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by Antaras
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bomb threat on SU102 (Moscow-SVO to New York-JFK)
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

Re: Bomb threat on SU102 (Moscow-SVO to New York-JFK)

braniff2hav wrote:
Impressed there are 250 pax onboard.

I guess that US-inbound flights are still having large demands these days.
I flew HND-DFW on a JL flight on mid-August 2020. That 200-seat B789 was almost full.

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by Antaras
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

Vietravel revealed its official uniform, however I am so disappointed that it is 90% looks like Pacific Airlines. Vietravel Airlines: https://nld.mediacdn.vn/thumb_w/684/2020/12/5/vietravel-3-1607147463180450995540.jpg https://nld.com.vn/kinh-te/can-canh-may-bay-dau-tien-va-dan-tiep-vien-cua-vietrav...

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by Antaras
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

A Vietnam-registered 737, sacrilege! I hope to see this new carrier succeed, but with airlines not short of capacity to cater to the domestic market it does seem a bad time. Seems like Vietravel has chosen the A321 instead. So no 737NG in Vietnam. Maybe next time, perhaps 'til VJ brings some MAX ho...

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by Antaras
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

What the pax config.will be? Y220, I guess. As all aircraft due to be delivered to Vietravel are configured Y220 by their previous owner (Arkia, Condor) They were in 220Y, and as it’s a tour operator and new start up it will probably be in the sa,e configuration. Yes, I can confirm that Vietravel w...

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by Antaras
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 181
Views: 31703

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

. Hard to believe that LAX was such a huge market from Seoul. Don't they have an entire neighborhood called Korea Town in LA? Don't also forget that KE also holds a handful traffic from Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam to LAX via ICN. And the Vietnamese population in California is also qui...

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by Antaras
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 57
Views: 5152

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

Here we are back to the party. Chinese Coast Guard is surrounding Vietnamese Oil-shores platforms again: https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/129268198_3767697293250938_8209388937415862600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=14CVn4yQGYkAX-AoRi_&_nc_ht=scontent-ort...

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by Antaras
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

Hey yo welcome home baby (Not really home, it based in HUI but landed in SGN). Anyway, welcome a newbie to the market :duck: https://i.imgur.com/ZUnbmWe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VpDy8p5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KtXMd3J.jpg Lưu Ngọc Tuấn via Vietnam Air Forum

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by Antaras
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

I wish them the best of luck and much success. Any positive news for airlines these days is welcome. Thank you, I'm sure that they will succeed. They have a stable source of customers and profit. And their concept (charter) is totally new in Vietnam, and as they are the only one who's mining in tha...

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by Antaras
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 1543 incident: flaps extended instead gear retracted on departure
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Vietnam Airlines 1543 incident: flaps extended instead gear retracted on departure

Flight VN1543 operated by an Airbus A321-272neo reg. VN-A623 had an incident while departing HAN for HUI. https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4e009e66&opt=0 https://simpleflying.com/vietnam-airlines-a321neo-first-officer-extended-flaps-instead-of-retracting-gear/ A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321-20...

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by Antaras
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 21614

Re: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s

In the 737 Max official website, they say the Max 8 maximum seating is 210 passengers. I always thought it was 200, I guess it's an error because it still 200 in the Airplane Characteristics document but it's weird. 1. Maybe they are just messing up the two terms "exit limit" (210) and &q...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 21614

Re: Ryanair 75 MAX deal to close imminently

The 737-8200 will be a poor customer experience, but they as Ryanair knows, when your prices are so low, if someone doesnt want to buy, someone else will. Out of curiosity, could the 8200 be the best CASM on any new narrowbody? The experience would be just similar to the Y240-A321neo (Wizz and Viet...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 21614

Re: Ryanair 75 MAX deal to close imminently

Quick Q. I would expect the 737-8-200 to be more popular since it can take more people on the same frame? Can anyone elaborate on the draw backs As the MAX 200 only has 2 customers: Ryanair Group (215) and Vietjet Group (100), total just 315 airframes, so it is not so popular in comparison to the o...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RCEP Impact On Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: RCEP Impact On Aviation

Blerg wrote:
Looking at the map, Vietnam and Hong Kong are best positioned to offer connections between north and south of RCEP member states.

Time for new-generation transit hubs like Chek Lap Kok and Long Thành ("new SGN") to shine?!

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

Seems like Vietnam will need an airline consolidation 5 years down the road. Don't worry, there would be no more new carrier being approved and receiving AOC until 2023 in Vietnam. In other words, after Vietravel we have to wait for at least 2 years until the next carrier to be founded and take off...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Eyes New Markets With Travel Bubbles
Replies: 23
Views: 6150

Re: Qantas Eyes New Markets With Travel Bubbles

Today Alan Joyce reiterated the possibility of flying to new international destinations including countries Qantas hasn't served for decades, such as South Korea and Taiwan. https://twitter.com/AusBT/status/1334284927378964480 HAN and SGN should also be then shortlisted considering the very low suc...

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by Antaras
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

The carrier announces that a "big event" is coming on December 4th - the next 2 days. https://i.imgur.com/Og4LGRv.jpg https://www.facebook.com/VietravelAirlines.vn/photos/a.1640928719376298/2069831509819348/ It can be: - Vietravel to receive its first aircraft? - Receive its AOC?

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by Antaras
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 21614

Re: Ryanair 75 MAX deal to close imminently

How many of the white tails are the 737 Max 200 version? but I don’t know Vietjet’s current status/financial position. In any event Vietjet’s first Max only rolled out this past February so few have been built. Vietjet business is actually the best of all Southeast Asian carriers at this moment, as...

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by Antaras
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4796

Re: C919 Testing, Certification, and Entry Into Service

drdisque wrote:
Potential operators:
Scoot
Vistara
Saudi

Seriously?!?!?!
To be honest I'm really triggered by those.

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by Antaras
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATA and SIA to bid for AI
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: TATA and SQ to bid for AI

If the Indians prefer the LCC, I wonder if the "hybrid" concept (Westjet, Premia and Bamboo) would work in India?

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by Antaras
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATA and SIA to bid for AI
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: TATA and SQ to bid for AI

DIJKKIJK wrote:
The combined airline will run under the brand name Air India. That is one of the conditions for the sale.
Time for Subramaniam Swamy to come out crying and wring his knickers in a twist.

Yeah. It is time for Air India to come back to the Tata family.

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by Antaras
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATA and SIA to bid for AI
Replies: 47
Views: 8966

Re: TATA and SQ to bid for AI

So, the new AI×UK could work well in the premium market, while AirAsia would be the LCC subsidiary.

Nice

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by Antaras
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 23409

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Here we go another joke, this time is TG... https://internationalfinance.com/avatar-airlines-offers-thai-airways-boeing-fleet/?fbclid=IwAR18m8dEs1lKrlMoAzCERr18zT9T6OsdGz4NUU8uDNHa6aZwK7JhA32_6Jg Ultra-low airline startup Avatar Airlines has made an offer to buy state-owned Thai Airways’ Boeing 747 ...

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by Antaras
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Coronavirus
Replies: 115
Views: 25658

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Coronavirus

Change to Chung Hua, non Chinese won't get "confused" and they won't even have to change the Chinese. As CI wants its name to be "international", "English" and not too-"Chinese", I think that CI would prefer "Taiwan Airlines" or anything else. Or at...

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by Antaras
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16567

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

Paywall. So couldn’t read whole thing Are these United flights cargo only?? How’d the get around dry ice faa max on a plane? Free article from Simple Flying : For instance, there are refrigerated storage sites at the company’s final-assembly centers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Puurs, Belgium. Moreo...

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by Antaras
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietjet and Bamboo seek bailout from the Vietnamese government
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Vietjet and Bamboo seek bailout from the Vietnamese government

Just a few days after the state-owned national carrier Vietnam Airlines received a $520mn bailout-package from the governmen t, the other private-owned carriers included Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways is also waiting for similar supports from the gov't. Firstly, the fast-growing ULCC Vietjet (VJ) is...

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese official suggests ANA-JAL merger
Replies: 39
Views: 10628

Re: Japanese official suggests ANA-JAL merger

chunhimlai wrote:
Btw LDP not really like JL since the reconstruction is held by the opposition party

It is ridiculous to see a business being dominated and affected by political stuffs.

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries
Replies: 23
Views: 6078

Re: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries

Polot wrote:
Antaras wrote:
Any info about the engine choice yet?

They selected GE.

Means that the GEnx is still holding 100% of the market in USA.
Perhaps until DL step in.

Anyway, not a good news for RR.

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by Antaras
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries
Replies: 23
Views: 6078

Re: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries

Any info about the engine choice yet?

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by Antaras
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s
Replies: 36
Views: 7729

Re: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s

I say DEL-NRT-ANC-JFK Can those 738F make each sector of DEL-NRT-ANC-JFK. All four of them seem too long for the 738F range (remember those are the 738F which have the range of just 3690km, significantly shorter than the pax 738) https://i.imgur.com/38MwCfd.png http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=del-nrt-...

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by Antaras
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s
Replies: 36
Views: 7729

Re: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s

I wonder if SpiceJet would actually have plan to formally acquire widebodies (not wet-leasing). Seems like it has gigantic plan to expand its network.

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by Antaras
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?
Replies: 48
Views: 610

Re: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?

Yeah, no, it doesn't. China won't be able kill the Max, merely put a massive dent in it and possibly remove any chance of it ever being a profitable program, just as the lack of Max won't kill Chinese carriers, merely present a temporary roadblock. There's a perfectly (and arguable better) alternat...

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by Antaras
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s
Replies: 73
Views: 14148

Re: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s

Polot wrote:
Are any of the “white tail” 737s belonging to ALC?

(White tails in quotes because technically plane in this scenario still has a customer, just not an operator)

It is easy for lessors to acquire the whitetails and lease them to the operators.

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by Antaras
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?
Replies: 48
Views: 610

Re: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?

I suppose that's one way of ensuring the 737 Max will never be certified for operation in China. The nation which holds by far the largest number of 737 Max orders and which will, in the not too distant future, become the biggest aviation market in the world. It also kills most of the Chinese carri...

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by Antaras
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s
Replies: 73
Views: 14148

Re: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s

What is the status of the supposed A320neo order? Conversion? Cancel outright? Still on the books per an article earlier this month at Simply Flying and they say Alaska has the option to cancel them or convert them to A321neos, but has not yet decided how to proceed. Keep that order to get some mor...

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by Antaras
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 181
Views: 31703

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

KE might keep them if they get approval from RR to overhaul the engines themselves like AF. KE hasn't operated RR powered aircraft since 2004. Operating RR-powered A350 alongside GE-powered A350 have never been a big deal. VN, QR, AF, JL, CZ say hi. "GE-powered A350" :confused: I meant 78...

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by Antaras
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese official suggests ANA-JAL merger
Replies: 39
Views: 10628

Re: Japanese official suggests ANA-JAL merger

Ok what kind of trend is this.
We saw the AirAsia - Malaysian merger suggestion, we saw KE×OZ merger. What is next? CN3? US3? VA×QF? VS×BA? AirAsia×Lion?
Or Pepsi × Coca Cola?

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by Antaras
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?
Replies: 110
Views: 25929

Re: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?

Basically, the range of the original A359/A35K is so good (or at least "good enough"). The A359ULR targets a very niche market (not many carriers on Earth needs to operate extremely long-haul routes except those carriers which unfortunately base in unfortunate geographical locations like S...

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by Antaras
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December
Replies: 46
Views: 38334

Re: Vietnam's first leisure airline - Vietravel Airlines - plans first flight in December

Vietravel has revealed its official uniform, ready for its introduction next few weeks:
Image
@ Vietnam Air Forum

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by Antaras
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 181
Views: 31703

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

I wonder if Korean would keep the A350s given they've got their 787 fleet + have a preference for GE engines over RR. KE might keep them if they get approval from RR to overhaul the engines themselves like AF. KE hasn't operated RR powered aircraft since 2004. Operating RR-powered A350 alongside GE...

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by Antaras
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s
Replies: 73
Views: 14148

Re: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s

Those A320 are so damn young...

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by Antaras
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the B787-8 a mistake?
Replies: 123
Views: 18546

Re: Was the B787-8 a mistake?

I always thought the mistake was the 3-3-3 seating that airlines opted for. You say this in every thread. And the answer is the same - Boeing and Airbus' customers are not you. They're the airlines. Arguing about seat width is a pedantic side show. No airline cares about this when making purchase d...

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by Antaras
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137329

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Stop.....stop. No Max rumors No 787 Rumors Stop the insanity! Isn't it impossible??? DL will acquire the 787 and the MAX as if Boeing gives a good enough deal for Delta. That is how business works: deals and benefits first, safety and relationship might not the first priority. Again, no insanity he...

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by Antaras
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137329

Re: Delta hints at the possibility of purchasing Boeing’s 737 MAX: FT

Other airlines like VietJet might have over-ordered them. Not really, VJ still has its Thai subsidiary which it eyes a fleet of 50 aircraft in the next few years (currently 15), and it also eyes more subsidiaries over Southeast Asia. If it actually over-ordered, I guess it would cancel some MAX 10 ...

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by Antaras
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: With Korean swallowing Asiana, what will the Star Alliance do in Northeast-Asia?
Replies: 21
Views: 2148

Re: With Korean swallowing Asiana, what will the Star Alliance do in Northeast-Asia?

Believe in ANA and Air CN, boost in EVA, acquire a new member in Southeast Asia (Bamboo...?)

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11085

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

Do we know which airlines "almost" ordered the 748? Russian Transaero, who bankrupted just before it received its first B748 and left 2 whitetails B748. Those two airframes are becoming the next POTUS Air Force One. And seems like LH also canceled 1 airframe which is still being owned by ...

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11085

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

Antarius wrote:
I do think they regret their 2013 order of way too many a380s. They would have been better off pivoting to the 787 and a350 at that time instead.

EK should have kept the A35K and the B78X instead of keeping itself so big with dozens of A380 :roll:

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11085

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

One question: will EK regret as it preferred the A380 to the B748???

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 42778

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

ArcticSEA wrote:
Antaras wrote:
That 77F definitely needs the MCAS :duck:

What is so special about this 777 (unlike the thousands of ships built before it) that requires it? Are you sure it's not because of an inept flight crew?

Nothing special, it was just a joke.

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by Antaras
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 42778

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

That 77F definitely needs the MCAS :duck:

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