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by Revelation
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 441
Views: 24801

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

What happened to this website? When I first started reading A.net it was focused on global aviation news and users where more than willing to have a proper discussion with posters and help explain things to newbies. After being a long time lurker on this forum I decided to join about two years ago....

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 4380

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

Will have very little effect For a few weekends YOY the bay area airports might see a rounding error's worth of a drop but other than that, like someone else said.....LAS will have more charter planes. We presumably might see OAK-LAS charters since some Raiders fans will still want to follow the te...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 300
Views: 41189

Re: A400M Update

WIederling wrote:
Grizzly410 wrote:
Europrop would have to drastically improve on reliability before anyone consider hanging its TP400 on another platform.


Please turn to Avio's new owner GE.


Please give us some evidence that GE's investment in Avio will lead to commercial levels of reliability for the TP400.

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 441
Views: 24801

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying . Horrifying? You must be very sheltered if a PR reaction horrifies you. Twitter would disagree with you. And it's all over the news...so that counts as real news. Agai...

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by Revelation
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 441
Views: 24801

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

coolian2 wrote:
My the "get off my lawn" grumpy old men crowd are having a right party here.


Says the guy whose signature reads "Bollocks.". Get off my lawn! :D

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by Revelation
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 34
Views: 9058

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

We're very focused on replacement on this thread. True, but that comes from the article itself. Leahy and Bregier themselves are focusing on replacement, for the obvious reason that the 77W sold so well that they are proud to be able to offer an excellent replacement for it. I'll be interested to h...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 32
Views: 6151

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

FYI, the inaugural with the -500 on July 3, 2004 is documented here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=952513 WOW, loved reading this post form 2004. Very well documented. Loved seeing stuff that nowadays doesn't even exist or is considered old. Did you notice the old International Aer...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims

Another way to look at this is the 787 has reduced the amount of double connections, especially over the Pacific, hard to argue. Someone that was flying AUS-SIN might have flown AUS-SFO-NRT-SIN. But now they can do AUS-SFO-SIN. That has eliminated the connection in one of the hubs, NRT, thereby con...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1235
Views: 43100

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

FlightGlobal gives us: KC-46 costs come down but delays loom The Boeing KC-46A tanker’s costs have decreased by $7.3 billion, or about 14% , since its initial estimate but the programme could see future delays , according to a Government Accountability Report released this week. The US Air Force cou...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 34
Views: 9058

Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

FlightGlobal gives us a new article ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-can-the-a350-1000-live-up-to-airbuss-exp-434824/ ) complete with pretty pictures: https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=69905 and a title that asks us: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s e...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1698
Views: 125958

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ht-435481/

Hooray for the big boy!

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Boeing sets 31 March for 787-10 first flight

Ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ht-435481/

Hooray for the big boy!

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by Revelation
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the A350-800 fail?
Replies: 67
Views: 10908

Re: Why did the A350-800 fail?

Nothing meaningful to add here, except both the A358 and B788 offer no concrete advantage over their -9 siblings. They also offer no cost economy to the manufacturer. The 788 was available years earlier than 789, so that was its advantage - probably never to return. The manufacturers could not fore...

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by Revelation
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

And, the point you try conveniently to ignore, got at the same time the market strategy for the A330 right, the frame that has been outselling the 787 the last 10 years. Not ignoring it. The presence of the A330 at the time frame in question is/was a given. The A330 was the right strategy for AIrbu...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The 767 had stop selling. The 767-400 is actually a prime example for that. That was the reason for Boeing to go for the 787. Not a A380 competition, but the supposed A330 killer. And it does not say anything your finely graded analysis, the A330 had Boeing thrown out of the midsize range of twins....

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8005

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

Sounds like a good time for the next widebody in the form of the MoM. Best case the big spends on MOM development won't happen till after the 77X is up and running. I've seen 2024-5 mentioned for EIS so the big spend will probably start after 2021. But yes, if the market is struggling it'll be even...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Re: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135

Yes, my point is the USAF should be operating a tanker that's mostly plastic/carbon not metal, since the thing that will kill off the KC-135s is metal fatigue. When I look at what is potentially available for a future tanker platform I don't see metal fatigue as an issue. Far more interesting is th...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

And he gives LAX as a P2P endpoint therefore a point can be a hub. QED . Thanks for playing. We will just have to agree to disagree. In my opinion, a hub is not a point. The thing is, we're not discussing your opinion, we're discussing what Boeing's strategy was, and you just are not expressing tha...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The A380 has a history of underusing it's cabin floor area (as many have argumented here for quite some time). The mega orders from Emirates made this less of a problem and probably sussed Airbus to sleep a bit. So when the orders from Emirates ended they suddenly woke up to the reality that the bi...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

LAX is, by definition, a hub. No matter how hard Randy Tinseth - a marketing guy - tries to spin it. And he gives LAX as a P2P endpoint therefore a point can be a hub. QED . Thanks for playing. I understand that Boeing aficionados declare that p2p never meant exactly p2p but h2p and Airbus fanboys ...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

"But has it? Can you show how many new p2p routes has the 787 opened? I think Boeing was wrong. The 787 is mostly plying exactly the same routes as planes before it." The Dreamliner is responsible for 130 new p2p routes. I have to wonder if the quote that triggered this comes from the Ran...

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Point to point was the strategy/slogan for the 787, everyone knows that. Randy's Journal is full with it. Polot's link ( http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/archives/2005/05/whats_the_point_of_p2p.html ) is to Randy's Journal and it gives the examples of point-to-point flights being SEA-GVA, MIA-TPE a...

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Airbus can lower the price now, the A330 is not exactly flying off the shelves now. If the A330 fitted their needs for a MOM aircraft more would be ordering them now. Why would Airbus wait with the softening of WB orders? Why shouldn't they keep charging the market rate for A330s till market condit...

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The parody started early on. We'd have posters saying Boeing's strategy meant we'd have non-stop wide-body flights from Lyon to Lesotho or Little Rock upon demand, and if that didn't happen, Boeing was wrong. That never was the argument, but the parody fit many agendas, so many people went with it,...

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Re: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135

Personally I think KC46 happened 20 years too soon. Boeing had no other choice. Without the KC-46 contract, the 767 production line would have been dead by now. Yes, my point is the USAF should be operating a tanker that's mostly plastic/carbon not metal, since the thing that will kill off the KC-1...

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

So what does the mean for the MoM? Will airlines gladly pay more? Will they pay more than what Airbus wants for an A330? You would think that is exactly what will end up happening, because AIrbus's main response to a highly optimized MOM will be to cut the price on the A330, and yes, that means the...

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

hehe this is getting amusing. Honestly at this point of this discussion, I have no idea what the "Boeing argument" was supposed to be, with all the back-and-forth between "a-spoke-is-a-point-but-a-point-is-a-spoke-except-when-it's-not-yet-it-is-but-actually-not-really" :smile: T...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4292

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

If Boeing PR was saying that "the 787 could make hubs to disappear" then it should be easy to find some actual references/quotes for that. I doubt you can find a credible one. I found a very credible statement to refute it, right from the Boeing VP of sales/marketing and in-service suppor...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2017/03/11/2533903-airbus-va-presenter-un-a380-plus-avec-davantage-de-sieges.html A couple of interesting points in that article: ⋅ confirmed to be presented at Aircraft Interiors, Hamburg, in April ⋅ "a number of airlines, including Emirates...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I'm not sure why some are obsessed with beating single aisle economics. Because Boeing made it a talking point which makes it a target for many here to aim at. But the 787 had the requirement of LD3 containers. The787 is as narrow as it can be to achieve that. In reality it's maybe 4-5" too na...

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by Revelation
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

If the 767 sits so neatly in that MoM sector one has to ask why it was not a stellar performer? It was a stellar performer, for its time. It started off as a good TATL aircraft and as engine tech improved it added more and more range. Selling 1000 widebodies was a laudable achievement for its era, ...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Frankly I've not seen much more substantiation of a twin aisle MoM efficiency than some skewed seatcount comparisons and "Boeing said so" and some people said they liked the idea. Please point out the concrete numbers.. The ones I was thinking of were the ones in replies 116, 131, 132 and...

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by Revelation
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

If you leave the poster out of the equation and look at what he said, which has been said by others as well, designing a twin aisle with single aisle economics will be very difficult , if not impossible to do. You add extra weight and surface areas against the single aisle for only one extra seat a...

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by Revelation
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

In any event I think we will hear from Boeing v soon.Its time for them to put up or shut up,they have been talking about it for years.All the competition fact are on the table now.Either the market wants it or they don't. Boeing has stated they want to have reached some sort of conclusion on MoM th...

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by Revelation
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

In my opinion a 7-8 abreast aircraft with (operating) costs similar to a narrow-body are a fairy tale. Also if you shrink it. Great -- we now have you on the record advocating for a A380 mid-life update in 2021 and calling the MOM a fairy tale. That is a little unfair. He didn't say the MOM is a fa...

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by Revelation
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

In my opinion a 7-8 abreast aircraft with (operating) costs similar to a narrow-body are a fairy tale. Also if you shrink it. Great -- we now have you on the record advocating for a A380 mid-life update in 2021 and calling the MOM a fairy tale. Looking forward to seeing how your track record stacks...

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by Revelation
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5155

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

That's an insanely short season for YVR-BOS. The market is ridiculously seasonal, though. It'll be interesting to see how it is priced. Last time I made the journey it was for pleasure and I had time on my hands so I flew BOS-SEA and rented a car and drove to Vancouver. Spent a day or two in the SE...

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by Revelation
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

Re: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)

BelAviaFan wrote:
Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)


Better than a Fake Madrid A380...

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by Revelation
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11557

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

b747400erf wrote:
This President was supposed to be fighting for the little people, now his cuts are going to hurt them the most.


People who believed that are getting exactly what they deserve.

The swamp ain't getting drained, it's just got different alligators in it.

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by Revelation
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I think this is the way to go for a quick and inexpensive A388 engine upgrade. The relatively small weight penalty for the Trent XWB should easily be able to be removed from the airframe itself to compensate... A350 style winglets would be ideal, but the question is can Airbus get away with breakin...

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE US winter storm March 14
Replies: 43
Views: 6872

Re: NE US winter storm March 14

Here's what we've got for a forecast:

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Looks like MHT and PWM will get whacked worse than BOS.

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by Revelation
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8432

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

Boeing didn't realize the world's pax 767's will need a serious replacement EIS in the next few years (not 7+ years). I can't believe that. So what I do not understand here is that the 788 was supposed to be the 767 replacement... But the P2P concept meaning that the 788 is probably over built in c...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Re: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135

I just see this a posturing to make sure the KC-46 is solidified. Agree, it provides the rationale to transition KC-46 production straight into the KC-Y contract. No need for a competition given there is an already in production tanker with 170+ frames in the fleet. KC-Y was always about KC-135 rep...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15341

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

Perhaps there has been a 'flat spot' in growth that was inevitable. EK has competition from the other 2 of the 'ME 3' as well as discount airlines . Some companies may require the use of certain airlines and not the ME3 due to volume discount deals with certain airlines or partners. Some may be tur...

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by Revelation
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15341

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

“The first U.S. travel order saw the booking velocity fall by 35% overnight . The effect it had was instantaneous,” Tim Clark told journalists in Berlin on the sidelines of the ITB travel fair. He said the revised order issued this week offered more clarity, and there had been some positive movemen...

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by Revelation
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

What is happening with the 787 (and 350, 330, 330neo) is that quite a lot of routes get direct access to a hub on the other side of the pond , thereby reducing relative importance of the major hub-hub trunk routes. What is also happening is that these light twins create a lot more hubs, on either e...

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by Revelation
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1699
Views: 77481

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Slug71 wrote:
Perhaps the USAF will take the 2 Transaero frames and 1 of the BBJs.

Won't it be ironic if the US president ends up flying in airframes cast off by a Russian airline?

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

AvWeek filed their story on the recent chatter on the MOM. One quote I found interesting: United is the most outspoken carrier promoting the idea of the new midsize aircraft becoming a widebody, but it is not the only one. According to industry officials, Japan Airlines is looking at using the airc...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135
Replies: 18
Views: 2894

Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135

A fair-use quote from AvWeek (free registration required); Strapped for cash to buy Boeing’s new KC-46 tanker in sufficient numbers to fully replace the legacy fleet, the U.S. Air Force is looking instead to outfit its 60-year-old KC-135 Stratotanker with state-of-the-art survivability upgrades so i...

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by Revelation
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Is it really that you can't be bothered to say something even neutral about your "opponent"? I even see the hardiest of Boeing fans say that the the 748i needs to go. Or that the 737MAX was a bridge too far. Or that the 77X is too niche. Surely if they can criticise "their" prod...

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