I know that this is an airline forum, but how comparable goods such as state railroaded in Europe doing?Jump to post
Delta? I mean, how much more "South" can you get?Jump to post
Just don't understand why the UK is exempt while the rest of the continent is a no-go zone. Belgium, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, etc, have fewer cases and will take a huge hit from being blocked compared to the UK. So why not an entire travel ban? Or at least a continental b...Jump to post
Assuming they lose the lease on the current manufacturing facility, what's to stop them from building their new line with the capability to build 300s alongside the 400s?
This is an honest question; I know next to nothing about the process.
Also is there enough difference between the Q300 and Q400 operating costs to justify removing flexibility from the fleet? A Q400 can carry the Q300’s max of 56 passengers.. a Q300 can’t carry the Q400s max of 76 passengers. BBD sort of tested the waters in this with the 400 Combi. Few enough passen...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:What is AS going to do with the virus exploding in PNW
- all of which will be 737 MAX 9 or larger, AS does plan on considerable growth to feed international What does this mean to inter-Alaska routes currently supplied by the -700? Nothing. If the 73Gs leave, they’ll be flown with bigger planes. It’s not as if they are suddenly not viable with a 739 or...Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:- all of which will be 737 MAX 9 or larger, AS does plan on considerable growth to feed international
I agree. A lot of unique conditions in Alaska that require a lot of unique aircraft types. Not at all surprised that there’s a higher accident rate. There's higher accident rate, and there's double accident rate. We have the latter. Look, aviation is huge in Alaska. We talk about Bush pilots like o...Jump to post
The NTSB issued a safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for the formation of a group focused on safety to better review, rank and integrate Alaska's unique aviation needs into the FAA safety enhancement process. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2020/02/20/alas...Jump to post
Given the cost of new airports, a cost-effective solution might be to link existing airports in a metropolitan area with high-speed subways post-security.
Expensive? Eye-wateringly so. Cheaper than a new airport.
DEN was, what... $5 billion in 1995? Perhaps 8 billion now? That's roughly the market cap of AS, the fifth largest airline in the nation. That's for an airport that's not built on landfill.
I don't think the primary problem is NIBYs or greenies.
Is there industry wisdom regarding what factors lead to a successful hub?Jump to post
Does AS have access to the AA/BA joint venture through this, or dies that wait until AS's full membership in One World?Jump to post
2. This I definitely don’t know, but I’d venture to say that few US cities, if any, do more work with Bangalore than Seattle. I’ve been with Amazon for seven years and the amount that each department is somehow integrated with Bangalore (or Hyderabad) is extensive. That, I’d think, be enough of a r...Jump to post
Like many others, I had to double-check to be sure it wasn't April Fool's, especially regarding SEA-BLR. I know it's been talked about a lot on a-net but have never seen any O&D numbers. My guess is they're banking on connections from AS, but that leads me to ... see The REAL QUESTION is what h...Jump to post
While I'm in the subject, Braniff operated a British Air bird between New York and Dallas. Is this sort of corporation still legality workable? Could, as an example, Quntas fly into San Francisco and have a US partner fly the aircraft with continuing service to Denver? British Airways, not British ...Jump to post
While I'm in the subject, Braniff operated a British Air bird between New York and Dallas. Is this sort of corporation still legality workable?
Could, as an example, Quntas fly into San Francisco and have a US partner fly the aircraft with continuing service to Denver?
Since the seat discussion is in the context of a clean sheet design, is it possible that Boeing could work out the oxygen mask issues of a herringbone design in coach?Jump to post
Given that Skywest's aircraft are generally spoken for before they ate ordered, have they announced what they intend Thu do with the Mitsubishis when they come?Jump to post
I'll challenge EA CO AS to list plausible routes (given AS' hub structure and current competition) where AS would use 20 frames year-round to justify a subfleet or new type... It is worth remembering that last minute change orders in the design in the ANC hanger allow it to maintain 2 A321 aircraft...Jump to post
Can you elaborate? If the 78 has twice the range of the 75, and similar seating capacity, what market is the NMA trying to fill? It's just a 787 with slightly less capacity and slightly more range. Range costs weight. All else being equal, an aircraft with the capacity for long range will be heavie...Jump to post
PepeTheFrog wrote:GEnX engine is more than 10 years old. By the time a GEnX powered 767 would enter service, the technology would be some 20 years old.
Why would Boeing put old engine technology on an old aircraft?
I asked in another three ans Stitch replied, he believes it has been postponed as there was no interest. But now that Boeing has officially cancelled the NMA, will airlines have another look at this plane? It depends on what you mean by "this plane." The new engines would allow the freigh...Jump to post
If they're starting with a clean sheet of paper, it seems doubtful that they'll have a timely offering to replace the Delta 767-300 fleet What's most likely to fill that role now? My best guess would be A330neo. Or the 767 X. Since the engineering is being done (and paid for) to make the freighters...Jump to post
ragots wrote:And the 73 so called Canadians are in fact Iranian born naturalized Canadians living in Canada.
So... Once the MAX is certified, Yvette shells be a lot of reasonably immediate revenue to Boeing as the manufactured aircraft are delivered. How will that play out on a practical level? Edit to add: conversely, how will the fairly sudden increase in potential capacity effect the travel market and a...Jump to post
DeltaRules wrote:So rather than go into an untapped market, they're going into one with direct competition from DL.
I don't get it.
The MD80 with its hush kits, the interesting tail recognition lights and its takeoff angle are what always fascinated me about the bird. I would think the takeoff angle alone would be any aviation enthusiast dream. The birds of today are pretty generic in comparison. This is it for me. The DC-9, 72...Jump to post
Airliners are supposed to be boring, characterless transport vehicles. ... GF Why on earth would you join a forum literally called airliners.net if you think they are boring characterless transport vehicles? This would be like me joining a Vespa forum and complaining that Vespas aren’t as cool as H...Jump to post
Dominion301 wrote:NameOmitted wrote:FAA won't certify a cargo hold that does not have permanent separation from the main cabin.
That's a combi with a movable bulkhead vs the 'quick change' from full pax to full cargo config that the OP is referring to.
Talking of Ryanair, it seems they aren't going to inform passengers at the booking process if they're on a MAX ( sorry...-8 200...) or not. Frankly, why would they? Either the airline thinks the aircraft is safe, or they don't. If they don't, they simply should not fly it. If they do, why give nerv...Jump to post
Antaras wrote:NameOmitted wrote:Seems like good news for the Comac ARJ21.
I don't believe that Vietnamese airlines ever touch a Chinese aeroplane
Seems like good news for the Comac ARJ21.Jump to post
I agree. And the pilot shortage at the region level would not help QX operating more aircraft. If AS wants to compete With the DL A220’s they will have to fly all aircraft larger then the E175.. Either that or the E175 solves the pilot shortage for QX. If the deal with mainline pilots is no scope, ...Jump to post
flybynight wrote:There is still a question mark on the MAX. Sure it will fly one day, but can it recover to be successful?
There are a lot of hypotheticals in our various threads, such as "Boeing should take x airframe, put in y cockpit and z landing gear." Such a statement always leaves me curious as to what all is involved. Let's take a hypothetical. I'm going outlandish so the discussion is about how it sho...Jump to post