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by Jomar777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10900

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

Nothing really related to being (or not...) drunk really. It is the behaviour which is an issue on all cases. A threatening and/or aggressive behaviour in BOTH circumstances will lead you to severe punishments although they will be applied proportionally to the act and the location. Being charged wi...

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by Jomar777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Is it me or do many of the recent "extreme turbulence" cases happen over South America? Probably a case of correlation =/= causation but it certainly seems to be a trend Actually, if you fly Northern Hemisphere to South, you will always s get turbulence when crossing the Equator. Europe t...

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by Jomar777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6898

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

My experience is the legacies do at least try to get everyone together, of course with nothing guaranteed without prepayment, but the LCCs have indeed recently started separating people for this reason. My experience of the lagacies is they separate. I prefer JetBlue for a reason. Is there a search...

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by Jomar777
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6898

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

Quite a frequent flyer and never happened to me and my family. Our 1.5 year old, of course, is out of question since he needs to be with someone and no airline even dare split a non seat baby form parents. My 13 year old son could be an issue but we never got any issues with Qatar Airways, BA, Easyj...

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by Jomar777
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8742

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

I am sorry but it does not work. It is simply the fact that there's absolutely no demand for it right now. It is not the distance since many Britons do fly at least once a year to an exotic and far away destination. 11 hours is not really that much. The problem is that there's simply not enough pass...

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by Jomar777
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34880

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

At present, it is United's trying to influence Boeing on their 797 MOM plan (maybe indicating that they would prefer a NB rather than a WB here). That unless Boeing extends the project timeframe so long that their B757s can no longer hold (i.e. are too old and not economically viable...). A350 order...

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by Jomar777
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet
Replies: 40
Views: 7989

Re: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet

I actually think that this may really do with the MOM 797. The MOM is a B757/767 replacement to bridge between the 787 and 737. Depending on how this pans up and what we get in the end (WB or NB, performance, etc.), United might consider repositioning their fleet and actually replace their ageing A3...

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by Jomar777
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15126

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

I think the topic should be renamed to "Why no Long Haul Commercial Jets have their wings on the top?" Boeing and Airbus have their designs based on fleet commonality so, given their LH aircrafts have what we could call "low wing", their SHs would be the same (even though, theore...

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by Jomar777
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Unfortunately, the search engines for coach only highlight basic economy. Until the airlines start offering a comparison with amenities, the search have become worthless for anyone looking for more than Y- but not business. Sadly, they must put more seats (reduce pitch) as that is what the market d...

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by Jomar777
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32809

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Actually, one source I've found seems to indicate they were converted to a mix of 739s and MAXs. The 77Ws (at least some of them) got converted from the 78J order apparently, possibly because UA got tired of waiting for their Dreamliners and realized they could get a sweet deal on the 777s and get ...

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by Jomar777
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air acquires Air Moldova
Replies: 16
Views: 1552

Re: Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air buys Moldovan flag carrier Air Moldova

jules48 wrote:
It makes perfect sense as Moldova is still classed as belonging to Romania.


Honestly... where did you get that from???

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by Jomar777
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 13566

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Have seen this (and similar miss-handlings) everywhere. It is not just a US problem. Maybe it gets flashed out more in the US since access to see these things might be better but, if you get to travel in any airport and use an Aircraft that is not on the Bridge (i.e. remote location where you need t...

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by Jomar777
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 54
Views: 5914

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

Try Emirates for this.
Because they do not have Narrow Bodies on their fleet. DXB - MCT, Flights to Manama and all GCC flights are sometimes less than one hour and you still get to fly a B77W at least.

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by Jomar777
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16849

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

South America-Europe flights continue to be some of the most expensive ones out there. That's why Level and Norwegian are doing so well at EZE. I am sure GIG will be the same story. Taxes are also insane there. Not anymore to Brazil. After the Brazilian crisis, it is not uncommon to see Europe-Braz...

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by Jomar777
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 2185

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

I once missed the chance to fly on a Varig MD-11 from LHR to GRU because I've had to change my plans and postpone my travel by a week - by then, BAs flight was cheaper and I went with them instead. Missed on a trip on TU154 between DME and GDX because they swapped the plane and a B763 (ex-Singapore ...

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by Jomar777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?

It is too tight. I used to do LHR – DME with Swiss and was nightmare until one day my flight got late 20 mins at LHR and all I could see was the Moscow flight going from the gate out of the window of my still taxing London flight. It was kind of ok because I was onward to an European city and they e...

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by Jomar777
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America
Replies: 34
Views: 5456

Re: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America

Many flights from EU to South America are indeed daytime, f.e. LH FRA-BOG, IB MAD-CCS/GRU/GIG .... seems to be nothing out of the ordinary You are right but I think the purpose of this thread is to discuss flights to/from North America... maybe the topic subject needs to be changed to reflect this....

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by Jomar777
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 15271

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

The 797 widebody will distract Boeing until fully in service in 2027 or so ... Lightsaber Any confirmation that the 797 will be a widebody? I have not seen any. I am not sure it will be a widebody at all. Other posts have already delved into this... I might be wrong but still feel that the 797 will...

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by Jomar777
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

All in all: Flights will NOT stop. Deals WILL be struck. Airports will NOT close even temporarily. People will NOT be stuck anywhere.. Only this is the no-deal thread and not the last minute deal thread. You may have noticed that their isn't much disagreement on a no deal exit being unlikely, but t...

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by Jomar777
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I could have written million of posts here about the BREXIT but... hey!!!... this site is about AVIATION! Let's keep to it only. Rest is rest. Having said that, please bear in mind that a transition period is as certain as the fact that immigrants that live actually in the UK and in the EU will be a...

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by Jomar777
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using QR A330s
Replies: 5
Views: 4005

Re: BA using QR A330s

TC957 wrote:
The use of QR's A332's by BA is due to end in another two weeks, was for a 3 month contract in all.


Great! Do you know also when the LATAM's A350s will go back to Brazil?

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by Jomar777
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7049

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If the A220-500 is to ever exist, it will be because of one airline that will lobby to the end to make it happen, Delta. Delta would order 150+ A220-500 that seat exactly 150 passengers to replace their entire 737-800 and A320 fleets. However, I am not sure how many other airlines out there would g...

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by Jomar777
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7049

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If the A220-500 is to ever exist, it will be because of one airline that will lobby to the end to make it happen, Delta. Delta would order 150+ A220-500 that seat exactly 150 passengers to replace their entire 737-800 and A320 fleets. However, I am not sure how many other airlines out there would g...

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by Jomar777
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

DL didn’t burn any bridges with Boeing. Anyone who says that is full of it. Boeing is run by reasonable and capable people who won’t let pettiness get in the way of business and a big order from DL. They actually DID and if you feel people are full of it as you say for say so, then you may re-consi...

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by Jomar777
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

Why are Delta and United still holding on to their B757s, then? Why haven't them ordered the more fuel efficient A321LR yet? Why is Boeing running a B797 project (and why many - myself included - feel that this is going to be a replacement for the B757)? The US airlines are holding on to their 757s...

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by Jomar777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 7165

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

T2 and T1 used to be interlinked with T1 having also some sort of satellite for Ireland Operations (EI and BA). T1 is gone and will be demolished. T2 used to be the worst terminal in Britain - now Is one of the best, if not the best. It is the Star Alliance Terminal and will be extended to occupy th...

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by Jomar777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29511

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I clearly think that this was an operational problem rather than discrimination. The F/A was hell bent in re-assinging those seats and not interested on any reason/excuse not to do so. It turn out that the presented explanation was that they were also a couple albeit a gay one. But, looking into the...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 3112

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

That's unfair for Qatar then, they should increase the bilateral if they already did it with UAE. I do not think it is unfair. Only that the UAE was quicker to reach an agreement with Canada. It does not mean that Qatar won't get one. Also, is there any interest from Qatar to actually negotiate a n...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 34
Views: 2070

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

There are loads of reasons - price, main airline at the airport you are flying to;from, your national carrier, etc. I personally, chose based on the Departure/ETA time as well as the mechanics of the connection (if any involved). Apart from this, you tend to prefer one rather than another basically ...

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by Jomar777
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

Sorry but you are not accurate. The B737-900ER does not have the specs or capacity of the B757. It is not a direct replacement. The fallacy is assuming that the 757 needs a direct replacement. Replacing from below and above has worked for 90% or so of the fleet. If Boeing did make a NG version of t...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

So tell me how can you operate a plane that has not entered service yet? Tell me when 97t MTOW A321LR has entered service or got its type certificate? And also tell me how many 757s have NOT been replaced by an A321? How many pax 757 are still in service and how many are flying TATL? We got your Bo...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

DL will get more than a whiff of it. I predict that both UA and DL will have their 797 orders announced on the same day, alongside at least one foreign carrier, possibly more. I think there’s even a fair chance AA could be there. I predict that the B797 will launched by a foreign carrier plus eithe...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

So tell me how can you operate a plane that has not entered service yet? Tell me when 97t MTOW A321LR has entered service or got its type certificate? And also tell me how many 757s have NOT been replaced by an A321? How many pax 757 are still in service and how many are flying TATL? We got your Bo...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

The 97t MTOW A321LR easily has the range, how could you say this? United's 757-200 TATL config is 169 seats, and the 321LR was configured for 4kmi at over 200 seats higher density. A similar config would yield nearly the same seating config and range, and wouldn't max out cargo space with the ACT's...

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by Jomar777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

This has been discussed ninety-two million times over before but without recovering too much of it, this is hindsight speaking in the worst possible way - applying contemporary and knowledge and views to historical decisions without allowance for circumstances at the time. For a start, the 757 wasn...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

The 97t MTOW A321LR easily has the range, how could you say this? United's 757-200 TATL config is 169 seats, and the 321LR was configured for 4kmi at over 200 seats higher density. A similar config would yield nearly the same seating config and range, and wouldn't max out cargo space with the ACT's...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

It's because it pleases the many A.net's weirdos. That's why 757s are flying across the Atlantic. The so called A.net weirdos do not own airlines so your point is flawed. If A.net bloggers, me and you included, really could sway the Airlines: 1) BBD would have kept the C-Series Program and shifted ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

This is a good point but highlights how the 757 is being missed. Not only United but others also have B757s operating similarly. The issue is that those frames are pretty old now and, given Boeing no longer has a production line for them, they have been withdrawn without a proper replacement. They ...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

Why are United still operating 757,s on transatlantic routes.Noticed UA71 Hamburg to Newark this morning. Surely they have enough 767s or even 739Max if they enough range. This is a good point but highlights how the 757 is being missed. Not only United but others also have B757s operating similarly...

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by Jomar777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

This is a good point but highlights how the 757 is being missed. Not only United but others also have B757s operating similarly. The issue is that those frames are pretty old now and, given Boeing no longer has a production line for them, they have been withdrawn without a proper replacement. They ...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

It can see United order 50 A321LR's, regardless of a yet to be specified " New Boeing product (?) " https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=73055 They can't wait anymore. Airbus & leasing companies are probably around the table as we speak. http://www.airliners.net/fo...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

It's because it pleases the many A.net's weirdos. That's why 757s are flying across the Atlantic. The so called A.net weirdos do not own airlines so your point is flawed. If A.net bloggers, me and you included, really could sway the Airlines: 1) BBD would have kept the C-Series Program and shifted ...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

The A321 does not have the range, although Airbus is working on this. The 97t MTOW A321LR easily has the range, how could you say this? United's 757-200 TATL config is 169 seats, and the 321LR was configured for 4kmi at over 200 seats higher density. A similar config would yield nearly the same sea...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30082

Re: United 757s

Why are United still operating 757,s on transatlantic routes.Noticed UA71 Hamburg to Newark this morning. Surely they have enough 767s or even 739Max if they enough range. This is a good point but highlights how the 757 is being missed. Not only United but others also have B757s operating similarly...

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by Jomar777
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 20000

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

Gee, it must be catchy. UA revenue accounting in Houston were told last Friday that they will be outsourced to INDIA by July 2019. It's the way things are now. The company I work for outsourced accounting and IT to India 2 years ago. And now they're closing 10 of our US offices. Employees have beco...

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by Jomar777
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 19845

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Agreed. People seem not to realise that every sale of an A220-500 at the expense of an A320 would be another free production slot/sale to a customer who does need the range and/or capaciteit of an A320/A321 (or whatever is on offer by that time). Actually, a prospective sale of an A220-500 instead ...

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by Jomar777
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 19845

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

For the time being they will co-exist within Airbus Portfolio. Only change is that probably Airbus will very soon take over the whole program and leave BBD behind. Sorry but the CS500 is now dead and buried as far as the (somehow now defunct) C-Series program goes. It is an A2xx program now and an ...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 19845

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

For the time being they will co-exist within Airbus Portfolio. Only change is that probably Airbus will very soon take over the whole program and leave BBD behind. Sorry but the CS500 is now dead and buried as far as the (somehow now defunct) C-Series program goes. It is an A2xx program now and an A...

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by Jomar777
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 89
Views: 10322

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

Like the A220/A319-A320 debate, the E2-195 is not and will not be a replacement for the B737-7 neither will "kill it". It is a totally different concept and has several different specifications. On both cases, you would expect the replacement in the future (whenever it may be), to be somet...

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by Jomar777
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 776
Views: 96803

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

This tie up was long in the cards and I remember having commented on this during the initial speculation on Airbus JV with BBD. It is natural and it is a polarization bound to happen as the two biggest worldwide manufacturers did not have anything on that segment to compete with. BBD was in the rope...

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