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by jfk777
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 49
Views: 9743

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

QF doesn't have slot constraints are Kingsford Smith like BA does at LHR. Everyone loves the A380 but are good for the future at Qantas ? QF's route map to the USA has become more direct with the 787-9 with more flights from Melbourne to San Francisco & Brisbane to SFO & LAX. The A380 is gre...

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by jfk777
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer
Replies: 64
Views: 11093

Re: AA announces a slew of new leisure routes for summer

Man AA+partners is really starting to look pretty nice as the legacy of choice in BNA: BOS, NYC, PHL, DCA, RDU, CLT, MIA, FLL, MCO, DFW, AUS, ORD, PHX, LAX, SFO, SEA, CUN, and LHR Didn't BA kill Nashville along with Pittsburgh, Charleston and other minor 787 cities ? Austin & San Diego are stil...

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by jfk777
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

The JAL A350-1000 could set the standard for long haul interiors and is expected to have First Class which for some reason is rare or nonexistent in current A350-1000. I would love any details.

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by jfk777
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ is now the largest A350 operator
Replies: 21
Views: 5335

Re: SQ is now the largest A350 operator

3 variants is a major stretch, They operate the A359 and A359ULR. The “Regional Aircraft” are just a different configuration and probably a paper derate. Shoot, I’d argue the ULRs are pretty damn close to what the standard A359 is today. ooooof. Sorry, 3 different variants with 3 different configur...

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by jfk777
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

Interesting that the last 3 777-300s are gone as well, I hadn't heard that. I hear that another large Japanese carrier is trying to work with the pilot group to shed it's 777 fleet as well... Its entire 777 fleet? The 77Ws are still playing a pretty big role, although some are being retired. JAL on...

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by jfk777
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19360

Re: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Its not just PHL & JFK, AA has European flights as far south as Miami. Charlotte provides a great international gateway for the Mid-Atlantic region since CLT is the second biggest AA hub. ORD has been a huge Atlantic gateway for AA providing connections for the midwest and east coast markets. PH...

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by jfk777
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9197

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

The US destinations mentioned so far (LAX/SFO/SEA/IAH) are within range of HAN without a stop, but SGN is a bit of a stretch without a stop or payload restrictions westbound. Therefore, should we expect to see these flights from HAN and tag to SGN allowing customers to fly same-plane service US>SGN...

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by jfk777
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9197

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

This reminds me of Kenya Airways flying to JFK, Why does Vietnam Air want to fly so far to California when they know they can't make any money. with all the Skyteam airlines in Asia couldn't they help fill Korean Air's flights to LAX and connect over Seoul. Asia is full of Skyteam airlines including...

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by jfk777
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 20386

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

My guess is BA as well. Although they did a lot of complaining to RR when WW was in charge and they were heavily impacted with the T1000 issues. However, there must be a belief that RR has overcome their problems with the Trents otherwise an airline like LH would not order their engines. Same for E...

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by jfk777
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC-London Aircraft Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 3914

Re: NYC-London Aircraft Economics

Even W or Y tickets are generally more expensive than other European destinations. Isn't that only because of the high UK APD rather than the actual ticket portion the airline sees? I always found NYC tickets super cheap 'cos of the sheer number of Y seats on the market supporting the J frequencies...

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by jfk777
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 22
Views: 3133

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

Doubtful we will ever see Etihad flying their A380 again. Great Marketing for them, a very rarified product.

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by jfk777
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GE merging GECAS leasing business with AerCap
Replies: 40
Views: 5317

Re: Rumor: GE looks to merge leasing business with AerCap

GE will miss the cash flow from their leasing arm. If GE does sell will this "cure" all the problems ?

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 14886

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

So, the following seem to be the only remaining operators of the 777 with this engine type: UA JAL ANA KAL OZ Any others? That is a fairly complete list of PW 777 operators since the 777-200 were offered with 3 engines options. Obviously all 777-300ER have GE exclusively. NO 777 operators in Europe...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2519

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

Lufthansa is an airline which will retain some level First Class, their home is a very rich country where a market still exists for the product. Their fleet mix will always have long haul planes of various sizes, their largest will have First Class.

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa DC-10 routes
Replies: 21
Views: 2315

Re: Lufthansa DC-10 routes

Miami was flown by Lufthansa DC-10-30's for at least 20 years from 1978 when they started flying to the sunshine state.

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by jfk777
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 13879

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

If Southwest orders the A220-300 to replace their 737-700 fleet it's going to be a dark day in Seattle. The day will arrive when SW doesn't use 737's exclusively, is that day soon ? Airlines flying the A220 love it and so do passengers, it can fly 3,000 miles serving all the continental 48 states. B...

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by jfk777
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 232744

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

Lots has been written about Jetblue going to London, Four A321 daily from JFK and BOS are not going to affect the three alliances like Norwegian did. The Norwegian 787-9 had seats for 338 people, the JB A321 say 150 or 160 with Mint Suites. The time to get concerned is when JB flies widebody planes ...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1107
Views: 160180

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Well, unless JetBlue management was lying about growing to 220 to 240 flights a day at JFK or AA has had a change of heart since JetBlue pilots voted down LOA13, that will be what AA is relegated to. There isn't enough slots between them for JetBlue to be that large and for AA to be more than 50 fl...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 8976

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

The 777-300ER are only 4 airplanes, they could retire 4 777-200Er.

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Combi aircraft - an opportunity missed ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4279

Re: Combi aircraft - an opportunity missed ?

The 747 Combi started because Sabena could not sell a full 747-100 from BRU to JFK 50 years ago and they came up with the idea of putting cargo on the main deck.

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 106
Views: 22978

Re: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

With traffic down at JFK, the Port Authority should use the time to do massive construction and finish a new Terminal 1 on the current T 1-3 site. The AA terminal should be finished to its original plans with British Airways and more airlines moving in. JetBlue's own international terminal, on the ...

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 106
Views: 22978

Re: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

With traffic down at JFK, the Port Authority should use the time to do massive construction and finish a new Terminal 1 on the current T 1-3 site. The AA terminal should be finished to its original plans with British Airways and more airlines moving in. JetBlue's own international terminal, on the o...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 106
Views: 22978

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

Ever since Delta moved to Terminal 4 and the Worldport was torn down JFK has been one terminal down in capacity. Why oh why has the privately funded T1 become the new IAB with more and more airlines squeezing in, do KE, JL, AF & LH really want Alitalia there ? Nope Now the T1 consortium is the ...

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by jfk777
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 106
Views: 22978

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

Ever since Delta moved to Terminal 4 and the Worldport was torn down JFK has been one terminal down in capacity. Why oh why has the privately funded T1 become the new IAB with more and more airlines squeezing in, do KE, JL, AF & LH really want Alitalia there ? Nope Now the T1 consortium is the s...

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by jfk777
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

With 787-9 & A350 Qantas should fly to both Seattle and Chicago. Florida is too leisure oriented for a QF flight to work, DFW works very well for that traffic. JFK is really the only viable east coast airport for Qantas right now. Boston and Washington would be great for Qantas to serve when the...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1107
Views: 160180

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

That's amazing. Gotta love how MIA/JFK-TLV are now set to launch before DFW-TLV. In the stream, Vasu Raja said Portland, Maine. Not new, so not sure what's up with that. AA must love Israel because they can fly a ton of widebodies there in these challenging times. TWA flew there for decades from JF...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19205

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

JB entering the FLL & MIA to London will find it extremely challenging as many other have failed in taking on AA/BA and Virgin. Delta tried from MIA to LHR in 2008 when LHR was opened and lasted about two years. Norwegian tried from FLL then moved the flight to MIami, Covid essentially killed a ...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19205

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

Ive just never understood this singles only configuration. Do the airlines think it's a Trekkie convention? I want to sit with with my wife. Not pack her off somewhere out of sight. That someone REALLY having to be in physical contact with someone else (that they could otherwise see and communicate...

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by jfk777
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19205

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

JB is giving their best for the UK, this will be a niche operation to Gatwick with one or two daily A321LR's from JFK and Boston each.

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by jfk777
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 250
Views: 32909

Re: American A330s Storage?

Delta doesn't want an old bunch of ex USair A330's lets just realize that and stop speculating any angle where they might. Even A330 have gone to the desert for retirement.

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by jfk777
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.
Replies: 58
Views: 5200

Re: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.

National Airlines from Miami flew to LHR too from MIA before the 1977 Bermuda 2 restrictions which only allowed TWA and PA at LHR. National stayed until PA merged with the airline and PA operated MIA - LHR with their existing LHR flights. What I have always wondered is how can two of the most capita...

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by jfk777
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41501

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Its sad Norwegian failed, they had quite a sizeable operation at Gatwick to all corners of America, even Austin, Texas. They had 787-9 with 56 Y + seats they charged decent $$$ for, this dam Covid killed a perfectly good airline adding another low fare airline into the dustbin of failed low fare UK ...

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by jfk777
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41501

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

With the collapse of Norwegian and due to a changing economic climate, is it possible we could see TATL travel completely abandon the “failed“ business models of past carriers like PanAm and TWA? For example, PanAm’s fatal flaw was arguably it’s lack of domestic/TATL connections possible at JFK, wh...

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by jfk777
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 10697

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

Eastern doesn't seem to trigger the same good memories as TWA and Pan Am. I'm too young to have experienced any of them for myself but I frequently hear people say how much they miss Pan Am and TWA. It seems Eastern was ready for its demise as I don't get the feeling the were every any good at any ...

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by jfk777
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 10697

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

The end of Eastern came because two giant played chicken and their egos made tens of thousands loose their jobs. Frank Lorenzo and the late Charles Bryan. Bryan quickly left Miami and moved a few hundred miles north to the Villages near Orlando, The Villages is a well known retirement community. Eas...

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by jfk777
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.
Replies: 58
Views: 5200

Re: NW/PA and DL/PA London interchange routes.

I have wondered about this before. Delta's March 1973 timetable shows the 747-P operating the ATL-IAD-LHR interchange. There are also 5 domestic flights operating with the 747-P, all of which could be flown by one aircraft in between the IAD-ATL arrival on the first day and the ATL-IAD departure th...

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

For all the folks wanting ex-Norwegian 787 to become Qantas, the QF birds have GE engines & the Norwegian planes hae Rollers. The Norwegian birds would be great for BA or Virgin Atlantic. An airline needing a whole fleet like a new South African flag carrier.

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41501

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

So sad for Norwegian Gatwick operations to end like this. They expanded the market from the USA to several places in Europe from many cities ranging from LAX to Austin to JFK. Sorry to see you go.

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by jfk777
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 13806

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Sorry to see Norwegian and their Red Nosed 787 leave Gatwick. Norwegian became a large airline in the UK to USA market plus many routes from the USA to CDG, FCO, AMS and BCN. They even flew from Gatwick to EZE & GRU. Too bad it ended the way it did.

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by jfk777
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21
Replies: 44
Views: 7005

Re: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21

Qantas has 14 787-9, if they plan to fly to London via Perth and Singapore plus LAX from Sydney, MEL and Brisbane plus DFW plus Johannesburg and SFO from Melbourne and SYD. Do the Aussie's have enough 787-9's if all these flights are happening ? Seems very ambitious unless more 787 are coming from B...

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by jfk777
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 250
Views: 32909

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

AA has 47 777-200ER plus 20 77W's, they don't need any more. Where is AA going to fly all their 777, 787 are replacing them on many routes. Delta's 20 777 are really two separate fleets purchased 10 years apart since later ones are 777-200LR's. AA's 777 fleet is fine for their needs, in coming years...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 125
Views: 23773

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

Eastern can replicate all the AA routes it wants, AA offers daily flights on most Miami to Latin cities and often many frequencies too. EA has huge 777 flying once or twice weekly. AA can make a profit with 737 but an empty 777 loses buckets, given EA history I wouldn't bet on them.

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 135020

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

If things returned to traditional Hong Kong values then Cathay would be helped. The state of affairs in HK today is sad, only worse because of the Covid.

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by jfk777
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to end JV ops with AF/KLM
Replies: 16
Views: 5058

Re: Kenya Airways to end JV ops with AF/KLM

How is Kenya Airways 15 hour flight to JFK doing ?

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by jfk777
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s oldest passenger 737-300 in operation turns 35
Replies: 31
Views: 11698

Re: World’s oldest passenger 737-300 in operation turns 35

Lufthansa had a bunch of 737-300 which just retired a few years ago, these birds flew around Europe for over 30 years.

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by jfk777
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)
Replies: 49
Views: 7285

Re: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)

Delta could fly JFK to Johannesburg, New York doesn't have as many connections and more competition. From Atlanta they connect to 100 cities and have shown it can be done for a decade so why change what works ? USA to South Africa is a niche market, Delta has been the only airline recently flying th...

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by jfk777
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12301

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

Haven't sales of 777, 787 and A350's answered these questions. Even when Airbus had both the A330 and A340, the A330 sold at triple the rate. The only reason the A380 has four engines is as a twin it would have been impractical. The A380 will be the last four engine plane built. Twins clearly have ...

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by jfk777
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12301

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

Haven't sales of 777, 787 and A350's answered these questions. Even when Airbus had both the A330 and A340, the A330 sold at triple the rate. The only reason the A380 has four engines is as a twin it would have been impractical. The A380 will be the last four engine plane built. Twins clearly have s...

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330229

Re: American Airlines Adds CLT-HNL

When the world returns to normal AA should go to Tokyo from Charlotte, Tokyo only seems to work for AA from DFW & LAX. The JAL JV is not the answer to every additional flight to Japan.

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by jfk777
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 55979

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?

The A380 was another European vanity project like the Concorde. When no Japanese or North American airline purchased the whale alarms should have been going of in Toulouse. Leahy has such an ego he thought he could pull off a Houdini act a magically gets orders, he was successful in a limited degre...

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