moyangmm wrote:sabby wrote:
Don't add that s, you bring one data point and choose to ignore many others when pointed out. Keep saying that a thousand more times, maybe that'll make it true Philippines Airlines must be flying empty aircraft on MNL-JFK or QR on DOH-ATL, or SQ on SIN-SFO !!
You do realize that SQ regular A359 only has 253 seats right? That is to block 60 seats. It has even less seats than UA's 789, which is already considered as low-density. Yes I have taken the SQ datapoint into account. That flight flying SFO-SIN (7339nm) is at 276t MTOW but can only carry 253 pax + bags, no cargo. How is that not underwhelming, compared to its advertised range (315 pax, 8100nm)?
How many seats need to be blocked in order to fly MNL-JFK and DOH-ATL?
All right, let's forget that airlines rarely fly at spec range or that more business and premium economy seats mean literally less space for regular economy which is not blocking seats.
I am going to use your own calculation - A359 at 276T flying 7339nm with 253 pax + bags (assume no cargo) and they are taking off at MTOW (which is not true but let's assume it is). So to add 70 more pax, we need to unload 7T of fuel which is around 1 hour+ flight time. A359 cruise speed is 488knots so the range becomes 7339nm-488nm = 6851nm. I assume you can do the match and figure out 6851nm is vastly greater than 6000nm you claimed ? Also, when you talk SQ A359 it is "blocking 60 seats" but when talking about UA 789, it is premium heavy, you'd be a great politician mate.
I really did not want to go off topic as this a 787 thread but you spreading the same nonsense everywhere is getting ridiculous. Please think and consider all the info available before reaching your conclusion.