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by airbazar
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EMA suffers a similar issue to BHX in that its a great leisure airport and for offering links to AMS and others, but I am not convinced right now that a BOS-EMA flight would work, if BHX doesn’t work, can’t see EMA doing better. I don't know the area all that well but it appears to me that BHX suff...

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by airbazar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7536

Re: Southwest to Europe

benbeny wrote:
Don't think so. Bet they will fly Alaska-Hawaii long before East Coast-Europe could happen.

Forget Hawaii. Canada doesn't need ETOPS and they still don't fly there. WN in Europe? Never in my lifetime and I expect to live another 50 years.

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 150
Views: 11331

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

I have been stuck on a flight sitting next to a crying kid for 2 out of 3 hours of a flight...... it was HORRIBLE. I was also hung over (headache), wifi didnt work, and hungover, didnt want to listen to music. Noise canceling headphones can at least help a little. A couple of weeks ago was in a pla...

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Massport will be investing $750 million into Logan modernization. Are you suggesting that airlines airlines who fly narrow-body planes will either cut service, or think twice about adding service? Both with regards to international narrowbody. Assuming the international carriers bear the burden (I ...

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

iyerhari wrote:
The article also states the addition of 6 new gates to be completed only by 2022.

Only? That's only 4 years from now for a project that hasn't even been launched. I hope it happens that fast.

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Regardless of the POS, the late evening return is great because it allows for a full day of work in London. I have taken the morning flight. It is IMO, the best way to get to London from BOS. The late arrival into LHR misses out on a lot of connections so I would expect Y to be less than full but I ...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16380

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I'm agreeing with you. Like I said, "I wouldn't doubt it", meaning I think the passenger probably deserved it, but yet we don't know that because we don't know the whole story. But, that doesn't mean the employee can just go spouting off profanities. It doesn't matter what the cause is. W...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23764

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

767-400 2.0 :D

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by airbazar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10444

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

The airspeed is quite a bit slower, around 50-80kn. The 757 seems to have the same speed as the WB. Yep, even slower than a Norwegian 737. Doing maximum range cruise speed? Winds are bad today going west. I guess, this will hurt it on long runs. As if the speed of a test flight where we don't know ...

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by airbazar
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6824

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

FYI, Air France then majoritarily Gov owned went for the 777 against the A346 where the French Gov was also a major shareholder, after AF found the 777 to have better economics & development perspectives. History showed AF were right & business oriented all along, despite Gov ownership &...

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by airbazar
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6824

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

So which one is it? A332s were bleeding money, B763 would have been a better replacement for the A310s, but B787 was the better option? :? IMO, and in a lot of people's opinions the 788/789 combo would have been a better option than the A358/A359 combo. The 767 might have been a better interim solu...

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by airbazar
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 5982

Re: Does an A380 works better than a 77W in hot and high conditions?

I remember reading a post here a while ago that even the A340 performed better for CX out of JNB than the 77W. If true then I would expect the A380 to also perform better.

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by airbazar
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40594

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

I tend to agree. There are some East coast opportunities from Europe but probably for low cost and smaller carriers. The other way around more. US carriers could fly into secondary destinations in industrial areas claiming business traffic. Avoiding the 4-5 bigger hubs. North Germany, Northern Ital...

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by airbazar
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6824

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

It`s important to note that TAP is a business & they make decisions based on what`s best for them at the time. Until last year TAP was 100% owned by the government so your assumption is 100% incorrect. Actually his assumption seems correct according to what is currently known. TAP has been unde...

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by airbazar
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6824

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

It`s important to note that TAP is a business & they make decisions based on what`s best for them at the time. Until last year TAP was 100% owned by the government so your assumption is 100% incorrect. The short answer is politics. The initial switch from Boeing to Airbus occurred at a time whe...

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by airbazar
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?

In most such cases the airline is owned by the government so the airline livery IS the government paint.

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by airbazar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4252

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

I just flew to Bozeman, MT (BZN), and there seemed to be a lot of jet service there from multiple airlines. The largest aircraft I saw there was a DL 757.

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Guess what? Over 600 A330-200 examples in passenger operation right now! Some of these carriers have already selected the Dreamliner due to its much earlier availability and over 6 years of commercial service. The A330-900neo has yet to be certified by the EASA and FAA, and enter service with TP, a...

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Upshot is, while we all believe additional capacity and space, CBP will probably feel that they have a much better handle on it than they did a couple of years ago, when they were ill prepared for what the massive expansion of International Travel would do to the numbers coming through their system...

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 37
Views: 4830

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

A number of long-haul destinations ex-ICN have no service at all . BOS hello! :wave: *A needs an Asian route from BOS and ICN is the most obvious hole from BOS. Although I do agree that ICN is a huge hole for BOS I think KE will be the airline that will launch service. Oneworld dominates the BOS-As...

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by airbazar
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

All of those airlines have had ample time to take a good look at the A338 and have yet to order any. There are some 120 A330 operators in the world and about half of them have not yet ordered a next generation aircaft. As such, lots of opportunities ahead and we will have to wait several years to s...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 37
Views: 4830

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

planemanofnz wrote:
A number of long-haul destinations ex-ICN have no service at all.


BOS hello! :wave:
*A needs an Asian route from BOS and ICN is the most obvious hole from BOS.

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

No but what does that have to do with the fact that no one wants an A338? There will be so many cheap A332's hitting the used market and available for p2f or p2mrtt conversions that will make a brand new freighter/mrtt based on a brand new A338, financially illogical. That is why no one is asking f...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Remind me again, how many orders are there for the A338 based MRTT and Freighter? Has it even been launched? Probably none at the moment, but do you expect Airbus to keep manufacturing the "CEO" version indefinately? No but what does that have to do with the fact that no one wants an A338...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

All of those airlines have had ample time to take a good look at the A338 and have yet to order any. The only thing the A338 has to offer over the A339 is range and I just don't see small airlines wanting to get into the ULH business. TP is one such "smallish" airline with a sizable fleet...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

CBP hasn't really expanded much. Better waiting space but that's about it. TSA is the same. New checkpoint by the terminal C connector, but that's about it. As it is, that connector TSA checkpoint is the best kept secret in the terminal. Haven't ever seen more than a 5-10 minute wait there I guess ...

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by airbazar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

I'm not just referring to Hawaiian, there's other, small airlines globally that operate small A330-200 fleets, with infrastructure in the 330, whereby the neo is a great fit. There were 650+ A332's delivered, there's market for the -800neo, even if it is pretty small. Low development costs = easy t...

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by airbazar
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 3585

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

sagechan wrote:
What markets might a premium heavy narrowbody TATL workhorse be appropriate for?

JFK-West Africa (LOS?), comes to mind.

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by airbazar
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11050

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

alan3 wrote:
Can anyone help me understand UA flies the 757 from EWR to LHR (UA16)?

Because they don't have any A321LR's yet :duck:

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by airbazar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With all the growth over the last couple of years, is anything being done to alleviate the TSA bottleneck at Terminal E? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that expanding TSA and CBP was included in the project that built the A380 gates, which is still in progress. The initial plan that ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20126

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Yes, it has been demonstrated, that the 321NEO can do a 3200-3700Nm sector, but at a significantly reduced payload. The LR will have it MTOW increased by 3,5 tons, which enables some 20-30 pax more for the same distance. More, but still way below 200 pax So yes, it is possible to operate this way, ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16357

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I hope I'm wrong but think UA's routes are in big trouble. I fully expect UA to do what DL and AA did which is to funnel their traffic thru their European partners. Reasons why UA’s routes are not in trouble: 1. UA has massive EWR feed. 2. EK does not. 3. UA has a nonstop advantage to the Indian po...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20126

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Other thread suggested the load was limited to approx 150 pax, so there was a significant payload reduction. A 321 NEO LR could probably take another 20-30, due to its higher MTOW. I think this offers good a glimpse of the prospective capabilities of the NEO LR. Airbus’s claim of 200PAX@4000NM woul...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20126

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

There's already another thread talking about this. I believe the aircraft is limited to 150pax.

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

FGITD wrote:
Heard a fun rumor on the ramp this morning

...allegedly there will be 2 A380s serving Boston this summer. No prizes for guessing the operator


BA + HiFly operating for Azores Airlines? :rotfl:

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16357

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I doubt it. Both UA and AI have loyal passengers. UA has its own premium passengers and AI followers pay for direct service to AMD, non-stop to Mumbai, with onward connections. Both DL and AA had/have loyal passengers too. What happened to their non-stop routes to India? I hope I'm wrong but think ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16357

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

The NYC Metro area of course has a giant south Asian population, but more pointedly a fairly high-income south Asian population as well, where they would pay more to potentially take a non-stop option, or enough business in DEL or BOM to need a non-stop and avoid the 3-4 extra hours. On the whole, ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35923

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

We shouldn't discount this as a plot to get Boeing to hurry the hell up with the NMA. 2028 is about the time the NMA should be flying. All United has to do is offer Boeing a contract with strong enough number, price and delivery guarantees to convince Boeing to launch and they will launch. Maybe th...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16357

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Just to check, they are dropping a 380 at JFK for a 777 at EWR? Big loss of seats, no? I know EWR cant handle the 380, but it says that EK has an excess of seats in the NY market (as many of us have long suspected) That's until they increase it to 2x daily. I'd be shocked if this doesn't go to 2 da...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?
Replies: 22
Views: 4388

Re: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?

What's odd to me here is how massive the difference is between the A380 and their 'next size down'. Given that they've retired their 747-400s now, they have a massive jump between the A359/772 and the A380. Why don't they have anything to fill that gap? In premium layout, the 777s have just 243 sea...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?
Replies: 22
Views: 4388

Re: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?

What's odd to me here is how massive the difference is between the A380 and their 'next size down'. Given that they've retired their 747-400s now, they have a massive jump between the A359/772 and the A380. Why don't they have anything to fill that gap? In premium layout, the 777s have just 243 sea...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With LH having loads in the 70s I don’t see DL staring a market like FRA. Contrary to some of be belief on here the BOS market is not THAT large... LH has loads in the 70's because their fares are really, really high which makes up for the low LF. DL also has LF consistently in the 60s to LHR and t...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 55
Views: 12766

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

That's cool...thanks for replying. I first visited BOS in 1980 when TAP had 707s flying there...and the observation deck below the control tower cab was open to the public. Great views from up there! Don't get me wrong. I'm glad that I have TAP now, but for the right price I would fly SATA again. T...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the exception of LHR, all routes to Europe are "monopolies." (LGW is not really a biz airport and AA pulled out CDG). Only recently and not for long. AA served BOS-CDG for many years and DY is starting BOS-ORY. LHR, CDG, FRA, and ZRH are Europe's most important financial centers. AMS...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 55
Views: 12766

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

BTW, this second livery looks as awful as the first one... :yuck: Great, so it matches the product and service that the airline provides :rotfl: Have you ever flown this airline to judge the experience for yourself? Many times. i'm Portuguese living in Boston. For years it was the only non-stop and...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 40
Views: 9260

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

A WW cabin crew told me the MIA flights on the A321neo have been capped at 150 pax. The LAX flight will have carried even less... hardly profitable in either case. I don't think we can reach a conclusion on profitability considering it is late January. I have flown on my flight with less than 50% L...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35923

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

We shouldn't discount this as a plot to get Boeing to hurry the hell up with the NMA. 2028 is about the time the NMA should be flying.

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 55
Views: 12766

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

LXwing wrote:
BTW, this second livery looks as awful as the first one... :yuck:

Great, so it matches the product and service that the airline provides :rotfl:

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 25836

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Be interesting to see if they add any TATL stuff, but I doubt it. 2019 is going to be fun at Logan, that's for sure. I'm interested if DL could be interested to utilize some of the gates for 757 flights to Europe, I think they could be profitable. Maybe fly to Berlin or Dusseldorf or Cologne, I thi...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 5833

Re: BA to CLT?

LHR-CLT makes no sense with the JV. I think it would make a lot more sense for BA to take over the LHR-RDU route from AA. This is a tongue in cheek comment but that AA 772 looks very out of place at RDU. And yes i understand that AA has been flying that route for a very long time.

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