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by Airlinerdude
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 145676

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

And they know exactly jack s**t because the plane hasn't flown yet. Boeing, at best, is providing certain data modeling sets. Nothing more. Proof will be in that pudding and not in your asking us to take two leaps of faith: 1) that you think you know someone, and 2) that person or persons know anyt...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 145676

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Please provide evidence that Boeing is having trouble meeting the promised performance specifications to EK for the 777X. Have a great day, So you're already spreading 77X performance target FUD before the plane has flown? What's your source beyond wishful thinking? I have very reliable contacts on...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 145676

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

It seems as getting the A350 in may result in scrapping the 787s and ordering 777Xs Emirates weighs a new Boeing 777X order in fleet shake-up Emirates is weighing a fresh order for Boeing’s big 777X twin-aisle plane as part of a complex series of transactions that would remake its fleet plans and l...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 145676

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

The catch here is that, in order to really get value for this prospect, since very few A380s are potentially left to build, this would have to entail the re-engining of existing frames. I don't know if that is technically feasible (as has been reiterated many times here, you can't just convert an E...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 145676

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

I agree but rumors last night hint that the 78J MOU is jeopardy but Boeing will be compensated with more 77X orders. A will be compensated with A359/K orders. Still doubt the A330neo option. I actually see a potential 330neo order as holding some merit. Bear with me while I elaborate... The origina...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 145676

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Incidentally, this all comes around the timing of the first few 380s being scrapped. I wonder if EK is feeling pressure from the lessors/financers regarding future deliveries of the aircraft. I'd imagine that the lessors have significantly more power to demand more favourable terms in today's market...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 119
Views: 20373

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

Can any of the EK fanboys provide info on EK’s performance on The jfk mxp route? According to the DOT data for Q1 and Q2 of 2018 on EK: MXP - JFK averaged a 60.2% LF JFK - MXP averaged a 61.2% LF *Assumes a 429Y configuration flown everyday. From the information I have, F and J have higher LFs, wit...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 17465

Re: Emirates announces 2019 expansion outline

During the financial year 2019/20, Emirates will take delivery of six new Airbus A380 aircraft. At the same time, the airline will be renewing its fleet by retiring seven older Boeing 777 aircraft. This must be the first time in recent EK history where the fleet will have a net reduction YOY. I sus...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 446276

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just saw on emirates247 that BOS is getting the A380 seasonally. It's not loaded into any of the booking engines yet though "Emirates’ customers travelling to Boston will be able to experience the world’s largest commercial aircraft famed for its Onboard Lounge accessible to First and Business...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 62991

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

AC’s strategy with Rouge is to maintain low capital costs, therefore I doubt you’ll see the A321LR or 787s (even AC hand-me-downs) anytime soon. I could see Rouge starting its transition to an all-Airbus fleet with 5 second-hand A330s replacing the oldest 767s through 2023 and then a progressively ...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6688

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

The death of F continues More like the consolidation of F continues... MH dropping F from their aircraft means a loss of 72 F from its fleet. Since January '18 EK has added 106 F class seats to its fleet. There's still a market for F considering there are a growing number of individuals with the di...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 57
Views: 14524

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

https://thepointsguy.com/reviews/first- ... ounge-jfk/
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I hope DL doesn't get their hopes up about EK moving out of T4 anytime soon. They recently finished a nearly year long refurbishment of their lounge...

https://thepointsguy.com/reviews/first- ... ounge-jfk/

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Porter
Replies: 33
Views: 6987

Re: Future for Porter

They lost South African Airways and Emirates as codeshare partners according to their website. I don't have any idea when that occurred. I'm curious to see how AC's purchase of Aeroplan will impact the planned adoption of Aeroplan by PD. The FP article I've linked says: Aimia’s recent Aeroplan partn...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 47
Views: 10287

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

Incorrect, the NCL skipper was dead-headed back to DXB the next day and is currently offline pending consequences. Absolutely appalling. Just goes to show however that people who rush to get their $100 fee of CNN for some video they shot, or to be the first to make a thread on a site like this can ...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

No, I think there is a lot of confusion in the public about the fleet. The priority is the balance sheet, cash flow, governance issues and staffing numbers, not fleet. The fleet plan is being implemented and lease returns are the priority. They've already returned several A319/320s. I think they do...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

You've lot to ask why LH, IAG, AC, QF, AF are doing this. Their primary reason is to reduce labor costs, specifically because union agreements that meant that labor costs and working conditions were rigid and balanced sheets were encumbered with defined benefit pension funds. SAA cost problems are ...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

They have 9x A340-600s, 6 are owned, 3 are leased. They have 7x A340-300s, 4 are owned, 3 are leased. Interestingly I was reading the update on SAA's turnaround plan. It stated they intended on selling five of their owned A340-300s sometime around the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019. Does SAA indi...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 8923

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

But alright, let's look at the minuscule proportion of the overall Canadian market that is arguably affected by constraints on Emirates. I did a random booking for a two week trip to DEL next January. Cheapest flight from Toronto? $843.04. Cheapest flight from NYC? $860.73. Is this the promised lan...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 8923

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

What's also particularly impressive is that Air Canada's also expecting FCF in the range of $500m to $600m for FY2018. I do wish Air Canada was a little more forthcoming with their NI figure in their PR. NI for the first nine months of 2018 is $398m, which is down from $2,021m for the equivalent per...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Returns to Profitability in Q3 - But Way Down from 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2793

Re: WestJet Returns to Profitability in Q3 - But Way Down from 2017

Also a few deferrals of 737-8s to match lowered market demand: WestJet said it would defer taking four Boeing 737 MAX jets, originally planned for delivery in 2019, to 2020 and 2021. https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1N41AT-OCABS Not overly surprising given increased competition wit...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

A346: Daily JFK, daily FRA, 4x weekly HKG (this can vary between A343 and A346), the odd sub on LOS, MUC or elsewhere and daytime MRU and CPT runs. This requires 5 aircraft. They have 9, so it's quite underwhelming although two are inactive, in or awaiting heavy maintenance. I'd expect more subbing...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

I'm a CA and CFA. I perfectly understand. You're speaking about the opportunity cost of the cash flow, not capital since it's not explicitly crowding out the use of capital. Not knowing the difference while lecturing someone on it is pretty ballsy. But again, you're only considering the cash flow i...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

The business class product is neccessary for routes to FIH, LAD, NBO, DAR, etc which are closer to 4 hours and have more competition in terms of hard product. NBO and EBB are the only routes the 320 flies that would push the 4 hour mark, the others you've listed are just over 3 hours. Barely a need...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 35514

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Just because nobody mentioned this earlier: the LH 3rd quarter results are due out on Tuesday. So either this tweet directly relates to good performance in the FS, or perhaps some sort of announcement made in conjunction with the FS. Hopefully that adds some fuel to the fire! https://investor-relati...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

Some are leased, but the majority are owned. It's a catch-22, since running them harder would just get to the next D-check quicker, and they don't want to have to have to do a D-check since it'll cost nearly more than the aircraft are worth. Parking costs are zero since SAA own their own apron at J...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

The business class product is neccessary for routes to FIH, LAD, NBO, DAR, etc which are closer to 4 hours and have more competition in terms of hard product. NBO and EBB are the only routes the 320 flies that would push the 4 hour mark, the others you've listed are just over 3 hours. Barely a need...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

SAA have a terrible utilization on the A340s, but they own most of them and are fully depreciated. Having a low utilization on these aircraft doesn't cost SAA much and potentially saves them some money by spacing out heavy maintenance. Their utilization on the 11x A330s are very high and most long ...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 35514

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

I don’t know enough to comment on whether LH has need for additional 380s in their fleet...

But is it possible that this could be LH leasing some of Amedeo’s 380s that are on order?

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21878

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

It's unfortunate to see SAA in the shape that it is today. I would have thought that lower prices in SA would have contributed to an overall cost structure advantage in comparison to BA/LH/EK/etc. Obviously there must be a lot of internal corruption that is haemorrhaging cash from the company. If I ...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10672

Re: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

It's always funny to see how threads on this forum can be so mutually exclusive sometimes. A direct LHR-SYD/MEL route operated by BA could be very lucrative. The route obviously has the demand in F/J to command the premium fares on the route to make it economically viable. It would also distance BA ...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Air Canada International routes
Replies: 28
Views: 4637

Re: Future Air Canada International routes

Given that reports have told us that Air Canada has largely completed its international foray for the immediate future, I don't think we'll see much in the way of big network additions. Plus, there are only six more wide-bodies coming online with six expected to leave in the not too distant future. ...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 10621

Re: BA's future at JFK

Why would BA use an A380 to JFK? There is not not difference in the premium capacity versus the Hi-J 747s and all they end up doing is chucking a load of World Traveller seats into the market. With a lot of competition on the route, and the likes of Norwegian picking off price sensitive passengers,...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 21264

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I don't buy that BA will simply replace the 747s on this route with 350s or 777-9s given that it would mean decreasing the number of seats on offer on this route. BA makes money on LHR-JFK from its premium customers, not by adding seats. Right now the 744s are great for the route because they have ...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 21264

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Great find. The illustration is from the Jan 2017 article linked in post #2 and reused in the Sep 2018 article. The five terminal layout makes sense. The complete rebuild of T8 concourses makes less sense. Why redesign and rebuild vs finish what was started and perhaps slightly modify based on what...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 14
Views: 4344

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... d-pakistan
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EK never regularly served ISB with the A380. It was only a one-off this past summer. I think airlineroute.net incorrectly stated they were starting regular service.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... d-pakistan

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 12213

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Interestingly I saw this thread pop-up just before I was hopping on a WS flight from YUL to YVR. Personally, I'm rather indifferent to both carriers. For business I'm obligated to fly AC and for personal I'll take whichever is convenient. Looking back at a comparison of financial performance between...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 5038

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

This flight used to be twice daily back when it first started. Unfortunately this flight is plagued with severe unreliability and seems to be delayed almost everyday.

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 9144

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Put quite simply: Could QF profitably fly Australia to European secondary cities with the 777x? Say SYD-NCE. Probably not - so passengers will always be routed through hub airports to consolidate into a single flight to make the flight profitable. DXB, DOH, AUH are strategically positioned to not o...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 9144

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Put quite simply: Could QF profitably fly Australia to European secondary cities with the 777x? Say SYD-NCE. Probably not - so passengers will always be routed through hub airports to consolidate into a single flight to make the flight profitable. DXB, DOH, AUH are strategically positioned to not on...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 62273

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Such an acquisition could make strategic sense for IAG. I could see IAG consolidating the Norwegian Long Haul operation with Level, and expanding its presence to other airports within Spain & the UK where BA/Iberia's cost structure would be too high to consider operating from. Greater expansion ...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 11170

Re: EY cancel PER

What's going on with Birmingham? "Only" served by QR and EK, however both airlines losing a significant number of passengers. EK41/42 which was a daily 77W was cancelled on September 1, 2017, but would have been operating this time last year. Therefore the reduction in capacity is what's ...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 11079

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

I'm surprised that the bilateral hasn't been amended. According to the CTA website, the 6 flight restriction between Canada/UAE has been in place since 2003. Are we supposed to believe that O&D traffic hasn't increased in the last 14 years? While I don't know the increase in the Canadian populat...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF75 SYD-YVR Landing in Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 3642

Re: QF75 YVR-SYD Landing in Seattle

I wonder if it was a technical reason, for example due to some reason in YVR they couldn't take a full load of fuel for takeoff so had to go to SEA to get their fuel? Or maybe they had a super time critical AOG part that Boeing got to SEA in time to load on the flight? The a/c was actually on its w...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 25742

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Now believe me or not, a friend at BA has informed me the company has been looking at ex EK 77W's. I didn't think anything of this until they said they would take 5 more. There are no "ex EK 77W's" available, except maybe 1 from VIN and generally when you show a bar chart with "in se...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation
Replies: 46
Views: 5826

Re: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation

It's not as clear-cut as you're assuming it to be.... but no need to take anyone's word for it: if you're so confident in the theory that this is a net cost benefit to ALL pax in/out/through Canada, then show us the math that proves it. Make sure you include the impact on the domestic market, which...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation
Replies: 46
Views: 5826

Re: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation

The ACPPA has never required that Air Canada fly to all provinces and territories. And looking at Air Canada in 1985 when the act was written ... they did not. You mention aircraft mechanics, as AVEOS' travails were in the public domain, however, the ACPPA covers just about every employee group and...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation
Replies: 46
Views: 5826

Re: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation

I doubt we'll see much progress as long as the Canadian authorities put Air Canada ahead of giving the Canadian people more choice and competition. I always chuckle when people say this ... as the Canadian government very rarely puts Air Canada ahead of anything. Even recently, when the Air Canada ...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 49
Views: 13006

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

It's still pretty common to have the flight deck crew on several Chinese carriers smoke in the cockpit. Apparently it can become quite nasty on some of those longer flights.

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada's Newleaf assets bought by Flair
Replies: 51
Views: 8094

Re: Canada's Newleaf assets bought by Flair

Exactly one year after launching its first flight in Canada, NewLeaf Travel has a new name. NewLeaf will be renamed Flair Airlines, following its June 7 acquisition by the Kelowna-based company of the same name. “We are starting a new chapter in the airline industry. Today we celebrate a significan...

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