I would go with LH. Have a look: Flight LH457 (B744) Departure at LAX: 2:55 pm (Terminal 6) Arrive at FRA 10:30 next day (Terminal 1) Flight LH138 (A321) Depart FRA 12:10 (same Terminal) Arrive at MUC 1:05 pm total travel time is only about 13hrs!!! try to beat this.... Have a nice flight!Jump to post
LH did not include the 777 in this test, only their (and Condors) fleet at that time. It was not possible because the calculated the fuel consumption over the entire financial year of operations. I have no information that they actually tested a 777 from United in operations, where did you hear that...Jump to post
Thanks for the info.
I think the A330-100 will be a success due to the fact that many airlines are waiting for this plane. And I can't imagine that Lufthansa for example will buy Boeing instead. Others Airbus users will follow due to commonality reasons.
O.K., I got your point. But what makes you think that aircraft orders in the US are purely based on economics - but not in Europe? I believe (and there's a lot of evidence) that US airlines are urged to buy american. Of course, it's their decision in the end but there is pressure on them. Even in Eu...Jump to post
Hi, I understand your point and agree with your arguments. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think Boeings long-term succes is endangered because they don't have plans for completely new aircraft so far. To compete with the Airbus concept of fleet commonality and the newest technology (fly-by-wir...Jump to post
Have a look at these beauties... <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=9291" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/B/BaciRnw15.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="132"></a><...Jump to post
Thanks for all your thoughts. I didn't claim that U.S. airlines buy Boeing only because of government pressure. What I meant was that it's just natural that the government urges them to buy american products and it's obvious too that american companies and custumers want to protect american jobs and...Jump to post
Hi all! What do you think, do Boeing planes have a future in the fleets of european carriers? I doubt that and think that they'll only play a minor role in the future, most people being carried by Airbus in a couple of years. I mean, if you look at the major european airlines, nearly all of them are...Jump to post
Hi, there's also another point for airlines to paint their planes mostly in white: it's a lot cheaper and requires less maintenance! That's because the white paint reflects most of the harmful (yes, also for aircrafts) UV-radiation, whereas darker colors (like United's) decay much more intense when ...Jump to post
He he guys, I got the specifics! Dimensions Length 245.3ft 74.77m Wingspan 208.2ft 63.45m Height 58.3ft 17.29m Fuselage diameter 18.5ft 5.64m Weights MTOW1 804700lb 365t MLW2 560000lb 254t MZFW3 529133lb 240t Max. fuel capacity 51680USg 195620l — 1MTOW: Maximum takeoff weight 2MLW: Maximum lan...Jump to post
Hi Gary, thanks a lot for the story of your Perth-Sydney trip (part 4). It really was a pleasure to read, and I think I speak for everybody who will read it! Keep up the good work. I really look forward for the story to continue. And boy, get your films developed!! Bye, WorldTravellerJump to post
BA is introducing the first baby seat in the air these days. It is supposed to be similar to a baby seat for cars and can be fixed to the plane seat with the seat belts safely.
This really seems to be the safest way to carry babies, esp. for landing and takeoff.
Have a nice day!
Hey guy's, don't you think you should calm down a bit? I think you dealt this topic with way too much emotion! I think the courtroom has to decide: if SIA copied or stole patents singned up and used by BA, then there should be a penalty, don't you think? This is how business works. You can't simply ...Jump to post
Here are the news from REUTERS (from Yahoo): "Saturday November 27, 9:59 am Eastern Time Airbus to choose Toulouse for A3XX site - report FRANKFURT, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Airbus consortium will choose the French city of Toulouse as the site to build its planned superjumbo A3XX airplane, not the Ger...Jump to post
Thank you for your statement Udo, I think you wrote what many of us think! I would go even further: I see Boeing in a major crisis in a couple of years if they don't start to develop radically NEW planes to replace the 717, 737NG, 767 and 747 (and I don't mean upgrades!). How bad will the 717 and 76...Jump to post
Hi Udo! Thanks for telling us about your BA experience to Dubai. And if you look at my username, you'll see that I like BA and the NWT a lot, too! Well, I had a great BA trip myself this summer. My routing was DUS-LHR-LAX-LHR-DUS and it was truly a great experience. Unfortunately, both 744's (G-BNLL...Jump to post
Hello again! Important news came up today: KLM and Alitalia will expand their cooperation so that it can be called merger. Over the next years, they will buy planes together and share the profits 50-50, to name just a few points... What do you think of it, will they join an existing alliance or do t...Jump to post
Hi all It's nice to see that the A3XX provides so many stuff to discuss! I think TP343 came up with a very interesting point by saying that in the future Alliances could own and fly a plane. I think in like 10 or 20 years this can actually be reality (think of the news today that KLM/ALITALIA will d...Jump to post
Hi Udo (wie geht's denn so?) That's an interesting point about the BA757. I don't know if they plan to phase them out, but I think they will keep them in their fleet for at least a couple of years. I think the 757 is very popular at BA, it is the workhorse on their european routes for nearly 20 year...Jump to post
Hi everybody! I would like to talk about the A3XX a little bit. I think it will be THE most spactacular commercial airliner when it has its roll-out. What do you think, when will the first aircraft take the skys? And which airlines will order it? Where will it be build (Toulouse, Hamburg, Rostock......Jump to post
Hi guy's, please keep in mind what this thread was about (the ugliest plane - not military technology!!!!) Just one ironic question to the guys who are incorrigible: Why doesn't the United States keep their Starfigthers and F-5's or even their F-15's when Russian aircraft are so so so bad and like a...Jump to post
Hi all, what a great discussion! To all the people who think a few more knots or kph's are that important: Would you buy a car that runs 10 miles faster than another? Or would you look at comfort, security, and fuel consumption when making a decision? Why is Boeing always right even if e.g. the 737-...Jump to post
Hi Cedarjet, thanks for your information about EL AL. While I don't want to comment on the political things, I think it is necessary for EL AL to protect it's passengers because the airline is like no other airline the target of terrorist attacks and I think a lot of lives have been saved through th...Jump to post
Hi guys, today I would like to discuss EL AL's huge security measures. Does anybody know if it is true that there is ARMED security personnel on EVERY El AL flight? I heard this several times. The security people are seated in the cabin and look just like normal tourists or businessmen. It's interes...Jump to post
Hi Mish1234, it's not really true that Boeing planes are faster than Airbusses. First, the 747-400 is the fastest non-supersonic commercial aircraft. But you can't generalize from this that Boeing planes are the fastest because apart from the 747, Boeing and Airbus planes tend to have pretty much th...Jump to post
The fact is that the Sidestick was yet another innovation by Airbus (think of the fly-by-wire, first for civil aircraft after Concorde on the A320). The Sidestick has proven to be very succesfull and if pilots would't have liked it Airbus would have abolished them. Don't forget... not only Boeing bu...Jump to post
AIRBUS announced today at Le Bourget that apart from the Hamburg site, the 319 will also be assembled in Toulouse in the future.
Could this be a sign that the A3XX will someday be build in Hamburg?
As you know, several european cities are now competing to build this Superbird...
I saw the crash on TV yesterday and it looked really scary! The plane (they said it was a Su-27, not -30) was like "dancing" around in the air, then came very close to the ground while the pilots tried to give full power to the engines to avoid ground contact which then occured while the back of the...Jump to post
Hey guys, no way that Aeroflot pilots have to speak these five languages!!! (As you see, they can hardly speak one foreign language) It is REALLY SCARY to me that a pilot who flies to New York and Seattle can't speak english well!!! I mean, we've had some serious incidents where language problems pl...Jump to post
Hi guys I was wondering if anybody knows how to find out exactly which aircraft (i.e. G-XXXX) flies on which routes for an airline? I am asking this because I'd like to know on which routes BA uses the new livery and on which routes and aircraft they already have the "new" World Traveller class. Tha...Jump to post
Austrian Airlines has or at least had a nose cam on one of their A340's. They said if it would be a success (what a question !!) they would implement it on all the others.
German's Condor has nose cams on at least a few of their 767's. It's just great to see the runway comin' closer and closer...