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by JohanTally
Tue May 26, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 677
Views: 107882

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/25/insanely ... s-flights/
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Busy at CLT this weekend. Might have to bring TSA scheduling back to normal..

https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/25/insanely ... s-flights/

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by JohanTally
Wed May 20, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 677
Views: 107882

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don't want AA to collapse because my livelihood is tied to their existence, but I have no faith in Doug Parker. If PHL loses AA the city would be crippled economically for years to come same with PHX. CLT would be dead. CLT DFW and DCA are the most profitable hubs so even if AA did go belly up an...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 58
Views: 13438

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 58
Views: 13438

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

MIflyer12 wrote:
Maybe they're looking at this to replace the (very old, but generally lightly utilized) 75C charter fleet.


This is what I'm thinking. The aircraft currently being used for the NBA Charters being replaced and utilized for scheduled all business class service when it's not being chartered.

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by JohanTally
Sun May 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55756

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

I feel like the only way the used DL 77Ls make sense at QF is they hold out for the 350NEO as their long-term flagship aircraft closer to 2030. The Ultrafan will probably make the 359 capable of PS routes with nearly 300 seats and significant savings on acquisition costs and future landing fees.

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by JohanTally
Thu May 14, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 6935

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

As a CLT citizen I would of course love to see it but the numbers just don’t support it. Personally as a citizen and airline pilot I’d love to see Paris year round and more secondary (Lisbon, Venice etc) before Asia. Europe may be helped by the arrival of the 321XLR if she has the legs for Paris or...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 11, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 6935

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Two and a half months ago AA was suggesting that a new service between DOH and the US was likely. The only AA hubs without DOH service would be CLT and PHX so one would think that CLT was at least in play for the route or maybe it was going to be another surprise SEA addition. At this point the bes...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 11, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 70
Views: 6935

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Two and a half months ago AA was suggesting that a new service between DOH and the US was likely. The only AA hubs without DOH service would be CLT and PHX so one would think that CLT was at least in play for the route or maybe it was going to be another surprise SEA addition. At this point the best...

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by JohanTally
Sun May 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1096
Views: 200299

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Not a leak but the fact that Qantas was being offered a version of the 777-9 for Project Sunrise would allude to it potentially being more capable than the current specs offered to the public. Who knows what the configuration would of been but maybe it's coming in lighter than we are being told or ...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 08, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1096
Views: 200299

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Not a leak but the fact that Qantas was being offered a version of the 777-9 for Project Sunrise would allude to it potentially being more capable than the current specs offered to the public. Who knows what the configuration would of been but maybe it's coming in lighter than we are being told or ...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1096
Views: 200299

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

And while the 779 is essentially a new plane, I am sure that the test pilots have enough experience and Boeing has made enough calculations to know whether the plane is falling short of expectations, meeting them, or exceeding them just on the basis of the relatively limited flying they have done s...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 677
Views: 107882

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Delta, Air France, KLM and United, Lufthansa have complete monopolies between so many of their hubs. It is kind of unfair to ask for such a thing from BA/AA. I hope they work out some kind of deal. The difference is that LHR is a slot controlled airport. The issue would not exist if LHR wasn't slot...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 677
Views: 107882

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Scheduled PHX-LIH mid July 2020. Sowing 752. Assuming HI lifts quarantine, does AA bring 752 back on this route or shift to another type? This route might be discontinued and could potentially come back with the XLR if the runway performance is slightly better than the Neo at the same takeoff weigh...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

It turned out that the only-787 to Europe flying was for PHL exclusively, so it was just partial news from JonNYC. The 777s will still be used from DFW, MIA, LAX and JFK to LHR and Europe. The only source that I would believe is AA itself. And CLT LHR and MUC are going to be 777s. Been one here in ...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AA is burning through 70 million a day so I doubt they will be investing in IFE or updated winglets. The only reason the Oasis program is continuing is because money was already allocated as well as much of the upfront costs of the program have already been spent. It also sounds like the 737NG retir...

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by JohanTally
Wed May 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 20410

Re: Doug Parker calls out airlines cutting work hours despite accepting CARES funding

Just a heads up AAL Is cutting their part-time Fleet Service hours by roughly half at AA/Envoy/Piedmont so that equates to a 50% pay cut which seems like a violation of the cares act. They closed the Envoy station at MIA for the month of May do you think they are being paid 100% while they are at ho...

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by JohanTally
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

It appears that the A330-200s are going as well. Last one heads to the desert tomorrow for storage. No point in keeping 9 aircraft that don't fit with anything else. They have 15 A332 and 9 A333. The A333 are retired I mixed my numbers up. Still no point in keeping a fleet of 15 around and doesn't ...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Here is a question, what is aa plan for jfk lax and sfo once this is over? A321t seems like too premium of an aircraft in a bad economy. Especially on jfk sfo. 757 and 767 are out of service. Maybe aa should reconfigure those a321s I could see them use a few on MIA - LAX that is the next most premi...

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by JohanTally
Fri May 01, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10669

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

Reportedly caused by weather- a 787 nosed into the side of an a350 at Doha. https://twitter.com/CranfieldA/status/1256036745428316165/photo/1 The damage on the a350 could be substantial given the angle of the impact. How difficult of a fix is the likely to be given the composite construction involv...

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by JohanTally
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 677
Views: 107882

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Where did you see 772 coming to PHL?!? I’m guessing he has inside info. And for what it’s worth, it makes sense. If the long-run for AA’s LHR flights is to go all 777, then this plan is getting closer. BOS, SEA, PHX, RDU, and CLT will now see or are expected to see the 772 on the LHR routes. DFW, L...

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by JohanTally
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6652

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

I don't understand the question, the economics between the different a/c haven't changed. So why would they push the 7M if they could just push the 8M/10M? But indeed first fix the damn thing. With the Embraer deal officially dead the MAX 7 is competing against the E195-E2 and A220-300 so I doubt B...

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by JohanTally
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential for an 787-10ER ?
Replies: 62
Views: 7402

Re: Potential for an 787-10ER ?

In my opinion, Boeing has heavily underrated the potential of the 787-10 project. Boeing has been too hurry (or at least too lazy) when making the 78X as a literal stretch version of the -9, with same MTOW, same landing gears.... Despite the fact that this "instant" strategy made the 78X ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

PHL does have a hanger to fit A330 to hang out at. I'm not sure if they want to keep one at PHL. They have space for it. Might want to keep it available for a last minute cargo op Could there be an operational/staffing reason to keep at least one A330 flying to allow pilots to maintain their rating...

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by JohanTally
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Another hail event in TUL requiring inspections of aircraft according to JonNYC

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by JohanTally
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Two A332s returning from El Salvador. N284AY on AAL9608 to ELP, then I'd assume to ROW and N291AY on AAL9606 to PHL. Not sure why 291 is going to PHL instead of ROW. PHL does have a hanger to fit A330 to hang out at. I'm not sure if they want to keep one at PHL. They have space for it. Might want t...

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by JohanTally
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I think anything parked at ROW has a pretty low chance of returning. Maybe not zero, but low. We KNOW the old 737s, 767s, 333s, and 190s are being retired and they are there. The fact that the 332 is being sent there means that AA is at least contemplating not bringing them back. They could, and ma...

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by JohanTally
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I think anything parked at ROW has a pretty low chance of returning. Maybe not zero, but low. We KNOW the old 737s, 767s, 333s, and 190s are being retired and they are there. The fact that the 332 is being sent there means that AA is at least contemplating not bringing them back. They could, and ma...

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by JohanTally
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 62719

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Hopefully someone remembers that Boeing has 400+ MAX a/c sitting around and a number of them will have been cancelled, so will it really be in Boeing's best interest to take a DL order for 100 a/c to be delivered in 5 years time over a 5 year span when they can fill that complete order in 6 months?...

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by JohanTally
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

And, as someone pointed out, ROW doesn't have TUL's hail storm and tornado risk. Because ROW has never seen hail? https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/storm-brings-hail-funnel-clouds-flooding-across-new-mexico/5374991/ Roswell is a desert climate that gets three times less rain annually than TUL CL...

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by JohanTally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines It appears that most of the A332's & A333's have made the one-way trip to ROW. I imagine these will join the 767's, which are now officially retired. I also think the 757's are done, too. When the dust settles, it looks like AA will have t...

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by JohanTally
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

270 still at PIT. Ferry flight this morning was cancelled. Edit: My bad, looks like it did leave this morning. That was A332, N281AY which was supposed to go to ROW, but did not. Don't know the reason. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines It appears that most of the A332's & ...

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by JohanTally
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I guess its better to store the A332 at ROW instead of PHL and CLT? And I'm assuming this is even for longer term? ROW only gets about 15 inches of rain per year which I think anything more than a couple months of storage make it worthwhile. Recently TUL had a significant hailstorm and numerous air...

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by JohanTally
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

N293AY scheduled to ferry to ROW tomorrow from CLT. Right now it's parked at gate A12

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by JohanTally
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Official, major retirements: AA retiring Aircraft. Earliest 737-800 (qty 76) Oldest A330 (qty 9 A330-300) 757-200 (qty 34) 767-300ER (qty 16) E-190 (qty 20) https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-retiring-737-a330/ Several types permanently retired. :cry2: Lightsaber In regards to the 50 seat...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Is AA9643 PHL-ROW B752 a retirement flight? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9643 AA announced the 757s will be stored and could return to service if demand recovers faster than expected. A few might be officially retired/scrapped but most will be in long-term storage. Does that apply to both...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 146350

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9643


AA announced the 757s will be stored and could return to service if demand recovers faster than expected. A few might be officially retired/scrapped but most will be in long-term storage.
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PHLspecial wrote:
Is AA9643 PHL-ROW B752 a retirement flight?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9643


AA announced the 757s will be stored and could return to service if demand recovers faster than expected. A few might be officially retired/scrapped but most will be in long-term storage.

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6787

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

I heard that it may eventually be removed on new 787 engines. Not sure if this will come to fruition but maybe during a substantial pip it would be modified.

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12151

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

sunking737 wrote:
I find it interesting that a DC-8 is still flying when newer jets are getting parked. Great job in building these Mr Douglas


I believe this bird has CM56 engines so it has plenty of spare parts readily available

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 308
Views: 62441

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

"How much of AA's debt is maturing in the next 3-6 months while they weather this crisis? Probably on the order of $700 million to $1.4 billion. I don't think they would be materially stronger but for these debt payments." Although they obviously need much more than .7-1.4 billion but if t...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 308
Views: 62441

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I agree with many posters in this thread. If AA is to accept any government subsidies, AA must: 1, Doug Parker and the previous senior management from HP and US must leave the company 2, Restricted salary and compensation for senior management 3, Be more customer friendly. Customer satisfaction mus...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1096
Views: 200299

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
It's in the air


It also stayed under 20k feet which apparently is the plan thus far

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7953

Re: New Boeing Freighters

Do you guys think the new C-390 Millenium by Boeing-Embraer could find a niche in the civil freighter market ? There's a Civil version on the drawing board, it seems... https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=984 Cheers, docmtl Boeing-Embraer might not be a thing. It will be...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55756

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Here in the States we call the negotiated and agreed upon contract a Collective Bargaining Agreement the name indicates that all parties had input in the settlement. I'm not sure if it's the same in Australia but QF executives telling pilots accept our terms or we will find someone else who will is...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55756

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

It's hardly good faith barganing when they tell you don't accept this deal, (a non negotiated deal) you will be replaced by someone else. We are not contractors. Not bad faith - it's just a take it or leave it deal, no more room for negotiation. No different to walking into a shop. You either accep...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55756

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

It's hardly good faith barganing when they tell you don't accept this deal, (a non negotiated deal) you will be replaced by someone else. We are not contractors. Exactly. Qantas is one of a few airlines that passengers will pay a premium to fly on. I doubt the same would be true if they started a n...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 308
Views: 62441

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

https://www.ccn.com/fasten-your-belts-a ... ankruptcy/
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Sam Chui pretty much cut and paste this article. Do we know their credentials are they a reputable source or just click bait?

https://www.ccn.com/fasten-your-belts-a ... ankruptcy/

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55756

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

According to todays Australian newspaper Alan Joyce has asked Airbus for more time to make a decision, but only giving the pilots till March 30 to agree to the new deal. Airbus confirmed they were in discussions. If the pilots don’t agree then the A350 will be removed from the package and given to ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3829

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

Wasn't the MCAS install needed because the engines had to be set up higher on the pylon than previous models? So as a result, it is the engines. As the end of the day, it's a management failure to build a new design years ago instead of sitting on their hands. MCAS was put on the MAX to make it's h...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 6421

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

This plane would not of had additional tanks for a simple ferry flight that easily could of stopped along the way to add fuel. It was however able to fill the existing tanks completely full which you typically can't do on the 78J because of the MTOW. Hawaii ferry flights are unique because there are...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 308
Views: 62441

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I think all airlines are going to file bankruptcy, unless the governments decide to save them. At this stage the Corona Virus can't be stopped - it is going to spread absolutely everywhere and most countries are going to end up with lockdowns of the style we have already seen in China and Italy. Th...

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