So Airbus market blablabla about the aircraft "not getting narrower in the back" could translate to the real-world meaning of "the aircraft narrows down only a bit, so you can still squeeze in the full number of economy seats." A squeeze that SQ probably didn't find appropriate ...Jump to post
ojjunior wrote:Try a 17+ hours leg in biz or 1st class then return in economy and tell us your experience later.
Agreed. Comparing SQ to Air China is a little silly too. I guess Air China gives you free secondhand smoke exposure from the pilots! With all due respect, you sir seem to have a serious comprehension problem. If the conjunction "but" was there instead of "though" you would have ...Jump to post
An ok price though a one stop std Y on Air China costs almost half of that.Jump to post
it's such an achievement but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying economy... no matter how new, modern or good IFE the plane has, no one deserves it. "but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying Business or First Class on commercial flights..............Jump to post
Moon Represents My Heart .... Teresa Teng, 1977. Timeless classic by the late Taiwanese song goddess. Here's her original, with explanations. http://www.sinosplice.com/learn-chinese/the-moon-represents-my-heart An English version by Danny Refuerzo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16X4IAF6QCo And mus...Jump to post
777 IS OVERRATED!! CAN YOU HEAR ME OVER THE ENGINES!! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? Seriously, I like how you are trying to make your point. :bigthumbsup: But though louder than other currently flying jetliners, its high noise level is way overrated. And I believe the upcoming -8 & -9 will be much quiet...Jump to post
TG seems to want to operate one of each aircraft type ( for fun?) I read somewhere about it in the past about why TG operates many different types of aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. It's all about the government relationships between the France, Germany and USA. But they don't have to buy that man...Jump to post
.......The envy of watching their cousins in Singapore lead a successful global airline was too much to bear. ...... Malaysians, particularly those condescending wannabe-high-officials & two-cents politicians, view the relationship not as cousins but more of abang-adik or big brother versus (wa...Jump to post
Samrnpage wrote:161 seats makes me think the routes wont be profitable, however, do I know more than Singapore Airlines management? Definitely not.
scbriml wrote:......There'll be some other reason for the odd seating arrangement (maybe crew rest?), but it's not down to cabin taper..
Why are the last rows in premium economy 1-4-1 instead of 2-4-2? I remember Airbus saying that the cabin width of its A350 stays the same the entire length of the plane, unlike the A330's and A340's whose cabins get less wide in the back. From the seatmap, row 42 definitely tapers helluva lot and 4...Jump to post
I thought that was primarily so the pilots would have sufficient number of takeoffs/landings or whatever on the type. That shouldn’t be an issue for the ULR, as I assume SQ will use the same pilot pool as all the other A350s in the fleet. The A345 was a unique type for SQ. Thats so but the pilots w...Jump to post
lydh wrote:China's high-speed trains are ratchet, pretty sure I'd pay extra to be on a plane.
Not only HSR, the little choo-choo in remote areas of Northern Xinjiang is the same: (almost) always on time. I know that. I'm just relating my personal experience as a somewhat frequent HSR user. I have also used some normal and fast trains but not as much as the HSR All types I've traveled on are...Jump to post
I know it is a highly specialised cabin, but any prospects of this aircraft being used on short haul rotations for making the most of it? I suppose it will take after the previous A345's practice of doing Jkt-Sin-Jkt in-between its primary missions, chiefly for the pilots to put in more rotations a...Jump to post
Does that include the constant delays by China's ATC for unknown or "military" reasons? I have heard and believe that's a wide known issue that flights could be delayed for hours, which probably less likely for trains. If it’s chinese you can guarantee what is written on the box is not wh...Jump to post
Mine are as follows: 747 SP 3 (IR) 747-100B(SR/SUD) 3 (OX) 747-200B 9 (LH, UN) 747-200B(M) 2 (LH) 747-300 2 (QF, UN) 747-300(SCD) 2 (W5) 747-400 37 (BA, FJ, QF, NZ, TG, LH, OZ, KE) 747-400(D) 5 (NH) 747-400(ER) 1 (QF) 747-400(M) 3 (CA, OZ, BR) 747-800 1 (LH) Grand Total 68 Sorry but i hate you. Tre...Jump to post
I have forgotten how to post my images to the forum so I'll use what I can find from the web. https://remembersingapore.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/100-things-in-80s-part-2-blue-singapore-passport.jpg?w=640 Soon after Singapore's independence in 1965, the red passport was introduced. Back then, most...Jump to post
Maiden flight to be by the end of the year.....hopefully.
This is the latest news Mr Google has on the subject.
Having been on a couple hundreds short of a thousand flights over the past 4 decades, I can't recall all the times I was on the Queen of the Skies. Probably only about a total of approximately 2 dozen takeoffs & landings but I remember most vividly the first two; in mid 1979. Both were SQ's 742 ...Jump to post
Can I safely assume that as an a.netter, planes do pique your interest.....to whatever degree? So, I'll suggest a visit to The War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-dong. Worth at least half a day just to leisurely take in the more than two dozen mostly western aircraft; including a mighty Stratofortress...Jump to post
Confuscius wrote:Is that a Cebu Pacific A330 seat map?
klm617 wrote:I am sure you are one of those then that is a favor of the stand up seats..
What's with the gross misuse of words like torture on modern jetliners' seating? That's a bit too rich. Granted, they can be pretty uncomfortable, borderline tolerable and do cause some degrees of sufferings but we do have a choice, don't we? Pay more for higher-than-cattle-class or get on an airlin...Jump to post
Just as we needed a new term for the A380, big twin doesn’t seem to cut it for this jet. Everything about it is huge. Well, except the fuel burn. When will the official rollout and first flight be? And where is the rollout aircraft in the production process? Can’t wait to see the videos of those wi...Jump to post
Wow! Impressive. I'm impressed with the length. For sure the 777-9X is the longest twin ever designed in aviation history, if you exclude the A35J ..... Eh??? Are you saying the A35J is longer than the 779? If you are, is your tape measure made in some 4th world country or you are into "altern...Jump to post
Stolen? Why even bother correcting those who persist in regurgitating their Alternative Facts ? Its such posts that are pulling down the quality of a.net contents, and the perpetrators won't see the light . Should have reverted back to previous subscription-only-members policy as the culprits are m...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:...They didn't just come across the plans by incident...... tphuang wrote:...You simply show very little knowledge of their entire MIC based on everything you wrote...... Amiga500 wrote:...Anyone that knows anything about aero engineering know they are unique and standalone products.......Jump to post
Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain. C'est la vie. In this instance its the latter. Ultimately it will all balance out. It happens to everyone. Me too in this and other goods/services. I'll try to make right once or twice, then leave as is if not remedied should my gains or losses are not substa...Jump to post
Structure wrote:neutrino wrote:A quick question. Which is wider? MC-21 or C919?
The non-expert here says, for a few inches more, a single wide aisle to comfortably allow 2 pax to move along makes more sense. Less wasted expensive real estate and even smoother pax flow than twin aisle, pax' dislike of middle seats be damned.Jump to post
Sounds like a sale fare with tons of restrictions, catering to those who would otherwise fly LCCs. But go check the prices for full fare flexible Y, or J, and it's a different story. I know and, and did all that somewhat often. The sales fares do happen quite relatively often. Booked for a friend s...Jump to post
Is Manilla a lucrative destination in SQ's network with good revenue (hence the importance of keeping customers happy?)? Not sure about that but my February '18 SQ economy SIN-MNL-SIN flights cost me only SGD168 or roughly USD123. That's lower than the LCCs' no frills fares at the time. Couple of w...Jump to post
Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain. C'est la vie. In this instance its the latter. Ultimately it will all balance out. It happens to everyone. Me too in this and other goods/services. I'll try to make right once or twice, then leave as is if not remedied should my gains or losses are not substan...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:That's just plain incorrect. You could simply pull the 77L's performance manuals on Boeing's site and see that for yourself.
......still building the B748F at a loss ( so you say ). Preposterous! How dare you to even so much as voice a doubt? For all you know, he could very well be more informed on such matters than all a.netters, maybe as much as BA bean counters themselves. Don't belittle self-professed armchair experts.Jump to post
Aesma wrote:I would certainly not call any kind of business Genghis Khan.
Just curious. Are/were there any other airlines named after very famous historical figures?Jump to post
as a german, i dont read further than chapter one. because left out of the story ;-) Yes, a glaring omission, inadvertent or otherwise; Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain, designer of the first operational jet engine that powered the Heinkel HE178 in 1939. Sir Frank Whittle's engine within the Gloster E....Jump to post
Zeke, Have a look at the photos in post 34 above - one of them shows the left main gear being extracted from the mud. It seems to have dug in, and been broken off That detached mlg appears too clean to have just come out from immersion in the mud. Looks more like the excavator's is being used as a ...Jump to post
trpmb6 wrote:......there are too many armchair wannabe engineers here.......
Daylight photos now published. Taken from a distant point, but I think severe damage is visible in the left wing / fuselage área. The smell of a damaged beyond economical repair aircraft is stronger. :checkmark: An intelligent measured statement of opinion. A nice change from some other's declarati...Jump to post