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by Noshow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22720

Re: Seat Law coming?

New airliner cabin configurations typically have more seats per plane. Sometimes even one more seat per row. If passengers/consumers decide to leave legacies they will likely continue go to lowcostairlines not to busses or trains. Those are only for shorter distances with matching high speed links. ...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 350771

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

Well they could name it "Air Dolomitalia" or similar.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 350771

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

The brand is an icon no doubt. But what would be the values left, that a new investor could make use of?

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22720

Re: Seat Law coming?

I think the main point of a seat law should be to guarantee minimum space even if you have an oversized neighbour. It can't be everybodies risk to not even have the small "own seat space" because somebody else being too big sits next to you. Average load factors are way higher today so ind...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines receives first A350
Replies: 17
Views: 4772

Re: Asiana Airlines receives first A350

Their onboard product is quite nice. Seat pitch and screen size are good even in economy class.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 143
Views: 11585

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Why not stop overbooking totally and create a standby system to market any left over empty seats at short notice for cheap instead? Take away the risk from the paying passenger.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus
Replies: 38
Views: 5326

Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Best Boeing 737NG and 777-300ER.
Worst Boeing 717 and 757-300.

Best Airbus A321neo and A330ceo
Worst Airbus A340-500 and -600.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)
Replies: 104
Views: 30146

Re: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)

Okay, so yes AND no? Let's wait for some facts.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol
Replies: 18
Views: 8000

Re: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol

Carrier pilot so no flare?

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners of the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 2463

Re: Airliners of the Future

I see the future airlines just being compartments on a plane. Like a Ryanair section, a Lufthansa section, some rows Emirates and then maybe some holiday charter in the back. Different cabin layouts, different pricing, different onboard service, different brands. Than you take the biggest most effic...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 33
Views: 11170

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

Wasn't "B10" a short form for 10 frames shorter back then?

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 33
Views: 11170

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

If I'd be Boeing I had named the Dreamliner the "808" or "888" to found a new family. Mind you Asia is the main market and lucky numbers don't do harm.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 33
Views: 11170

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

Boeing's first prototype "Dash 80" carried a traditional Boeing type designation as well: Boeing 367-80.
707 sounds WAY more elegant.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 4291

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

Talking about cabin design: I hate, when seats have no room for my feet but IFE-boxes at that place or when one of your legs has no place as the sidewall comes too close. Similar for restrooms: You can''t clean your teeth without a water cup because it is so tight in there. I sometimes feel like cab...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"

Aviation growth happens in Asia, especially China domestic and in India. The aircraft manufacturing business is not related to population within the USA or EU. Shrinking the engineering departments reflects a strategy based on incremental improvements to save costs. Some older programs might be set ...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear munitions headed to Korean Peninsula?
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: Nuclear munitions headed to Korean Peninsula?

This is a french A400M with their alpha jet formation flight team on a US visit. A nuke cargo plane would not need any fighter escort. Think low profile.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 101
Views: 10484

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

The UK prime minister wants to hold parliament elections this summer on june 8. This could change the whole BREXIT strategy and decision as people now realize what actual consequences BREXIT will have for them and for their UK jobs and incomes.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"

Quietly Airbus did shrink it's own engineering staff during the last years as well. The point seems to be delivering aircraft at high rates to generate income and to not sink money into too many costly programs. Rate increases are tricky and expensive by themselves. Not the big time of revolutionary...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26862

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

It's a removal of some already boarded passenger not denied boarding. So those rules don't apply here.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Tegel ground handling issues prompt airberlin route delay
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Berlin Tegel ground handling issues prompt airberlin route delay

It can take several weeks for the required government security background checks if you hire any new staff. They should know this being pros from munich airport.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 136759

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Are there any other industries that can revoke their product after selling it to a paying customer in a similar way?
Imagine you are in your Hotel room and suddenly you get thrown out for some Hotel workers needing sleep.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Tegel ground handling issues prompt airberlin route delay
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Berlin Tegel ground handling issues prompt airberlin route delay

The MCT at Tegel has been increased from 30 Minutes to 45 Minutes now. This airport is just maxed out.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26862

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

How about a passenger calling the police for help to "defend" his seat and legal rights? Would they come onboard?

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26862

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

All denied boarding regulations are worded in fine print for the time BEFORE boarding not after. This is the difference being missed here by many. And this goes for the Chicago MD too.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26862

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Just don't let people board if you don't have enough seats or are not sure. Boarded and seated means flying. Just passing the gate door will legally activate the contract of carriage in Germany.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26862

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Removing a boarded seated peaceful paying passenger from the aircraft for a reason like this is different from possible pre-boarding situations and selections due to oversold flights. I see no rule permitting to kick off a boarded and seated passenger. A confirmed ticket is not a standby-ticket for ...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 136759

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

United's CEO will be on ABC's "Good morning America" in about ten minutes at 8 EDT.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 136759

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I see all those (claimed) details about the passenger`s past as just negative spin doctering to put him under pressure. He is a paying, boarded customer who was treated wrong and that is what upsets the public.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 136759

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Two had left before after being told to have been selected by a computer.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12570

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Onboard a legacy brand airline I expect some basic standard service at no extra cost. If everything is buy on board I just opt for the lowest ticket price. Typically to be found at some lowcost specialist airline not a legacy airline. From a continental european passenger perspectice it is sort of p...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 136759

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The way I see it it was United who did several things wrong: -Overbooking -Boarding too many people without checking available seats -not offering enough compensation -calling the police instead of some station manager or similar who could offer something So it was United's mistake and they should r...

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12570

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Denial? Well this is what they said according to your source:

BA’s press office has issued a statement denying that is has any “current” plans to do so, although it stopped short of ruling out the idea in the future.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12570

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

How much does catering cost them? If you buy by the thousands and see how cheap fastfood can be sold to the end customer the savings will never outweight the frustration on the customer side. On the other hand: Is buy on board so profitable or is it creating tips as income for flight attentands so t...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do certain carriers omit the camera on the IFE?
Replies: 19
Views: 5186

Re: Why do certain carriers omit the camera on the IFE?

I travelled on some current widebody the other day and was surprised how bad the inflight picture quality became whenever sunlight became too bright for the camera to handle. I like landscape cameras but they are so far off what a current mobile phone can show you.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Christoph Müller to become new Etihad CEO
Replies: 30
Views: 6144

Re: Christoph Müller to become new Etihad CEO

Is Etihad confirming this? Many tweets surface these days with spectacular claims that never materialize.Haven't we heard this very rumour since last summer?

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 75
Views: 25485

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

It's the best that can happen: Some smart King with a love for aviation. Modern democracies plus monarchy seem to work quite well. I'd say they pay for themselves by providing live long service and some good and well respected image for their country. They are absolutely different from oligarch and ...

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12275

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

It was claimed to be around 30 billion dollars wasn't it? However Boeing build the 787-8, -9 and -10 from those early investments and reuses some 787-know how for the 777X wing as well. So it might pay to have done it finally. Companies will find ways to mitigate those financial risks over time.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12275

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

Airbus has claimed at least A380 production itself is/was in the black, Don't know about development cost and such as they have a different bilancing system from the US. The target seems to be to remain profitable even at only one airframe per month. Some of their oversized A380 infrastructure has b...

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 23680

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Today!

Didn't they announce march 31st for the first flight?

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 53
Views: 13255

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

This is what it will NOT look like for sure. Think of a conventional layout with optimized technology.

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 53
Views: 13255

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

They need new engines first. So not before the 2020s. Now combine 787 materials and manufacturing and some smart narrow body diameter above 150 seats and maybe up to 250 and you get the idea of this next family. Airbus will react and try to top it no doubt. I see Boeing moving first.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8825

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

That launch should depend more on the availability of some entirely new engine generation. If it is good enough the market will want it anytime. In any case some years to go it seems.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 214
Views: 47365

Re: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

If the US government feels comfortable with permitting current Airbus deliveries it will be comfortable with Boeing deliveries as well. There is quite a bit US content in every Airbus.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8825

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

If MoM is part of the next 737-family it will find it's place. A strong domestic US market ain't bad to launch something like it.

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by Noshow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8825

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

No surprise: Manufacturers flooded the market with new wideboby-twin models and variants announcing more and more to come. Rates went up while prices were meant to stay high. Now we have some asian slump, formerly rich arabs suffering from lower oil income, europe disintegrating, south america weak,...

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 211788

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Stored with engines mounted? That must be expensive.

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would you regard the A330neo a success?
Replies: 68
Views: 10279

Re: Would you regard the A330neo a success?

I think it's main purpose is to attack Boeing's 787 price. Airbus wants the 787 right between the A330neo and the A350.
Don't know if that works. They don't seem to sell to many A330neo recently while newer, improved 787 versions have become pricier.

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