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by gatibosgru
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17
Replies: 22
Views: 2991

Re: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17

Despite MIA being ~200 miles longer than ATL, AAB a year ago said Al Baker said their current Airbus A350s do not have the range to serve Atlanta, but that they will reevaluate it once the longer range A350-1000s enter service. I wonder what changed this time? lighter new frames, low load factors, ...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3273
Views: 1043372

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
Earlier this week MSN 112 (Azul NTU, will go to Capital Airlines instead) was moved to cabin fit.

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Beijing Capital A350-941 msn 112 by dn280tls, on Flickr


Did Azul completely give up on the A350?

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by gatibosgru
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retimes ATL-CCS to be a same-day turn
Replies: 3
Views: 1807

Re: DL retimes ATL-CCS to be a same-day turn

Good for DL for doing what it takes to not only serve the route, but also take care of its employees.

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by gatibosgru
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 52
Views: 6849

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

F27500 wrote:
OMG all this talk .. I need a cigarette!


Completely agree :'(

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by gatibosgru
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 52
Views: 6849

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

As a "former" smoker who finds a way to sneak one here and there, the industry has long moved past smokers and I do not see a return to it, unless Marijuana really ends up taking off (and even then, now most of my friends vape anyway). I don't see a future for lounges at all. Nicotine is o...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 39
Views: 7488

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

factsonly wrote:
Just for the record, as this has not been reported yet.
AMS-LAS - DL169 B772 - nonstop - operated 4x in January 2018


Would this be the only 772 for DL at AMS?

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by gatibosgru
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 15781

Re: Delta A350 interiors

Y+ and Delta One look fantastic though!

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by gatibosgru
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 67244

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

MaksFly wrote:
That delta one interior looks amazing.

Regular Y? Eh.


Y is meh, very monochromatic, but Delta One really does look impressive.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 67244

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

http://news.delta.com/video-delta-s-new ... wn-atlanta

The water salute seems to hit the left wingtip with considerable force.. hope they did not break it :lol:


What a stunner!
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ap305 wrote:
Delta's Video of the arrival... http://news.delta.com/video-delta-s-new ... wn-atlanta

The water salute seems to hit the left wingtip with considerable force.. hope they did not break it :lol:


What a stunner!

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by gatibosgru
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 11953

Re: Rumor: DL to start MCO-AMS and possibly other future routes

msycajun wrote:
This illustrates why I think DL was crazy not to take the 787s. The 767s won't be around forever and the 787 is perfect for new non-hub routes to European hubs as BA has repeatedly demonstrated.


That's what the A330s are for.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21068

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

We should change the title to add "temporarily lease" - sounds like a long-term lease. Either way, not good for the 787, I was hoping they would order more. Funny when it comes to 320NEO groundings it's a P&W issue. When it comes to RR issues it's a 787 problem. What "grounding&q...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Etihad flight from Sydney
Replies: 20
Views: 8586

Re: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Middle East bound aircraft from Sydney

I know right? Cause there are no Terrorists in real life. They are all made up! /sarcasm Where did I say that? You have created a strawman argument. In America the FBI not only radicalises them but finds the kids struggling with money and no job and moulds them into potential terrorists even if non...

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by gatibosgru
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 67244

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Exciting time for DL!

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by gatibosgru
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 21068

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

Did they really? I'm a DL fanboy and live in SEA... didn't notice anything. This should help to refresh your memory. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/03/28/virgin-atlantic-seattle-richard-branson-alaska-airlines/99725698/ This reads more like "Branson hyped up t...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane, employee struck by lightning
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Plane, employee struck by lightning

Wow, that's crazy!

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by gatibosgru
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9329

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Uhhhh... London? Milan? He said US No, he only gave US examples With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI ...

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by gatibosgru
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7699

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

You know, seems AA is scratching their heads figuring out what to do with the A359's they ordered. Seems if they opted for the ULR package, they could fly MIA- JNB or even the oft rumored MIA-NRT They keep deferring them. They might not even make it in the fleet. They were ordered by pmUS, not AA. ...

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 175
Views: 23866

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

With enough A359s on the books the 338 order would be a nice boost for the program. AA also has plenty of A332s and 763s to eventually replace.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 190
Views: 25903

Re: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues

Must be hard having to kiss ass, but it only makes good business sense.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4571

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Don't people have lives to live, and can't just put down their cell phones .....


LOL.

How about the airline and its employees take care of my bag instead? I think the lesser of 2 evils is pretty clear. Maybe you should analyze your priorities.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 33
Views: 6051

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

After EZE we saw that coming. End of an era, for sure.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's been fun seeing the small international growth at SLC, what's next?
Replies: 41
Views: 3968

Re: It's been fun seeing the small international growth at SLC, what's next?

andrefranca wrote:
IMHO if GRU ever gets ICN and NRT back, it could be from a tag on from SCL..... my two cents.

Korean and Japan airlines could use SCL to connect their pax's in the region with LATAM.


I think SEA would be much more likely than SLC, and even SEA is unlikely for GRU.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 111
Views: 17823

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

I wonder how these will perform in the winter for the west-bound flights?

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

Re: First El Al 787 painted

I find the "Proudly All Boeing" sticker tacky (for any airline), but it is a good looking bird! Congrats to both parties.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 takes delivery of 1st A320NEO, modifies livery
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: S7 takes delivery of 1st A320NEO, modifies livery

I like the new livery a lot, nice to see they didn't go euro-white. And the NEO looks stunning, love those huge powerplants!

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul names new CEO; Neeleman to remain with carrier as board chair
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Azul names new CEO; Neeleman to remain with carrier as board chair

How's Azul doing, by the way? After last years struggles in Brazil I was worried for them. Glad to see things seem to be going well.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 44
Views: 9458

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

They're selling transcon Y tickets at under U$400, not hard to see why they cut so many services to coach pax.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?
Replies: 54
Views: 6806

Re: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?

DL has invested heavily on Boston, AA doesn't seem to have the same priority. I think DL filled the gap and improved on it, so they win.

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by gatibosgru
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 10
Views: 4823

Re: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats

For some reason I thought A332s weren't supposed to stick around long.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9666

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

Could they add GIG from anywhere? Maybe FCO-GIG or BCN/CDG-GIG?

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9666

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

Still praying for BCN-BOS.

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by gatibosgru
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA
Replies: 14
Views: 3902

Re: Passengers faint on United 747-400 - Ambulances called at FRA

Sounds similar to what happened in Denver a few weeks back.

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way
Replies: 17
Views: 1731

Re: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way

kbmiflyer wrote:
Why is United so high? There fees are not that different than American or Delta are they?


Perhaps the carry-on fee?

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by gatibosgru
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12572

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

It was alright, definitely not the worst ever.

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 20111

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

really disappointed in DL decision to go all out on Airbus. Must be a hangover of the former NW now DL management paired with HUGE AB discounts assisted by the EU insisting on AirBus purchases in order to approve the NW/DL merger. Really would prefer 78/8/9's to McPlanes Lots of hearsay and misinfo...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 3704

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

Would this be on an A330 or 767?

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12303

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

That's amazing! Congrats Boeing and the T7 family!

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13817

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

Strato2 wrote:
http://sajahmadfactcheck.blogspot.fi/

This is a much more informative site. Too bad it's not been updated for a long time.


How can one person's obsession and nonsense last so many years?! Especially when most of his "analysis" have been proven wrong! Oy-vey!

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13817

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

Other posts from the same web site: Closer Look At 737-10 Advantage Over A321neo A330neo In As Much Disarray As Failing A380 A380 Death Evident In Airbus Sales Desperation 787 Makes A330neo Look Like Abject A340 737 MAX LEAP-1B Engine Right On Target A321neo Service Entry Delays GTF Woes Denting A3...

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by gatibosgru
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13817

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

Just scroll through their other articles, you'll see the clear bias lol.

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by gatibosgru
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First French blue A359 to enter service 8/8/17
Replies: 39
Views: 8436

Re: First French blue A359 to enter service 8/8/17

411 seats on an A359? Must be 10-abreast! Wonder how this compares with 9-abreast 787s or 10-abreast 777s? Think about like this. The A350 is 5 inches wider than a 787. The 787 9 abreast configuration is supposedly terrible. Now think about fitting another seat in that 5 extra inches and you should...

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by gatibosgru
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15919

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

RL777 wrote:
The combination of 787s/A350s will serve JLs business model well


Hard to see that combo not going well. They compliment each other nicely.

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by gatibosgru
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

travaz wrote:
jetero wrote:
Dammit ... if Delta kicked Ann Coulter off the plane, I'm going to have to switch airlines again ... and go back to Delta.



Damn ... If Delta kicked Ann Coulter off the plane, I am never flying Delta again!


If this means Ann and her supporters no longer fly Delta, sign me up to now be a FF!

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by gatibosgru
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

Finally some happy airline news!

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas 767-300 non-er question
Replies: 17
Views: 4792

Re: Deltas 767-300 non-er question

I'll definitely miss these in the fleet. I do hope they replace some old 763 rides with A330s, it's always a treat to ride widebodies when possible on national flights,

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms
Replies: 13
Views: 6961

Re: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms

CrimsonNL wrote:
At AMS the airport mandates all ground handling is stopped during a thunderstorm. Some sort of air-raid siren will sound on the ramp accompanied by flashing lights so everyone drops their work and goes inside.

Martijn


And this should be (if it already isn't) the standard.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8579

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

Wouldn't this be a little redundant for pre-clearance airports?

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 6424

Re: EK inflightcrewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle

I figured they would just pour them back into the bottles and then toss the bottles? The video has been removed, so cannot comment much on it.

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by gatibosgru
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 20111

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

I don't think DL is considering switching the A330NEO to the A359s when they have so many CEOs currently in operation. The NEO makes so much sense for DL, I believe it'll find a long lasting home with them.

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