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It's likely uneconomical to refurbish airplanes that are on the way out in a couple of years time.
AC made their bed with Boeing and the 737MAX, and if the A320 interiors are reflecting their age, you can say that it's indirectly Boeing's fault.
Have always wondered why KLM's fleet is far smaller than AF's.
Is it because of the smaller captive market of the Netherlands vs France?
5) if this is only a codeshare agreement with no equity sale, I will be disappointed. Why does Indigo need to get rid of equity though? With 9W circa 2013, the company was on its knees and had large debts alongside a major cash flow issue that Etihad helped postpone by half a decade. Indigo is in n...Jump to post
If he was in charge of any other airline in any other country, he would have flown it to the ground and got booted out before you could say "Akbar".
He's lucky he has a couple of gas wells to cushion his dumb decisions.
QR can only gain from this.
There hasn't been an increase in bilaterals between Qatar and India since 2009 or so, and good ol' Al has been flying off the handle several times hankering for an increase in the allotment.
Regarding the pollution: we need to find out what China did 10 years ago and follow through with the same. Beijing was in the midst of a similar mess at the time of their Olympics and the years that followed, but since then have contained the situation somewhat.Jump to post
I think the idea is to fly hub>premium>hub>cheap>hub>premium as an example, to avoid the round robins. Think of some carriers that fly a 13-hour longhaul and then the plane comes back to base with a several hours to kill, so the airline sends it on a hop somewhere local and back. :checkmark: Those ...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:The commercial success depends on how much ground time you want to spend to reconfigure it. But, it's been done.
Can there ever be a technology developed in future to have an airliner's classes morph as the carrier sees fit on the various routes in its network? KU are quite familiar for me so I'll use them as an example - they fly a 3-class A330 (17F, 30J, 165Y) across several destinations. When these fly to C...Jump to post
I'll never fly on one of IndiGo's A320s with their ketchup cheese sandwich on any flight longer than 3 hours. You heard it here first. It's good that a large part of the fleet will be A321s. I hear those ketchup cheese sandwiches are way better. Says who? The A321s are the same bar the length of th...Jump to post
I'll never fly on one of IndiGo's A320s with their ketchup cheese sandwich on any flight longer than 3 hours.
You heard it here first.
Although India and China are neighbouring countries with a joint population of over 2.5 billion, the Himalayas ensure that they have historically had nothing to do with each other.
Not surprised in the slightest at the relative paucity of frequencies thus far.
Boeing needs to make new planes again, and not rely on re-hashes from the mid 20th century anymore.Jump to post
There are lessons from this saga for Boeing too - that is not to be beholden to one customer - leave alone such a conservative one in Southwest - to such an extent that you sacrifice safety and innovation for economic gain.Jump to post
Here are my predictions for India For political and financial reasons Air India(in 2020). No one will buy even with just $1.4 billion debt and the government insists on claiming to achieve a disinvestment goal of $8B thru shutdown. For political reasons Indigo(prior to 2024). Reasons: Infighting an...Jump to post
Also, the talk about reviving the 764 and reengining it probably went something like this: FedEx & UPS: "Hey Boeing! What do you have to replace the MD-11F and A306?" Boeing: "Er...How about buying (more) 777F's?" FedEx & UPS: "Nah! Too big & expensive. What els...Jump to post
jfk777 wrote:Surprising they operated those gas guzzlers for so long. Also surprising that they are flying 787-9 and not A350-900.
Imagine if threads on relative non-events were created for every airline from every continent out there.
We will need an entire sub forum just to house them all.
The block time and distance of this flight is longer than DEL-SFO so I don’t know how (if this turns out to be true) that AI is going to operate it with a full payload. DEL-IAH is 17:15 block and 13,500km whilst DEL-SFO is 12,400km and 16:00 block and that flight is on the very edge of AI’s B77L ca...Jump to post
TObound wrote:I have. And you think ET @ ADD is a superconnector?
TObound wrote:Not going to happen. Who is going to want to stop off in the "third world" on their stopover. I can't think of any major hub that's in such a country.
cedarjet wrote:Spiderguy252 wrote:Rumour going around that KU are set to resume KWI-LHR-JFK.
Whether this news has something to do with it I don't know.
Hahaha that isn’t even a rumour, and it isn’t going to happen
Rumour going around that KU are set to resume KWI-LHR-JFK.
Whether this news has something to do with it I don't know.
I'd be very curious to see what India O/D loads on ME3 are at LAX vs. SFO. Etihad, which I thought would do well at SFO, pulled out in 2017. They were notoriously using the lesser product "Jetihad" 777s on the route which is strange when you consider the premium tech traffic they should h...Jump to post
Air India dodged a bullet by not going for PW on their NEOs.Jump to post
Are they already 3-4-3 on their 77Ws?Jump to post
There's still some ownership issues with AI. I thought the Government of India was going to sell Air India off and perhaps when that's taken care of, the new owner maybe eventually start service to LAX ? I'm still going to believe it when I see it, but rumours of late seem a little more concrete in...Jump to post
At what point to Boeing pause MAX production?
Surely there is an upper limit of churning out planes that can't take to the skies? Even when (if) everything is over, I don't presume carriers are going to want 20 new aircraft on property at the same time? I doubt there is such an appetite.
Both AI and AC are battling to make up for the capacity lost by 9W's exit.Jump to post
Off-topic, but imagine the storm Boeing will have to face if there was a crash?
Yes yes I know it's an NG and not a MAX, but still.
It is quite normal. SIA have departures from LHR scheduled at 0925 and 1125 both currently on A380s. SIA also has two evening departures - one 773ERand another A380. Including BA and AF that gives 5 A380s and 2 773ER a day between LHR and SIN. Surely you don't mean to say that AF flies LHR-SIN nons...Jump to post
They might place an order for the B797 and the A360.
A dozen apiece.