SO, when I'm wet or SWEATY my phone doesn't work because it can't recognize my fingers. Given that there could never be anything stressful enough while flying a plane to create sweat <eye roll> was this considered? Actually you are the first person to ever think if this issue. Come this way, as we ...Jump to post
Seven E195s from Azul are in service at LOT: SP-LNG thru SP-LNN (excluding LNJ) LOT also has two E195s from Borajet (SP-LNO & LNP) There is talk that LOT will get more Ejets from Azul as Azul receives new E2s. Pathetic. A Brazilian LCC is picking up E2s while the flag carrier of Poland picks up...Jump to post
A 2-3-2 middle seat about an inch wider (or even just better armrests) than the aisle seats could make all seats equally comfortable, and you do have two ways to exit a middle 3 seater. That's a great idea - like the C-Series. All seats would be desirable then for different reasons. In the A370 of ...Jump to post
Absolutely. It is not conceptually different than a radio comm or message from ATC to the cockpit. Planes would be communicating and situationally aware of other planes, so there is less demand placed on ATC. Routes would be more efficient, space/distance optimized, etc. Think of Google Maps, you ge...Jump to post
I have looked but havent seen an answer one way or another, what is the maintanence schedule for a parked 737? Looks like doors and edges are sealed. Assume they are drained of fluid? Do ties have to be rotated or do they just write those off and put new on them once its ready to fly? All the pictur...Jump to post
https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/192168 Seriously? What's the problem? I can bring my own device, but I can't bring my own lie-flat seat. The problem is that now you HAVE to bring your own device. I probably wouldn't fly them in J because I work on a laptop, which means I would have to bring th...Jump to post
On the one hand, there's a huge market from Canada to sun destinations in winter, which could be routed through B6 hubs. The problem is that the sun market is seasonal, and YYZ-NYC is an extremely competitive market that already has four players (five if you count UA and AC separately), and JFK is ...Jump to post
It is interesting, what’s Emirates pricing model or logistics for passengers that book a connecting flight with F? All this talk of consistency, are they going to relegate F to more and more niche routes?Jump to post
cm642 wrote:The Queens coming back!
British Airways continues Boeing 747-400 service to Phoenix on/after 29MAR20, replacing previously filed 777-300ER for summer season
This is a strong public negotiation from the CEO and team. Crank up the heat for the next month.
redroo wrote:Is that the death of the 778 now?
Obviously, we don't know but if the cancellations are 777-8s, then Boeing have little choice but to terminate the program. The business case just doesn't make sense. Without EK, the only firm customer is QR who have already hinted they may convert their 10 orders to 787s. QF is also a chance, but i...Jump to post
AF A350 Livery is one great looking plane. 10 x A350-900 Total AF A350 orders stand at 38. https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/air-france-klm-accelerates-its-fleet-renewal-and-orders-additional-10-airbus-a350-900s-air-france Order will allow AF to accelerate retirement of A340 by early 2021 and provide ...Jump to post
Great looking cabin.Jump to post
For May 2019 transatlantic flights (UA, DL, AA) So 45.5% were up to distance group #8 or less than 4000 statute miles (3476 nautical miles) So 68.7% were up to distance group #9 or less than 4500 statute miles (3910 nautical miles) So 84.7% were up to distance group #10 or less than 5000 statute mi...Jump to post
Any early indication of what this is doing for fares between MEX and BCN?
Very cool to EK adding another destination.
Very interesting given the significant increase in fuel expenditure in comparison to a B789. The bean counters must be hoping increased revenue will offset higher fuel and staff costs. This is not a marginal uptick in capacity. It’s significant. I think you'll find a fuel burn from 4 engines instea...Jump to post
lhrsfosyd91 wrote:Very interesting given the significant increase in fuel expenditure in comparison to a B789. The bean counters must be hoping increased revenue will offset higher fuel and staff costs.
I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure. Relative to consumers in the US, this is simply not the case. Over the road and air freight is full across the board. This is pe...Jump to post
sonicruiser wrote:Individually, none of of these programs are a major concern on their own. However, when put together, Boeing's outlook is nothing short of a catastrophe.
There are such a few number of routes, 50 seems high. That being said, how many on here who trash UA/US3 for transAtlantic 757s, will applaud the use of A321s? 50 A321XLRs is not too many for replacement of existing USA East Coast to Western/Central Europe as well as new expansion. There are many r...Jump to post
You don’t believe all of this that you opined, do you? This is an alternate, hindsight interpretation of reality. https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/20/boeing-didnt-want-to-re-engine-the-737-but-had-design-standing-by/ was just posted to this thread a few posts ago. While the bulk of the article addres...Jump to post
Excellent point. Boeing could have been farsighted way back before the A320NEO was even being considered, and come up with a new FBW single aisle design to replace the 40+ year-old 737 design (now 50 year-old) as an A320 competitor. That's exactly what they investigated doing. Their conclusion is t...Jump to post
So, more consolidation and dehubbing in the future. It is a pity how fewer hubs US has with decent international connectivity for being the world's largest aviation market and the fourth-largest country by area in the world. I doubt a more capable P2P aircraft is going to motivate US3 to start new ...Jump to post
Wow, that is such a heritage. Sad to see them go, Qantas and 747 are synonymous/iconic.Jump to post
Can’t wait to see the configuration(s). Totally agree. Maybe this is a Delta 787 situation but I think it's likely they are following the BA approach with the 777 and will push them until they are almost 30 years old. After all they are investing millions in new interiors. Is there something economi...Jump to post
Just saw this on bloomberg as well. Is the thinking that UAL will use these from EWR and IAD (and maybe ORD?) to secondary european markets - e.g. a replacement for the 757 TATL routes? There are such a few number of routes, 50 seems high. That being said, how many on here who trash UA/US3 for tran...Jump to post
The bad idea was to spend all that Boeing cash on Share-buybacks over the years leading up to the A320 neo, as well as outsourcing engineering and expertise? What if money had been spent on an NSA right away? Excellent point. Boeing could have been farsighted way back before the A320NEO was even be...Jump to post
An impressive collection, but how many of these routes would have been met with another jet if the Dreamliner was not available. Did they really bust any hubs? There is good reason to question if many these are the result of the 787 in particular. Many of the opened routes were by startups who mere...Jump to post
I am aware that there is somewhat of that for the frames owned outright by GECAS (a handful of direct purchases plus sale-leaseback returns from Lion Air's order book), but like the B737 (73G) and E175, there is a heavy concentration in the USA...with more than 2/3ds of all B739(ER) frames operated...Jump to post
What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders? To please its customers? To do no harm. If there were any ethics in modern capitalism that would and should be the primary consideration, but we see how far we are from that state of mind! Look at all of the coporations that we...Jump to post
sometimes a company can exists with the goal of doing stuff for the common good. it's folks accomplishing collectively what they can't individually. no one is getting rich. you approach some of your activities as a zero-sum game. not quite charity, not quite philanthropy, just a focus on your produ...Jump to post
What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders? I have seen this argument so many times and it is just pure, unadulterated BS. Does anyone for a second think that William Edward Boeing one day woke up and said: "I had a vision! I was surrounded by shareholders who deman...Jump to post
Does anyone have numbers on Dhaka- London, Rome, Frankfurt, Porto, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Johannesburg and Cape Town (what EK is targeting)? Fascinating as always to see the scale and variety of the DXB hub. The traffic demand to the cities you requested to/from Dhaka over the pas...Jump to post
The fact this aircraft has flown to Malta, either for tax, and / or ownership change, and / or re-paint, suggests a life other than parts is possible, unless just for decal removal. Or the early lease termination isn't amicable, and the lessee is re-painting instead of agreeing a cash sum in lieu, ...Jump to post
As a frequent/weekly flyer out of DIA I have my own opinions of the airport and I use all three concourses depending on my destination and time of departure and arrival. 1. The trains: They suck. Peak hours are awful. All it takes is one unfamiliar person to try and squeeze in just as the doors are...Jump to post
So the capacity boost is basically like an additional flight. Huge market, connecting traffic, the economy still doing well, so the front and back are full.
Really amazing the LHR to NYC traffic numbers.
ORD/IAH have their logical reasons. It is great to see the ULH flight proliferate. Where can they fill a high number of J seats a day if they are using A359 ULR... ORD/IAH is best guess. If they use the 787, I hope it's not 3-3-3 seating. Well, their 7810s are not for ULH so don't worry, you won't h...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:BA retired G-CIVG today. The first of it’s 86J seaters to go. It will go on to it’s final resting place of St Athan airfield in the near future.
OzarkD9S wrote:airzona11 wrote:
Only way to operate a profitable airline is with A321XLRs.
Does Copa have any maintenance agreements with United? Most importantly, with the scale they have now with their PTY hub, makes sense to upgauge to 737s from EMBs. They seem to run a consistent operation, the one family no doubt will add to that. Copa is loyal to BA.. But I really wonder with the ri...Jump to post
A321XLR would not be used for long thin routes. This comes up weekly with a different airline and large hub. If you have a hub and are traveling far, wide bodies are what those airlines are going to use. Long and thin need to capture high yield passengers ( a lot of them) to work. There are very few...Jump to post
They should come up with a way (LH and all airlines) who have connections can order catering. That way the passenger pays to cover the service cost, and they better match demand and supply. Kind of a bummer for premium economy.Jump to post
ORD is in a great hub location, is there not a point where AA is doing a good job connection all the points without dumping capacity ? AA UA WN all have huge ORD hubs. AA is able to connect all the dots and then some beyond UA/WN with the smaller RJs. This seems like a great use of RJs.Jump to post
The 763 is unique in its size and capabilites in the market. Both A and B have a gap in that space. How big that gap is or how you fill it is what keeps the thread counts climing on Anet. It does bring up an interesting question or hypothetical scenario. Could Boeing use similar upgrades to make 767...Jump to post