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by anrec80
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Libya, Syria and Ukraine was even worse Libya was a European initiated action, the US role was secondary; the US took no military action against Assad in Syria until last week, and that was in response to a sarin attack on civilians. The US has taken no military action in Ukraine either. You're ima...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

There are places where police don't go on foot, one cop at a time. They go with two cars, 8 cops. That's your no-go zones. They do go there. The problem is rather that they can't solve the situation, because too many people are complicit. It's not that "they can't". It's that your state i...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

For comparison, there has been 33 murders in Chicago since the beginning of April. Almost all shootings. 178 murders since the beginning of the year. It'll take another 5 years of terror attacks before Paris equals the number of the average monthly murders in Chicago. Why isn't the world talking ab...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

anrec80, I feel a bit naive, up until now I didn't realize that you were just touting the Russian party line. I'll be honest with you - I am ethnic Russian, though have lived in quite a few countries. Nothing to do with party lines. Who cares about Ukraine? It's a totally failed state, a territory ...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Did I ever said there is something "noble"? "Ensuring their statehood stays strong" - regardless of wants, it's his first and primary responsibility. Any leader or a president has it. That, right there, is assigning something that does not exist: "primary responsibility&quo...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

The nobility some are assigning to Kim is incredible. "Ensuring their statehood stays strong", "Maintaining the nation". Sorry that is not the correct answer to "what this guy wants". This guy only wants for himself to be in control and to live in complete luxury with ...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 63
Views: 9980

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

Source: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/westjet-announces-intent-to-launch-ultra-low-cost-carrier-619941133.html https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-announces-plans-to-launch-a-new-ultra-low-cost-carrier/?sm_cid=social:ws-world:ulcc-announcement:twitter Initial fleet is planned to comprise of 10 ...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Britain Set To Lose EU Banking And Medicine Agencies ‘Within Weeks’
Replies: 71
Views: 2086

Re: Britain Set To Lose EU Banking And Medicine Agencies ‘Within Weeks’

DDR wrote:
I've tried to keep up with all the Brexit stuff, but why did the U.K vote to leave the union?


Nobody knows an answer to this question. Everyone has their own opinion.

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

Theses no go zone zones are a fantasy created by your press. any of theses zones seems like a Teletubbies park compared to Birmingham :) I wish. But are they also local police's "fantasy" - are they just fantasizing that they shouldn't go there and "provoke the minority members"...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

That shit has to stop and better to stop it now than before there's an arsenal capable of total obliteration of any one or two of these countries OK - go ahead and stop. The USA already "stopped the shit" in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya. Any results? Did anything improve? If you really want t...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Don't they have grounds to? (hate the US) I know of no reason for NK to "hate" or even be angry with US actions in Korea in the last 72 years. Please enlighten me. OK. Who is constantly doing military maneuvers involving "major police mission", "regime change" and the ...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

What is it in simple terms that this guy wants? ( Other than death to anyone involved and including the U.S.A) It's not that complex. "This guy" is doing what he needs to to as any country's leader - working on making sure his statehood remains strong inside, and that he can protect his n...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How much do you pay for internet?
Replies: 37
Views: 1374

Re: How much do you pay for internet?

We have no capability for wired internet because we live in a travel trailer (caravan) and move frequently. Our internet access is throughly phone plans. Very seldom are we in a location with free WiFi available. We do all banking, e-mail, Skype with kids/grandkids, etc through our phone plans. We ...

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by anrec80
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Internet Speed Question

Yes - for speed, and latency, a wired connection is always better. You may also consider investing into a good Wireless AC router, which gives only slightly higher ping time and can support speeds of 200-220Mbps easily. Majority of relatively recent (2-3 year old) smartphones and tablets support thi...

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by anrec80
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Utter nonsense. The entire problem from day one is a creation of the founder of the Kim Dynasty see post #4 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1360813#p19483209 They started an unnecessary war at the behest of Stalin and the Soviet arms industry. They have refused, and currentl...

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by anrec80
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Britain Set To Lose EU Banking And Medicine Agencies ‘Within Weeks’
Replies: 71
Views: 2086

Re: Britain Set To Lose EU Banking And Medicine Agencies ‘Within Weeks’

But what if May fails to win the election next month and we have a new party in power in the UK? What if voters then demand another referendum, now that some of the "costs" of the last vote become obvious? That's extremely unlikely. They've been having the buzz around Brexit referendum, t...

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by anrec80
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

How large are these " no go" zones? Anybody have any local detail? Here is an example. https://www.thelocal.fr/20161010/are-there-police-no-go-zones-in-france-the-police-say-yes Another notable one - Molenbeek in Brussels, where Brussels explosions and Paris shootings were organized. http...

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by anrec80
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3087

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Then you should also understand the limitations of using military force In this case, the danger to the US is far greater if nothing is done. This North Korean regime has a long and violent history behind it, and the current Mr Kim gives every indication of adding insanity to the normal unrestraine...

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by anrec80
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

Anrec80, what should France do( honest question)? Sure - honest answer as I see it. First, they must understand and order up what's going on in their country. They vitally need to strengthen the state. Even Paris suburbs (as well as other major cities) have no-go areas where even police prefers not...

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by anrec80
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

Planeflyer wrote:
Anrec80, what should France do( honest question)?

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

Condolences to the family of the officer. Hopefully French nation does get itself together and actually starts dealing with these problems, as opposed to their usual avoidance of required efforts. Only then the casualties will stop.

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions
Replies: 84
Views: 1940

Re: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions

Why protect people from war or human right violations? If you look at it only from an economic standpoint, why pay for people whom we know will never contribute at all? Handicaps for instance. The UN refugee treaty guarantees safety for people whom are refugees conform the criteria. That's why they...

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions
Replies: 84
Views: 1940

Re: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions

There are work permits, even EU-wide ones. And if a country is safe, people have to go back, if people have to go back, then there is no welfare system for them. And I don't know what your standard for human rights situation is, but in most countries, it isn't just "fine". The EU has a pr...

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions
Replies: 84
Views: 1940

Re: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions

Oh, only in Syria and Afghanistan are at war and only there, there are human right abuses. I was misinformed then, thanks for putting me straight. "Refugees" needs to go back, 67% o them, problem solved. I think it's even simpler than that. What you guys can try over there is replace welf...

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions
Replies: 84
Views: 1940

Re: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions

In a surprise move Russia allows visa free entry to its far east region for nationals of several Islamic countries and six non-Islamic ones, they even chose increasingly conservative Brunei, but not Indonesia and Malaysia http://tass.com/world/941727 Russians are very reasonable with visa-free entr...

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions
Replies: 84
Views: 1940

Re: At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg metro explosions

yes we need to be very harsh on those refugees, fleeing a place of war or abuse of human rights, what were they thinking! "Fleeing a place of war" - oh please. You have only 22% of refugees from Syrian and 11% from Afghanistan. What about the remaining 67% and what war are they fleeing fr...

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29272

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Bricktop wrote:
Still 4 x A388 daily to JFK and the new B77W daily to EWR. When those downgauge I will get nervous for EK.


Why? Lately there are quite a few TATL LCCs came onto this market (WOWAir, Norwegian) and EK don't see much demand anymore. It's normal.

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by anrec80
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 38
Views: 1304

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

Political Islam is now rising also in Europe thanks to migration and high birth rate in Islamic families, and eventually it will affect our governments also. I would be highly surprised if there are many secular Western European democracies left by 2150. By 2150? Dude, you are optimistic. If nothin...

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by anrec80
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 38
Views: 1304

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

anshabhi wrote:
So we have another dictatorship now.
A modern & progressive country, all set to be ruined.


We don't have that dictatorship. They have it.

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by anrec80
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

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flyby519 wrote:
So are these HAV slots up for grabs to any other airline?


I can't imagine HAV being slot-restricted.

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by anrec80
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution
Replies: 29
Views: 6923

Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution

I was about to fly 787-9 for the first time, on Norwegian, Flight DY7015. However, I took a look on FlightAware at the history of the flight. For the past month, the flight was operated by some Vamos Air on A332 (presumably wet-leased, and likely high density), and DY keeps marketing the flight as 7...

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by anrec80
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2234
Views: 96969

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Zodiac has unveiled its 777X economy seats. Due to the wider cabin, seats are now 17.4" instead of 17" on the current 777. Moreover, revealed Funk, “We’re proud to be the coach class launch customer for the 777X. We are selected and we’ve attended the IPCM [illustrated parts catalogue mee...

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by anrec80
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 11281

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

Well, here are a few things folks overlooked: 1. 77W conversion starts next year in 2018, so there's no change in 2017 for the 3-3-3 configuration 2. CX will start receiving the A350-1000 in 2018, which it plans to deploy in the North American markets, which are the longest distance routes in its n...

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by anrec80
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12461

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

The consequence of living in a rural community is that you will lack close proximity to some services. That's the cost you pay to enjoy the benefits of rural living. You're asking us to financially subsidize your lifestyle choice so you can have your cake and eat it, too. Nah 'ah. That's oversimpli...

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by anrec80
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7301

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Who knows, maybe in 10 years' time 77Ws will be going back to 3-3-3? Well part of AAs 772/77W seating is still 9 abreast and will stay even with the retrofit to add W about to begin. MCE is staying regardless. Yep and I like the new way pay for what you want. MCE if you want 9 across to those that ...

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by anrec80
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7301

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

I find it ironic that the likes of BA have only recently chosen to follow the route of AA (and UA & DL) by removing free food on European routes to BoB. But only a couple of months after they do it, AA start to reintroduce free meals. I agree there are few BA European routes as long as JFK-LAX ...

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by anrec80
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 553
Views: 80653

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Don't do it !! Still won't match the A321 in performance or efficiency, The landing gear sounds kluged. Will not have much compatibility with other 737-MAX versions. Save the bullets for a 200-250 passenger all new aircraft for the 2025 timeframe. Was that not supposed to have been 788 in designed ...

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by anrec80
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 12- domestic US
Replies: 38
Views: 6208

Re: QF 12- domestic US

Qantas flies JFK-LAX where people can connect to other Qantas flights to Australia (i.e., Melbourne or Brisbane), but Qantas, because of cabotage rules, cannot sell solely a JFK-LAX ticket in either direction. This is because the forward direction uses an A380 and Terminal 7 at JFK cannot handle an...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-YVR load factor question
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

Re: NYC-YVR load factor question

Just a quick question. I'm on Flightradar right now and I noticed both the AC and CX flights from NYC to YVR have complete different flight paths. AC 549 EWR-YVR operated by the 787-9 is flying over Canadian airspace and seems to have a much shorter flight time compared to CX 889 JFK-YVR which is f...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-YVR load factor question
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

Re: NYC-YVR load factor question

PR definitely has issues. They increased frequency and switched to the 77W with 370 seats, a very large increase in capacity, which saw pax loads collapse from 61% to 41%. I agree they have issues. These LFs show that now there seems to be overcapacity on the market. I know PR used to fly like 4 ti...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-YVR load factor question
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

Re: NYC-YVR load factor question

Next time I go to NYC, I'm buying a ticket r/t PDX-YVR & taking PR one way & CX the other, just for the experience. Sure, have fun. First, it will be costlier. Second - are you sure you even want to try PR? Better try UA or AA, seriously (I know it's hard to imagine this suggestion). I fly ...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economics of Russian jetliner production
Replies: 10
Views: 2865

Re: Economics of Russian jetliner production

The RB-211 was developed in 1972. The PS-90 was first run in 1992. Being 4% better is not very great. Also, having an airplane built in 2017 that uses an engine first run in 1992 is not great either. And there is no way that a PS-90 (even upgraded) can compete with a modern engine. Can we not say t...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 202
Views: 32366

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Polot wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Current SQ orders;
-57 x A350
-49 x 787-10
-5 x A380s

(111 aircraft on order)

This LOI:
-20 x 777-9X
-19 x 787


SQ currently has 30 787-10s on order. With this LOI they will have 49.


Won't these 787 go to Scoot? They ordered 787 before, and sent them to Scoot in high-density layout.

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 23087

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

Nobody cares about how Y pax feel about their seats. Air travel is a commodity. They shop by price, period. Not my observation. I generally try to avoid 3-4-3 777 and 787. And I noticed that frequently fares are higher on flights operated by 330, 748, 380 and seat availability are rather limited. A...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 23087

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

I do not think the airlines feel that economy seat size makes much difference to passenger preference. They just look for the lowest fares. The A320 series has wider seats than the 737 but that does not prevent the 737 from dominating narrow body flying in the United States. Getting an extra half i...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-YVR load factor question
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

Re: NYC-YVR load factor question

For AC the decision to upgauge YVR-EWR from an A319/320 to a 787-8/9 has been a phenomenal success in terms of pax carried. Flt#548/549 load factors are extremely high. Averaging around 90%. I cannot speak to yield or profitability however the J cabin tends to be full. I think in part this upgauge ...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economics of Russian jetliner production
Replies: 10
Views: 2865

Re: Economics of Russian jetliner production

How do they keep serial production going? At a low rate of production, the military orders keep bailing them out. They do order Tu-214 for military and Il-96-400M for military (as a tanker) and government uses. Mostly to maintain competencies the in industry to design and produce planes of differen...

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by anrec80
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16466

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

Wow. Certainly a welcome addition that's past due. 6 hours in the air without any descent meal offering was tough for no reason. I hope that stays and they will expand it to other transcon routes (to/from IAD, BOS, SEA).

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by anrec80
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX NS JFK TO HKG & BOS TO HKG
Replies: 24
Views: 4656

Re: CX NS JFK TO HKG & BOS TO HKG

First, you can safely deduce that no one flying from NYC to HKG is going on that flight. There is no point flying JFK-YVR-HKG. I also fly this route regularly, just because I live in NYC and have family in Vancouver area. I am not a private banker, and in most cases this flight is the cheapest way,...

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by anrec80
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14212

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

This hurts AMS and KL. Does it hurt the U.S.? Not really. Whatever small saving U.S. airlines operating into AMS could have earned, they can earn it 1 million fold with the tax cuts and subsidies that Pres. Trump is going to give them. I also think that the ME4 will see their bilateral frequencies ...

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