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by airzona11
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today inaugural flight by LOT Polish Airlines WAW-LAX
Replies: 17
Views: 5077

Re: Today inaugural flight by LOT Polish Airlines WAW-LAX

Want to catch a ride on one of their 787s! Welcome to the west coast.

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 23673

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March

I think this will look great in the airline liveries. Congrats to the Boeing team. Exciting times for AvGeeks, recently the A35K, now this, then the NEOs and MAXs

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's PHX "Expansion"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: Southwest's PHX "Expansion"?

The new flooring in S4 doesn't make it quite as bad. When WN ever does decide to start Int'l flights having S4 connected to the B-gates FIS would be simple enough. If S1 is like the new D gates, will be a very pleasant experience!

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?
Replies: 60
Views: 14411

Re: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?

I thought the A321 carries 12 seats more, 5t more payload, has more efficient engines, is quieter inside & out, has engine choice, wider seats & can take pallets. Looking at the Spirit and Frontier route maps they have a ton of East-West flights too. But the 739ER's are doing great too. htt...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25478

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/03/29/alaska-airlines-reveals-timeline-end-virgin-america-elevate-program/ Alaska is apparently looking to use the 737-900 for trans-continental flights with the A320 and A319 North and South. This link also has an indication as to the seat-plan for the ...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA JFK-SFO 1986
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: TWA JFK-SFO 1986

That was a great read, much more entertaining to read than airline magazines today. Crazy the focus on the people, employees and community.

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by airzona11
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 11819

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

With JFK and PHL for connections to Europe, and a UA hub in ORD, I would imagine AA can optimize O+D routes with the 787 @ ORD. ORD-GLA lasted many years with great Y loads and high cargo uplift, just less so in J. I would still think there would be room for a seasonal service with some OW and conne...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25478

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Seems to be changes in line with improving the AS experience, already a great one. Reducing pitch in first class...guess they don't care about the transcon market! Agreed. This is a pivotal moment for the future of AS at SFO. In my mind it was always a given that the VX brand would go away not only ...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional 737 MAX 7 orders by US-based carriers?
Replies: 13
Views: 3780

Re: Additional 737 MAX 7 orders by US-based carriers?

There are going to be a lot of 737-800s that become available that WN can swoop up, like they are doing with with 737-700s. Seating 150 vs 143, there is still a fit for the 737-7 in WNs fleet, their current order for 30ish seems small. The 738s advantage over the 737s has been around for years, yet ...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?
Replies: 25
Views: 3310

Re: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?

who ever came up with this scheme knows nothing about airline history or care's about the history of American and it's logo....the new one is just nasty....you could always tell American Airlines by the AA on the tail, now it's just a bland thing and it could be any airline....put a plane in each s...

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Codeshare Options
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: WN Codeshare Options

enilria wrote:
I think it improves the chances for PHX, ATL, DTW, MSP, maybe DEN getting EK.


Very good/interesting point.

Would seem to me if the flying for codeshare is all long haul (out of the range of 737s) there is really no downside for WN or their pilots. I think a model like AS could work.

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by airzona11
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 77830

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Anyone know whose A340 is parked over at South Cargo? I saw it parked Thursday afternoon over at B24ish when my flight took off. Didn't get a good look at it, though. WBC team charter I believe for Japan. The Netherlands team was on one of the Atlas/Sonair 747s that left yesterday. Air X Charter is...

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by airzona11
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 25385

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Interesting points and thanks for the insight. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The travelers are going be mainly driven by price. If Iberia offers a flight for $100 and Vueling for $101, the travel who doesn't want to fly a premium airline is going to fly the premium airline Iberi...

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by airzona11
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 25385

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Why not brand it Iberia? Because to some people Iberia is a premium airline and they don't want to fly a premium airline. They would never fly Iberia, but they would fly Vueling or Level because that gives them the feeling of being cheap. Iberia doesn't. On the other hand there are people who are a...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 15123

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

I'm very much aware of the problem, and I can think of ways to remedy it, at least in major part. Seems to me that manufacturers/ processors of nutritionally approved products could be easily convinced to provide a SNAP logo of some sort on their packaging. Limiting the use of food stamps to those ...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 15123

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone. This wont be an all or nothing outcome....

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 25385

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Why do the legacies want to distance themselves so much? It feels like 1990s deja vu, with all the airlines within airlines etc. Is the low cost that tarnishing to their "premium" brand? The seats are the same as Iberia, not like the back of the bus is that great anyways. Why not brand it ...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 15123

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone. This wont be an all or nothing outcome. ...

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 8145

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Great to see the uptick in service offered. I am skeptical that it might be a dead-cat-bounce so to speak but this a awesome to see competition moving airline "up market."

With few airlines, similar prices, airlines need to differentiate / keep pace. Maybe free booze in Y?

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 18141

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Reminds me of Midwest Express back in the 90s! On certain routes, there might be a demand for it, but I think the reason that this has not taken hold in the market is that seat width is a not what consumers want. They want leg room. Hence the hundreds of aircraft (thousands?) with extra leg room sea...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 9406

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

And why shouldn't they use loopholes? Isn't that why loopholes exist? Good for them. If I still lived in NYC I would not be schlepping to any of those back water airports though... Exactly. It really isn't any different than LH or IAG using Eurowings or Express, with different crews and pilots. As ...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 26278

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

The only reason there is no plane truly addressing the A300/757/A310/767/A332 market is because with only 2 manufacturers, airlines don't have that many options. A purpose built plane for their segment would no doubt sell. But with only 2 options, the result is Iterations of the A321 and 737. Here's...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71743

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

As others have noted above, the composite barrel, and knowledge learned from other aircraft projects is going to be key here. If we are talking ~7 years from now, might not be a moonshot. The size of the wing will be interesting. If it slotted for 757/767 gates, vs the smaller box of A320/737 that ...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71743

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

As others have noted above, the composite barrel, and knowledge learned from other aircraft projects is going to be key here. If we are talking ~7 years from now, might not be a moonshot. The size of the wing will be interesting. If it slotted for 757/767 gates, vs the smaller box of A320/737 that n...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26963

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

Wow! AA, UA and DL have a a lot to catch up on. :) ....and that's an understatement!! Doubtful we'd ever see something like this onboard a US carrier. Is it an understatement? DL has already announced they rolling out business class suites product. United is rolling our their new Polaris seat which...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26963

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

After the watching the video, the one part that is questionable is how close the partition is to your heard. It seems to be right along side your shoulder. Obviously you can turn the other way, but that seems a bit too close. I would still gladly fly, but curious none the less.

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26963

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

Looks great, also cool for them to say "aggressively" roll it out, that might be marketing speak, but always great to have a consistent product.

Not that it truly matters, but Delta had a chance to be the first to roll this out.

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by airzona11
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lie-flat FC possible on 737?
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: Lie-flat FC possible on 737?

Privitair did it for LH and SK and flew them TransAtlantic among other locations. KE had (has) it on 73Gs.

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by airzona11
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 18315

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Cheers to Boeing and rolling out this 737-9. Looking forward to seeing this bird in the air! The 737 is a icon and engineering marvel that continues to have a heck of a run. The 738 is a very strong and capable frame from which they can offer iterations, -200, -9, -10, etc. Great mockup of that UA 7...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier comes in second to last for ranking of best and worst airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: Frontier comes in second to last for ranking of best and worst airlines

Hmmm..... Thanks to their fares I took a family of 5 round trip with two checked bags to see my mother in a nursing home for under $200.00. Were the seats comfortable? Not really. Was the flight perfectly fine? It was. I am grateful that I was able to take my whole family rather than just one child...

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by airzona11
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9956

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

Those posters that suggest that Norwegian is a poorly run airline and compare it to Lakers are only bashing it because it's Norwegian and they can't have that. They're the old-fashioned guys that support the expensive legacy airlines and their old-fashioned business models. Norwegian doesn't meet t...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9956

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

They can't play around with the scale of the aircraft indeed, but they can play with the ticket price in order to get it filled. If you make it cheap enough there'll always be people who want to fly and a cheap sold seat is still more profitable than an unsold seat. Those posters that suggest that ...

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by airzona11
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9956

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

Isn't this an advantage of their model? Being able to rather easily and frequently adapt their schedule. They have 1 narrow body type at the moment, so they cannot play around with scale going fro 738 to 73G to CRJ for example. They are growing their international, which for most airlines is the mos...

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by airzona11
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD
Replies: 52
Views: 9018

Re: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD

It is quite humorous to read the doom and gloom of the bookings, maybe 24 hours after available from purchase. When it is a legacy carrier, we are reminded how the websites and bookings are not an accurate measure... it has been 1 day. As others have mentioned, there will no doubt be demand generate...

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Turbulence Getting Worse?
Replies: 29
Views: 7068

Re: tubulence is getting worse

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/climate-change-to-increase-turbulence-flight-times-and-costs/ And tons more articles and scientific studies. . . . That article uses "faster wind speeds," to be a bad thing, good thing and again bad in the span of 2 paragraphs. As @Enrila and others ...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA acquire majority stake in Peach, turn into full subsidiary
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: ANA acquire majority stake in Peach, turn into full subsidiary

What is the difference in market positioning between Vanilla + Peach?

Is this for flying outside of Japan?

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils an enhanced A380 lounge
Replies: 21
Views: 6423

Re: Emirates unveils an enhanced A380 lounge

That looks great! Really like the colors, if they adapted that for their whole cabin, it would look much more sleek/modern.

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines B737-700's
Replies: 32
Views: 7653

Re: Alaska Airlines B737-700's

The 737-700's are not ETOPS nor will they be at all. They fly pretty much anywhere in the AS system. They used to fly to SNA on most of the flights, but I think a lot of those have changed to 738's. I just flew on oine on the SEA-OAK route. I think I'm on another one on the DEN-SEA run. I think man...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries
Replies: 43
Views: 8008

Re: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries

I think VA is following a trend in other regions and by other airlines. The higher operating costs will never equal the new planes coming off the assembly line, but the flexibility, cash conservation etc will give airlines a lot more flexibility. All these startup airlines with hundreds of NEOs and ...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 18076

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

Who is it a slap in the face to? You admit they improved their competitive routes. This is a good thing. It is a PR move, and they are improving their product, they should use it as a PR move. They are increasing the service and offering. That is raising the bar. What does AS, UA, AA, WN, B6, VX, e...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 18076

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

Hopefully you can admit with todays announcement that Delta is truly raising the bar. And Delta is Differentiating itself from the competition. Let's inject some facts in this "enhancement". This will do more for PR purposes than for their customers. In total this is for even fewer flight...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 18076

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

Again, not all of us want to pay the cheapest possible price solely for a place to put our butts. Of course your "I'm happy to pay more to get more" argument falls apart completely. All of these routes have better food, seating, and other amenities in J and F class. The problem is that it...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL

Not PHL, but maybe rotate a 772 through LHR - PHX if the second daily BA gets enough traction to extend beyond the summer?

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates could order B737MAX or A320NEO in the next 18 months
Replies: 76
Views: 15579

Re: Emirates could order B737MAX or A320NEO in the next 18 months

What role does FlyDubai play in all of this? Are they acting or could they act in a similar capacity to a "regional feeder" at other legacy airlines? Could they move O+D FlyDubai flights to DWC and DXB be for connecting traffic? FlyDubai appears to have a nice product upfront and in econom...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 30099

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

:thumbsup: Bingo, on both points. Can't see why anyone would oppose providing that simple information. But more people are flying today than ever. The airlines are growing and getting larger. the largest user of 10 abreast 777s is also the largest international airline. Airlines are shrinking their...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 30099

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

The chance is Zero. None. Why?... you can pay for a better seat, upgrade to another class of service, fly another airline or plane. Best part, every option exists today. Without regulation of the nature you are describing. Having capable and flexible airplanes in airlines fleets allows them to do t...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years
Replies: 36
Views: 6224

Re: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years

Regardless of the spin or not, hiring is a good thing.

Delta Tech Ops is a great asset and no doubt that is another frontier they can grow and expand.

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 30099

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

Good evening, would there be any chance to get an internationally accepted legal regulation demanding broader seats even in Y? In other words: Go into the market and make flights quite simply more expensive by law. It quite certainly would upset those, who at any cost want to avoid cost. But for th...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 30099

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

Shouldn't Boeing have designed the 777 and the 787 with a 'better' fuselage diameter in the first place? One that wouldn't have given airlines the idea and opportunity to put in an extra seat? The airlines only followed suit because they had no profitable way around it. To compete the 787 and 777 n...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 30099

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

Boeing is learning from the negative passenger feedback about the cramped cabin of the 777 and 787, and making the sidewalls of the 777X thinner to allow for a comfortable 18-inch seat in a 10-abreast configuration. Shouldn't Boeing have designed the 777 and the 787 with a 'better' fuselage diamete...

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