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by AA777223
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 7197

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

Has anybody ever installed (or considered installing) a herringbone layout J class on a narrowbody? I don't like them in the slightest but it does seem a way of achieving all-aisle access without going for ridiculously-low density. Check out the AA transcon A321s https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/A...

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by AA777223
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 7197

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

I never understood why they would put two lie-flat seats together. What happens if the other passenger that is closed in by the window needs to use the restroom? That seems a little inconvenient. Probably the same thing they would do if they were flying in a window (or middle :shock: ) seat in J on...

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by AA777223
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 41
Views: 10624

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

Most flights from the US to South America involve the aircraft sitting on the ground all day, before another overnight flight back home. Time zones are not compatible with overnights both directions, as most flights are at most 2-3 time zones apart.

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by AA777223
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 5104

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Delta also wanted to serve the route, but they aren't sadly. I would say LAX-PVG is way busier, because you have AA, DL, MU, and UA serving the route with five daily flights I believe. Yep, this is true, but I really never understood why there's more demand for PVG flights than PEK... Why is there ...

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by AA777223
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 24762

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

Capacity jump will be 79 seats, based on the 340 pax configuration which has been mentioned in this thread. They'll have little issue filling the rear seats, the real challenge will be the jump from 14 to 21 premium seats. The lease rates will more than compensate here for any perceived overcapacit...

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by AA777223
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 24762

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

Capacity jump will be 79 seats, based on the 340 pax configuration which has been mentioned in this thread. They'll have little issue filling the rear seats, the real challenge will be the jump from 14 to 21 premium seats. T7 is a lot of plane for KBP to the US. A 788 would be good for LAX, MIA, an...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?

I'm not sure if it is related to this subject, but your first picture (without the overwing exit) looks photoshopped in that specific area. The wing, engine pylon and livery all look quite warped specifically in that area. It may just be heat distorting the picture, and it may be completely unrelate...

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by AA777223
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 13144

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

No - they operated following narrowbodies: DC3 DC4 DC6 (I think) Electra Convair 880 B707 So, the 707, presumably because it was the only thing available at the time, is the only NB jet they've ever flown? Essentially, since widebodied jets have been available, they have only flown them, unless the...

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by AA777223
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 13144

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

If any of these are flown for CX mainline (not dragon), will these be the first NBs operated by them? I thought CX had always been all WB.

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by AA777223
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8711

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

What will happen to the United Club there? It is underground in the walkway to the satellite, on the satellite side, if I remember correctly. Will it be moved, or will they shut it down altogether, as DFW isn't a big station for them these post-consolidation days?

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by AA777223
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats
Replies: 64
Views: 13428

Re: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats

I flew ICN-KUL on AAX in J. That to me is the advantage of these ULCC. Their J fares are about on par with (or below) legacy Y; I paid about $450. It's kind of a big fish in a small pond mentality. I flew the nicest seat on an ULCC, instead of Y on a legacy. I don't usually do it for my long flights...

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by AA777223
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 16293

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

what would be the point of a rebrand? it would still be the same airline..... What they really need is a new livery. the current one OLD and needs to be replaced with a new one. Perhaps something that mixes both Continental and United to show the 2 separate brands. In my head, i would say bring bac...

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by AA777223
Tue May 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?
Replies: 38
Views: 7763

Re: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?

Boy ain't this the truth! Between the revamp, when we lost so many of our valued posters, to the removal of the cost requirement, things have really gone down quickly. I joined in my late teens, but having to pay money, even a token amount, kept the quality significantly higher. Many of the posts th...

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by AA777223
Thu May 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section

That is super helpful, exactly what I needed. Thanks so much, Newbie!

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by AA777223
Wed May 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section

7673mech wrote:
the seat maps on ana.com probably explain it better.

No, they don't. As I have said THREE times. They say exactly the same thing Seatguru does. This doesn't "explain" anything.

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by AA777223
Tue May 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section

A little off topic but generally, I wouldn't believe half what is posted on seatguru .... take for example the Qatar Airways 77L the exit doors (L2/R2) are shown as being behind row 7 when in reality, they're between rows 4 & 5, and check out the position of the wing! That would not fly with th...

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by AA777223
Tue May 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Inconsistent 787 NH J Class Center Section

I have a question about ANA's approach to business class seat design on the 787. I was looking at the staggered lie flats on the 788 and noticed that the center section alternates between one and two seats per row. However, the 789 is consistently 2 seats per row in the center section. I thought per...

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by AA777223
Tue May 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 20044

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

772s come to Hawaii every day. Then go to Tokyo from HNL, which is a longer leg. They can go to S America or Europe if UA chooses to send them there. The fact that they don't may have something to do with the extra 120 seats. And the business class competition on most Europe routes Technically, tha...

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by AA777223
Fri May 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 20044

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

772s come to Hawaii every day. Then go to Tokyo from HNL, which is a longer leg. They can go to S America or Europe if UA chooses to send them there. The fact that they don't may have something to do with the extra 120 seats. And the business class competition on most Europe routes Technically, tha...

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by AA777223
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why engine design partnerships?
Replies: 27
Views: 3195

Re: Why engine design partnerships?

I have not. I usually shy away from the wiki on technical information, but I will definitely give it a read. Thanks for the advice.

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by AA777223
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why engine design partnerships?
Replies: 27
Views: 3195

Why engine design partnerships?

I am curious about the idea of engine partnerships, primarily the CFM partnership. CFM engines are used on the 737-300-900 (exclusively) series, A32X series and A340-200/300. Given that this is a huge number of engines (tens of thousands), why did GE partner up with Snecma? Why didn't they just desi...

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by AA777223
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern buys 20 A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 7224

Re: China Southern buys 20 A350s

Link/Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-26/airbus-wins-6-billion-order-from-china-southern-for-a350-jets "China Southern Airlines Co. plans to buy 20 A350 wide-body aircraft from Airbus SE in a deal worth about $6 billion, providing a boost for the manufacturer amid produc...

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by AA777223
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Number of life rafts on B737 and A320
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Re: Number of life rafts on B737 and A320

I noticed this on a UA 738 flight Sunday night. I have been on more of those things than I can count, but this was the first time, I suppose, that I really paid attention to the safety briefing video (eek!). They mentioned the front two doors having rafts, as well as, the round/octagonal raft(s) in ...

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by AA777223
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 76
Views: 28766

Re: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900

I'm amazed at how limited the 787-10 seems to be. Everyone here keeps talking about it as if it'll only be able to do east coast US to Europe flights. Considering the 787-9 is flying some of the longest routes in the world (SFO-SIN), it's amazing to me that the relatively small simple stretch reduce...

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by AA777223
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD
Replies: 17
Views: 5994

UA to moves 787s out of Houston

This morning the HBJ is reporting that United is planning to move it's 787s out of IAH. They mention FRA and GIG in particular. I don't know what the plan is for LHR or the tag on DEN and LAX/SFO flights. They mention they are closing the pilot base here. DO you think this is to be a new A350 base? ...

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by AA777223
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class
Replies: 36
Views: 6682

Re: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class

Many past First Class passengers have alternatives including long-range corporate or personally owned jets. Many businesses will no longer pay for 1st Class, even on long haul flights, only allowing Business or even only coach plus or basic coach. As demand declines for premium seats, then they wil...

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by AA777223
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprise: another 744 F-conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 6047

Re: Surprise: another 744 F-conversion

Good to know. Both 747s in TLV (HL7421 according to yochai and HL7423) are combi. So that is the end of the Combi at Asiana then. Is it just KLM left now? V/F Yes, KLM is now the sole operator of Boeing 747 Combi planes. There is 9K-ADE that belongs to the Emir of Kuwait that is used by Kuwait Airw...

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by AA777223
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of test frames at Airbus, comparison to Boeing
Replies: 33
Views: 6146

Re: Use of test frames at Airbus, comparison to Boeing

It would have been hard trying to sell the CFRP work Airbus did to a customer's fleet managers! A section of the A343 prototype was cut out and a new one put in made of carbon fibre. This helped them with work on what became the A350, including sound insulation. Airbus also does engine testing whic...

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by AA777223
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95510

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I flew on an UA 744 last memorial day. Went out of my way to fly DPS - CGK - NRT - SFO - IAH just to get one last flight on her, since I knew her days were coming to a close. I made sure I got an upper deck, window seat so I could close out the experience. Those birds are very rough on the inside, b...

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by AA777223
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Preferred and Marginalized Engine by Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Preferred and Marginalized Engine by Aircraft

Hello All, I am interested in discussing the preferred and non-preferred engines by airframe. For example, it seems the Rolls-Royce engines are the preferred power plant for the newer A330s. Conversely, on the 744, Rolls's engines were clearly the least popular. Pratt seemed to fall flat on the 777 ...

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by AA777223
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences Between A350-900 And A350-1000
Replies: 42
Views: 13761

Re: Differences Between A350-900 And A350-1000

This may sound stupid, but it's longer... :-)

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by AA777223
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 13851

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

I love this! It reminds me of the old page, but with the enhanced functionality of the new platform. I like that this like photo information now appears below the photos, so you don't have to click on them to get any information. My only recommendation would be to see if you can condense the thread ...

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by AA777223
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries
Replies: 64
Views: 13057

Re: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries

I still don't understand why on earth UA JUST order 40 73Gs a couple months ago, only to turn around and postpone/convert them. It just doesn't make sense to me. If they, indeed, were doing it to "pull fast one" on Boeing and get a good deal and cheap conversion rates, and convert them rig...

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by AA777223
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perfect 737-200 replacement: the A318
Replies: 52
Views: 7820

Re: The perfect 737-200 replacement: the A318

When Avianca, Air france, TAROM and BA are finished with their airbus babies, will the 737-200 operators be looking to buy them second Hand? They have good short field performance, simlar seating, higher airframe, and greater lift. Isn't this the perfect replacement? It would be (at the first glanc...

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by AA777223
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 32639

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

I think it's odd that in the picture explaining the changes to the design, they talk about the wingtip roo and the roo on the engines...and they aren't in the picture. One would think if they planned to add those features, they would be shown in the graphic. The only real life picture we've seen do...

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by AA777223
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config
Replies: 57
Views: 19237

Re: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config

And most of EKs fleet is 2-3-2 in J, and tons of people think they are the world's elite carrier. It's a shame how uninformed the public is.

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by AA777223
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 32639

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

I think it's odd that in the picture explaining the changes to the design, they talk about the wingtip roo and the roo on the engines...and they aren't in the picture. One would think if they planned to add those features, they would be shown in the graphic. The only real life picture we've seen doe...

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by AA777223
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 12985

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

I found it interesting when I took a trip to South Africa a year or so ago. I was trying to book the through Europe using Star Alliance to fly IAH - FRA - JNB - CPT, returning JNB - FRA - IAH a couple weeks later. I didn't really care whether I flew UA or LH on the IAH-FRA and vice versa sectors. I ...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9734

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

I think the original poster is positing something similar to when a bunch of 707s got 700-ified and got 737 CFM engines. If it worked on that frame, I think he's asking why couldn't it work for the 757.

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by AA777223
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7115

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

I guess my point was that there is a great deal of capacity coming out of DPS, for what I had always considered largely a beach/tourist destination. I was very surprised. It's a bit like Cancun or the Canary Islands. From Perth, it's actually faster to DPS than to SYD or MEL. It's definitely on the...

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by AA777223
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7115

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

One-stop via NRT can work if Delta plays nice. Still, it seems better to just hand over passengers there or at ICN. How Jakarta-centric is Indonesia-US demand? Could GA run a focus city somewhere in the Far East and help DL/KE/MU feed passengers to the US When I flew through Indonesia a few differe...

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by AA777223
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7115

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

One-stop via NRT can work if Delta plays nice. Still, it seems better to just hand over passengers there or at ICN. How Jakarta-centric is Indonesia-US demand? Could GA run a focus city somewhere in the Far East and help DL/KE/MU feed passengers to the US When I flew through Indonesia a few differe...

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by AA777223
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM suspends Cairo service
Replies: 33
Views: 7377

Re: KLM suspends Cairo service

I took a long weekend trip to Egypt last January. I do have to say, having traveled to almost 60 countries, Cairo was the dirtiest city I have ever seen. I was really disappointed. Seeing the pyramids, Sphinx, national museum, Alexandria library, etc was really a bucket list thing. However, I am gla...

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by AA777223
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7115

Re: Garuda Indonesia is planing Jakarta - LAX in 2017

I'd be interested in learning more about this "weak runway" situation. I flew in and out of CGK a few times earlier this year. It was an easy enough experience, I s'pose. Didn't know anything about this problem with the runways. Can someone elaborate? Is it just a matter of time before the...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets On a A380
Replies: 26
Views: 5094

Re: Winglets On a A380

Why is airbus so big on the fences? We saw them on the later A300/10s, A32X and A380. Boeing seems to really like the blended and raked winglets, which I was under the impression were a decent bit more efficient. Any info is appreciated.

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's next US destination
Replies: 60
Views: 8538

Re: Etihad's next US destination

How DFW got all three ME3 before IAH, I will never understand. Today it makes a bit more sense, given the dearth in the O&G market, but at the time when the ME3 were pushing into Texas, oil was blowing and going. I never got it. I have to say, if I had to pick one of the three to fly on, it woul...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New business Seats for B757s
Replies: 31
Views: 7129

Re: AA New business Seats for B757s

Looks pretty much like a UA 757. I have to say, they're pretty comfortable for an NB.

The cheapening out with the AVOD that AA insists on doing has never made sense to me. Put in a damn screen, or offer PDE. This half-assed solution is just wretched.

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by AA777223
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 739ER's
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: TK 739ER's

I have flown on both, and I found the 737s to be significantly more comfortable. There seemed to be noticeably more pitch in Y.

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by AA777223
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Will Offer Free In-Flight Entertainment Starting Later This Month
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: American Airlines Will Offer Free In-Flight Entertainment Starting Later This Month

Uhh, as far as I know, UA doesn't, and never has, charged for IFE. The only IFE they have ever charged for is DirecTV. All of the streaming, PDE and seatback systems have been free otherwise. It seems UA, actually led the pack before DL. You just contradicted yourself by saying never charged for IF...

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by AA777223
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 34678

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

It's not as low yielding as people in the US seem to think. It's actually high yielding on BKK-North Asia and some BKK-Europe routes. BKK-US does seem lower yielding, relatively speaking, particularly given the distance required, the dispersal of demand to a greater number of US cities, and the lev...

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