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by Lufthansa
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 73
Views: 6376

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

Okay time for a Non-American perspective. We're all talking here about Southwest. Rightly so it is the worlds largest 737 operator. Boeing probably stuffed up big time with this one... but what's that other huge 737 operator... Ryanair gonna do? They are strictly all about numbers... lets not forget...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8018

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

I disagree about the 787 being useless for DL, quite the opposite. The 788 in particular would have been much better than the A339 since it is a bit more versatile as it can be used on both TATL and TPAC routes. A339 can’t do Asia as well. Since DL has a lot of non hub TATL flying and long thin TPAC...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12628

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

The A220-100 will definitely fly into regional ports. Something we do in Australia is make very cheap stairs that are unadjustable and fixed to a specific aircraft type (though if slightly lower than the door can be used by others). They're manually pushed by foot by a single person rolled up to the...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports profit in Q2
Replies: 22
Views: 3830

Re: Norwegian reports profit in Q2

Did IAG ever have a shareholding? To my knowledge no.... hence the defence set up against them in BCN and the reconfiguration at LGW of older BA772s. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe they were ever involved.

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6122

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

Important to remember guys this is just an artists rendition. We can't see the texture of the fabric etc used. The Spanish are known for understated style so I wouldn't completely underestimate them.

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money
Replies: 35
Views: 8322

Re: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money

I've always held my doubts about this airline. The Combination of competing with China Southern, Air China and Cathay Pacific all on their home turf is pretty tough, especially considering two of those carriers will not be allowed to fail at any price... and as much as capitalist HKG doesn't agree w...

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by Lufthansa
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19482

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I hate to say it but all their eggs really are in the USA basket. There's old traffic rights from the BOAC days they could be using. YVR to Sydney and LAX to Auckland for example. A huge chunk of NZ's LAX-LHR business isn't from New Zealand. I suspect however unless they get a short haul network ......

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by Lufthansa
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26452

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

EY is at the cross roads. Its now a time for Go HARD or GO home. They really should have pinched a long time airline person here. The easiest solution would be sell to EK and keep itself as a regional player and overflow hub. But the consistently profitable and popular EK doesn't really have a good ...

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by Lufthansa
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26452

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

aemoreira is probably right. Nauru Airlines once flew to SIN, TPE, HKG, HNL and various Japanese locations but there was no way in hell it could be supported. Economic sense had to kick in sooner or later. Ditto for Royal Brunei. This airline... as much as it's known for excellent service was always...

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by Lufthansa
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26452

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

EK may take their A380s for the right price... but AUH has a lot of oil money. Much more than DXB. These may just get converted into flying Palaces. According to wikipedia there is a proposed rail link to DXB proposed or in the works (hard to tell how up to date Wiki is).... it might simply be time ...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2674

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

There's also the Australian and Chilean blue runways. Not ideal but you'd probably get the aircraft down. you may never get it off the ground without great expense but the Americans and others send down some pretty large military aircraft.

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by Lufthansa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 153
Views: 18137

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

They have to focus on connections Ireland... it's just too small of a market. But the rest of the UK and perhaps part of Scandinavia (aka... what KLM does... defecto carrier for both of those markets) and they may just stand a chance. So given that, some thoughts. How about looking at some seasonal ...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 17559

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

is it such a bad thing that EY have offered this? Isn't this better than them out of work? A lot of them wouldn't even need to move it's only an hr down the road to DXB. When DWC takes over from DXB... all it would take would be a merger and a high speed train between the two. Not entirely out of th...

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by Lufthansa
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures
Replies: 22
Views: 5552

Re: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures

This isn't that big of a deal. NZ/CX/QF/SA all did it with 747s. UA/CX/SQ/BA/EK/AA/DL all did it with 777s. DL/TK/JJ all did it with A330s. Either operating big workshops aka LH style or outsourcing stuff to HKAECO etc or power by the hour agreements these days it's not that bigger deal. Probably a ...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners
Replies: 27
Views: 3337

Re: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners

I wouldn't be so sure. A split order is possible. The C919 was obviously designed for the Chinese market but its still an unknown factor and there is an A320 final assembly line in china. Airbus is proven. The C919 not so much. And I would suspect airbus sharpens its pencils with this order.... afte...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65347

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Send her ass flying! Every time I hear the safety excuse used I call BS.... I was an FA so I can tell you yes indeed it is a part of the job. But why is service training, wine training, etc etc etc... why are there more FA's than needed for emergency evacuation etc? It's an old fashioned bad attitud...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6817

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

There's a strong consensus hear.... VA is out of its depth. I think we all know NZ doing a deal with QF was the final straw. Fair points about the shareholders. Does anybody think the SIA brand could fly better domestically? Of course you'd have a very hard time getting the Chinese shareholders to a...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38184

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

EY only have a small 388 fleet and its generally used on kangaroo or NYC routes and generally goes out close to full. I doubt the 388 is a problem there. More likely the smaller destinations.

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by Lufthansa
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 23
Views: 3213

Re: Inflight theft.

It's actually a growing problem, particularly where there's a large Asian market involved. What typically happens is scammers observe... usually westerners... in the terminal. See who looks unaware or they had a few drinks... put their bag in the overhead lockers next to the victim and well, if mid ...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 342
Views: 46589

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

It depends if they want to increase the wing or not? If they go down that path, while more expensive, would also allow for an A322 stretch, which might be just enough to cause Boeing some headaches with their MoM proposal. Think of the thing basically as a modern DC-8.

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by Lufthansa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10660

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

I am sure this won't stop the haters but can the record show that these birds have a different electrical system to the later machines (like, after the first six frames is it?), and are a few tonnes heavier. So their appeal is extremely limited. While the future of the A380 is hard to read, and I'm...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8767

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

The reason was PTV's. I control box does 3 seats. so 3-3-3 was most efficient although that isn't really a factor now most carriers are 3-4-3. 2-5-2 was actually a great configuration unless you ended up in the middle... but as previously mentioned these were usually the last to be assigned and its ...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4894

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

For AA I think it's EK despite QR's investment. Dubai is the Singapore of the Middle East. It's both the financial and tourism hub. EK is by far the largest carrier of all 3 and they're based in the right place. QF already has strong relations with both. This Ironically enough its more about taking ...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7075

Re: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights

This flight really only has any benefits for Western Australia customers. Whats the difference between a stop in SIN/HKG/DXB/KUL or even PEK or NRT? Not much in terms of total travel time from the east coast. Unless you're travelling on some passport that doesn't let you connect in SIN theres no adv...

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by Lufthansa
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166178

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It does seem hard to believe the 4th largest economy in Europe, one of the worlds leading tourist destinations, a place that gave the world our modern accounting systems, and has a huge industrial base and has its expects scattered throughout the new world can't support a national carrier? Yet a lit...

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by Lufthansa
Thu May 31, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11917

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Im sorry but this is old fashioned racism and prejudice pure and simple. If a white woman or an asian woman turned up with a kid that resembled them nothing would have been asked. It's not the place of airport ground staff to be acting as agents for courts enforcing marriage agreements when no borde...

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by Lufthansa
Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4766

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

As for CX about... Yes they're allowed to sell that because that will be a half return ex JFK to HKG, HKG being the breakpoint and then HKG -LAX being the return. I've organised the same kind of trips ex Australia to HKG for commercial lawyers who MUST hand deliver the documents and can't let them o...

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16661

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Well the A320 was at least designed in the 80s not the 70s. There were huge advances in computing technology in that timeframe, CAD technology was available, and in many was the A320 was ahead of its time, introducing technologies such as FBW that Boeing didn't introduce until the introduction of th...

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16661

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The 757 didn't need a new wing? I'd beg to differ. Buy installing a new wing, they could use new materials and take a lot of weight out like the CS series has. Aircraft are generally in production a long time. So in order to future proof the aircraft it really needs to be as advanced as possible. As...

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16661

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

No question shutting down the 757 line was a mistake, lack of orders or not at the time Customers would have returned Keeping the line open at a very low production rate or literally with no orders for a couple of years would still be more efficient and save billions compared to the cost of develop...

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 29, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16661

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

757 and 767? the 757 always had bad timing but I think the world can agree it served US carriers well on longer routes or from high altitude airports (DEN and SLC I'm looking at you... amazing it didn't end up in JNB for that reason). And the 767... it just couldn't compete with the A330. the 332 id...

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by Lufthansa
Fri May 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11184

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

this is an interesting and tough one. I guess the big question is how many towns are served by these gravel runways still? If not that many anymore, it may be the case that the government needs to bite the bullet and seal some of these runways. However if theres still plenty (and by the fact 732s ar...

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by Lufthansa
Thu May 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5238

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Sydcott hole in one! CX had a not so good write up in the finance press a bit over a year ago. Yes it point out they enjoyed very high loads, but the yields were terrible. So bad.... the analyst calculated that they needed a 120% load factor to be consistently profitable. A big part of this is there...

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by Lufthansa
Thu May 24, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5238

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

I really wonder if it makes sense for Oneworld to keep QF as a hostile member. CX, JL, MH and BA could form their own Kangaroo alliance offering a wide choice of service, convenience, and pricing. Also, I'm hoping for direct A380 service from BA to both MEL and SYD, crushing QF and EK in their wake...

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by Lufthansa
Wed May 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5238

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

QF used to have flights out of Hong Kong to other parts of Asia too, not just Australia. They do the bare min interline/oneworld requirements and that's it. For both their China and European operations CX probably should have played a little nicer, but they were very cocky back in the late 90s and w...

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by Lufthansa
Wed May 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6556

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Ahhh, The tall poppy syndrome come out again! I'm sure some of you didn't read the article by saying he'd just have to slum it with the voyager. We had the same problem here in Australia (and we basically are having one of our MRTT KC-30s converted to something similar to the voyager), but a while b...

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by Lufthansa
Wed May 23, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54626

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Interestingly, the carrier does not specify the 300-seat requirement anymore, suggesting any aircraft that can perform the mission at full nominal load will be good enough. But design payload of the 777-8 is a fair bit higher than design payload of the A350-900ULR. A 777-8 at an A359-900ULRs design...

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by Lufthansa
Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23392

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Wow - exciting. Makes sense to leverage off the one brand, and synergies cost savings. I wonder if Scott and Tiger would merge? Looking forward to seeing the onboard product and livery. Hope the added brand awareness and improved premium product allows to maintain all their current regional routes ...

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29516

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

74 is still a lot of one type of large WB? Isn’t it? I know there are larger fleets out there, just very curious if UA knows what one type of aircraft generates x income in one fiscal year? I'm sure UA could figure out that number if they needed to but I've never seen that number quoted and I can't...

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8672

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

What I never understood is why SAA dumped LHR-CPT and never started (to my knowledge somebody feel free to correct me if they did in the old days... but the inability to fly over Africa then would have been an issue) DUR-LHR sometime say since the year 2000?

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by Lufthansa
Tue May 08, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11909

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Well AZ actually did go under. Just the Italian government pulled a dodgy trick and split the company in two.... ground service and flight service.... and axed off all the debt to the ground service devision which of course failed. They then sold the remaining flight company to Air One who merged th...

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by Lufthansa
Sun May 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38184

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I think this was always gonna be the case. One of the great problems for EY is the fact that EK is less than an hr's drive down the road, but that city has far more O & D demand. Does a country the size of the UAE really need two national carriers? And a little further north there's a carrier th...

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by Lufthansa
Sun May 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19139

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

I have to say you have to compare apples with apples. Here in Australia, and indeed it would be similar in Canada etc and even in somewhere like South Africa on it's Busiest route between CPT and JNB the Cost benefit analysis doesn't add up. To truely get high speed to work you need dedicated track....

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by Lufthansa
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Hi guys from across the Tasman. From the Aussie point of view, my guess is this is NZ trying to push and protect it's North America network. VA isn't doing the best job with it, but they have become increasingly hostile. With Brisbane and Melbourne both being not daily to LAX there's only one city i...

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by Lufthansa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3922

Re: Ryanair fleet age

I'd also imagine they'd finally be getting close to their deal running out. They were reselling them above their cost after their massive 9/11 order saved the 737 production factory. It was never going to be sustainable in the long term to buy an aircraft, fly it and then actually sell it for more t...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All this Lufthansa Super Star business has got me thinking....
Replies: 11
Views: 2678

Re: All this Lufthansa Super Star business has got me thinking....

It could probably only work for one aircraft. The SST- aka the Concorde. Which would be the absolute hardest and most expensive of the lot to get going. The lure of breaking the sound barrier might get people to pay, but maintaining an entire crew base for it and engineering base...that one is gonna...

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by Lufthansa
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 6704

Re: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger

I've seen this one also abused in person but some FA's without a clue. The treat of TSA issues etc right around the world has lead some FA's to start acting like Catman of South Park saying "respect my authority" when they have some morale problem when there's a non issue. I've personally ...

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by Lufthansa
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96992

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

soooooo.... one big thing I think you've all forgot about, is the A359 is a very capable aircraft and after just having my first two flights on one I'm extremely impressed. The Pax experience is FAR better than the 787 in my personal opinion though I was on SIA and they tend to outfit their aircraft...

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by Lufthansa
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8504

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

It was an option from day 1 the 767 flew. The 767-200 original version was only intended to fly routes like US transcontinental at best. The seats are similar to what you'd get on a Dash 8 (Q400) or CRJ or an A330 at 9 abreast. This configuration was never originally intended for long haul use, but ...

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by Lufthansa
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19822

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

Something I think was missed here on transatlantic flights and that's all the big Euro's go to Mykonos and Santorini direct from the Their hubs. That makes it possible to fly a single stop from somewhere like Austin TX, or Salt Lake City, or Minneapolis direct to those islands. Second factor a lot o...

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