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by CRJ900
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89677

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Must airBaltic, SWISS and Korean rebrand their in-service aircraft and all manuals etc or can they be stubborn and say "we bought CSeries and they're gonna stay that way!"?

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by CRJ900
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 6955

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

Is this the first production aircraft A321NEO with the new exit configuration (overwing exits and relocated L/R3)? Looks nice, looking forward to see interior pics and videos. Looks like it has two galley units in the front (first window missing after R1)... or is it a lavatory? easyJet will probabl...

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by CRJ900
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 55
Views: 13725

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

348 seats in a three-class full-service airline A359 is impressive (and perhaps an indicator of why the A350-1000 is selling slowly - the A359 is eating into its turf because it is turning out to be bigger than we expected?)

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by CRJ900
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY's outgoing CEO: Finnair ponders possibility of flying into smaller Chinese cities with long-range single-aisle planes
Replies: 26
Views: 4672

Re: AY's outgoing CEO: Finnair ponders possibility of flying into smaller Chinese cities with long-range single-aisle pl

Will Russia allow so many new overflights or may they prefer that pax fly Aeroflot China-SVO-Finnland/rest of Europe?

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by CRJ900
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000
Replies: 25
Views: 6495

Re: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000

When BBD launched the Atmosphere cabin they stated it was most suited for the CRJ900 and CRJ1000 (implying the CRJ700 is too small to all these upgraded galleys and two-class cabins, me thinks). I think BBD should launch a high-density CRJ1000 with 110 Y slimline seats @ 29 inch pitch. It will then ...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX
Replies: 23
Views: 3567

Re: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX

Boeing's own seatmap for the B737 MAX 8-200 shows every seat at 28 inch pitch when having 200 seats. Source: Boeing.com/airport/737 Max Using Boeing's seatmap for the MAX 9 220-seat layout at 28 inch pitch, I calculate that 234 seats at 28 inch pitch will be the absolute maximum possible in the MAX ...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13370

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

Boeing should use the B757-300 and DC-8-63 fuselage for inspiration and make the B797 this size but with every Y seat 19 inches wide. That way legacy carriers can have 230-250 seats and low-cost/charter can have 295-300 seats.

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by CRJ900
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 range
Replies: 57
Views: 7938

Re: 787-10 range

So far, SQ has 337 seats in their B787-10 and UA have confirmed they will have 318 seats in theirs - this will reduce range somewhat. Will be very interesting to see BA's version - if they copy the -8 and -9 layouts, their -10 will have 240-250 seats at most, allowing lots of range... but we keep he...

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by CRJ900
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 12000

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

These will be configured with 70 seats similar to the E175SC to avoid scope limitations On Delta's seat map of this aircraft it looks like there is one row missing in the back of the cabin, like an empty space between the last row and the aft windscreen. Is it really like that? On the CRJ900, the a...

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by CRJ900
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 5614

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

Allegiant bought quite a few ex-SAS MD80s - I heard from several SAS employees that G4 was quite keen on getting these birds because they had excellent maintenance records and would be good for years to come. Have G4 tried to keep up the "SAS standard" MX-wise or are they just doing the mo...

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by CRJ900
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21174

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

I hope Airbus will use the Air Caraïbes 439-seat A350-1000 in airshows - to show how big the aircraft is inside.

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by CRJ900
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 12000

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

AA ordered 15 (+15) CRJ900 with the new cabin in May and now DL with 20 aircraft, so potentially 50 new CRJ900 - nice boost for the CRJ production line.

With only 70 seats, they might take them as lowest-MTOW aircraft to cut down on charges that are weight-related?

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by CRJ900
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A32x galley configurations
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: A32x galley configurations

The "United hybrid" aft galley you speak of has been used by a few airlines - with a large(ish) lavatory and a galley with four full-size carts on the back wall. Air Caledonian - later BA - A320-100, Air France A318, easyJet A319, Cebu Pacific A319... The downside with this config is that ...

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by CRJ900
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500
Replies: 20
Views: 4451

Re: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500

Lucky passengers getting to fly the A340-500... hope they appreciate what a rare aircraft they are flying.

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by CRJ900
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4021

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

300 aircraft is impressive. I find easyJet to be a bit anonymous, though, compared to FR, DY, Wizz - no scandals or naughty tactics - they're just growing quietly. They may not need to grow the number of aircraft much if they replace A319 with 186-seat A320 and 235-seat A321 - the seat increase alon...

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by CRJ900
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9515

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

What kind of inflight service do Y passengers get on IAH-ANC - being 6hrs30mins, do they get a full meal with hot main dish like on long-haul flights?

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by CRJ900
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26373

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

How come A350-1000 deliveries are taking so long? There is still only one A35K in service with QR flying DOH-LHR-DOH. Sum Ting Wong?

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by CRJ900
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 3614

Re: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP

It strikes me that they’re on the ground a long time in OTP & ZAG, between 3hrs45 & 4hrs15. I wonder are they building in some wiggle room in case of delays Smart move, I say. I believe they are using the 280-seat B763ER and it takes time to disembark that many passengers, most likely 10-15...

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by CRJ900
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9515

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

Trip reports about the UA MAX 9 are starting to appear on youtube. Looks like the F and Y seats are slimline versions without PTVs, which should save about 400kg in weight. Noticed a lovely slimline lav behind row 5AB too. Do UA have the aft flat pressure bulhead on the 900ER and MAX 9 or did they d...

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by CRJ900
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airline's A321NEO 4 overwing exits and only 4 doors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: Turkish Airline's A321NEO 4 overwing exits and only 4 doors?

I think this door configuration is legal if there are 195 seats or less installed.

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by CRJ900
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 3987

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Why would they get rid of the A330s and not just expand or increase service?!? The A333 for both Caraïbes and Bee have 354/378 seats, while the Caraïbes A359 have 389 seats and the Bee A359 has 411 seats. It's not a huge increase in seats and the A359s capabilities and economics are probably a lot ...

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by CRJ900
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9515

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

The Thai Lion Air B737 MAX 9 has 215 seats and seem to operate from various airports in Thailand without too much ado, so the MAX 9 can't be all that bad...

With those big LEAP engines, I think the MAX 9 looks better proportioned than the MAX 8.

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by CRJ900
Thu May 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24761

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

Regarding AF, it seems the A320 replacement is the biggest, next to 318/319s (CSeries seems a serious option). Replacing the large, aging A320 fleet with a same size A320NEO after 30 years seems not optimal. The A321NEO is a given, but a bit large for 1:1 replacement of all A320s. I always expected...

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by CRJ900
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20438

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

As a physician I routinely work 24-36 hours straight with six (at times non-consecutive) hours break in an emergency room, which is significantly more stressful than an aircraft. Am I tired? Sure. But I knew that was the terms when I took the job. And I don’t have a mandated 25 hour break period wi...

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by CRJ900
Wed May 30, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D7 to increase flights between HNL-KIX-KUL
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: D7 to increase flights between HNL-KIX-KUL

jteruel06 wrote:
I won't be surprised if Scoot follows suit. :).


Will Scoot also fly via Japan? HNL-SIN nonstop is 11,000 km / 14-hour flight, which is not doable with 375 pax onboard and I assume Scoot are not keen on blocking seats on long flights...

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by CRJ900
Tue May 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20438

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

I would have thought that Australia-based cabin crew union(s) would have requested that such a prestigious route had to be crewed by Aussies... or are the LHR-based crews mostly Aussies who want to live in London for a few years? 19 hours on duty wears you out, even if you have a bunk available, esp...

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by CRJ900
Tue May 29, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 7694

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

How is the secondhand market for A330-200s? As the A333 has improved in so many ways, the A332s have become a tad obsolete...

One-class 350-seat A332 with 8-abreast seating and range for Europe-Caribbean should be quite good for charter carriers.

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by CRJ900
Sun May 27, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit And Frontier Repaint
Replies: 20
Views: 7898

Re: Spirit And Frontier Repaint

Question/observation about Frontier's repainting. I haven't seen any planes in the current livery that were built before its introduction. Does this mean that F9 is just being cheap and not repainting their older planes, or is there another reason for it? I'm puzzled as to why they haven't repainte...

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by CRJ900
Fri May 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and cabin crews are not proud of their product
Replies: 18
Views: 5701

Re: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and capbin crews are not proud of their product

I'm curious to know if any other airline uses the same location for theis crew rest bunks on their A340s. Were there complaints before? I’ve been cabin crew on the 330/340 for three different airlines and all three had crew rest in the same location as Edelweiss. Never heard anyone complaining abou...

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by CRJ900
Thu May 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS looking for new long haul plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9682

Re: SAS looking for new long haul plane

Scandinavian charter carrier Novair used their new 221-seat A321NEO on non-stop OSL/ARN - Cape Verde this winter, 7hrs30min, impressive. A 180-195-seat A321LR in SAS config will be a great tool for long thin routes. I think the A359 will be too big for many routes and that SAS will take only 6-8 air...

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by CRJ900
Thu May 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10867

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

HAV must be a charter then for TAAG, hence the once weekly rotation. Nope. That's a scheduled flight. HAV-LAD has been flown for decades. First by CU, then by DT IL62s. It has been weekly, fortnightly and even monthly, at periods. What makes LAD-HAV work? Oil industry? Visiting friends and relatives?

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by CRJ900
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31728

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I see several posters argue that the "Middle Eastern way of doing things" is contributing to this mess, but isn't most of EK management North American, European and Australian/NZ men who should be able to cut through with their Western work ethics and work culture?

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by CRJ900
Mon May 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Athens
Replies: 30
Views: 7296

Re: Emirates A380 to Athens

Will they send the 615-seat A388 to ATH?

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by CRJ900
Sat May 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Express : Cabin refresh soon?
Replies: 25
Views: 3353

Re: Air Canada Express : Cabin refresh soon?

Aren't the CRJ705s getting a cabin refresh as they are turned into 76-seat CRJ900s so they match the six factory-fresh CRJ900 they took last year?

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by CRJ900
Thu May 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9342

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I would have thought Flybe could fill the E195 on always-busy routes to Spain and such... what are the likely fate for these aircraft? I assume Flybe has looked at the Q400HighDensity as a possible replacement for older Q400 - with 82-86 seats (compared to 78 seats now) they get extra capacity withi...

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by CRJ900
Thu May 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do Airliner Interiors Get A “Deep Clean?”
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

Re: How Often Do Airliner Interiors Get A “Deep Clean?”

Where I work, our aircraft are deep cleaned every three months - galleys, lavs, walls, ceiling, carpet and seats are cleaned properly. Cleaning crews use the whole night and the aircraft cabin looks and smells nice for a few days after it. They are not allowed in the flightdeck, our MX dept only cle...

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by CRJ900
Thu May 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30178

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I would think there is quite a weight difference between a B788 and an A359. If you were on a Finnair 336-seat A359 taking off with a full house on a long flight, the engines will certainly make some noise lifting all those tonnes off the ground. A 250-seat B788 will weigh less and engines will rumb...

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by CRJ900
Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5237

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

What happens to the Q400s that are retired from Horizon? Are cycles so high that they are scrapped or will they have a second life with another carrier somewhere?

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by CRJ900
Wed May 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5811

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes (CR9)

15 CRJ900 with options for more (if the deal goes through), the article in the OP states, and that AA operates 118 CRJ900 already through various airlines. I hope the new aircraft will have the "Atmosphere" cabin refresh that BBD launched last year - looks quite nice. Crossing fingers that...

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by CRJ900
Tue May 01, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 9953

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

I feel a bit sorry for the MAX 9 - it's probably a good aircraft in its own right, but the wrong size for many airlines. I too think the MAX 10 will be better if they need more capacity as the 10 can have 189 seats in F/Y+/Y config without extra exits.

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by CRJ900
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Orders 10 x Q400's
Replies: 14
Views: 4708

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Orders 10 x Q400's

Ethiopean Airlines is a great showcase for the Q400 versatility - as they have the two-class 7F/64Y version with two lavatories and hot galley as well as the all-Y 78-seater. They'll have 30-40 Q400 if all orders are firmed up, quite impressive.

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by CRJ900
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa spaceflex jumpseat
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Lufthansa spaceflex jumpseat

I had a quick chat with a LH FA some months ago and asked if they like the A320NEO aft galley solution. He said they hate everything about it, and I guess it includes the finicky jump seat as well... Jump seats must be able to stow away quickly in case of an evacuation, so I assume it is easier to f...

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by CRJ900
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7750

Re: LH deploys A340-600 on MUC-PMI in May

The A346 should be transferred to Eurowings and be reconfigured with 400-450 seats and fly long-haul tourist routes. 2-4-2 seating at 30 inch pitch with slimline seats.

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by CRJ900
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4524

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

Regarding the MAX 10, Ryanair has a buy-on-board service concept and an extra pair of hands will be very useful as they try to sell as much as possible even on short flights. The MAX 10 will have enough range to fly UK-Canary islands with 230 pax and they will be packed year-round. FR can base the M...

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by CRJ900
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question
Replies: 26
Views: 2445

Re: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question

So, I assume an airline like LH, for example, will have to go from 30 inch pitch now to 28-29 inches when and if the ACF A321neo joins their fleet. That is disappointing. It works for ULCCs. Lufthansa already has 28-29 inch pitch Y seating in their A320NEO, so I think they'll accept that on the A32...

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by CRJ900
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year
Replies: 25
Views: 3758

Re: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year

UPDATE: Here is a better article (than the ones that I originally posted above) explaining how Alaska will implement it's "basic economy fares": https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Alaska-Airlines-changes-fees-12860783.php It looks like Alaska will officially call these prices &...

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by CRJ900
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7785

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

The photo in the opening post shows seats with three different colours (OS/LH/LX) - if LH Group is to move aircraft between the airlines as demand dictates, will they be able to quickly change seat covers so that they match the rest of the fleet they are joining, or will they just keep the colours a...

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by CRJ900
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14405

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Are the 615-seat A380s used to the max 24/7 to compensate for parked B77Ws?

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by CRJ900
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10297

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

318 seats - impressive. I thought they would be 30-40 seats more than the B789, like their B789 has about 30 seats more than the B788.

Why not just go for 2-4-2 seating at 34 inch pitch in E+ instead of having both PE and 3-3-3 E+?

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by CRJ900
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?

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.

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