Does the 242T A333 have the same overhead pilot crew rest module that the A359 has?
I think the 251T A339 will be a great plane, I too can see DL convert the deferred A359 orders into the A339 if the A339 can do 90% of A359 routes at 20 tonnes less MTOW.
Seriously though, why would the A350 be deployed on AMS as opposed to strictly Asian destinations out of DTW? Perhaps they want to see how the A359 economics are on shorter long flights too... A good opportunity to show off their new toy to European customers and get max hours in the air by flying ...Jump to post
MoKa777 wrote:Also, do we know how the CSeries does in hot conditions yet (i.e. Middle East)? Is it a robust little rocket ship?
My take on SIN-GRU with Great Circle mapper shows the red line flying south of Cape Town, 16,000 km and flight time of 20 hours using 800 km/h as average speed. So, about an hour longer than NYC-SIN and great diversion airports (JNB, CPT) halfway.Jump to post
Will SQ have crew rest modules on the B787-10?
Beautiful plane, Boeing will probably sell hundreds of it.
My impression is that the A359 has turned out to be "bigger" than expected for airlines. I saw the A359 as a three-class 250-275-seater, but airlines are putting in 280-336 seats with spacious premium seats and still manage to fly 12-16-hour nonstops - it's a big bird with big capabilities...Jump to post
Embraer spaced the windows to align with Y seats at 32 inch pitch - they made a point of that in their early advertising for the E-jets. So when carriers with two-class concepts installed seats at 30/31-35/38 inch pitch some rows end up having misaligned windows... The E2 retains the 32 inch pitch w...Jump to post
336 seats in a B772ER is respectable, but Lauda Air had 354 seats in their B772ER, two-class, which I flew VIE-KUL-SYD return in 2002. Old style Y seats spaced at 31 inches, yet the flights were good with tasty meals and great cabin crew. The mid cabin had 3-3-3 Y and the aft cabin had 3-4-3 with 2-...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure KLM had two bunks for pilots behind the captain's seat when their MD11 was new and they had First class. I had a KLM timetable with seat maps and always thought the MD11 had way to much galley space and closets and whatnot and barely any seats... cabin crew had business class seats w...Jump to post
One thing I found interesting on FR24 just now... SWISS' 9th and 10th CS100 and 9th and 10th CS300 are listed on the fleet overview now - does that mean their delivery is imminent? I use FR24 quite a lot and find that they usually don't list new aircraft until they are delivered to the airlines... A...Jump to post
Does anyone know what the maximum seat count is for the 737-8 MAX. Boeing had to show that the highest seat count was capable of fully evacuating the aircraft in 90 seconds. Presumably, this would be with a very tight seat pitch, such as 29" and no F cabin. 189 seats at 29-30 inch pitch is max...Jump to post
What does JetBlue need the E-jets E2 / CSeries for? Short shuttle-type flights in the Northeast US or long thin routes or both? The E195-E2 looks very nice, but it is a very long aircraft - at 41,5 metres it is two metres longer than the B737 MAX 8 and needs up to 1,970 metres of take-off runway len...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:JRL3289 wrote:A lot of people have difficulty distinguishing between the various English-speaking accents of the world.
My wife and I (both English) have had issues making ourselves understood multiple times in the last three weeks in Florida.
Good on Air Nostrum being able to lease out surplus aircraft instead of letting them sitting idle. Also good to expose the CRJ1000 to more operators. I have several colleagues who have deadheaded on Binter's CRK between the Canary islands this winter and they love the aircraft. Hoping to get the opp...Jump to post
Wow, another big brand (QF Group) goes for the A321LR... this bird will be everywhere.
But 18 aircraft to fly mostly Denpasar?
The 42J/180Y 788s have been reconfigured to 42J/198Y. Similarly, the 46J/112Y 788s are now 46J/21W/102Y. https://www5.hp-ez.com/hp/8479/ana So, if both JAL and ANA has given in on the B787 too, that means there are no 2-4-2-abreast Y flying, then? The 3-3-3 won... I think the 2-4-2 will reappear as...Jump to post
TUI Group is the one to watch, they have 18 MAX 10 on order which will replace the trusty old B752. TUI will probably try to get as close to 230 seats as possible while having enough galley space for pre-order meals and duty free, and having enough range to fly UK/Germany - Canary islands in winter....Jump to post
The QSuites concept looks interesting, especially the "family cube" in the center section. Is there a big untapped market for family suites and office meetings on a plane? Stunning aircraft :) There's a video on youtube uploaded today with a big tour inside the QR aircraft. I found the for...Jump to post
Tiny Ålesund airport (AES) in Northwestern Norway has two Wizz A321 dropping by several days a week, to Gdansk and Kaunas. The gate agent said flights are packed on most days. They are hitting target markets well. Norwegian has a huge charter contract with TUI which keeps many aircraft busy, But I'm...Jump to post
Most likely after inauguration of New Islamabad Airport. Interesting question for me is what they will use ? Well within range of their new A321NEO. Just sayin'...... From Oslo, PIA uses the B77W and B77L to cope with all the baggage, as every passenger has 40 kg of baggage - minimum. If passengers...Jump to post
IIRC, it was posted here on A.net some time ago that the centre fuel tank has "always been there" on the A333 but has only been activated with the 242t MTOW version - is that true? I always thought the A330-200 had an extra fuel tank installed when it was launched, but then I read that the...Jump to post
PAWA has such a nice livery and fly MD80s, sad if they go bust...Jump to post
IIRC, one poster here stated some months ago that Airbus plans to deliver the A321LR with all plumbing necessary for three ACT installed, and then airlines can customize the aircraft as they wish according to their needs. If true, that makes the A321LR super-versatile. The ACT can be removed before ...Jump to post
Per FR24, the two Korean CS300 are flying up to 8 revenue flights a day each, all domestic short hops and they are mostly on time... big-time crew training, I assume. There is also a trip report on youtube, the aircraft cabin looks nice, even a window in the aft lavs and a huge aft galley.Jump to post
And what about all the FA bags that are tossed up into those bins? Those should go too. Bin space should be for paying passengers only ... not the staff. Shirley you can't be serious... FAs have manuals in their crew bags that they are required to carry with them. If the FA's bags get lost or left ...Jump to post
Who cares about the overhead bins, I'm more concerned about 190 seats on the A321 and 172 seats on the 737! In Europe we have had 189 seats on the B737-800 since 1998 and on most flights we are able to shoehorn everything into the overhead bins, and we are strict about passengers putting purses, du...Jump to post
Our pilots and cabin crew drink multiple cups of coffee/tea each every day at work and we sell millions of cups of coffee/tea/cappuccino/hot chocolate to paying pax every year and I have not heard of any cases of illness due to that. Our water boilers heat water to 92 degrees Celsius (which is boili...Jump to post
Last night I was lead FA on a B737-800 flying a full house LPA-OSL. Halfway enroute a guy became quite drunk and began farting profusely, stinking down half the cabin and many pax loudly complained as the useless gasper vents on the BSI hardly release any air. The pilots switched to fresh air only t...Jump to post
I think these short flights are mainly for "crew familiarisation and training" involving pilots, cabin crew, line maintenance and ground staff. It's a new aircraft type in their fleet and that requires quite a lot of practice runs before sending the aircraft on longer flights. Looking forw...Jump to post
Surprised they drop the route for good. A winter suspension would be good business sense, as weather is crap and most people want warm destinations. Won't be surprised if they return as summer-only destination. Meanwhile, the MAX 8 works great on longer European destinations, like HEL-TFS, ARN-DXB e...Jump to post
One CRJ1000, PK-GRC, has disappeared from the fleet overview on FR24 - has it been retired from service? IIRC, GA owns six CRK and leases 12 from NAC. Is it cheaper to retire the owned frames now and fly the leased ones until leases expire, return them and that's it? Could the owned CRK be traded in...Jump to post
I guess DL has reconfigured all 82 CRJ700 by now into the 69-seat layout, where an additional four Y seats were added by pushing the aft lavatory into the aft cargo hold. Does the reduced aft cargo hold still have room for all baggage on all flights or do they have to actively keep the CR7 away fro...Jump to post
I guess DL has reconfigured all 82 CRJ700 by now into the 69-seat layout, where an additional four Y seats were added by pushing the aft lavatory into the aft cargo hold. Does the reduced aft cargo hold still have room for all baggage on all flights or do they have to actively keep the CR7 away from...Jump to post
And yet, several airlines DID deactivate their 747 overwing doors. I think BA, AerLingus, and maybe KLM??? On some airframes, typically the classics. I don't know of any -400 that had a deactivated overwing exit door. I think CX deactivated the overwing doors as well on some of their B742 or B743s?...Jump to post