The lack of DL service to AMA, LBB, MAF, and CRP is a huge hole in the DL network. Why? Can you point to high PDEWs to those airports from any Delta hub? How is the local market between a hub and a spoke relevant to a hole in their network? How many PDEWs are there between DEN-COS where UA has 8 fl...Jump to post
No, but I would take an AV report over a Reuters report. There have been no other hints, leaks or any other rumblings about the engine since the revelation of the VSV problem. Well Guy Norris is a nice, lnowledgeable guy. But he has always been willing to give his Boeing friends the benefit of the ...Jump to post
According to FlightAware, G-VYUM hasn't flown since Sept. 30th 2017, and G-VWHO hasn't flown since Oct. 7th 2017. At least VS is still flying their winter schedule till the end of March, so perhaps there is some slack in their schedule. But why have these two birds been grounded for so long? Almost...Jump to post
The "A320neo plus" marketed is bracketed by the A320neo, 737-8, A321, 737-9 and 737-10. The idea that there are airlines out there holding off so there would be "thousands" (keesje's word) of orders for the A320neo + at this summer's airshow is laughable. Most of its orders woul...Jump to post
I doubt Airbus is going to launch something that competes more with their own A320neo than with Boeing's NMA. My guess would be that Boeing is still meandering around to find a slot that allows enough sales for that 7M7 but has small opportunity left and right so that Airbus would be forced to comp...Jump to post
Moreover I think the play has a lot more to do with positioning the next narrowbody then people think. I think the 737 and A320 are vulnerable in less time than people think. I wonder what Boeings responds would be if Airbus launches a superior 200 seater and racks up a thousands orders/conversions...Jump to post
What part of “regulatory issues” do people not understand? It’s not weather. They don’t cancel flights days out due to the current winds being strong. I’m sure the airline would love to blame it on weather, as this is a lot more embarrassing. There’s something else going on here. The regulatory iss...Jump to post
georgiabill wrote:Is Brathens going to eventually take their CSeries aircraft? If not could DL or another carrier take them? Seems like a quick option to add planes to ones fleet if needed.
Exactly. Just like AA, DL, and UA did not too long ago. Had the US-3 not filed for Ch 11, they would have suffered the same fate of PA and gone the way of the Dodo. We then would have been left with Alaska, JetBlue and Southwest only. Yeah, totally. What I can't figure out is why did PA did not pur...Jump to post
I flew Cathay Pacific MAN - HKG - CEB - HKG - MAN in mid January which I would have called low season. Service was great. All four flights were packed. HKG airport was thriving. On a world scale I am a lowish earner, yet I found the fares quite acceptable. I wouldn't consider using an LCC from UK t...Jump to post
What is this obsession with seeing everything unique replaced by generic, boring, wing mounted engines, white painted plastic planes? Better question: what is it with equating nostalgia for obsolete relics of a bygone era, to aircraft enthusiasm? :roll: The likes of the 747 and MD80 had their time....Jump to post
I wonder if there is any chance of a new US start-up low-cost airline that would be willing to take some of DL's and AA's MD 80/90s. Probably very cheap... There is 0 chance. When DL and AA get rid of theirs any support for the aircraft will essentially be gone. Parts just aren’t there. Remember th...Jump to post
The awarding of international airline routes used to be the personal purview of the President of the US. The CAB would have studies, meetings, discussions...and airlines wanting international routes would make their presentations...but the final decision was the President's. As someone mentioned, P...Jump to post
Both 788 and 789 cost more and are optimized for longer routes. They also have a years long backlog to clear before new orders could be delivered. Remember UA already intends to buy A350-900's to replace its 77E's in the mid 2020's. UA already has A320 qualified pilots who could easily transition t...Jump to post
The whole “did the captain actually drug her or not” is just a distraction. It doesn’t matter if she was drugged or not, or who drugged her, or how. If the captain had sex with her when she was in a state where she could not give firm consent (whether it be from drugs, alcohol, a medical condition/e...Jump to post
It depending how cheap UA can get them and how quickly. If HAL is no longer going to be the launch customer, perhaps UA can be and get better discounts. The A330-800 could allow UA to fly to Europe from any of their hubs in North America. That's longer range than the 763 has. This would allow small...Jump to post
Some more details here: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2137114/cathay-pacific-racks-first-back-back-loss-71-year-history Especially this: "Fuel costs, the group’s largest expense at 30.7 per cent of its total, jumped 27 per cent to HK$31.1 billion. This included a HK$6.3 bi...Jump to post
I’m surprised that having the AED location clearly marked is not a requirement in Canada. I think it is in the US?
Or was the AED moved at some point when it shouldn’t have been.
To sum up the obvious; UA has a really no win decision to make. Either deal with the high maintenance :dollarsign: and lack of reliability of older aircraft until the ‘perfect’ :airplane: is available at some as yet uncertain future time, or go with a less than perfect alternative(s). I see the odd...Jump to post
So let's face it, HX is affecting things. Seriously. But they could go bust by all reports, Do we trust these reports? If so, Cathay have a window. If not, they have to go into serious review mode. CX is a long way from going bust, but there might have to be a high level rethink about their overall...Jump to post
My wife flew ORD-MCO last month on a 738 that is part of the group of 45 due for retirement. Guess what? Here flight was delayed 45 minutes, because of a leak in the #2 engine. Not really a great example, as engines get swapped around all the time. Just because the airframe is ~19 years old doesn’t...Jump to post
anshabhi wrote:Atleast 1 airline in US which is trying to be Customer friendly. Why cant those investors just run away instead of complaining. Let AA management do whatever's best for them.
PA's European 727's could have been replaced with A320's, while BN could have used the 727's to the Caribbean in the pre ETOPS narrow body era. Funny. Didn't the second Braniff got the A320s Pan Am could no longer afford ? Yes, but I think Braniff II went under before they could be delivered. A han...Jump to post
Colour me skeptical that the likes of IndiGo, GoAir and others around the world have ordered 100s of these planes and are still betting on PW delivering to have them flying successfully day in and day out. What choice do they have? Probably too late to do what AAB/QR did and refuse to take PW power...Jump to post
If you look at the photo, the number 3 engine appears not to have a cover on the nacelle and may appear to be missing something. Possibly the cowl. It is only a guess. :old: The engine looks like it had been removed from the nacelle, with the front cowls opened. Look at its length compared to the o...Jump to post
I really don't see much of a benefit in using EA's name. For anyone that actually remembers the airline, it was already greatly tarnished one that suffered a messy death. Got to use the EA IP that Swift purchased somehow, or else they lose it. I don’t know the charter market all that well but I sus...Jump to post
Well it is on the Portuguese register not Nigerian. I’m not familiar with Portuguese law but that does not necessarily mean the plane belongs to HiFly. There are various ways to get aircraft registered under foreign registries (some countries it is easier than others). My completely baseless theory...Jump to post
Who actually owns the plane? There is conflicting information on the internet about whether this plane is still part of HiFly’s fleet or under Arik’s ownership Granted the entire Arik/HiFly A345 deal is/was murky- I was always under the impression it was something Arik did to get around regulatory h...Jump to post
The whole point of the plane is to make it as cheap to build as possible. The fuselage shape (not really noticeable in that render) is going to be the most interesting part of the jet. The rest will look “generic”. Boeing is not going to be explorering new engine and wing configurations with th airc...Jump to post
Even if Boeing increased performance to beat the earlier A340NG who cares? That is one of the disadvantages of being the first mover. The competition knows what the benchmark is. You think Airbus didn’t look closely at the 777/787 specs when it came time to define the A350? They didn't didn't liste...Jump to post
Remember, the Guppies, Beluga and LCF are all specially built aircraft with oversize fuselages to accommodate relatively light large loads, they are not heavy lifters. They won't lift much more weight than the B377, A300 and B744 they were modified from. They weren't meant for commercial sale but l...Jump to post
Leasing in capacity is totally the best option - much cheaper than having expensive hardware sat around doing nothing for most of the time. They normally have a long haul spare aircraft (At least one) most of the day (normally a 77W - but often other models at various points of the day) and a coupl...Jump to post
Even if Boeing increased performance to beat the earlier A340NG who cares? That is one of the disadvantages of being the first mover. The competition knows what the benchmark is. You think Airbus didn’t look closely at the 777/787 specs when it came time to define the A350?Jump to post
How so? The 738 was not brought on at AA to retire the MD-80s and the MD-80s will soon be gone from AA service. The later builds were, https://www.aa.com/content/images/aboutUs/newsroom/backgrounder_boeing_737-800s.pdf And those will still be around. Getting rid of the 45 initial 738s still leaves ...Jump to post
The 737-800 was brought on to help retire the MD-80 along with the 727. Now the early 737s are being retired while the MD-80, the plane it was replacing, are still going to be in service. Just find that funny! It's funny because it's not true How so? The 738 was not brought on at AA to retire the M...Jump to post
For the A345, a 77L has similar cabin floor area (both ~285m^2), has similar-ish payload-range, and is 25tons lighter OEW, i.e it's basically a better plane for the few ULR routes that need the capabilities. For those who don't, a 77E or A330 just made more sense for similar capacity, hence, low sa...Jump to post
Almost certainly the blocked middle seat that was killing them. Not enough revenue coming in to overcome that. Without the blocked middle seat their comfort class is too close to economy to justify giving it its own cabin name. Other perks like free meals can be bundled into Y fare levels. Extra leg...Jump to post
Strato2 wrote:gatibosgru wrote:TK keeping everyone happy lol.
Well Boeing might not be so happy when they "lost" 15 orders for the 787 and Airbus gained five orders for the A350. The original intent for TK was 40 787's and 20 A350's.
"Rolls-Royce wins a landmark Trent order from Turkish Airlines" https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press-releases/yr-2018/09-03-2018-rr-wins-a-landmark-trent-order-from-turkish-airlines.aspx It's just for the A350s, so GE is probably getting the 787 engine order. Good for Rolls-Royce, but ...Jump to post
are these both the eventual replacements for the A330 fleet? leaving the 77W replacement still up in the air between the 777X and A35J? I think it is largely for growth, with maybe some of the older A330s leaving (along with the remaining A343s). Most of the A330s and 77Ws are fairly new. TK desper...Jump to post
Definitely possible, but feasibility may be another story. As mentioned earlier, I think a better option at this point may be to add a A350-700 and resurrect the -800 as a stretch of the -700, as opposed to a shrink of the -900. The A350 will be in production much longer than the A330, so I think i...Jump to post
So far as I know there is no thread on this. The two NBs, the 330s, the 787s, the 777s have all been stretched to the maximum their bones allow. Ironically Airbus hoped to do the same with the 380. The smaller and shorter legged versions of these planes are not economical and have been abandoned. I...Jump to post
phantom5777 wrote:Perhaps the stockholder that owns 49% of VS had something to do with this decision???? Branson no longer pulls all the strings at VS.
True, but I guess they won’t have enough life in their bones after all these years flying between Airbus‘ production facilities. You think they went through more wear and tear than the russian Antonov??? I would imagine they could still go long ways... The Antonovs were designed from the beginning ...Jump to post
In the end you have to be careful about falling into the trap of assuming that the A330 will always be cheaper than the 787, just because it is older/in production longer. The A330 is using very different materials than the 787s, and built in a very different manner. Boeing did screw up initial 787...Jump to post
In the end you have to be careful about falling into the trap of assuming that the A330 will always be cheaper than the 787, just because it is older/in production longer. The A330 is using very different materials than the 787s, and built in a very different manner. Boeing did screw up initial 787 ...Jump to post
A) A330 production rate is too high. B) 787 production rate is too low. and/or C) There is a clear market preference for the 787 over the A330neo, and then you have to start asking yourself why. D) production slots sold on overly optimistic ramp up which predicted aircraft would be snapped together...Jump to post