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by william
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 5594

Re: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft

A quick check shows that the BA example has not had any maintenance period of more than 7 days in the past 5 years, this suggests to me that a D check is on the horizon, in itself a major expense. Then we have the fact that BA are slowly phasing out A319's,as are more or less every other airline. W...

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by william
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17485

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

I actually think the A320 family will be in production for another 30 years. It will definitely get another set of engines even if/when Boeing creates a clean sheet 737 replacement. The A320 will sell well based on availability and will capitalise on any delayd. It would also get the same engines t...

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by william
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18399

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

Without the horseshoe, how else could AA cram 2 MD80s into certain gates? Tight fit, and they did power pushbacks back then.

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by william
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18399

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

. Over the years, when I have had to travel to Dallas or connect through DFW, I always felt a bit sorry for folks who live there and have to use DFW as their primary airport. I was connecting in AA's Terminal C about 6-months ago and it looked so tired and worn down. That reminds me, why were some ...

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by william
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151700

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Given Boeing's recent difficulties I think it's more likely they do NSA/NMA as a combined program using a lot of commonality with the same cross section. But they will still do NMA first to figure out Production at lower volumes and wait for NSA sized engines to come along to not cannibalize 737 sa...

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by william
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays

No idea of the bottleneck?

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by william
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17485

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

You do know that the A220 has no cockpit commonality with the rest of the Airbus products. Just read in the latest ATW, interview with EasyJet CEO, the reason they will not order the A220, its not part of the A320 family. From the article, " We do not want the complexity." So if A220 is th...

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by william
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays

Airbus has 10 a year backlog of A320s, half are more profitable A321s, and its competition is down for the count. What exactly is the bottleneck in Hamburg? https://leehamnews.com/2019/10/30/airbus-2019-results-hit-by-a320neo-delivery-delays/ "October 30, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus announced 3...

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26323

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

anshabhi wrote:
IndiGo is in operational loss right now. Banks shouldn't finance any purchases until it regains profitability. We don't want another Kingfisher at any costs


Are not these sale/leasbacks? Indigo will not have to carry the debt.

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service
Replies: 50
Views: 12224

Re: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service

I know someone traveling to China because of a cheap, CHEAP deal found on Groupon. I was shocked its cheaper to fly to China than Europe.

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26323

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

A good time to revisit this 14 year old thread from Paris Air Show of 2005 when IndiGo placed its first order of 100 aircraft. You've got to marvel at Anet's collective wisdom. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=335629 Thanks for the trip down memory lane (I didn't post on it.....

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151700

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The two unnecessary crashes and deaths will haunt the MAX8 in perpetuity. Even though, grandfathered as it is, it is the superior 180 passenger plane for most airlines - big enough, enough range, superior economics. The larger versions are not as capable as the 320 lines, but much of that capabilit...

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26323

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

Engines to be powered by CFM versus P&W currently https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/1189171014305026052?s=20 The fuel burn and purchase price difference must not be that much, if any to make such a move. Contrary to Anet group think that every airline is waiting with baited breathe to order ...

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26323

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Update: Reuters reports IndiGo is close to finalising an order for as many as 300 neo aircraft https://www.reuters.com/article/indigo-airbus-idUSL8N27E21N My guess is we'll see an order at the Dubai air show. Given their continued scepticism of widebody aircraft, the XLR looks like a lock in this o...

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by william
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26323

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

I asked the question 5 months ago and no one answered, whats the fuel burn difference between P&W GTF and CFM?

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by william
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151700

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Will be interesting to see what the new FSA is. Boeing is going to be keen on changing the narrative, and what better way than a strong launch of a new aircraft. A big people hauler that efficient, sitting just above the A321 but designed for domestic routes and maybe trans Atlantic. And I agree wit...

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by william
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151700

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I've always thought it would be more of an 737/757 replacement than an an 767 replacement. A tight light 7W with two different sets of Wings/Gear/Tail for NSA/NMA - it made more sense to do NMA first but maybe they reverse that now. Yeah, thats what I am thinking, NMA's project direction is being c...

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by william
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151700

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

And when Boeing confirms it will develop a clean sheet MAX replacement, all Airbus needs to do is to stretch the A220 to develop a 160-seat A220-500. The A220 will then effectively becomes the A318/A319/A320 "clean-sheet" replacement, while the A321NEO stays on with another stretch to mak...

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by william
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72558

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Slowly reality is sinking in. Just one thing is worse than leaving the sole 737 fleet strategy, that is sticking with it. https://images.nrc.nl/3cuyvnYr7ZIQJ7owfNgjtJYfePE=/1920x/filters:no_upscale()/s3/static.nrc.nl/images/gn4/stripped/data44423629-fa02ea.jpg Source photo: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuw...

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by william
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56376

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

Unless you change the Cheap acquisition cost: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT! Low. Then it makes all the sense in the world. Riddle me this Batman. Airbus is booked out for years, and the a319neo/a320neo share the same assembly line. Why would airbus give a giant smoking hot unbelievable deal on a319s vs st...

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by william
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56376

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

If Spirit needs 120-150 3 crew aircraft for part of their network. Should they buy the bigger, more expensive A320s or an entirely new type, the A220? Exactly... you go for the A319NEO! They know their network structure.. In complete agreement with you on this! A319NEO will have cheaper acquisition...

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by william
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56376

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

Flew on Spirit for the first time in August and from a coach window seat perspective sitting in Row 25, there really is no difference between Spirit and a Major. I take it these will be sold lease backs as the others in Spirit fleet to keep the long term debt to nil? Congrats to Spirit and Airbus. A...

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by william
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56376

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

So an airline using a one aircraft family makes good sense from and ops and financial viewpoint. Got it.

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by william
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 14985

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

The present CEO will be stepping down too, once the MAX is back in service.

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by william
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reports Q3 results - 787 production rate cut for 2 years, 77X to enter service early 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14867

Re: Boeing reports Q3 results - 787 production rate cut for 2 years, 77X to enter service early 2021

WOW, Boeing still made a profit for the third quarter. That in itself is amazing.

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by william
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204805

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Strato2 wrote:
With the few small problems Boeing has at the moment Leeham now predicts there will be no NMA launch in 2020.


I saw that in my email this morning too. I figure its just clickbait.

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by william
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14800

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

I miss the earth tone brown slowly disappearing at DFW. Who knew that a white terminal facade would get dingy in a couple of years? Who knew?

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by william
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 8892

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/George+Bush+Intercontinental+Airport/@29.9871298,-95.3399771,920m/data=!3m2!1e3!5s0x8640b44c9e497b6d:0xff95595e65870b8b!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640b423d94355c7:0x9cc6b4fcc8c0c231!8m2!3d29.9902199!4d-95.3367827 So what's actually new other than C being torn down and rebuilt? Th...

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by william
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739286

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

When the Max returns to the air, and it will. There will be not only a clean sweep of management, but the Board will have some new faces too.

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by william
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?
Replies: 43
Views: 9533

Re: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?

Shame they got rid of the reverse thrust ptich, may have been a bridge too far technically.

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by william
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147451

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Doesn't the A321 and 767-200 seat the same? Delta had 202 pax in their 767-200s. Just trying to see how an airline would choose a 767-200 upgrade over a A321NEO?

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by william
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147451

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Boeing will want to keep the R&D outlay low on this project, hence the using of parts on the market today. But what would be the cost of a new wing?

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by william
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147451

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The only reason I see Boeing going this route is- 1. 737MAX grounding is going to hurt financially much more than Boeing letting on. 2. The business case is not there, Boeing cannot sell enough frames to cover the R&D 3. The engineers has put forth a compelling product case that will cater to di...

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by william
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147451

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I think I created posts on that 13, 7, 2, 1 years ago. First I had the Dreamliner crowd all over me (787 = 767 replacement) later on the MOM/NMA crowd. Always felt it was a reasonable idea. The 767 is 30t lighter than the A330/787, right sized, got significant updated for the -400ER and KC-46. And ...

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by william
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - Flying the A320
Replies: 28
Views: 6933

Re: Video - Flying the A320

Nice video.

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by william
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop
Replies: 49
Views: 7881

Re: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop

Not cleansheet, but the Russians will relaunch the LET610. There was a thread on it here recently, IIRC. Unless, I'm way off on my assumptions (which is entirely possible... I'm often wrong). China is going to stretch the D328 to get 40 seats? Why? At that point the ATR-42-600 is perfect at 48 seat...

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by william
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Automation Video
Replies: 8
Views: 4231

Re: A320 Automation Video

Very impressive.

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by william
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

Small limited capacity market over short hops. Turbines run hotter on short hops, pistons run cooler. Also turbines & retracting gear increase weight & add a great amount more expense to maintain. Fixed gear equals low weight & lower cost to maintain. Informative post, so the fact that ...

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by william
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

How so? These look like very capable, comfortable aircraft that should be economical to operate and 9K got to tailor a lot of the design to fit their needs. What would you have done differently? Ordered something other than and more capable than an experimental Italian plane... anything else really...

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by william
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13522

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

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Interesting commentary on this whole move. Take the emotion out, not exactly a slam dunk.

https://crankyflier.com/2019/10/01/lata ... ltas-arms/

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by william
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

Any chance one of the parcel freight operators will pick up some of these? Seems the lower maintenance costs of a piston is better suited to that market than the turbine 208’s that currently dominate it. Wonder if a Diesel engine version will come once the bugs are worked out. Seems it would best o...

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by william
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

One more question, how does the steep approach ability help Cape Air in the US?

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by william
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

At a cruising speed of around 200 knots, thats a looooooooooong delivery flight. Couldn't stuff a couple of fuselage and wings separately in an Antonov and call it a day?

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by william
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

How is it that a piston is cheaper to maintain than a turbine?

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by william
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23847

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

Interesting and educational thread. So a piston is cheaper to maintain than a turboprop even though its seemingly more complicated (more moving parts). Doesn't this aircraft qualify for single pilot operation? Does Cape Air fly with one pilot? Would keep costs down on a low margin business. And I ag...

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by william
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation for customer satisfaction
Replies: 55
Views: 9292

Re: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation.

Has Delta opened the concourse with the shuttered RJ gates?

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by william
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14897

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

It comes down to cost, this summer EasyJet and AF's Hop was way cheaper than the RR alternatives ( I actually wanted to sample Europe's train service) crisscrossing Europe. I even tried to take TGV from CDG to downtown Paris, ended up taking the REB. I know the Greenies would love this, but I have ...

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by william
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14897

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

MrBren wrote:
william wrote:
I even tried to take TGV from CDG to downtown Paris


This is of course not possible.


Yes, I know, time was short and I at least wanted to get a short ride on the famed TGV.

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by william
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14897

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

It comes down to cost, this summer EasyJet and AF's Hop was way cheaper than the RR alternatives ( I actually wanted to sample Europe's train service) crisscrossing Europe. I even tried to take TGV from CDG to downtown Paris, ended up taking the REB. I know the Greenies would love this, but I have a...

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by william
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 41
Views: 7608

Re: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747

Never flew the 747s just the 727s. Really takes me back when I see the Sun King on the tail.

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