Another reason to not certify "pure" three engine ferry on the A380: when the 747 was developed, engine reliability was way lower, so there was a better cost/benefit ratio. With the A380, it IMHO was deemed an unnecessary expense to certify the engine removed case, while the engine disabl...Jump to post
First sentence: HA will use A321s on routes between Hawaii and mainland. Second sentence: HA will also add extra capacity LAX-OGG and NRT-HNL with A330s. It doesn't say that at all. Do you not see the comma? It says "The airline will also add summer flights between Los Angeles (LAX)-OGG and NR...Jump to post
SAN-OGG is only 2,208 nm. There are literally dozens of TCON flights on narrowbody aircraft, every day that fly longer distances: bos-sfo, bos-lax, jfk-sfo, mia-sea, mia-sfo are all longer. And then there are the multiple TATL flights on DY, WW, FI, UA, AA, DL. Thanks, but I was referring to the HN...Jump to post
Here's an example of an a.net crew member baiting the poster in question (nothing was said about DTW until his posting): http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380497 Really they should have stopped in DTW. How could DL ignore their best station, DTW would have been the wiser diver...Jump to post
What I noticed is that the URL for a given thread is .....&t=xxxxxxxxx, and if you want to link to a specific post, the url is &t=xxxxxxxx#pyyyyyyyy (so, thread number, and post number). However, the bug with the report post feature is that when you click to return to the topic you were just...Jump to post
The latest trend in shady advertising is getting these browser-hijacking messages on mobile devices. Other forums have this issue too when I log in with my iOS devices (with similar issues reported for Android users). If it gets to the point of becoming unusable, you may just have to go with an adbl...Jump to post
How many long-distance flights can you take on UA that is not from a hub city or at least a city where UA has a good amount of flights? For example, here in Seattle, UA doesn't have a single long-distance flight (they used to). If I want to get anywhere in Europe on UA, I need to get myself to a hu...Jump to post
Airlines and manufacturers are always "in talks." The only thing this article says is that those three airlines have key sales campaigns coming up, and Boeing is going to fight for them (as would be expected of any large airline order). That said, it's good to see the new guy doing well, y...Jump to post
Ok, fair enough. High six-figure monthly rental cost for a ~12y/o A380 instead of seven-figures for a new one. Same outcome. What monthly rental cost? Amedeo owns the plane and, presumably, is foreseeing a circumstance where they have no other use for it (no other airline wanting to lease it). So, ...Jump to post
I'm not buying it - especially for the charter market. You're looking at covering a seven-figure rental for a new A380, versus (say) next to nothing for a 747-400. At the low utilization a charter outfit runs, that ownership cost outweighs any savings in operating cost very quickly. No, no, no. Thi...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:It's about time EK moves away from 1-2-1 in business class.
I think a few of those names could have worked if eventually morphed. The OP says the chosen name was True Blue, which then morphed to jetBlue. A similar tweaking of those other names could have sounded just as good. I distinctly remember there being some criticism at the time of jetBlue’s chosen na...Jump to post
D L X wrote:777PHX wrote:Do you want to go swimming in a giant pool of avgas?
This is not a jetliner. The plane contains a maximum of 20 gal of fuel. My Audi, by contrast, carries 15.
The question is, what does a passenger 747-8i offer (and that airlines are looking for) that a 777X doesn’t? The answer, really, is nothing. There is very little that it offers that a 77W doesn’t offer, and the cost difference is too much for too little extra to be worth it. When LH ordered the 777X...Jump to post
But I agree some threads are far too long and not worth reading as you just get lossed in the conversation, typical example being the current Amazon B767 thread that has over a thousand posts surely that's far too much! How is that any different than having 20 different "parts" of a discu...Jump to post
Saying that more value gets exported than imported is not the same as saying a plane has 100% US content. Yep, you have hit the nail on the head their buddy. Your statement is 100% correct. Unfortunately your comments are only vaguely related to what Amiga500 & I actually said. :lol: I think I ...Jump to post
Is there a reason why we are not seeing this design being used in newer airplanes? I remember watching a documentary once and they said the design is desirable due to the wings have the cleanest surface. Of course with the engines mounted at the rear I imagine the fuselage would have to be signific...Jump to post
No, that's incorrect (and ridiculous to suggest that a plane could have >100% any content). What is important to the US in this argument? Whether the Canadians are dumping raw materials from other countries into the US (how dare they pollute the land of the free), or whether the Canadians are takin...Jump to post
Airframer estimates CS100 has 55% US components, 36% just from UTC. I think in dollar terms these percentages will be even higher. They'll definitely be even higher if BBD is taking a loss on the frame (which won't be passed on to those suppliers). Theoretically, it'd be possible for the first CS10...Jump to post
glad to hear this, can t stand working on the airbus planes united has. Dennis - YOU surely jest ! Are you pm-CO ? Have you ever worked the Airbus 319/320 (but especially the A319 - with only 8 in First ) - roomy lavs, brighter cabin. I wanted UA to order more Airbus narrowbodies. When classic Unit...Jump to post
Not that I wish to mix politics with airplanes, in my country we call this "Fake News". Sensational nonsense, easy to write, designed to sell newspapers and advertising, regardless how nonsensical the premise or how false the writing. Not to drift too far off topic, but that's not what &q...Jump to post
The only reason 30 seaters are better is when a 70 seater can't be filled. One of the stories here (especially in Brazil one would think) is economic growth. There are more customers now, so no more little planes. What I am trying to say is that yeah, 70 seaters are more labor efficient than 30 sea...Jump to post
keesje wrote:Sometimes it's good to have 4 engines.
Lately, I've come across issues where some threads still show as having some unread posts when I return to the main forum page. However, when I click back on the thread, the newest post is one that I've already seen. After that, returning to the main forum page will show it as having been read. It s...Jump to post
I'm late to the party here (I don't browse the Site Related forum much unless I have a bug to report), but I'll add some comments. First, for the really annoying, repeated topics (i.e. restarting/updating 757 production, generic "why doesn't an xxx-yyy nonstop exist?", and any other annoyi...Jump to post
787fan8 wrote:qf789 wrote:VH-ZNA has now been rolled out of paint
https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8660214784
And the award for the best 787 livery goes to . . .
chiawei wrote:Bombardier has over $5 billion in direct handout from Canadian government since 2000 and has paid $0 back.
It's actually costing every single Canadian tax payer $500,000.
The meal changes basically went from two hot choices to one hot one cold. Only domestically. I think yes, they need to increase the paid F rate. And yes, they need to restrict the free upgrades on long haul. I don’t care if the seats go empty, that means they are saving money on food and other cost...Jump to post
Here's airline-coded bus service operating today, per OAG: EY 5422 -- AUHXNB AF 312 -- XDSYUL NP 9003 -- AANXHB LH 3757 -- FRAXER 5I 3395 -- MADXJU NP 9001 -- AANXBW KL 305 -- AMSQVX JP 2502 -- LJUZGC AF 310 -- XDSYUL NP 9004 -- AANXHB JP 2522 -- LJUXVY This is when you would wish airliners.net ret...Jump to post
They were planning to fly a 747-8400?Jump to post
I'm very partial to Boeing and grew up a mile from the Renton Boeing plant. However, I love the Giants-branded A321 -- Boeing made a huge mistake by not anticipating the need for a 757-sized jet right now. Yes, the ever-stretched 737 MAX may come close, but the A321 actually feels more comfortable ...Jump to post
Ummm plain white tail? I hope they throw in either the Virgin logo or the Alaska Man on it. This looks very "naked". Perhaps they will but the airline isn't sure yet (or isn't ready to announce) whether these aircraft will be integrated into the Alaska fleet in the next year or if it will...Jump to post
ITMercure wrote:Shouldn't this airplane feature CFM engines?
Noshow wrote:Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Wouldn't this be the exact thing they look for? What needs to be updated compared to some 787-3?
^^^ Is what is showing as the opening post of this thread actually in reply what is showing as the first reply? Strange... V/F I have seen, on several occasions here and there, replies showing up as the first post of a thread, with the actual thread starter underneath it. I sometimes wonder if it i...Jump to post
Why not just change the title of the previous topic and continue the discussion there?Jump to post
Would be curious to see what the new delivery schedule is, and what this means for the plans for Polaris conversion.
Their oldest 777s just got a new interior configuration a year or so ago for domestic service. What will UA do to replace that capacity?
Could someone explain what this "scope" issue of RJ size for US carriers is about please? I know nothing about it. Basically, the major US airlines contract with other airlines to fly planes under their brand (i.e. United Express, Delta Connection, etc.). These airlines have their own pil...Jump to post
This is a compensation discussion by proxy. It is not about whether these airplanes are in regionals or mainline. it is ALL about how much the pilots for them get paid. It's absolutely about who flies them. Mainline pilots would be happy to negotiate 76 seat pay rates but we WILL NOT negotiate for ...Jump to post
This has already been posted. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372737
Another duplicate thread on this was already locked.
The A318 offers no cost advantage compared to the larger planes in the series. In fact, because its engines are different (no IAE version available, only CFM or PW6000 were offered), it could very well be more expensive for JetBlue. Also, while the A318 may have no orders, it was built on the same a...Jump to post