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by airbazar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 7415

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Imagine what do could a 180-190 seat A321LR do. 10-11 hours? Brochure range is 4,000nm.....it's essentially trading payload for more fuel/range. The thing that a lot of people forget is that the A321 has always been fuel volume limited, not payload limited. Creating more fuel capacity and a slight ...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 95
Views: 6027

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

As in Boston has the edge in this competition. Though cost of living ain’t cheap. On top of the expensive cost of living, the location that Boston proposed is absolutely horrendous. Landlocked in a very densely populated residential neighborhood without easy access to any highway and very poor publ...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 3842

Re: DXB DUBAI Int Airport 20 YEARS AGO! (1998) (video)

Seriously? No long-range aircraft. The 744 was well into service by then. The USSR collapsed in 1991, and Russians were travelling abroad. The DXB phenomenon was not as big as now, but it was well underway. Wrong and wrong. The 744 entered service in 1989 with Northwest and the USSR airspace was no...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 3842

Re: DXB DUBAI Int Airport 20 YEARS AGO! (1998) (video)

In 1998 it might have been relatively small but it was by no means, insignificant. Nearly every airline traveling between Europe and Asia, or Africa and Asia needed to stop in DXB because a) no long range aircraft; b) Russian airspace was closed. Seriously? No long-range aircraft. The 744 was well ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 7415

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Boeingphan wrote:
Agree with winginit I'd much rather have the legroom at 33'' then cram you in at 31'' for 8hrs, seat be damned. I get claustrophobic in 31'' settings...

You're more likely to find a unicorn than a Y cabin with 33" pitch.
The seatguru site is incorrect. by the way.

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 181
Views: 21807

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

So BA is in the market for additional A380 lift and figured refurbishing is too costly. Add Leahy to the mix who can offer some good deals due to his retirement and both parties may reach an agreement. I think it was the implication that they are allowing him to write bad deals so he can go out in ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 3842

Re: DXB DUBAI Int Airport 20 YEARS AGO! (1998) (video)

The question is, what is a country or airport that while now small and insignificant could be dominating the headlines in 20 years? I would put my bets on somewhere in Africa. I think that only one airport has that chance and it’s ADD, given that ET is one of the few if any profitable airlines in A...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 95
Views: 6027

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

Anything in Boston has ‘Urban blight’ all over it. All the locations in the Boston area essentially screamed, “Let’s see if we get this big rich company to fix up our urban blight so we don’t have to.” I mean, LAWRENCE...the drug capital of New England...was floated. Lawrence was a joint applicatio...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 95
Views: 6027

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

I can’t imagine how any rumors would be swirling with a “short list” of 20 cities. This comment for the mayor of San Antonio seems very logical to me: "It's hard to imagine that a forward-thinking company like Amazon hasn't already selected its preferred location. And, if that's the case, then...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 7415

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

downdata wrote:
Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall...

We've had 8 hour narrowbody flights for decades. If anything 8 hours in an A321NEO ought to be a lot more comfortable than 8 hours in a 757 or 707.

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines still flying the A300 and A310 in pax version.
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Airlines still flying the A300 and A310 in pax version.

I can confirm TS is still operating the 310, though for how long I do not know My understanding is that they will be replaced by A321NEO-LR's so we still have a year or two. Azores Airlines (SATA) is also replacing their A310;s with A321neo's. They're supposed to start flying their first A321NEO th...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 3842

Re: DXB DUBAI Int Airport 20 YEARS AGO! (1998) (video)

The question is, what is a country or airport that while now small and insignificant could be dominating the headlines in 20 years? I would put my bets on somewhere in Africa. No way. For starters Africa is out of the way for just about every large intercontinental market. And if that wasn't bad en...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 6150

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkF1-0lL_Y4
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dampfnudel wrote:
Unless I’m mistaken, the winglet on that 339 looks like the old 332/333 winglet, not the 350 winglets that I thought were being adopted by the 338/339.

They're a little smaller but shaped very similarly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkF1-0lL_Y4

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 95
Views: 6027

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

As in Boston has the edge in this competition. Though cost of living ain’t cheap. On top of the expensive cost of living, the location that Boston proposed is absolutely horrendous. Landlocked in a very densely populated residential neighborhood without easy access to any highway and very poor publ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 345
Views: 37679

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

With top up orders from few airlines -which I’m expecting from AF, LH and Especially BA, I wonder if Airbus would commit to a NEO? Correction LH and AF are not in the market for more A380s. AF converted its backlog into A350-900s and and LH cancelled its last 3 it had. BA is in the market for more ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree that at some point that may occur but I believe DL is first taking care of unfinished business with B6 and then may take on the powerful forces of AA and UA in their fortress hubs. I don't think DL is the least bit interested in B6 at this point. I think their primary target is AA. By offer...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15573

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

How many seats on an A321? Is it larger than the 757? The 752's have 177 seats, The A321's will have 189 seats. 12 more seats, wider cabin, and significantly cheaper to operate. It's an upgrade all around. A 3 m shorter airplane with two more rows of seats (about 2m). How is that going to be more c...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14091

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

seabosdca wrote:
If Bregier can scrape an engine out of one of the engine OEMs, then he can quickly develop an airplane around it.

Isn't that why they are looking for buyers of a potential A380NEO? So they can use that engine on the A350 stretch?

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15573

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

The flight has been going out heavy...often sold out or with just a few open single seats. Could eventually be an A350 on certain days is my guess. Not a chance it goes to an A350, for one they said it could be in upguaged in 2019 and they don't get the A350s until 2020. 2. They don't need to run a...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ib adding more frequencies to NRT
Replies: 24
Views: 3252

Re: Ib adding more frequencies to NRT

scotron11 wrote:
Why not MAD-HKG? CX only flies 4x weekly using a 77W

My guess is that NRT has more demand to/from Latin America than HKG.
I'm not sure that Spain by itself has enough demand considering all the one-stop options so Latin America conx may be the deciding factor.

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?
Replies: 18
Views: 3823

Re: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?

Isn't that generally how colonies were created, through invasion? :duck: Nope. The colonizing nation creates the countries which did not exist prior to being colonized. Case in point, there was no United States of America before the Europeans arrived. However, Albania already existed as a sovereign...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15573

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

I assume the aircraft upgrade they hint at would be EI to an A330? (An A321neoLR wouldn't be considered an upgrade, would it?) IMO, an A330 from BDL would be a greater shocker than DY pulling out. And A321neo is most likely the upgrade they are talking about. More seats in a shorter cabin? Anything...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?
Replies: 18
Views: 3823

Re: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?

spinkid wrote:
I never knew Italy formally colonized Albania. I had to go look it up. I knew the countries had strong ties, but never knew that part of the story.

What? It was invaded by Italy during WWII. That doesn't make it a colony.

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 51
Views: 7071

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

I've been retired for ten years so I'm not up to date but I can't think of another airline that has a hub at DTW. NK also is a DTW hub. Does NK ever even eclipse 40 flights a day at DTW? Operating base, sure, but it's hardly a connecting hub, by any definition. By that flight measure, WN has 20+ hu...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers in 2018

http://www.dw.com/en/lufthansa-to-hire- ... a-42069839


Are they giving everyone a $1000 bonus too :rotfl:
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readytotaxi wrote:
Didn't see this before, is it new or new announcement of old news?

http://www.dw.com/en/lufthansa-to-hire- ... a-42069839


Are they giving everyone a $1000 bonus too :rotfl:

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I found its old style cushy seats far more comfortable than any of today's slimline seats. Of all the bad things S4 has going, the seats or the airplane are the least of it. The new A321 will be just as cramped, 31" pitch, and without any onboard entertainment. Are there no entertainment scree...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5485

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

Starting March 26th, DEN-MUC is switching to an A350-900 from the current A340-600. This will be the first scheduled A350 to DEN - looks like a slight decrease in capacity. LH is replacing all of its the A346 routes with A359's exactly because they have the same number of seats. So capacity stays e...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Sincere question - does any BOS airline come close to any of these airline/airport combinations for connecting traffic? As far as percentages, I'd be curious. LAX is the largest O&D airport in the country. Wouldn't surprise me if its % of connecting pax is just as low as BOS. As far as raw numb...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Hmmm . . . If you consider a hub to be any airport with one airline having a large percent of passenger traffic, then BOS would certainly qualify as a B6 hub and maybe a DL hub. If you consider a hub to be an airport that is used to a large extent for connecting traffic, neither B6 nor DL would qua...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.

The logical difference between an O&D or transit passenger is of course, does the journey end here or does the passenger continues on his/her journey. If you take the distinction of one or two or more different tickets, than you will count a lot of transit passengers as O&D: I don't think t...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 81
Views: 12184

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

One might ask if Ethiopian will look at going nonstop to IAD or even EWR now that there's direct competition. If they could they would, but they can't. The 787 can't fly a route that long out of ADD without a mearningly payload penalty. In fact I don't believe any of their aircraft including the 77...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 10985

Re: Emirates will start SCL

Definitely not true. Emirates for sure has volume in the market. But when it comes to premium travel, the main point of sale for South America is Japan and JAL in coordination with AA connections in the US owns the market. What volume? EK has the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Lat...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 10985

Re: Emirates will start SCL

Definitely not true. Emirates for sure has volume in the market. But when it comes to premium travel, the main point of sale for South America is Japan and JAL in coordination with AA connections in the US owns the market. What volume? EK has the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Lat...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15582

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Air France - KLM group have hundreds of A320CEO / 737NG series flying around. :point: NEO & MAX seem sold sold out for the next 6 years, so AF/KL will probably shrink their narrowbody fleets or buy used CEO/NG frames. There are other options besides Airbus and Boeing. Maybe we'll see a major or...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

even if the layout was conducive the geography of BOS (and proximity to NYC) will never allow a feasible hub operation. outside the New England states connecting thru BOS is woefully inefficient We keep hearing this and of course we forget that it already is a hub for 2 different airlines, maybe ev...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I would like to see OPO-BOS. TP might do it seasonally with an A321. They already fly to EWR and UA is introducing IAD-OPO.

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 10985

Re: Emirates will start SCL

No official information yet, but Emirates is expected to announce on wednesday the launch of Santiago de Chile service from Dubai, with a stopover in Sao Paulo. The more interesting question for me is, when will EK introduce a TPAC route to SCL, and from where? :) Surely they must be thinking of th...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3900

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

As many would know, ANC has one of the highest number of 747F operations in the country (if not the highest). What airlines currently fly 747F to ANC? Additionally, if anyone knows who flies the 777F, that would be appreciated as well! Basically any Asian or American carrier that operates the 747 f...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14493

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

The Real Question is?? Why NOT? If the passengers and freight connections are there?? It's a win-win.. It's not because 1 772 is typically more expensive to operate than 2 narrowbodies. The real reason is that these were ordered back when it was common practice to operate widebodies on trunk routes...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11182

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

This is an improvement, not a downgrade. There is absolutely no need to recline your seat on a short-haul EU flight, and doing so with the very tight seat pitches of nowdays is extremely inconsiderate to say the least. The real problem is BA's new seat pitch in the first place. Wait, i have absolut...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11182

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

The reclining in economy these days is so minimal, I don't understand how it's still much of an issue for short haulI, for both sides of the argument. Personally I like reclining about half way simply because I find the up-right nature of airplane seats to feel somewhat unnatural. Maybe airlines tha...

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by airbazar
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12692

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I cannot disagree, but I wonder - since it is a JV - what advantages you see KE having over DL. Operational reasons, I think. ICN is KE's hub and BOS would be a spoke and therefore it's a lot easier for them to schedule the flight than DL somehow having to figure out how to get an airplane to BOS t...

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by airbazar
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4325

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

I have trouble believing that just a few years ago BDL couldn’t support AMS on DL, someone who has a strong FF base in BDL, but now they’d be able to support 3 transatlantic carriers. The Connecticut economy is stagnant at best. And with attractive, not to mention cheaper, options just 2 hours to t...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17457

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

The lauch of SFO depends on the arrival of the A330neo, as the current A330 fleet (230/233t MTOW variants) does not have the legs to do SFO without weight penalty. Interesting. It's not ideal but the ACAP for the 233t A332 says it could carry a payload of over 40t to 5,000nm. That's not too shabby....

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12692

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I do agree that Delta could utilize some 757 from Boston the way UA does in EWR for some small TATL flights. Especially if some gates in Terminal A can be used by a 757. Yes, but I think DL should be cautious with growth at BOS. They can add a few European flights but not to the scale of EWR. They ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12692

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Yet they still do. If these reports from convention and visitors bureau is any indication, BOS is one of the top destinations in the US for international travelers and traffic has only been growing over time. https://www.bostonusa.com/media/statistics-reports/overseas-visitation/ What? That web pag...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12692

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I think the biggest challenge for DL is getting enough A332's to fly BOS-Asia routes. No other airplane in DLs fleet would work. In the meantime, a KE A332 or 789 from ICN could get things started. I doubt it's much of a challenge, as I doubt it's much of a realistic prospect. At this point, the pr...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17457

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

The lauch of SFO depends on the arrival of the A330neo, as the current A330 fleet (230/233t MTOW variants) does not have the legs to do SFO without weight penalty. Interesting. It's not ideal but the ACAP for the 233t A332 says it could carry a payload of over 40t to 5,000nm. That's not too shabby....

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17457

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

Correct, no official announcement has been made. However, there are rumors that ORD and CKY will effectively start in the end of March 2018, no details on frequencies though. The previous intention was to open SFO and YUL for S18, but it depends on the arrival of the A330neo probably only from 3Q20...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6002

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

I struggle to see how Airbus’ international final assembly in places like Mobile makes financial sense. Everything is shipped in from Europe. I understand that the purpose was to have a US footprint so that they can be more competitive trying to sell to the largest aviation customer in the world......

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