The Concorde last flew in 2003 so you have to look at their product from a <2003 point of view. A LOT has changed in terms of standards of passenger comfort since then and while today it's almost considered a competitive necessity for long haul J and F cabins to have lie flat suits that wasn't the ...Jump to post
The wingspan of the MD80 is only 1/2 the issue. The T tail meant that the wings were further back on the fuse. Combined with a longer fuse due to the t tail and the 3-2 seating, on a rotunda or circular concourse, more MD80s could fit than 737s. On a linear concourse, it made little difference. I wi...Jump to post
Not to get into a whose D**K is bigger thread but is the 787 faster than the 747? I was always under the impression the 747 is usually the fastest sub sonic aircraft. How does the A350 stack up? I realize they all travel roughly 565mph but that speed is impressive. The fastest subsonic aircraft is ...Jump to post
Since it's a cat, they could have been "smart" about it and said that it had just made its way into the suitcase by itself and they just were in a rush to get to the airport, not noticing that the cat had jumped inside... Which is completely reasonable; I used to have to fish my cat out o...Jump to post
When I'm in a premium cabin long haul I don't mind spending a bit extra time in the air and getting my money's worth in drink and service. It beats arriving early and waiting for a gate where they have the avod off and no service at all.Jump to post
I read an interesting critique of the Tesla big rig proposal and how simplybcharging it would overload the local grid, require massive gage charging equipment, and require so much heat dissipation during charge that it renders the whole concept infeasible even if battery tech were to improve. I'd im...Jump to post
The strategy almost sounds like they will just wait until it melts. Charleston gets snow once every 2 or 3 years and rarely any significant amounts. As a part of airport certification, the FAA requires every airport to have a snow and ice removal plan. I wonder what Charleston’s says. Perhaps they ...Jump to post
I'd also expect PDX to be installing bollards at some point. Sounds like a recipe for someone to get a suitcase stuck there and then through some sequence of events, an injury on the escalator. Maybe best not. My thoughts exactly - ok, not quite exactly. I foresaw a situation where a different elde...Jump to post
I can't remember anyone not admiring the 380, and especially from a passenger point of view. But of course those of us criticizing the business case or the 800 being a shrink have proved proved mostly right. Then again most of us would choose a 380 over a 10 abreast 777 anytime we had the choice. T...Jump to post
What killed the A380 was the decision to optimize it for the -900/F rather than making a kick-ass 500 seater. I guess at the time the dedicated F market looked stronger, but to over build the pax model just to make a better freighter, when that freighter would have limited use around the world due t...Jump to post
I don’t think there is a title to claim. A comment like Airbus has taken over from Boeing as the dominant company is just silly. It is a close duoply. Deliveries per year https://images.cdn.centreforaviation.com/stories/2017/jan/03/f6a.JPG https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/global-comm...Jump to post
Don't trust passengers accounts of power "going out" as it's not what happens. The pilots purposely turn off non essential power draws during a shutdown to confirm the single engine is doing its job. Then power is restored to some systems.
Does the 787 have a RAT?
The real question is what did he put in his gun case?Jump to post
Feels to me like the main thing that has caused the A320NEO to stumble is the concerns over the P+W GTF and the impact on the NEO ramp up. The CFM / PW split is almost dead-on 50/50, but I kind of believe a customer who wanted the A320neo could get one with CFM (even if not their desired choice) as...Jump to post
3000 nm is the exact distance from JFK to LHR. Still air. No reserves. A plane designed for 3000 nm pax and bags only will be very marginal - see Leeham's analysis of the A321LR carrying 206 pax between JFK and LHR. Also, lie-flat seats have become a competitive feature over the Atlantic and only t...Jump to post
I remember the day 15 years ago that I visited the Boeing website and they accidentally had a splash page image of the 717-300 rendered in the then Boeing livery and font. I was so excited that they were officially launching it. A few minutes later they realized their error and had a 777-300ER up th...Jump to post
Slash787 wrote:ikolkyo wrote:I’ll never undestand why already high paid CEOs do this garbage.
They are much more greedy, which is sad.
How does virgin light the bottom of the plane in purple? That I believe is a blue taxiway light reflecting red metallic paint on the A330 belly, but hey, maybe Virgin decided mood lights for the ground would be great if you had a window seat. I believe it was a subtle bit of light humour--something...Jump to post
How does virgin light the bottom of the plane in purple?Jump to post
So supposedly it looks like doing 2-3-2 isn’t something the airlines want because they’re only adding a seat per one extra aisle (as opposed to 2 per extra aisle), or perhaps not being able to make it 2-4-2. Wouldn’t making it 2-4-2 make the 797 more than 220-270 PAX? Or otherwise wider but stubbie...Jump to post
Whenever I hear a flight crew member "severely" injured from turbulence, I wonder what the whole story is. I know they are standing when the pax are sitting, but considering the rest of the crew determined continuing on was the right action, it seems that there may be more to the story. Co...Jump to post
While Berlin is indeed run by some "wishful thinking" politicians, I think there is a wider problem in Germany of selling huge projects to the public at unrealistically low costs. Whether this is intentional on the part of the government or not probably cannot be proven, but I would imagi...Jump to post
Also airports probably don't have curfews, long lines for takeoff or landing, crowded ramps, high fees.Jump to post
Having practiced law, including the defense of tort claims, I am usually on the skeptical side of personal injury claims. Yeah, most people see their purported injuries to be a potential revenue source, fueled by the contingency agreement with their attorneys, but in some cases, there is legitimacy...Jump to post
The dirty secret is the developer is at fault for the collapse. The design, once heralded as a marvel of engineering, was flawed, and the fire suppression mechanisms were not suitable. The reason the buildings collapsed in free fall was due to the design, and the reason the fire spread so quickly wa...Jump to post
Wouldn't this just encourage new tax treaties rather than retribution?Jump to post
Some studies have shown that boarding randomly but in groups is most efficient. The fare price grouping is a form of that because the fares will be scattered about. The problem might occur that group 5 has a lot of middle seats causing a lot of seated passengers to have to stand up towards the end o...Jump to post
Seems they have sent it to every destination in their route map during familiarization and training. Why did it take off from HIK instead of HNL? anomaly?Jump to post
I recall someone always insisted about Emirates ordering 787-10. Who was it? Saj Ahmed at Strategic Aero Research and Daniel Tseng at Seeking Alpha both claimed the 787 was a "done deal" with Emirates over the past year. Once Boeing announced a production rate increase, more both within a...Jump to post
This is a fluff article that reads as PR for the lease company. "We are talking to everyone under the sun, including "name drop" and "someone big who we can't mention by name."Jump to post
Congratulations Boeing and Emirates. The 787-10 will probably be a great aircraft for them. The 777 seems a bit too large on some routes. As far as I understand, Emirates may swap to the -9 on some orders and options? They supposedly purchased 40 B787-10's + 60 options, so they may end up exercisin...Jump to post
A few more pictures of new cabin along with EK press release https://cdn.ek.aero/media-centre/60/9eaee0c6b211e7941705bb5717c7a3/First-Class-fully-enclosed-private-suites.jpg https://cdn.ek.aero/media-centre/97/39b7b0c6b211e7a07035cb497fb23e/First-Class-dining.jpg https://cdn.ek.aero/media-centre/17...Jump to post
MrBren wrote:This J is so classic and still too bling bling.
Despite how "widely used" the -45 is, it's barely bigger than 1 real LD3 and far shorter. If it can't hold 2x LD3 side by side, the 797 will hold 2x LD2 like the 767, which can also hold 1 LD3 or LD3-45 or a standard height pallet.Jump to post
This is ridiculous. We finally have a set of pilot requirements that make sense and make it so that airliners have two well qualified, experienced pilots flying them. "solution that finally makes sense" That does not seem to be the case here. Some people just do not get better with experi...Jump to post
Welp. This thread has turned into a pissing match between Boeing and Airbus fans. Bottom line is, I was just curious as to why DL had only Airbus widebodies on order as opposed to both UA and AA, which have a mixture of both on order. There are pros and cons to both Boeing and Airbus planes. If you...Jump to post
Even back in the day DL chose the Md11 over the 777, and only reluctantly ordered 777 when the Md11 wasn't working out for them. The 77L was a surprise order but there wasn't much of an alternative at the time to cover the routes they wanted it for.Jump to post
SFO-MMH flying time is about 39 minutes, driving time is 5-6 hours if the direct roads are open, but in winter when you want to go, 8 hours or more.Jump to post
The idea behing P2P (and the 787) was bypassing hubs creating routes between mid size destinations. And people here keep posting routes to/from LHR/JFK/LAX.... :banghead: :checkmark: You will not be able to help them, because if you cut out hubs on both sides, than most routes flown are gone and th...Jump to post
The 787/A350 help turn legacyvroutes that had become marginal (or canceled) profitable.
LAX-SYD on UA. LAX-Tokyo for AA. LAX-SIN for SQ.
Has anyone thought that maybe, just maybe, the 767 order might be tied to the MOM plane? I'm not saying it is, but lets just say the airlines have been hounding Boeing about building something new because their existing 767s might not make it or are not preferred to operate 25 years, so Boeing says...Jump to post
Why add the 20 year old wingtip devices of the 764 when a more modern alternative is available? Designing and certifying a new one for the 763ER will entail additional costs, time and effort that could jack up the price which may not be worth it given the limited production run. . There is a blende...Jump to post