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
Will BA go for 230-240 seats in their new A321NEO?
Acro, the UK aircraft seat manufacturer claim their super-slim seat offers 31-inch-pitch-feel even when the seats are spaced at 28 inches. Are BA going for those? Jet2 is the biggest user of those seats, I believe...
The A321LR can easily make it between Dubai and London. The 737-8 and CS300 would probably not be profitable due to both of them requiring very low density cabins to make the trip westbound. The MAX 8 is already flying DXB-ARN with 189 pax nonstop without issues with DY. The CS300 can realistically...Jump to post
Why aren't the A332 and A343 good enough any more? They can't possibly use twice as much fuel as other aircraft?
The B789 is also a very expensive aircraft and the backlog is massive, so I can't really see that as a realistic option either if AR is short on money.
This increases maximum seating to 172[/quote] I think what you're missing here is that the -700 maximum seating at 149 would be what, 30"? A MAX7 at max seating of 172 seats would be what, 28"? I think where the debate for us would be (and like I said, I'd like your take) is whether the fu...Jump to post
The ICAO codes for the Max Family are B37M, B38M and B39M, respectively, for the MAX-7, MAX-8 and MAX-9. I expect the 737-10 will be the B38X. While that may be true, airlines may not necessarily use that.Both American and Southwest, for example, use 7M8 as their identifier for their Max 8s. 7M7, 7...Jump to post
I agree... though I think I remember being told the MAX7 would actually hold more than 150 (once Boeing added the additional overwing exit on each side)... after the fuselage stretch. I forget what it was now.[/quote] With four overwing exits, the MAX 7 can take 172 pax at 28-29 inch pitch, with tw...Jump to post
Could it be Adria Airways replacing their current CRJ900 fleet? There was speculation that Adria would take the SSJ100, but it would be cheaper to order new CRJ900 which they are familiar with. Leases on current aircraft are coming to an end, IIRC, from 2018. Although the aircraft are not old (7-10 ...Jump to post
An undisclosed customer has a placed an order for up to 12 CRJ-900s: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/customer-orders-up-to-twelve-bombardier-crj900-aircraft-2243927.htm Nice bit of news about the CRJ900. Now that everyone is densifying their aircraft (90-seat Q400, 240-seat A321, 188-seat ...Jump to post
Why didn't they put F in? Also if the config above is true, then it's quite the spacious config! I don't know why no First, but here is the seat layout map. http://www.koreanair.com/global/en/traveling/aircraft-info/details.html?fleetCode=cs300 It is a 36 inch pitch in Premium Economy and 32 inch i...Jump to post
Korean Air confirmed it will receive its first CS300 aircraft on Friday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kal-bombardier/korean-air-to-receive-first-bombardier-c-series-jet-on-friday-after-engine-delays-idUSKBN1EE0CB Yay, looking forward to videos on youtube of Korean's CS300 :D The article says ...Jump to post
Great news, lucky pax. The A359 has been a great aircraft from the start, so expectations are high for big sis A35K. Airbus probably learned a lot from the B77W's incredible success and is aiming for making the A35K equally impressive and then some. The A35K will be a replacement for A340-600, B772/...Jump to post
The -9 is indeed not very disruptive. It's the same length as the -900 and not much more than a simple stretch of the -8. The fact that they're allowing switches from -9 to -10 shows that they really don't have much invested in keeping it around, and it gives them something bigger than the -8 to se...Jump to post
ANA and JAL use the B788 and B789 on domestic routes in Japan, 60-90-minute flights, if they find them suitable for that, you'd think that 2-4-hour flights LAX-ORD-MIA etc would be quite good too... ANA, IIRC, has 395 seats in their domestic B789. The fuel tanks are never full, I guess, but aircraft...Jump to post
Great to see the A350-1000 being mentioned, we hear very little about this aircraft. Would VN ask Airbus for the 316 tonne version?Jump to post
As wrongwayup wrote, the new winglets came in 2005 as one of several improvements with the Enhanced Performance Package (EPP). Mesa is the only operator of CR9 with the CR7 winglet. Macedonian had one aircraft but that was scrapped several years ago. The EPP launched the -LR version with MTOW 38,330...Jump to post
Could YHZ be a new KEF, with AC/Rouge/WestJet/AirTransat flying B7M8/9/10 and A321 Europe-YHZ-North America? Perhaps with offering stop-over in Halifax for a night or two. I visited Halifax in 2008 and thought it was a very nice city, I assume it has developed even more since then. We then took the ...Jump to post
I wrote a full report on the flight including plenty of pictures on Airways: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/full-review-onboard-american-airlines-first-boeing-737-max-flight-photos/ Nice report. Are the rear toilets on the back wall, SmartFlex-style or in the usual place - albeit slimmer? D...Jump to post
Great report and nice to see the venerable B737-300 still gracing the skies over Europe and in such nice shape too :) Those Acro seats are just hilarious but they obviously are better than they look - surprised Ryanair aren't using those... I only read favourable reports on Jet2, sounds like they ha...Jump to post
Happens all the time on my airline, mostly from crew travelling on staff tickets, always something sealed from the duty free shop - chocolate, biscuits, candy etc - always appreciated by everyone, and yes - the pilots get it too and they happily munch away. Reply 16 by planesarecool is a very good a...Jump to post
Ryanair sells scratch cards? What are these, lottery tickets? I've now heard everything! Who would buy such a thing aboard an aircraft? Scratch cards are sold by the thousands onboard Thomas Cook aircraft. I flew with them on charter flights a few months ago and passengers were crazy about buying t...Jump to post
Tunisair took over Sevenair/Tuninter's 88-seat CRJ900 some years ago, that aircraft is flying its wings off as Tuninter Express, so Tunisair is familiar with Bombardier and has probably been briefed well on the CSeries. 2-3 CS100 might be a good replacement for the CR9 - a bit more capacity and more...Jump to post
XAM2175 wrote:Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.
In Norway, Widerøe has their longest flight Bergen-Tromsø at 665nm / 1250km, blocked at 2hrs25mins on the Q400. They have even used the -300 when loads are light. FR24 has shown flights close to 3 hours when the winds are nasty. It's a popular route and will be upgauged to the factory-fresh E190-E2 ...Jump to post
Could it be that most people living in countries with little LCC competition find local carriers to have a fair enough product at a fair enough price? The non-LCC airlines in Europe have collectively several hundred million passengers every year - they wouldn't have that if their air fares were &quo...Jump to post
UA will need to replace their ps planes. At present, the lack of 752s seems to be augmented well enough with the 777As, but at some point they'll need to either mod some 738/9s Aren't the premium seats the most important feature in the PS concept? If so, why not just install the same premium produc...Jump to post
Perhaps humidity plays a factor in the VN vs AA manual... Vietnam being hot and humid while PHX is hot and dry?Jump to post
BBD should rent them out to prospective buyers for three months or so. 125 seats, standard lavs and galleys, BBD supplies pilots and sponsors type conversion for cabin crew. "Here, try these four aircraft on suitable routes for three months and see how great they are. If happy, order as many as...Jump to post
I like the black engines, kind of gives the aircraft big balls - appropriate for pushing the limits on B737 flying (TATL and such) :) The seat maps shows Space-Flex setup in the back - tiny galley and two lavatories on the back wall plus a larger galley unit forward of door 2R. Did the FA union have...Jump to post
But if it's a large airline needing to replace 50-60 aircraft why not go for LOI for a firm order of 61 aircraft straight away instead of 31+30...? 31+30 means the last 30 may never be more than options and quietly expire. Perhaps a smaller airline got a more favourable deal by ordering big but with...Jump to post
Exciting - let the wild speculation begin
Could LH Group have converted 30 options, gotten one free and taken 30 new options?
The 125-seat CS100 would be perfect for SAS as B736 replacement. Lots of tricky small airports in Scandinavia where the sprightly performance of the CS100 will be perfect.
Wouldn't easyJet's A319s have a lot of cycles? They do at least 8-10 flights every day. Or does high cycle count make them cheaper to acquire?Jump to post
The table shows that all 13 B736 will stay in the fleet until 2027 - that's impressive. They must have found a route structure they are economical on.
What are their plans with the MAX 7? Will it be a 150-seat trans-Atlantic bird? Or will they squeeze in 172 seats, which is the new 7 max seat count?
If pilots are quitting in large numbers and they want to fly to congested airports with limited slots they'll have to, eventually. One additional FA per flight is not a big deal - an extra pair of hands to increase sales on board, will pay for itself. WizzAir will be powerful with their 235-240-seat...Jump to post
Is this because they are retrofitting the SpaceFlex in older aircraft with different wiring etc below the floor?
Haven't heard that factory-fresh aircraft with SpaceFlex have issues.
I wonder what SWISS, airBaltic and Korean Air think about the Airbus/BBD CSeries partnership and if they are discussing the aircraft's future with them...Jump to post