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by DCA350
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54822

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

While the fundamental problem may be political intervention and incompetence, I see that the front line issues are network planning and yield management. TG is pricing itself out of the market and not participating in the Europe-Asia market except for BKK. LHR is a mix of B77W and A380, where it sh...

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by DCA350
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2520

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

Ok there's also a BOG-ASU thread I started it but let's discuss everything here (what if we asked the mods to close the other and change the title of this one to AV starts BOG-ASU and restarts BOG-MVD). It seems they're commiting an A32S to fly 4x/w to MVD and 3x/w to ASU. Both stations will become...

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by DCA350
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi Airport wants SQ or another airline to start SIN-YVR/ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5838

Re: Changi Airport wants SQ or another airline to start SIN-YVR/ORD

YVR seems like a given, I'm actually surprised it wasn't announced once the 280t A350s became available.. It's a huge market for Cathay and several other Asian carriers, and with the Star Alliance feed from AC I would be surprised if they couldn't start with a 5 weekly that eventually grew to daily....

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by DCA350
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

If QF select the 350-1000 you’d have to expect seating will be configured according to what the aircraft can carry to/from New York, Chicago etc rather than the edge case of SYD/MEL-LHR. For LHR they will just block seats in Y as required. Assuming a density similar to the 789s we’re looking at wha...

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by DCA350
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143247

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Absolutely Stunning.. Top 5 for me in the business to me and easily the best in Europe. Truly a 21st century livery..

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by DCA350
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16237

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

1. Rincón quit because he did not understand how to run an airline. The rumor of a replacement had been going on for months in the Colombian corporate world. The decision had been made even before Efromovich was ousted from the company. This was not out of nowhere. 2. Things had not been running sm...

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by DCA350
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no BA to PTY?
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Why no BA to PTY?

I normally roll my eyes when I see topics like this because the answer is usually obvious. But I'm generally curious considering Panama is a massive banking hub who I'm sure does a lot of business with London, HSBC for instance has a large operation in Panama. Iberia, Lufthansa, the Air France/KLM g...

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by DCA350
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7499

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
PVG,MEX,LAX,SFO,ATL,JNB


Add IAD And ABJ

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by DCA350
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19658

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

During my years living in the DMV area, I always preferred flying out of BWI just because everything is connected. If I was 2 hours early for an AA flight, I could go to the main terminal, eat, and slowly make my way over to the gate area. DCA didn't provide me the same luxury: once you were inside...

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by DCA350
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9169

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

Garuda Indonesia signed a LOI for 4 A330-800neos back in June which until now was unannounced. Once firmed all 4 aircraft will be delivered between Q3 2021 and Q2 2022 Garuda Indonesia signed a letter of intent to acquire four Airbus A330-800s in June in a deal that went unannounced. The carrier di...

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by DCA350
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19658

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

[/quote]Thanks for posting these links. I had seen the first rendering, but that second link is fascinating. I'd bet that when the new C/D is built, it will not be that fancy looking. My bet is that MWAA and UA will be focused on keeping costs down, to avoid a repeat of the past.[/quote] I don't see...

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by DCA350
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 5891

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

These are the routes that AV has cancelled or will cancel over the next few months: Bogotá - Boston Bogotá - Chicago Bogotá - Montevideo Cali - Barranquilla Guatemala - Chicago Guatemala - New York Guatemala - Orlando Guatemala - Tegucigalpa Lima - Cali Lima - Juliaca Lima - La Habana Lima - Mendoz...

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by DCA350
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

True but they are basically even now with the 777-9 having more modern engine tech. Once the engines are at parity the 777-9 will only have capacity as an advantage. We see how well that worked out for the A380 vs the 777W. Well capacity does seem to be an advantage for Cathay and British Airways, ...

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by DCA350
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

[/quote] If you can Ultrafan an A350-1000, you can Ultrafan a 777-9 and the 777-9 will be able to take a larger Ultrafan and as we know from the 737MAX / A320neo "technical discussions", fan size is not just everything, it is the only thing. :rotfl: :silly:[/quote] True but they are basica...

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by DCA350
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Question: What would be the order potential of the A350-1000ULR? Dozens of frames! Not dozens per month, or dozens per year - just dozens. Niche of a niche. Look at all the 777-200LRs and A345s sold! (Fewer than 100 combined.) lower. Maybe a dozen. The reason is that there are so many twins now wit...

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by DCA350
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

But I don't think a -1000 ULR tank volume of ~160,000 litres is going to cut it. Which means they must be installing an ACT (or integral alternative like A321 XLR). This was always my thinking from the start.. Basically they are going to supersize the XLR tech. It's not like these flights are going...

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by DCA350
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 31025

Re: 778x mothballed?

Wouldn't a 250 seats configuration 777-8x be enough for project sunrise? Yes but Sunrise is about more than just Sydney to London, it's about eventually shifting Qantas from an airline that flies passengers in bulk ie 747/A380 and distributes those said passengers to their partners, into a leaner m...

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by DCA350
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

aaaaaaaaaaand the pieces begin to fall in to place. Hmm. The EK B777X renegotiate and delay, combined with this news ... I guess it can really make you wonder. Quote "Airbus intend to have the aircraft available to airline customers before the 777X is able to gain a significant hold of the ext...

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by DCA350
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126886

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

The A350J has gotten off to a pedestrian start for several reasons, notably how good the A359 is and we are still early in the 777W replacement cycle, but I really believe it's on the verge of breaking out. We could easily see the 1000 ULR be the best selling LR frame ever, especially it if can go 4...

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by DCA350
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 136852

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Boeing July orders. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries Korean: 10x 787-9 & 10x 787-10 Qatar: 5x 777F China Airlines: 3x 777F Unidentified 1x 787-8 Unidentified 2x 777-300ER (KLM?) No cancelations. Very nice WB haul.. Amazing that the 773 continues to trickle in orders despite ...

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by DCA350
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535479

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Does anybody know when LATAM will take their first A35K? Did the conversion push it back?

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by DCA350
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60933

Re: SAA Leasing A350

The payload penalty isn’t that severe, also Avianca flight out of Bogotá. I was just mentioning that aircraft because it performs a lot better than most twins. Both the A359 and 35K can do all of South Africans routes with a moneymaking payload Avianca out of Bogotá? The longest sector they operate...

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by DCA350
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60933

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Any idea why JNB-HKG is A343? Doesn't A333 have enough range for it? Or do they simply not have enough frames? The longest route for SAA A333 is LHR. I think PER is doable with the A333 (ETOPS of SAA A333?) but HKG should only be possible with payload restrictions The A343 takes a payload hit on JN...

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by DCA350
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 5815

Re: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India) rumor

stl07 wrote:
This is exactly what I have been saying for years. The best way to beat the ME3 is to overfly them


At what cost? India is a price sensitive market, most aren't going to pay 50%+ more for a non stop.. the premium cabin will make or break this flight if it comes to fruition.

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by DCA350
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward
Replies: 16
Views: 4895

Re: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward

I'm surprised IAD wasn't among the first Destinations. A RT could be completed in a day, maybe IAD has more demand in F than YYZ.

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by DCA350
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 6207

Re: Any info on this 77W?

85 million.. I wonder how negotiable the price is.. I would imagine Boeing is sending out brand new 777Ws for not much more than this. Side note only a 2011, I thought Standard leases on new aircraft were usually at least 10 years..

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by DCA350
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11006

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Is it possible that Norwegian could gain traffic rights between Brazil and the US? As I stated in the Argentina thread there is a huge market for cheaper fares. While US Brazil is a little cheaper than Argentina the fares still often hover around $1k in economy, Azul is barely cheaper than AA or De...

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by DCA350
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11006

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Is it possible that Norwegian could gain traffic rights between Brazil and the US? As I stated in the Argentina thread there is a huge market for cheaper fares. While US Brazil is a little cheaper than Argentina the fares still often hover around $1k in economy, Azul is barely cheaper than AA or Del...

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by DCA350
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 10653

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Whenever I look, stl-east asia is always 500ish rt, sometimes even less for China. Have fun beating that I wholeheartedly agree, this seems like a recipe for disaster. As my handle states I'm based out of DC and I never pay more than $650-700 to fly to Asia and that's on premium carriers like ANA a...

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6734

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

People flying to EZE from the USA have gotten spoiled flying in 777, 747, A330 and 767's. The idea of flying in a A321XLR may not sound very appetizing for 9 hours, especially since Norwegian would have to put way too many seats on the plane to make the financials work. Sometimes cheap can be too ch...

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6734

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

People flying to EZE from the USA have gotten spoiled flying in 777, 747, A330 and 767's. The idea of flying in a A321XLR may not sound very appetizing for 9 hours, especially since Norwegian would have to put way too many seats on the plane to make the financials work. Sometimes cheap can be too ch...

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 73
Views: 14960

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Wow very impressive, this layout makes you understand why they ordered the 777-9. This type of layout on an A350k would leave them under 200 seats. Amazing that ANA and JAL can run more premium configurations than Qantas is going to try for Project Sunrise which you would think is going to be heavi...

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10959

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Surprised they managed to get 20 delivery slots before 2023 Etihad cancelled 42 so I'm sure there a still some unallocated slots.. The article also mentions Air China received "price concessions". I'm sure Etihad paid a nice cancellation fee allowing Airbus to sell these frames at a compe...

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10959

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Makes sense.. Of the Big Chinese 3 Air China had the fewest A350s on order.. This brings them up to 30 which is a healthy number for airline of its size.. I also believe this order puts the A350 back over 900 orders.

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 73
Views: 14960

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Wow very impressive, this layout makes you understand why they ordered the 777-9. This type of layout on an A350k would leave them under 200 seats. Amazing that ANA and JAL can run more premium configurations than Qantas is going to try for Project Sunrise which you would think is going to be heavil...

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by DCA350
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6734

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Who has more to worry about Aerolinias or AA if they start flights to Florida with 787's ? AR always has the backstop of the Argentine treasury to subsidize its loses. Definitely not AA. AA's Latin America network is extremely profitable and they offer the best hard product on the MIA-EZE route. Yo...

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by DCA350
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 66630

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

WN tried LAS and SAN from IAD a couple of years ago or so and couldn't make them work. Today they only operate 5 departures a day at IAD: DEN - 3, ATL - 2. IAD could use an LCC that is fully committed to developing the airport in my opinion. Yes but they can't make it work because of the cost.. JB ...

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by DCA350
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 8214

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

pabloeing wrote:
¿more B777X?


They won't take all the ones they already have on order.. Some more 787s and maybe a Max order? AAB has voiced displeasure with the engine situation with the NEO.. Boeing will be offering Max's at Rock bottom prices, seems like a match..

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by DCA350
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 66630

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, probably IAD-HND confirmation from UA.[/quote]

Does anyone know if this would be an additional flight or would it replacement NRT?.. More options are always great but I'm not sure if the DMV can support three daily flights to TYO.

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by DCA350
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156155

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Otherwise the 777-9 will have unbeatable economics. If you can fill it. 779 economics are NOT unbeatable. The very fact that 779 exist in its current form proves that. Boeing felt the need to stretch the current plane instead of just slapping new engines and wings on it because they knew that is th...

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by DCA350
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156155

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Otherwise the 777-9 will have unbeatable economics. If you can fill it. Someone just posted a nice list of airlines who are betting large sums of money that they can. Oh, here it is: Firm orders for Boeing 777X Lufthansa.........................20 Etihad Airways.................25 Cathay Pacific......

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by DCA350
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156155

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 778 is better than the 77W at anything the 77W does except for ULD positions. The mentality is causing the 778 to get off to a slow start, but in the end the 778 will be fine. As far as EK, they still have their 10 77Ls according to Airfleets. And there is a reason for that. The 778 will replac...

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by DCA350
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I think Swiss sees both the A350 and 787.. There's too big of a gap between the 787 and 777, additionally the A350 can eventually replace the 777 down the line.. 787 for A330 replacement and A350 for A340/777 replacement.. Extremely efficient fleet

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by DCA350
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 15651

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

PH-BKA, KL's 14th 787, will only be their #5 from the AF/KL order of 25 (and 25 options). The other 9 are leased so even more options for the future remain. For the A350 the group has 25 orders and 35 options. that could cover many of the older 772's. Air France-KLM combined only has 40 777-200ERs,...

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by DCA350
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156155

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I would assume the 777-8 is on the way out with Emirates, maybe all together. Too heavy & expensive for EK long routes like LAX. 787-9s, A350’s can do the job at (significant) lower costs, risks Smith said that Boeing is “looking at the timing and demand for the 777-8. the next variant, to see ...

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by DCA350
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30031

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Stark improvement, unfortunately World Traveller Plus leaves a little to be desired. How long before they upgrade the 787s? And with the 777s being extended to 30 years of operation will they also receive a similar layout. Talk about a product that will be all over the place for a few years!!!

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by DCA350
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 9009

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

This seems to be their new strategy, flying to the main airports rather than the secondary ones. In my area they have built up DCA nicely and have even moved into the main terminal vs the LCC heavy Terminal A while largely abandoning their IAD operation.

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by DCA350
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 66630

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

A bit of news that has not been discussed in this thread as of late: Air France will be increasing their winter IAD service from 7 to 11 weekly with the new flight operating on Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday using A330s Source: https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/air-frances-new-feature...

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by DCA350
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3994

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

Hopefully this leads to lower prices.. The US3 bitch about the pricing competition from the ME3 plus TK, but as a lifelong DC resident I can tell you they are never the cheapest option from IAD.. I fly to Thailand at least twice a year and they are always the most expensive option by several hundre...

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by DCA350
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50595

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Interestingly enough, LH's CEO just said the XLR is not a game changer and said it was not comfortable to spend more than four hours on a flight in a narrow-bodied aircraft ( ref: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425571 ). Seems he is reading from the NMA play book.[/quote] I...

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