A more pressing issue before replacing the 777-200ERs is replacing the 767-300ERs, which the A350s will obviously not do.
Also, the domestic 777-200s will be 30 years old by 2025. 787-10s to replace these?
This also opens the possibility for the 777-9 for United.
There are zero connection opportunities from ONT. Not yet, but they can always be added of course. When Norwegian announced they would be flying to Newburgh Stewart airport everybody said it would fail because there were no connections. However, some bus company jumped in that hole and started a se...Jump to post
Perhaps downgauge 1 LAX flight to A359, and start ONT with the A359?Jump to post
Where is the 787 going to be flown to?Jump to post
AA was famously very unsatisfied with the MD-11's performance, and was one of the more vocal airlines about it. IIRC early MD-11s struggled with DFW-NRT, which was one of the routes AA ordered the plane for. Hence why AA never exercised any of their MD-11 options and ordered the 777 ~5 years after ...Jump to post
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Looks like two gates on the north side. This is to build one of the tunnels (I think a utility tunnel).
anshabhi wrote:Destinations: A relatively small domestic but a massive international network, along with many long hauls.
So what will replace the 15 P.S. 757s? MAX 10 or MAX 9? This subfleet is the most in need of replacement at UA right now.
And when are the 4 new 777-300ERs expected to arrive?
It's hard to call Southwest a "low cost" airline. Their service and amenities are better than most major airlines in the domestic U.S. market.Jump to post
LAX does not need more runways, and it does not need more land. A lot of the current terminals are a lot better than the way they used to be, and they are massively improving as we speak. With the new mid field concourse and the people mover on the land side (this will kick out all the shuttles and ...Jump to post
There isn't anything AA can do.... other than cosmetic renovations. They can theoretically bring the Eagle's nest to T5, but that's a waste of T5 gate space IMO. On another note, will there still be a distinct T2 & T3? The DL plans essentially combine their ticketing and TSA areas. I assume AA w...Jump to post
It's mainly due to Labor and training issues with trying to have three variants of the 737 in its fleet. http://crankyflier.com/2016/05/09/labor-and-training-issues-push-southwest-to-retire-its-737-classics-next-year/ This is absurd. So many airlines have "more that 3 aircraft types" in t...Jump to post
I am reading that Southwest will retire its remaining 75 737-300s by September. I have heard that this is a necessary step before the 737 MAX can be introduced. Why? They are some of the last -300s off the line, as new as 1997. Yes, that is 20 years old now, but it still seems young by aviation stan...Jump to post
For example air pollution levels around LHR are are obscene and cause a real effect on people's health, including many premature deaths. I'm sure if terrorist incidents were killing people every year in the area you would take notice, so perhaps that should make you think too. Unless they can sort ...Jump to post
They probably will use one on SIN-SFO. The regular A350-900 can currently fly SIN-LAX. They only reason they started SIN-SFO so early, before they got the ULRs, is because United beat them to it. The current SIN-SFO flight is at the edge of the range chart, and probably takes a payload restriction.Jump to post
1 of 3 747-8s in storage. The 2 built Transaero 747s are also in storage. Interesting to see where these end up. Definitely not Air Force One, as those will require extensive customization that is needed early in the manufacturing process.Jump to post
Good feeling those 777-9x are going to help phase out A380s. The most slot restricted airport SQ flies to, LHR, has 2x A380 + 2x 777-300ER. This could easily go to 4x 777-9x or 3x 777-9x + 1x 777-300ER. Doing so would drop costs and give greater flexibility for aircraft usage. Other SQ A380 routes: ...Jump to post
Icelandair has an interesting fleet. Bulk of it is 757-200s. But they have 1 lone 757-300, which looks like a direct buy from Boeing. Why just 1? Seems odd to have 1 -300, and 27 -200s. Also, any word on whether they will take the 1 787-8 they have on order? At one point, they had up to 4 on order, ...Jump to post
Problem is What you call investors are investing in paper not the acutal airline itself ! Nothing more than paper shufflers only! A true investor would for instance call Ed Bastain @ Delta and say I got 5 million dollars I want to invest in your airline I want to set up a meeting with you to take c...Jump to post
No I do not feel I should have to . If the airlines would just be airlines and not banks or serfs to Wall Street they may do better . And no I will not be beholden to some investor who is breathing down your fricken neck every second of the day . Airline Management needs to realize their way of thi...Jump to post
Since I was part of this discussion, I thought I would give some feedback based on the policies in Wikipedia. Let me be clear, I would love the terminal information to stay as an Aviation Enthusiast, but as a Wikipedia editor as well, we must follow the policies set forth. They are very extensive a...Jump to post
So essentially Wikipedia had a rule that they're an encyclopedia, not a travel guide, and the consensus among editors is that the inclusion of which airlines use which terminal is a violation of this rule. A travel guide has information on what is the best place to eat, what is the best show to wat...Jump to post
"The fact that, say, British Airways' Las Vegas flight departs from T3 while the Bangalore flight leaves from T5 does not sound encyclopedic at all. It sounds like a travel guide directing passengers when they connect through Heathrow."
WHAT????? who are these fools?
Someone is going around all airport Wikipedia articles and deleting the column showing which terminals are used by which airline, on the destinations list. WHO IS DOING THIS????? AND WHY???? I understand correcting information. But why remove it? I always found the Wikipedia terminal lists to be rat...Jump to post
268 aircraft now? I am assuming his includes subsidiaries? not just ANA mainline. They have on order 31 A320/A321NEO, 3 A380s, 6 777-300ER, 20 777-9, 22 787-9, 3 787-10, and 15 MRJ-90s. 100 planes. To be retired in the near to medium term: 10 A320s and 12 767-300s. 22 planes. Net gain of 78 aircraft...Jump to post
777-200ER - 2-class - 22 in fleet June routes: IAH: EZE x1, LHR x2, AMS x1, FRA x1, NRT x1 EWR: DUB x1, CDG x1, TLV x1, DEL x1, BOM x1, NRT x1, PEK x1, PVG x1, HKG x1 Aircraft needed to operate schedule: 20/22 777-200ER - 3-class - 33 in fleet June routes: ORD: EWR x1, GRU x1, CDG x1, BRU x1, FRA x...Jump to post
So why weren't they serving these Indian destinations and "make money"? They don't have the debt AI has, they don't need to pay taxes and duties like AI does ex-India, there are no currency exchange issues. SFO and IAD are UA hubs. And UA (and CO) have declared bankruptcy at least twice t...Jump to post
That is an aircraft that dozens of airlines around the world fly, and make money on. If Air India can't make money on flying a 777-200LR on a route like DEL-LHR, they have problems. It is not the plane's fault. Of the whopping FOUR dozen B77Ls sold, EIGHT were with AI. Even Delta is not using those...Jump to post
Well, now that you mention it... they would probably have saved quite a bit of money had they done what every other airline with excess capacity of newish frames does, and either 1) lease the frames out to another airline or 2) kept flying the frames at reduced utilization. But instead they decided...Jump to post
Boeing built the 777-200LR with just 5 orders from 2 customers, one of whom soon backed out. It costs them little to offer the 777-8, so they do it. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Qantas could have the potential to buy the 777-8 once EIS gets near and the true range / fuel consumption is qua...Jump to post
Boeing built the 777-200LR with just 5 orders from 2 customers, one of whom soon backed out. It costs them little to offer the 777-8, so they do it. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Qantas could have the potential to buy the 777-8 once EIS gets near and the true range / fuel consumption is quan...Jump to post
Transaero operated 20 747-400s. 9 of the 10 last JAL 747-400s (1 was converted to a freighter by JAL), originally delivered to JAL between 1998 and 1999, went to Transaero. These are relatively new. Of the 9, 8 are with Rossiya. 1 seems to be scrapped. (maybe left in a poor state?) 5 are ex Singapor...Jump to post
There is an airside connection from TBIT to T4, and the old airside tunnels from T4 to T5 to T6 to T7(?) There will be an airside connection from T2 to T3 to TBIT once the Delta changes are done there. And the T1.5 lobby expansion adds a connection from T1 to T2. So, its all in the works. Yes but i...Jump to post
Quick calculations of TBIT usage and capacity: TBIT has 15 group V / group VI gates. Assuming hours from 6am to 12am, that's about 7 flights per gate per day. That is 105 flights per day. The TBIT checkin area can handle 3 flights per row, and with 6 rows, that is 18 flights. Assuming 3 hours per fl...Jump to post
I've always wondered why LAX, with it's mutliple terminals mostly designed and built in the '60s (except TBIT) and before security needs, cannot build a peoplemover loop between the terminals, airside. Like at DFW or DTW. I could see a train in a U pattern starting at terminal 1, say above the chec...Jump to post
As far as terminals go, I can see the following happen over the next decade: - New east concourse to T1 ("T0") with associated FIS for Southwest. - T2/T3 combined renovation/rebuild for Delta, along with TBIT connector. - West satellite concourse to supplement TBIT gates (which will carry ...Jump to post