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by airbazar
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Virgin Atlantic is briefly suspending Boston through November 21st. Crazy that their will be no flights between the two cities for the next two weeks. https://www.visitlondon.com/coronavirus "London is currently subject to a four-week lockdown from 5 November, which includes the closure of lei...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Was a terminal E today around 12:30, picking up my wife who arrived on the AMS flight. What a desolate place! It's shocking to see it like this now compared to what it used to be. One bright spot tho besides the lack of road traffic is the large, new terminal extension taking shape. Even otherwise,...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

13:05 departure from SFO, 08:15 arrival in LIS I'm sure it's good for connections, but oh boy not good for jetlag. Such an early afternoon departure means that most passengers can't sleep much during the flight and then they land very early in the morning and still have the full day ahead of them. ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Was a terminal E today around 12:30, picking up my wife who arrived on the AMS flight. What a desolate place! It's shocking to see it like this now compared to what it used to be. One bright spot tho besides the lack of road traffic is the large, new terminal extension taking shape.

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I saw yesterday’s TAP flight to LIS was utilizing a A320LR. Is this a short term change till things normalize or are they gonna use the narrow body for all their BOS flights? I think the Porto flight was already using the A320 before Covid. It's actually an A321LR and they've been operating that pr...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18879

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

Yeah of all routes to come back this seems odd and an uphill battle. I mean you can't blame them for trying planes sitting on the ground cost alot of money they are just going to try and see if there is demand to stimulate some cash see if theres some premium passengers? If the plane is empty they ...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Air France's PPT flight routed via YVR instead of LAX?
Replies: 36
Views: 9900

Re: Why is Air France's PPT flight routed via YVR instead of LAX?

Due to U.S. entry restrictions result of COVID. TN also operated via YVR. Additionally, some flights have routed ia PTP - Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe Both airlines certainly losing money with YVR stop due missed demand to/from LAX which is a top demand market from French Polynesia. Every airline is l...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

If you are Portuguese, you should know that TAP has not received any taxpayer money in nearly 30 years. It got money in 1994, and this year got money like all other airlines due to COVID. Please be objective and do not say things because you feel neglected. That's a little disingenuous. It is true ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal LIS-ZAZ-YYZ twice weekly

At the end of the day someone else is paying for it. I'm sure the cost and capability is different per aircraft type. They will use the aircraft that their client paid for and, that can handle the job for whoever it is that they are transporting.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal LIS-ZAZ-YYZ twice weekly

What's the rationale behind this twice-weekly Lisboa-Zaragoza-Toronto (TP9408 - TP9193) A339 service? Are they consolidating traffic out of MAD and BCN at ZAZ? Cargo flight. https://www.heraldo.es/noticias/economia/2020/08/14/el-aeropuerto-de-zaragoza-recibe-el-primer-avion-carguero-de-la-compania-...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Let's do an exercise. Let's compare OPO to LIS YoY into 2021 the easy way; with Wiki; save some mistake. Some cancellations are before COVID (as well as additions): It's absurd, and borderline ignorant to compare a small O&D airport with a "major" hub airport. There might very well ha...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

So it doesn't seem that TAP has something against OPO. It is just that it was a bubble that has popped. Once you pop, you just can't stop. We're in a Pandemic. The bubble at OPO as popped as much as in any other city in the World that has seen a 90% drop in traffic. i don't think it is as much a OP...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73805

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

That plan is to be binned immintently, BA has not updated its winter schedule. They still have the schedule operating 6 flights to NYC on the 25 october, meanwhile the 24th has 2 flights. The 380 is most likely not coming back i'm afraid. They wouldn't have spent the kind of money they did on the A...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73805

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

That plan is to be binned immintently, BA has not updated its winter schedule. They still have the schedule operating 6 flights to NYC on the 25 october, meanwhile the 24th has 2 flights. The 380 is most likely not coming back i'm afraid. They wouldn't have spent the kind of money they did on the A...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 104944

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV.. Since I can't remember what routes existed pre-pandemic, what ...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 329993

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

That had to be a mistake most likely on the couples part. They were probably seated in separate rows but elected to sit together. On all 4 of my B6 flights this summer every middle seat was empty. No, parties traveling together can sit together. Yes but let’s say they were traveling on a blue basic...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 104944

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV.. Since I can't remember what routes existed pre-pandemic, what ...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 329993

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Now the big question mark comes whether JetBlue will continued to block middle seats. If not, this is a lot of capacity compared to October. Do I think they can still operate these flights profitably? Yes. They're not really blocking middle seats and never have It's more marketing than reality. I f...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

A friend of mine flew to Europe for vacation last night, on LH to FRA. She said there were maybe 20 people on the A333. Crazy. I guess if you can travel this is the time to do it. They can contest the fines. And win. Unenforceable. You can go first :) The reality is that this is such a rare disease ...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.
Replies: 72
Views: 16735

Re: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.

I really do not understand this "fad" for doors. I guess I find it a solution to a non-existent problem. Sure, without a door someone may catch a glance of my IFE or my hand when I'm reaching out to get something. But big deal? I share the same opinion. I never liked doors. It makes it lo...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

The other week I flew from Miami to PVD, went to a meeting on the cape, then to Block Island, then to Boston for a few days then back to Rhode Island then flew back to Miami... Not once did anyone ask where I was coming from or if I had been tested with 72 hours (which I was). New York is the only ...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20692

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

ETOPS 180 is necessary for Hawaii. Jetblue will not receive ETOPS 180 immediately. First 120 then 180. Fortunately, that's only YOUR opinion. Their application says otherwise. Speaking of which, are there any news on where they are? IIRC they started working on ETOPS certification in October 2019 a...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20692

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Let's say this is non-LR NEO configured with 160 seats. What is its realistic range vs LR? I'm assuming it can do LAX-HNL. Can it do BOS/JFK-DUB? LAX-HNL, easily. AA already does that with their A321NEO's. I suspect DUB-BOS is also doable. Azores Airlines operates a 186-seat A321neo (non-LR) on PDL...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20692

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Let's say this is non-LR NEO configured with 160 seats. What is its realistic range vs LR? I'm assuming it can do LAX-HNL. Can it do BOS/JFK-DUB? LAX-HNL, easily. AA already does that with their A321NEO's. I suspect DUB-BOS is also doable. Azores Airlines operates a 186-seat A321neo (non-LR) on PDL...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 28737

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

Can the A321XLR make it to New York from Vienna? I mean once you factor in all the winds and non-direct routing. I have my doubts that it can do it in the Winter. TP's LR's barely make it to IAD from LIS in the Winter and that's a more southern route which implies less strong headwinds.They often s...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

The only reason for the Florida flying boost is that the airlines missed out on the entire summer peak season and there is only one place to make any kind of cash in the first quarter and it’s the warm sun markets. This is the same exact reason why Southwest is going into Miami and Palm Springs. Wi...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20692

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

If anything, when B6 does begin flying to Europe it can take advantage of the pent-up demand for transatlantic travel. There's no pent-up demand. There is destroyed demand. Don't expect a blip above long-term trend. Expect years to return to 2019 levels. There is a lot of pentup demand NOW. All tha...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34903

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

airboeingbus wrote:
Wow, so it is to avoid tariffs, I’m surprised this loophole exists. Do they register it In Japan?

You're surprised that a U.S. corporation has access to tax evading loopholes that the regular hardworking citizen don't have while being bailed out by said citizens time and time again? Shocking!

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

I suspect that in 12 months we will be talking about another injection needed.. Try 3 months. They were clear that the 1.2 billion was only going to last until December. So which would be the argument against bailing out TP when every other carrier in Europe has been bailed out? LH was given a loan...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Canceling the OPO routes is actually ironic because those are p-2-p routes that do not compete with the big network carriers in Europe. But you can also kiss good-bye to every N.American route except EWR. And without N.America you can kiss good-bye to the majority of routes that feed to/from N.Amer...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

The single biggest issue for TAP right now, IMO is not even Covid. As a government owned airlines they are not able to raise capital and will need government bailouts. As a condition to those bailouts the EU will decide which routes TAP is allowed to fly and which routes they are not allowed to fly...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

The single biggest issue for TAP right now, IMO is not even Covid. As a government owned airlines they are not able to raise capital and will need government bailouts. As a condition to those bailouts the EU will decide which routes TAP is allowed to fly and which routes they are not allowed to fly ...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162014

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

The only reason for the Florida flying boost is that the airlines missed out on the entire summer peak season and there is only one place to make any kind of cash in the first quarter and it’s the warm sun markets. This is the same exact reason why Southwest is going into Miami and Palm Springs. :c...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

TAP adds Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Oujda, Djerba, Monastir and Zagreb for S21. Clearly all but ZAG focused on the local Lisbon traffic. And this is what happens when the government is in charge. They add routes to where they and their friends want to go on vacation so they can fly for free. That's how ...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When WILL JAL's NRT-BLR start?
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

Re: When WILL JAL's NRT-BLR start?

It was delayed to July 2020 and it has passed. BLR always has traffic to the US and NRT is a great connection point. Not sure how much longer will passengers use NRT as a connection point with AA and UA starting nonstop service from SEA and SFO respectively. They may just fly nonstop to the US and ...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

TAP adds Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Oujda, Djerba, Monastir and Zagreb for S21. Clearly all but ZAG focused on the local Lisbon traffic. And this is what happens when the government is in charge. They add routes to where they and their friends want to go on vacation so they can fly for free. That's how ...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 748338

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

BLR doesn't need "feeding". UA is clearly targeting BLR originating/terminating traffic, they can feed at SFO end if needed. I do agree LH will feel the burn. So far, Star alliance traffic were funneled via LH at FRA to both LH and UA. And BA will feel the burn from the AA flight. But we'...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 748338

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

With UA planning SFO-BLR, there goes any hopes for AA to be successful on SEA-BLR. I think the 2 markets have enough strength to stand on their own. More importantly I think the SFO market is too large for only 1 flight/airline so there will still be strong demand from SEA pax that won't be able to...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 748338

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Given total demand from SEA-BLR is only around 40 PDEW, even if Amazon & MSFT account for all of that 40 that is still only 15% of the plane..... When they originally announced the route, I recall reading that the aircraft would route from LAX which would provide a decent number of pax plus the...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 748338

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

With UA planning SFO-BLR, there goes any hopes for AA to be successful on SEA-BLR. I think the 2 markets have enough strength to stand on their own. More importantly I think the SFO market is too large for only 1 flight/airline so there will still be strong demand from SEA pax that won't be able to...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

It's crazy how low some of there fares have gotten in the future, even at the start of next years peak season. I'm assuming they just need cash now. Searching from east coast US cities like MIA and JFK to most cities involving a connection in Europe (MAD/CDG/BCN, etc) I'm getting round trip fares o...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65454

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

It's crazy how low some of there fares have gotten in the future, even at the start of next years peak season. I'm assuming they just need cash now. Searching from east coast US cities like MIA and JFK to most cities involving a connection in Europe (MAD/CDG/BCN, etc) I'm getting round trip fares o...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10603

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

How would an airline like Aloha get their 737-200 to the mainland for a major maintenance check? Hawai, Tahiti etc are a long way both from Asia and US mainland? Tahiti is not that challenging. There are lots of island hopping options to get there: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=pom-hir-hir-vli-vli-n...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 22003

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

Oh, to be the Ethiopian exec responsible for fleet analysis or capital spending! I would want to see the prospective routes and frequencies to use 15-20 777X, all to be acquired over a span not longer than 4-5 years so they age-out at roughly the same time. The routes need to be segments that can't...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 20107

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

This is a valid point. If we had the ROIC numbers of A340 vs. MD-11, I think the opinion over which aircraft was the “winner” would be different among a.net armchair bean counters. They were both losers. But the A340 was at a bigger cost. We’d have to blend with A330 sales well into the 2000s befor...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 20107

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

The MD-11 seems to be outliving the A340 though, through cargo use. At least. Doesn't really answer OP but it throws up another talking point in the air. Unlike the A340, the MD-11 and DC-10 before it came out of the work done to develop a military transport. It's no surprise that they make great f...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41559

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

When is the first regular commercial flight (not just a one-off charter), which will accept any ordinary person with a passport valid for entry into Israel/UAE and pays for a ticket, planned to be ? They haven’t negotiated a bilateral yet. The bilateral is the least of the problems. Until Saudi Ara...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 20107

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

The 77E sold 422 copies, twice that of the a343. (Base 772 was another 88) It's hard to call that less successful. If the a343 was a slam dunk in terms of fuel consumption, why would the large operators buy so many 77Es? I thought we were done with the A340 vs. 772 arguments, like 10 years ago :D F...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?
Replies: 68
Views: 12254

Re: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?

Ive read how McDonnell Douglas had a twinjet concept for the DC-10, but how come the idea was not pursued, and Airbus went ahead to make a300 a twinjet using the same CF6 and JT9D engines, was it to do with ETOPS, or were the engines on the DC-10 underpowered for it to be a capable twinjet? A300 we...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 20107

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

Respectfully, this is a childish reply. I’m afraid your sensitivity is clouding your judgment. Would you argue that LH, AF, and IB selecting the Airbus (when two other options were available on the market) was not driven by nationalism? Hummm...lets see. 777 didn't exist yet. 767 was too small and ...

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