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by airzona11
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8368

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

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 ...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14523

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

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...

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31241

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

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 ...

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ATC ever interact with the Autopilot?
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Will ATC ever interact with the Autopilot?

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738843

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38889

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination
Replies: 56
Views: 8371

Re: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination

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 ...

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by airzona11
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97168

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Great pics, one of the best looking planes. Keep on going 767!

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by airzona11
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A359 & B789 will be with no First Class
Replies: 18
Views: 5961

Re: Emirates A359 & B789 will be with no First Class

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?

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123542

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

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

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1205129434279206912


Amazing!

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254305

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

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?


This order was not going to make of break the 778. Up to 12 frames from Mr. Joyce is not a program maker.

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by airzona11
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19009

Re: Rumour: Has Emirates just cancelled its entire 777-8 order?

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16068

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

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 ...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1990s/Early-2000s Air Canada CRJ Operation
Replies: 11
Views: 1694

Re: 1990s/Early-2000s Air Canada CRJ Operation

Wow great information in this thread that I never knew. Always interesting to learn about the number of flights/variety of flights pre9-11.

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22483

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

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...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's the inaugural of EK255 of DXB-BCN-MEX!
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: Today's the inaugural of EK255 of DXB-BCN-MEX!

Any early indication of what this is doing for fares between MEX and BCN?

Very cool to EK adding another destination.

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14407

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

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...

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14407

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

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.


This is not a marginal uptick in capacity. It’s significant.

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by airzona11
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12512

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

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...

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by airzona11
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8812

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

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.


Would love to see the numbers showing this.

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85108

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738843

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738843

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19731

Re: Collapsing US hubs

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 ...

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9514

Re: Qantas operates last commercial 747 service to the US

Wow, that is such a heritage. Sad to see them go, Qantas and 747 are synonymous/iconic.

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by airzona11
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85108

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

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...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85108

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

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...

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by airzona11
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738843

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14696

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

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...

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16025

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Is there no way to amend contracts and operate these like UA is operating the CR7 in the CR2 space?

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by airzona11
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B739(ER) secondhand market future
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Re: B739(ER) secondhand market future

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...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13536

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

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...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13536

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

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...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13536

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

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...

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4408

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

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...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4408

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

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.

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60930

Re: AF retired its first A380

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, ...

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by airzona11
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 13931

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

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...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7589

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

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.

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by airzona11
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 30929

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

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...

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by airzona11
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34894

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

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.


Between these retirements of the 86Js and PHX losing the 747, it is starting to get real.

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s
Replies: 36
Views: 6617

Re: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s

OzarkD9S wrote:
airzona11 wrote:

Only way to operate a profitable airline is with A321XLRs.


Really?!?!?!? :rotfl:


Haha I was being sarcastic, but if you only read Anet, that’s what you’d be led to believe. In no way would it make sense for Copa to add a new type with a sub fleet of A321s.

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by airzona11
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s
Replies: 36
Views: 6617

Re: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s

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...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53913

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

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...

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by airzona11
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22752

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

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.

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by airzona11
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?
Replies: 70
Views: 12358

Re: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?

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.

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working to Secure 100-Jet Air Arabia Deal for Dubai Show
Replies: 35
Views: 7111

Re: Air Arabia to purchase 100 A320neo-series

All these large orders will be great for the secondary markets too.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11563

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

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...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is AA flying A330s this winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 4335

Re: Where is AA flying A330s this winter?

OneX123 wrote:
are the LUS A330s as poor a product as the LUS A321? Limited Econ+, no power, no PTVs etc?


LUS A321s have great legroom though.

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