of them are already floating around online.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27988

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

speedbird52 wrote:
How is Air Italy working out again?

Not very healthy from what I recall. Started a number of routes (like Bangkok) but already dropped some of them (like Bangkok). They also apparently cancelled the taking of 787s and will stick to A330s for now.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Citilink to start Frankfurt and Jeddah
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: Media: Citilink to start Frankfurt and Jeddah

An LCC doing Jakarta-Europe sounds somewhat doomed if Garuda (an FSC) can barely even maintain a European operation at all. And if they really want to do Europe, they really need to take a look at how Air Asia X did in that segment.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: One-big-airport nations

Alot of the Pacific Islands also spring to mind I've always wondered how many countries literally only have one airport that handles commercial flights. Nauru of course comes to mind, as the world's smallest independent nation and a tiny island containing one airport. It's not a big airport by any ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There Any Reason To Believe A220-300 (CS300) Will Operate At London City Airport (LCY)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Is There Any Reason To Believe A220-300 (CS300) Will Operate At London City Airport (LCY)?

There was a planned airline from a few years ago called Odyssey that planned to operate transatlantic flights using the C-Series to LCY. What happened to them? They seemed to have disappeared.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Bobby27ph wrote:
I believe CAPA is a Singapore-based firm. They know what they are talking about.

Actually, IIRC, they're based in Australia.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

What I don't get is why CAPA seems so negative on PAL in the first place. They never seem to say anything positive about the airline, to CAPA everything they do is wrong. Whether it was the LCC-ing during the SMC era, or the improvements in the Tan era 2.0. Meanwhile, other than CebPac's short-lived...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

BKK and Thailand in general are low yielding markets with lesser premium demand, partly the reason why the ULR flights to USA ports failed. Strange then that PR's North America services still survive despite the Philippines being said to be a low yielding market, perhaps even moreso than Thailand. ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I talked to the marketing chef of swiss a year ago,his name was diego and has now a filipina girlfriend:) :) good for him.he told me,they will not have flights to manila in near future, with their new B777,because they rank manila as a low yield market.bangkok was just profitable enough to deploy t...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

This is the biggest joke ever! They better stay in london! https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 CAPA has never been optimistic about PAL. But they love Cebu Pacific. The impression I have is that they tend to go negative...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12723

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
As I recall, they're usually hitting 70%-80% LF, especially AMS-KUL.

MH dropped KUL-AMS a while back though.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Boarding Music Memories
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: Inflight Boarding Music Memories

On a Northwest flight back in 2005 (can't remember if it was MNL-NRT or NRT-SFO) I remember the boarding music was Vivaldi's Spring. PR's boarding music and exit music is more mixed in genres but I remember when I flew MNL-NGO a few years ago the exit music was smooth jazz (can't remember the title,...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12723

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serves London and mainly due to colonial and business relations, and I presume VN is more due to the partnership feeds. MH already dropped almost all of the...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12723

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

CAPA's sister site Blue Swan Daily suggested that the saga about GA's London on-off service may be more due to political pressures than anything else: i.e. Garuda wants to stop serving London altogether but they are being prevented from doing so by the government. Even this latest (non?)suspension c...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm not against PAL ordering the A338 like others said. if it will fit in there fleet then they will order it. The CAPA article above gives the best justification yet of the A338 's suitability for PR 's fleet -- provides a right-priced, right-sized solution to PR 's over-capacity dilemma...which c...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

This is the biggest joke ever! They better stay in london! https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 While in this case they case they make might be credible since the words came from Bautista himself, CAPA has had a mixed re...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12723

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

MNL-LHR is here to stay. Maybe not: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serv...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.facebook.com/flyroyalair/ph ... 4458908342
Apparently Royal Air has some kind of partnership with AirAsia. Does anyone know the details of this?
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https://www.facebook.com/flyroyalair/ph ... 4458908342
Apparently Royal Air has some kind of partnership with AirAsia. Does anyone know the details of this?

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2557

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

Wonder if the 767 would have done better to the present if it was wider (i.e. 2-4-2) instead of 2-3-2. I mean sure it was a success back then but the A330/A340 (particularly the former) and the 777 pretty much killed it later on.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 63730

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Am I the only one who thinks A.net seems a bit too bullish on this potential airline? I mean generally the site seems skeptical of startups, regardless of who or which groups are behind them, but for this one, it's been mostly praise and optimism. Not even the analysts sites or industry bloggers lik...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

A321XLR or LR makes more sense for PR than 5J, 5J for now should stick to their bread-and-butter which is domestic and regional. Don't really see why they had to order the A330neo now when they still have a bunch of relatively new A330s flying around and IIRC they have no plans of expanding long-hau...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124091

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

PR should really order some A321LRs or even A321XLRs, it seems to fit their strategy better than 5J (which other than Dubai and Australia struggled hard in the long-haul market). Also while the 5J A330neo order makes sense and isn't unexpected, I can't help but feel that now may not have been the ri...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4394

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

WBs flying domestic is really common in Asia. Main trunk routes in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and China among other places are frequently flown by such planes. Like PR and 5J flying A330s (and 747s when PR still had them) from MNL to CEB/DVO/GES, TG flying their widebodies from BKK to HKT...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know where the location of the new Sangley terminal will be? Will it be within the air base complex, or will it be on the west end of the runway, near the residential area and where (according to Google Maps) the small cargo planes stay at?

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 165
Views: 4040

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Not its first Airbus, it used to operate A300s for several years after its merger with JAS. Thread title should probably be edited to remove the parentheses. Technically JAL never took delivery of Airbus aircraft. No need to be this picky. True, but the wording in the title could still cause confus...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4794

Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

So recently I started a discussion on aircraft types that were developed specifically for one airline (regardless of whether or not other airlines later made an order). So what about airline types that were only ever operated by one airline, ever? Perhaps one notable example is the Dassault Mercure,...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 165
Views: 4040

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Not its first Airbus, it used to operate A300s for several years after its merger with JAS. Thread title should probably be edited to remove the parentheses.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12450

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Is this the last of the Delta 5th freedom routes? Sad to see the international network of Delta shrink from the glory days I think they still operate NRT-MNL but yes there isn't much left anymore. And both of those are probably gone in 2020 once DL shifts to HND. Is NRT-MNL mostly low-yielding, Jap...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7399

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

I've not heard anyone ... CESSNA no longer listens to potential customers of what they may need ... Cape Air went to them, basically had the door slammed in their face. What does this mean? That Cape Air wanted to order the SkyCourier too and got rejected? Or Cape Air approached Cessna for an aircr...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7399

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Has anyone else other than FedEx ordered the SkyCourier thus far? It seems like a kind of aircraft that could work well among small operators or remote areas, but I haven't read any other company talking about it. I've not heard anyone ... CESSNA no longer listens to potential customers of what the...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7399

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Has anyone else other than FedEx ordered the SkyCourier thus far? It seems like a kind of aircraft that could work well among small operators or remote areas, but I haven't read any other company talking about it.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27988

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

I wonder if a full privatization of MH can help save the airline or at least ease the bleeding. I know they were partly private until a few years ago, but IIRC at that time the state still owned a majority stake and meddled too much anyway (hence the A380 order, among others).

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Singapore will have an all-lie flat seating in business class by 2022.even their Silk air with the narrowbodies.I hope PAL is not making the mistake to install recliners in A321neos AFC.PAL should follow Singapore Airlines Strategy. They will WOW the world, they shouldn't lose this opportunity, by ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27988

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

LAXintl wrote:
“Malaysia Airlines might not be profitable

That sounds like a bad sign no matter how you spin it, especially if you can't reduce your losses.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23615

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Can somebody please tell me why PR didn’t get the 789. Why CX didn’t get the 789. Both are PHENOMENAL aircraft. The 787’s have opened up routes never thought of before. The A350’s have also showed incredible pax + cargo range. While the 359/35K unequivocally have an edge. This does not diminish the...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

Do they still have the A350 order? I don't think the A330neo can go very far from KUL, let alone transpacific right?

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 635
Views: 98352

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I really don't understand why PR didn't order the A321LR as soon as it became up for order.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27988

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Wonder if JL or QR could be interested considering they're fellow Oneworld members, and that JL-MH joint venture is happening.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2741

Re: Longest serving livery

directorguy wrote:
The Air France livery was unchanged from the early 70s until a few years ago. Lasted almost as long as AA.

They still use it to this day, pretty much the only difference is the wordmark. The tail hasn't changed.

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