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by kaitak744
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10876

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

There is nothing wrong with a dependent parallel runway operation!!!! It will add capacity. Not as much as fully separated parallel runways, but it will come at a much lower cost.

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 37713

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

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.

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13695

Re: Air India adds LAX

NZ321 wrote:
I thought AI was in financial trouble. Surely not the best time to be starting LAX.


It is a government owned airline, so "financial trouble" doesn't mean anything.

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 12114

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

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...

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13695

Re: Air India adds LAX

LAX772LR wrote:
Doesn't appear to show in any public booking engines... if they're launching in less than two months, shouldn't they be getting a move on?


This is Air India we are talking about... did you expect anything better?

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 12114

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Perhaps downgauge 1 LAX flight to A359, and start ONT with the A359?

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al's First Dreamliner Lands at Ben Gurion Airport, TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 5360

Re: El Al's First Dreamliner Lands at Ben Gurion Airport, TLV

Where is the 787 going to be flown to?

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by kaitak744
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 7000

Re: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?

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 ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities
Replies: 59
Views: 14921

Re: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1zsOGGJTCpM/ ... 450386.JPG

Looks like two gates on the north side. This is to build one of the tunnels (I think a utility tunnel).
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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).

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by kaitak744
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines A350 delivery schedule
Replies: 51
Views: 17425

Re: AA outlines A350 delivery schedule

Sounds like 777-200ER replacements. The oldest will be about 21 years old at this point.

787-9s, 777-200ERs, and to a certain extent 787-8s seem to be used throughout the network on mostly the same sort of routes.

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by kaitak744
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10833

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

anshabhi wrote:
Destinations: A relatively small domestic but a massive international network, along with many long hauls.


Massive international network? by what standards? They can't find anywhere to fly their 777s to...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA W17 LHR longhaul changes
Replies: 9
Views: 4446

Re: BA W17 LHR longhaul changes

LAX is going to 1x A380, 1x 747-400, and 1x 787-9? During the summer it is 2x A380.

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by kaitak744
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 157
Views: 34308

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

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?

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 17970

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

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.

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13815

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

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 ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities
Replies: 59
Views: 14921

Re: AA invest $1.5 billion in LAX facilities

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...

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by kaitak744
Thu May 25, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37383

Re: Southwest 737-300

At one point, they operated 737-200s, 737-300s/-500s, and 737-700s. That is 3 different generations. They managed it then.

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by kaitak744
Wed May 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37383

Re: Southwest 737-300

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...

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by kaitak744
Wed May 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37383

Southwest 737-300 retirement

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...

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by kaitak744
Thu May 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 56
Views: 14583

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

I am assuming LAX is with a 777-200ER?

Are they still getting used 777-300ERs? where are those being used?

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by kaitak744
Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 11079

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

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 ...

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by kaitak744
Mon May 15, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways former Routes at Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 6427

Re: British Airways former Routes at Manchester

What are the chances of BA getting a fleet of 15-20 A321NEOs and doing some basic trans-atlantic and middle-east flights from MAN or BHX?

JFK, IAD, BOS, MIA, MCO, DXB, AUH, TLV, DEL. All possible and viable on a BA A321NEO from MAN.

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by kaitak744
Mon May 15, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 16855

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

The longest route BA flies is LHR-SCL, which is 6,281nm. Well within the range of the 787-10. They can / will fly the 787-10 to pretty much any route in their network that they see fit. Unlike the A380, I don't see it relegating to a select few.

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by kaitak744
Sun May 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7979

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

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.

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by kaitak744
Sun May 14, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?
Replies: 11
Views: 9046

Re: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?

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.

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by kaitak744
Wed May 10, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 52887

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Also, the 787-10's range would allow SQ to fly it to pretty much anywhere it its network other than South Africa and non-stop flights to the U.S. Some 777-300ERs will probably be replaced by 787-10s.

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by kaitak744
Wed May 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 52887

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

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: ...

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by kaitak744
Fri May 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fleet question
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Icelandair fleet question

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, ...

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by kaitak744
Fri May 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 still flying?
Replies: 76
Views: 12740

Re: DL 744 still flying?

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...

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by kaitak744
Fri May 05, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 still flying?
Replies: 76
Views: 12740

Re: DL 744 still flying?

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...

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by kaitak744
Thu May 04, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 164046

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Why was only 1 Transaero 747-8 order cancelled? There were 3 orders total.

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by kaitak744
Tue May 02, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 20297

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

The only legacy United (PW) powered 757s left are the ones configured for P.S. service. I am guessing the first several deliveries of the 737-9MAX will replace these.

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by kaitak744
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2599

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

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...

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by kaitak744
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2599

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

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...

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by kaitak744
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2599

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

This is incredibly annoying. Terminal information is useful for people in all aspects of the industry. There is no consistent source for this information, other than those wiki articles. Is there anyway to lobby them to bring it back?

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by kaitak744
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2599

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

"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?

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by kaitak744
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2599

Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

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...

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by kaitak744
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA posts record profit; grow fleet size
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: ANA posts record profit; grow fleet size

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...

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by kaitak744
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 S17 widebody utilization thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1920

Re: US3 June Widebody Fleet Utilization

It seems LAX-LHR on American alternates between 2x 777-300ER and 1x 777-300ER / 1x 777-200ER. Since the utilization of the -300ER fleet is pretty tight, this is probably the route that gets swapped when a frame is needed for maintenance.

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by kaitak744
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 S17 widebody utilization thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1920

Re: US3 June Widebody Fleet Utilization

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...

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by kaitak744
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 22221

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

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...

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by kaitak744
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 22221

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

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...

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by kaitak744
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 22221

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

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...

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by kaitak744
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?
Replies: 108
Views: 16157

Re: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-800X?

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...

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by kaitak744
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?
Replies: 108
Views: 16157

Re: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-800X?

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...

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by kaitak744
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 7505

Re: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft

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...

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by kaitak744
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5467

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

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...

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by kaitak744
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5467

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

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...

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by kaitak744
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5467

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

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...

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by kaitak744
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5467

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

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 ...

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