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by musman9853
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12915

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

making phone calls, haha. can't remember the last time i did that. QHD OLED stands for QuadHD Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLEDS are on on the very best computers and TVs, and way better than the shitty LCDs that are used for ifes. BTW... the IFE Delta is installing is a Hitachi tablet, mounted in...

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12915

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Is DL's passenger demographic that much different than AA's? I find it bizarre that all of AA's data says people would rather watch movies on their 3 inch phones, while somehow DL's passengers strongly prefer built in IFE. Amazing to me that the US airline that's actually investing in it's product ...

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by musman9853
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28084

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

I a fan of AA in general, but there needs to be leadership change. Doug is not working out, fresh blood is needed. But I'm not sure Kirby is the man either.

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by musman9853
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14150

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

Phoenix757767 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
Why not land in phl?

Not a 787 base nor does the 787 fly there nor are the mechanics trained on them.


i thought phl was being upgraded to a 787 base? but i guess if they're not ready it kinda makes sense?

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by musman9853
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14150

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

Why not land in phl?

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370253

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Engines back already. That was fast. that was what, like 5 weeks? so much for everyone claiming that the 77x would be months behind the schedule. I just wish to say that the first flight is now about 9 months behind the initially expected date. I think it is fair to say that it is today behind sche...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370253

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

RJMAZ wrote:
Engines back already. That was fast.


that was what, like 5 weeks? so much for everyone claiming that the 77x would be months behind the schedule.

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 83
Views: 20557

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

one thing AA does very well is having newer planes. And yet I always find myself on a LUS or LHP A321 that seems to be falling apart with a little lipstick on the pig (new leather seat covers). No IFE, No power, broken overhead bins, etc. But kudos to AA for having "newer" planes. Avg fle...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 6560

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

chunhimlai wrote:
Is DXB large enough for such a large fleet?


Dxb is tapped out, no? This would probably need dwc getting finished

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 83
Views: 20557

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

one thing AA does very well is having newer planes.

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7172

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

Melbourne is far af lol why the hell would you fly in there It's actually a really good alternative to MCO. It's only an hour's drive away on all freeway. I'd highly recommend if you are going to have a car in the area. i'm an orlandoan. MLB is 1.5 hrs with no traffic, and you'll be hitting traffic...

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7172

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

727LOVER wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
Melbourne is far af lol why the hell would you fly in there


Ummm...maybe to go to Melbourne...ya know, quiet time on the beach. Not every soul wants to go to Disney


why would you go to melbourne for a beach? daytona and cocoa are so much better

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7172

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

Melbourne is far af lol why the hell would you fly in there

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 13898

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Neither Level or Veuling have any more spare aircraft than BA. Remember the IAG 737Max plan is to be BA liveried at LGW.... When IAG bought the Monarch slots at LGW, BA used two Titan A320s, a Titan 737-400 and a Privatair 737-700 for additional services to use the slots. With the ongoing 737MAX an...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15419

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

lightsaber wrote:
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I'm amazed at the other posts missing out that the old IST maxed out. Geez, how many taxiway collisions were there?



about as many as there were 737 runway overruns :D

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370253

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
777x will fly in late October or November.

From what I heard


No disrespect, but do you have a source for that? Or is it just something someone you know said

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204809

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Or a scaled down Trent 7000/1000 or GEnx. Honestly the thrust requirements aren't far from the 788. However, I'd like to see PW win this fight. The GTF needs to take a leap up the thrust ladder. iirc the GE ceo said a few months ago that it would likely be a CFM proposal rather than a GE one. Well,...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204809

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

All advances Boeing made in their process does not really help them that much in the case of the 797, as the 797 needs an engine and can not use an existing off the shelf solution. (While the MQ-25 and the Red Hawk do use existing engines) a scaled up leap wouldnt be too bad to develop. Or a scaled...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204809

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

seahawk wrote:
All advances Boeing made in their process does not really help them that much in the case of the 797, as the 797 needs an engine and can not use an existing off the shelf solution. (While the MQ-25 and the Red Hawk do use existing engines)


a scaled up leap wouldnt be too bad to develop.

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8514

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

ILNFlyer wrote:
atcs89 wrote:
Costco sells the Biscoff cookies, they are great!


Indeed, but I will always be grateful for DL introducing them to me on a flight from CVG to ATL


american gives them too, but they dont have their logo on it lol

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204809

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

isn't that the goal for project black diamond? get the 797 going and use the lessons from that to build a rate 60 7107. You must be referring to the secret program "Mighty Eagle" where the worlds best engineers have resiliently been validating cutting edge production technology creating t...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204809

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

For the 2-3-2 NMA to work, either Boeing has made some kind of technological breakthrough or it would have to be part of some kind of 757/767 type common development that shares development costs with the NSA. Unless they have made a technological breakthrough, the market sliver isn't big enough to...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8514

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

WTF?...they're peanuts! :lol: Southwest Airlines, which discontinued its practice of giving out complimentary peanuts in August 2018, has recently decided to bring back its “legendary” snacks for shoppers at its online store — and despite the seemingly steep price, the nuts have already sold out. h...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204809

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

As for the NMA, there have been rumblings among analysts that Boeing might eventually shelve the proposed plane, which targets a narrow market sliver between the largest single-aisle and smallest wide-body aircraft. Some think the Chicago-based manufacturer should instead focus on a new single-aisl...

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by musman9853
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 136041

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-09-25 ... liner-Jets


So much for people saying the order was still a loi
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SQ22 wrote:
NZ and Boeing have firmed up the order for eight 787-10.

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-09-25 ... liner-Jets


So much for people saying the order was still a loi

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by musman9853
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142081

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Except the fact that the aircraft is grey not white looks pretty damn white on my screen. maybe my opinion will change when i see it in person. Current colours are not white. New colours are not white. SAS hasn't been white for decades. You're telling me this isn't a eurowhite? https://albertaviati...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142081

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Except the fact that the aircraft is grey not white looks pretty damn white on my screen. maybe my opinion will change when i see it in person. You can clearly see the difference between the actual white in the Danish and Norwegian flags and the "SAS" titles on the tail, and the actual co...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142081

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

SASViking wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
wow, another boring eurowhite. at least there's some silver to spice things up.

Except the fact that the aircraft is grey not white


looks pretty damn white on my screen. maybe my opinion will change when i see it in person.

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142081

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

wow, another boring eurowhite. at least there's some silver to spice things up.

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217767

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

https://imgur.com/upload?beta
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jfklganyc wrote:
330 still parked on T4 ramp at JFK this morning.

I would upload a picture but this site makes that a pain in the behind so use your imagination.

Sad end


just post it on imgur and paste the link.


https://imgur.com/upload?beta

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217767

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The MAS 380 is taxiing in KUL, destination N/A Well it’s on it’s way somewhere as MH8490 which is clearly not a regular flight number, but as it’s 13 hours from KUL, not getting there by 6pm local time for sure. As I type running through 18,000ft. Source: flightradar24 but can’t copy a link I am af...

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by musman9853
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19330

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Boeing and Airbus customize the physics and flight characteristics for their respective customers. Types are not interchangeable between different airlines, and therefore can only be flown by flight crew trained specifically on a given airline's fleet. How, exactly, does an AA 738 have different “p...

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by musman9853
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19330

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

spinkid wrote:
Only if both the pilot and copilot had the fish for dinner.


I say let em crash.

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by musman9853
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60646

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Parking (and not necessarily scrapping) 35 MD-10-10F, A310-300F or MD11F aircraft should be seen as pretty darn sensible, no? They're still taking 76F in significant numbers, and will still be running 50 MD11F which is a lot more than anyone else. They're parking the oldest or less fuel efficient a...

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by musman9853
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 15846

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

a220 is still significantly smaller though, the 3-2 config makes it inherently less cost effective that a 3-3. now there are plenty of reasons an a220 can be more efficient than a current nb, but that's not assured But anyone buying the A220 has no Boeing option for the segment really is my point, ...

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by musman9853
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370253

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Part of the testing involves cycling the fuselage pressure up and down hundreds of times looking for stress/fatigue issues. doing the highest pressure test first destroys all that information. like bending the wings to failure on the first test..... now you need to build another set of wings and in...

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by musman9853
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 15846

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

I think we forgot about how the plane is too short (a.k.a. too low to the ground) hence the engine allocation problems that created the balance issue. When they replace MAX, they gonna take care of this issue first. I know about the landing gear extension, but they need more than that. Besides, MAX...

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by musman9853
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32177

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

One of the reasons for the accelerated demise of the A380 is that it costs 30 million to refurbish it - Something is wrong with this statement! We all agree and know that the A380 has increased operations costs since it has 4 engines compared to other WB's using 2. Does it really cost US 30 million...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 33
Views: 8597

Re: JAL reveals updates 77W business class product

i can't believe there are airlines that have excellent reputations that somehow manage to skate by with awful interiors. (cough emirates cough)

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by musman9853
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 20788

Re: 787 Trouble in the Future?

The real danger for Boeing is the US and Cgina trade deal and if President Trump do not agree to a deal soon then Boeing will lose many orders including cancellation of existing yet to deliver aircrafts. China accounts for half or more of all Boeing aircraft orders. That is alot and Airbus will gai...

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by musman9853
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28698

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Interesting development. I imagine such a launch will garner a lot of orders shortly after. Longer and thinner is the fad nowadays. Maybe Hawaiian would like some for deeper routes into the US :scratchchin: ? Now I'm dreaming of MIA-IQQ/ANF/CJC/CUZ/MIA/IGU, JFK-ABZ/LIL/LUX Yes that MIA-MIA route is...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146424

Re: Moxy will start operations earlier than 2021 with E190s retired from Azul

Neeleman is a smart guy. He knows how Azul's E190's were maintained. It is a buyer's market for used E190's. He can swap precious A220 delivery slots with new-fleet-hungry airlines like DL and AF, which will delay major capital costs during Moxy's financially-fragile start up period. Plus, he needs...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146424

Moxy will start operations earlier than 2021 with E190s retired from Azul

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 05762?s=09

Also will apparently be the launch operator of the A220XLR
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https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 05762?s=09

Also will apparently be the launch operator of the A220XLR

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 29
Views: 5395

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

NameOmitted wrote:
Is Boom selling enough aircraft to keep 10,000 people employed?


they dont even have thier demonstrator built...

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by musman9853
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370253

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

For me, one key takeaway was: “While our root cause assessment continues, at this time we do not expect that this will have a significant impact on aircraft design or on our overall test programme schedule". Of course. That's what Boeing will continue to say until they announce an impact on de...

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by musman9853
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44897

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Rumor mill is Emirates will defer about half their 777x orders for 787 planes makes sense. defer the 77x for a380 replacement later in the decade. in the meanwhile take the smaller, more efficient plane. Not really. Axe the older, underperforming A380s from their underperforming routes as early as ...

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by musman9853
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44897

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Rumor mill is Emirates will defer about half their 777x orders for 787 planes


makes sense. defer the 77x for a380 replacement later in the decade. in the meanwhile take the smaller, more efficient plane.

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 7264

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Why? The food? FAs? IFE? IMO, the BA F seat is roomier. Agree about the "net experience, pro and con"... but interested in your analysis. maybe significant upgrade is a bit much but IMO the seat style is better, the screens arent 15 years old, FAs are excellent imo in both airlines. IMO A...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 7264

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Honestly BA F to AA J is a significant upgrade Why? The food? FAs? IFE? IMO, the BA F seat is roomier. Agree about the "net experience, pro and con"... but interested in your analysis. maybe significant upgrade is a bit much but IMO the seat style is better, the screens arent 15 years old...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 7264

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Looking at the last 15 days, BA281 from LHR to LAX has been cancelled 4 (!) times, and is cancelled tomorrow too. This is a 789 flight. Does anyone have any insights into why so many? I am on the flight in two weeks' time and do hope to make it... but also, wonder if it's a technical issue or rathe...

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