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!"?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Will Russia allow so many new overflights or may they prefer that pax fly Aeroflot China-SVO-Finnland/rest of Europe?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I think this door configuration is legal if there are 195 seats or less installed.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
jteruel06 wrote:I won't be surprised if Scoot follows suit. .
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 &...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.