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by sergegva
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crew hotels in destinations such as MLE/SEZ
Replies: 27
Views: 4161

Re: Crew hotels in destinations such as MLE/SEZ

I think the main concern of some people here is more about the risk that the general public would become jaleous to discover that crews are taking good time in dream resorts, or about airline managers discovering that their employees are crawling bars shortly before their duties... These kind of pri...

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by sergegva
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion about 77W sound
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Opinion about 77W sound

The noise inside the cabin depends on the aircraft model, but also on the type of engines installed, and there are several possible ones for all these aircraft. Logically, the most modern (787-9) should be the quietest. To be confirmed by specialists... Although anyway, there is a debate on noise in...

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by sergegva
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12474

Re: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates

I recently transited through Sao Paulo airport and was surprised to see that almost all LATAM Brazil aircraft are still in TAM livery. According to this topic and Planespotter's numbers, only 13% of TAM's fleet has been repainted, more than 6 years after the merger! And according to flightglobal , t...

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 30002

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Lol ok. I'm sure Boeing will get right to work of that proposal. There's no way LH could say they are giving the 787 serious consideration with a straight face. LH orders for the entire group. Could be 787 at LX to replace A340. They did give them 777 recently. Also at OS down the road I see 787 po...

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air In Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 10015

Re: Cobalt Air In Trouble

In French media report states Cobalt had accumulated EUR 88.5mil losses over the last 3-years and virtually wiped out the entire EUR 98mil in investment it had received since being launched. Carrier had near 50 percent negative operating margin. What a terrible business it was. :banghead: How can y...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95601

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

As new planes become more efficient and the A380 stays the same eventually even EK will have to give up on it. As I understand it the 779 is supposed to beat its CASM. It is foolish for EK to buy more of them in that case without some improvement. As long as DXB is at maximum capacity, Emirates can...

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by sergegva
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 9138

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

IMO, that's a really lame reason not to fly on the 787. I don't think it's a lame reason at all. I flew a UA flight from NRT to DEN I think it was a while back and they locked the windows in tint mode, I like to take photos out of the window and we flew almost directly over SLC, due to the window t...

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways operating A350-900 in LATAM's livery for more than 1 year
Replies: 8
Views: 3325

Qatar Airways operating A350-900 in LATAM's livery for more than 1 year

Since early 2017 (between February and April), Qatar Airways has been using four A350-900 borrowed from LATAM, which are entirely in LATAM's colours. If I remember correctly, it was a temporary solution to make up for the delay of their own A350. But today, a year and a half later, they are still op...

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 15490

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

even with these orders the a338 is still far from resurrected. it's still an orphan frame I really don't understand why people keep calling the A330-800 an orphan frame. It has, what, 90+% commonality as far as parts vetrsus the A330-900? It's not an orphan, it's the read-headed step child of the A...

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17918

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

You can't blame newspapers for comparing Norwegian to British Airways. For the general public, Norwegian is one and the same airline, regardless of its financial arrangements. There's one name, one livery, one website. British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus are three airlines with three names, three...

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 162013

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

The A321neo has passed the 2000 orders mark. One in three NEO orders is already an A321 (32,8%).
In the previous generation, the A321 accounted for only 22% of CEO orders.

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by sergegva
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 14385

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

New generation seats use denser, thinner padding and curvature to maximize the knee and legroom of passengers. The result is that a 30 inch current generation seat is more comfortable than an older seat at higher pitch. Reading the messages from members over the past few years, I don't have that im...

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 75242

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

According to Planespotters, LV-BMT ex-Aerolineas Argentinas stored since November 2013 has been scrapped. Any idea when?

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by sergegva
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12589

Re: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

By minimizing the width of the armrests and corridors, is it possible, under current legislation, to achieve a seat width of 17 inches with an A330neo?

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by sergegva
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 39809

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

According to their website, they announced their bankruptcy on September 30th at 9 PM (here).
Is it really the case? No one talked about it until the afternoon of October 1st! Is suspect a date manipulation here. Any idea why?

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by sergegva
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French sector in GVA
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: French sector in GVA

Can anyone explain the hows and whys of the French Sector of GVA? I understand part of the airport is actually in France, but I don't understand the need for a special zone from which flights to France arrive and depart. Is this a holdover from non-EU days? Thanks. I don't think GVA is partly in Fr...

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by sergegva
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 177257

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The fate of the last two CS100 for Swiss still seems very misty to me. The official version, which dates from more than a year ago, is that due to multiple delivery delays, the airline gave priority to CS300's deliveries. But rumours on this topic mention that these two aircraft may suffer from the ...

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by sergegva
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134909

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

They probably mean - 25% less than non-ER 777, which is not very fair because 10% of all 777 only are non-ER...

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by sergegva
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 8150

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Whatever is the exact phrase, the bottom line is, Sukhoi has abandonned their customers and left them hanging with the problems they have with their own aircraft. Three out of five planes (and that's SIXTY PERCENT!) are grounded and Sukhoi refuses to even suspend the lease payments! Moreover, they ...

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by sergegva
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 8150

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

It wasn't as you claim. "Sukhoi civil aircraft" gave such a comment in connection with the situation in the airline "Yakutia": "the issues of operation voiced by the airline "Yakutia" relate to the after-sales service of SaM146 engines installed on the SSJ 100. En...

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by sergegva
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31708

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

WIederling wrote:
sergegva wrote:
Do you really need an over 3'000 m runway to operate a B777W Long Haul? At ground level?


MTOW, ISA sealevel: 77W : 3,050 m ( 777-200ER : 3,380 m, plain 777-300 . 3,230 m, A380 : 3,000m )


Thank you for these numbers! They are far higher than I thought.

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by sergegva
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31708

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

To be precise authority doesn’t allow 380 in HND. (Technically you can still OPERATE 380 in HND but it would be a huge mess for air traffic control and etc) HND isn’t exactly a competent airport for long haul international operations. Only one runway can handle full loaded 380 takeoff. Many people ...

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by sergegva
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5744

Re: Skywork goes bust

Anybody know if Lugano Airport is certified for the CS100, or could be certified for it? Runway lenght is 1420m versus 1508 for LCY. If yes, can LX relaunch this market? Some years ago, Crossair's GVA-LUG was quite sucessful, and the line continued many years after SR's demise, with FlyBaboo and Dar...

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by sergegva
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31708

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

cathay747 wrote:
ANA is getting new-builds? I thought they were getting the SkyMark white-tails??


Emirates already took them, IIRC

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by sergegva
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5744

Re: Skywork goes bust

I know, sad, but in all honesty what can you expect from a city of that size?... The fact that it is the Swiss capital is fairly irrelevant in mere aviation terms, and especially as far as the global aviation market is concerned. Zurich and Geneva is where the money and businesses are! It's called ...

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by sergegva
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 48
Views: 9557

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

AA is only 7 aircraft behind, and easyJet is retiring around 1 A319 per month. Even if AA does not receive new A319 yet, it can overcome U2 this winter already.

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by sergegva
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 4221

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

Since they are still working closely with EY, I am surprised EY allowed the product to get so dismal. It's not a surprise if EY allows it, because they are following the same way. Some years ago, Etihad had one of the best Y class along with Singapore Airlines, according to many reports here. I fle...

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by sergegva
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3261

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

Thanks for your answers.

For the little story, all 4 sectors were 100% full, so I could not learn anything during these flights.
Etihad's very aggressive prices at the moment seem to attract many travelers. The hub of Abu Dhabi was totally crowded last night!

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by sergegva
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30631

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

(...) who keeps the seat in those situations and who gets a better seat is not determined by who was there first but by a hierarchy based on status, ticket class etc. What is your source for that? I thought things happens like this in cases of surbooking / double assignation before boarding, but do...

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by sergegva
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines INTL Business Class = No Special Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: Hawaiian Airlines INTL Business Class = No Special Meals

According to this article, their menu looks delicious! Personally, as I'm not flying twice a day 365 days a year, I don't care at all if it has 900 calories! ... Or no, I care. It's definitely a plus ;-)

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by sergegva
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3261

Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

I'm flying with Etihad next week and I just received a surprising offer. I'm used to the "bid for upgrade" thing, but now they offer me to make a bid for one or two "neighbour-free" seats next to me. Per segment, the minimum bid for one free seat is 45 $ and 90 $ for two. By defa...

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34799

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Am I the only one to think that A220 is not an attractive name? First, why choose a smaller number than Airbus current numbers? Usually, the more modern the aircraft, the more numbers increase. This is the case at both Airbus and Boeing. The Cseries is the first real "next gen" narrowbody...

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34799

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Am I the only one to think that A220 is not an attractive name? First, why choose a smaller number than Airbus current numbers? Usually, the more modern the aircraft, the more numbers increase. This is the case at both Airbus and Boeing. The Cseries is the first real "next gen" narrowbody...

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34799

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Am I the only one to think that A220 is not an attractive name? First, why choose a smaller number than Airbus current numbers? Usually, the more modern the aircraft, the more numbers increase. This is the case at both Airbus and Boeing. The Cseries is the first real "next gen" narrowbody....

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile's LCCs set their sights in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: Chile's LCCs set their sights in Argentina

I think more competition is needed in Argentina. I recently looked for flights between two high touristical spots, Iguaçu (IGR + IGU) and Salta (SLA). Only Aerolineas Argentina (Austral) is currently operating this route, three times a week. 4 months in advance, prices are already around 250$ / one ...

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by sergegva
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 17494

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I see that the last 145 rolled off the production line in June 2018 for Air Hamburg. CRJ 200s a similar story. So with an aging fleet (AA's and Expressjet's E145's are 15+ years old on average) and AA's CRJs 17 years old. Skywest's & Air Wisconsin's CRJs are of similar vintage. Is there a repla...

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by sergegva
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104936

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

SC430 wrote:


The A380 has done very little to change the way people fly today.


In terms of comfort in flight, most passengers disagree with you.

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by sergegva
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104936

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

. Finally, I'm under the impression that some people here underestimate the overall impact of the A380 for Airbus. From a strictly financial point of view, the programme may not have brought them any money. But until proven otherwise, it did not cause heavy losses either. You're calling $20-25 bill...

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by sergegva
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104936

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Airbus interest in selling 5-10 aircraft to BA at a loss (a small loss, per airbus) is evident: they need to increase A380's production rate, and the best way to do it is to sell A380 again to regain market confidence. A big order is more likely to occur if three major airlines (ANA, BA & EK) ju...

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by sergegva
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 208431

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

16 neo deliveries in 5 days (June 26>30) is impressive!

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?
Replies: 29
Views: 5861

Re: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?

If I remember correctly, LH flies the oldest A320 still in service, built in 1988... Not exactly, but almost. Lufthansa's oldest A320 was build in August 1989. Par Planespotters, the oldest A320 flying is MSN n°29 flying for Jordan Aviation (30th birthday coming next january), but it's unclear if i...

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by sergegva
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet A319s out of storage
Replies: 20
Views: 8554

Re: Easyjet A319s out of storage

Two of easyJet's A319s are being brought back into service after being stored for two years. Does anyone know why this is - or is it because of A320neo delays? See this picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/41616941585/ According to planespotters, they were in storage for 6 months onl...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 208431

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sounds Like a dense cabin. Someone Knows how many Y for that 321 EZY? It’s 235 seats! Thanks. Very dense indeed. 28 pitch? I'm interested to know if it's 28'', or if they managed to stay at 29'' with the new space-flex toilets. BTW, are there airlines that already have a pitch of 28 inches? (A321 o...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16772

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

When you are instructed to put the shade down, you see nothing at all. So "almost nothing" is better than nothing any day. Thank god, 'till today i was never forced to let the shade down. If you keep watching outside, the FA won't ask you to put it down. In my experience, they ask you to ...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7783

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Again more 777X likely as more A350s are likely , too. The statement is, that they will take all ordered 777-9. Did we read the same interview: Und das werden A350? Es ging das Gerücht um, dass Sie Ihre Boeing-777X-Order überprüfen. Haben Sie da zu viel bestellt? Ich glaube, wir sind irgendwann ehe...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16772

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

But doesn't the 787 have larger windows than most widebody aircraft? If it's a window that you want than I don't think the 787 is the type of aircraft to stay away from. Yes, that's true. The 787 windows are about the same size as the windows on the MD-11 were. But those didn't come with an annoyin...

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by sergegva
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4301

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

We flew MAN-HER-MAN in April and we had 3 bags between two of us. 2 Hand luggage and 1 handbag. either we just got away with it or they aren't bothered? It seems that the "one hand baggage only" rule is applied in a rather lax way. I just flew Ajaccio-Geneva yesterday with a carry-on (a b...

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by sergegva
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4301

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

holcakker wrote:
Wizz Air's fleet is 100 (incl 7 of Wizz UK) at the moment, will be 106 by the end of July.

Correct, sorry for this mistake. Unfortunately I can't edit my first post.

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by sergegva
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4301

EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

According to planespotters, there are 300 aircraft currently flying for easyJet (this excludes three BAe 146 & one A321 on a short lease and not wearing easyJet's full colors). In terms of fleet, U2 is far behind Ryanair (445), but still comfortably ahead Norwegian (152 including long haul), Wiz...

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by sergegva
Thu May 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 17623

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Airbus extended the life of the A320 not very long ago. From 48,000 cycles and 60,000 hours to 60,000 cycles and 120,000 hours. (...) Airbus abandoned testing to go to 90,000 cycles and 180,000 hours. Rumor was issues we're found. But at what level? The problem is that most likely Airbus requires a...

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