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by Polot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

n471wn wrote:
554 is the TOTAL build (all models) of the 400 series

No it isn’t, 694 -400s across all models (-400/F/ER/ERF/M/D) were built.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

727LOVER wrote:
Does 554 include cargo?

Not sure because fewer than 554 pax 744s were built but more than 554 including cargo were built...

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by Polot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 17
Views: 4682

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

Correct me if I'm wrong but as I know there are no travel restrictions inside Venezuela . Still 500mi between the two. It can be difficult to travel that distance if you have limited funds and no means of transportation. That said it is likely the stowaway has no clue where the plane was going, and...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of USA transcontinental flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 1843

Re: History of USA transcontinental flights?

CO, DL, and EA were not big players in the transcon market. CO barely flew anywhere east of the Mississippi before deregulation and DL and EA were both more North-South oriented than East-West.

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by Polot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 77
Views: 10848

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

AA CMH-LAX DEC 1.1>2[0.8] JAN 1.0>2[0.6] FEB 1.0>2[0.7] MAR 1.0>2[0.8] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0] AA LAX-MSY DEC 1.1>2[0.9] JAN 1.0>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] MAR 1.0>2[1.0] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0] Looks like AA is trying to lock up some TCON markets, IND-LAX went 2x daily as well. Probably try...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86312

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Geez, what's with everyone stealing regional jets these days? I mean, if you're going to do something as idiotic as steal a commercial plane at least go all in and grab something cool like an A380 or 787. . Would one person be able to take off and fly an A380 ? Probably just as easy as flying a Q40...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14972

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

It was declared that when the A330neo was launched, that the A330ceo would be better under 2000nm. It was also expected that the A330ceo would offer a higher payload on short routes. And things once stated, (what four years ago?), of course never change. Since than the A330neo has got a aerodynamic...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14972

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

It was declared that when the A330neo was launched, that the A330ceo would be better under 2000nm. It was also expected that the A330ceo would offer a higher payload on short routes. And things once stated, (what four years ago?), of course never change. Since than the A330neo has got a aerodynamic...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14972

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

As the title says, is the new and improved MAX 9 capable of flying into either Maui or Orange County? I am assuming with the new engines and lighter frame that it should at least be able to comfortably land at Kahului, but I could be wrong. Any information or thoughts? What lighter airframe? The MA...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22368

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Somewhat on the same note, I saw that United is now using a different font for its registration numbers on both newly delivered and repainted aircraft. I'm not seeing it...can you provide specific comparison examples? For example, I looked at photos of a couple 737 Max of UA and the registration fo...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7124

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

What is with IST as of late? Is it that overcrowded? It more so comes down to people not doing their job though. Yes, it is that over crowded. Go look at IST on Google maps- aircraft are stuffed at every possible open space. There is not a lot of margin for error on the taxi ways. The new airport c...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14972

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Will AirAsia really fly to Europe. How many times has this plan ebbed and flowed over the years?? Air Asia did fly to Europe. A couple of years back they had flights between KUL and LHR or ORY, but IIRC they scrapped it pretty quickly. I'm not sure what the aircraft were, A330 classic I think. They...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 31909

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet’s primary issues have nothing to do with the SSJ decision and more on their business model. They either need to fully commit to being a full service carrier or to being an LCC (with LCC seating density) because the hybrid thing they have going on now just isn’t working.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5639

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Because they would get crushed by AS, AA, DL, UA, and WN and lose a ton of money? LGB is likely a money loser as well.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 102
Views: 13557

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Domestic 777 replacements will probably be the newer 77Es shifted from international as A350s start coming in bulk.

I don’t see UA ordering new build domestic widebodies.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6619

Re: HA Operations/Network

My guess is farther Asian trunk cities plus their European dream. I doubt you are going to see them at many 2nd tier cities (remember this plane is larger than the A332s and HA has a denser than typical configuration) and at many US cities (A332s can handle those).

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by Polot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 379
Views: 90545

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

It should be noted that Macquarie AirFinance's and Goshawk’s orders for 20 A320neos each, announced as firm at the FIA (and implied/thought to be new), were in fact previously booked and are now identified. Why Airbus didn’t mentioned this in those press releases? Who knows.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19528

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance? Maybe because the intended function and usage of this chart has little to do with (range) performance . . . It may be there just for PR reasons, for all we know. I don't think any airline/operator will be able claim any ...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2798
Views: 340024

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetica...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 21218

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

I think we need a dedicated HiFly A380 operations thread. Posting a new one everytime it operates a new route or lands in a airport is getting a little excessive and makes it really hard to follow discussions about the aircraft since it gets splintered so much.

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 756
Views: 192129

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Sayan777 wrote:
Which airline is it between Eva 789 and Boeing 787 -10.I guess its the Etihad 787-10

It is one of the 787-10 test aircraft (LN 548 or 565). It is painted all white except for the Boeing name/logo on the lower fuselage behind 1L, which you just barely see in the photo.

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5648

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Personally although I find the two person rule tedious when it comes to toilet breaks and the like, I must admit I feel safe and secure knowing that should a colleague go a little funny, there's a crew member who can reach and unlock the door to let me in. Seems to me you have it backwards. A two-p...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 4971

Re: 737 Production Delays

I can well understand that late deliveries of fuselage are responsible for production delays, but that can hardly be the reason for frames piling up. The frames stored seem to have work left, to few skilled workers, not being painted (not enough painting capacity?) or missing engines. In June were ...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 4971

Re: 737 Production Delays

Question for those who might know (paging Planesmart): the 737MAX was delivered a few months earlier than Boeing was intitially anticipating at program launch. If an airline’s delivery date is moved up by Boeing, but later delayed due to engines, but not after the original delivery date agreed to a...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 4971

Re: 737 Production Delays

Question for those who might know (paging Planesmart): the 737MAX was delivered a few months earlier than Boeing was intitially anticipating at program launch. If an airline’s delivery date is moved up by Boeing, but later delayed due to engines, but not after the original delivery date agreed to at...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

If you want to understand why we go through this s**t every quarter, some Airbus Aficionados who have no clue about real-world accounting principles get upset when some Boeing Boosters who also have no clue about real-world accounting principles diss Airbus' quarterly financials in comparison to Bo...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

There is a lot of shooting the poster in this thread. I don't think it's about bashing Boeing, but to make clear what the (dis)advantages are for Boeing (and the shareholders) by using Program Accounting, instead of using the more applicable accounting rules. Reading all those posts which are point...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post CSeries deal, Bombardier Commercial eyes return to profitability
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Post CSeries deal, Bombardier Commercial eyes return to profitability

evank516 wrote:
Doesn't Bombardier still have a stake in the CSeries/A220 program? They're getting at least some of the revenue from the plane aren't they?

Yes (31%) and yes.

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

The pattern here is amazing. False or highly exaggerated statements are made. Then they are called out and never responded to. Instead the respondent seizes on any small technical mistake made in any other post to continue the discussion. The respondent has at one point in this thread claimed that ...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large number of disparate systems, changes do not ...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

How can type rating certificates be more accurate than the labelling done by the manufacturer of the plane? Because the type rating is, in effect, the legal "identity" of that model of aircraft. It doesn't make them any more or less "accurate", per se, but can account for a dive...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Because ERJ-170/175/190/195 is still the official designation on the type rating certificates. From an official point of view, ERJ-1xx is more correct than E-jet, just like it is not the ATR 72-600, but ATR 72-212A. How can type rating certificates be more accurate than the labelling done by the ma...

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by Polot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations
Replies: 22
Views: 2843

Re: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations

The terminal opened in late 1992. As EA, who the terminal was built for, was then dead the terminal leases were held by corporate sister CO but subleased out to US (who CO had sold most of their slots to in CO’s early 90s bankruptcy, in addition to US getting Trump Shuttle). Eventually US took it ov...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13017

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

But doesn't the 800 have just a little more range than the 900ER's? Yes, but the -900ER has plenty for any route Alaska is flying, provided that it gets enough runway. Of course with the MAX's coming range should not be an issue. Not sure how the MAX handles runway length though. Similarly to the N...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13025

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

TATL from the east coast, that is it. The A321LR means no cargo and an airline like LH looks at it being to short legged for TATL. If the only use for the 797 would be TATL you do not need it . That 4500 to 5000 nm and no cargo does not originate with me, I just repeat what the tenor is. The A321LR...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

I also doubt it will occur, at least in the near term. Maybe the long term and maybe from CSeries->A32x instead. But right now, instead of pouring more engineering $$ in Cseries, I think the goal is to sell more and start making some $$ back. Airbus might adopt some of the C-series cockpit in the f...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: US Carriers vs The World

-WIth the amount of new metal US carriers have been bringing on their fleets are not really aged anymore, unless you only consider carriers that turnover their fleets in ~12 (which are outliers and not norms) -US carriers are actually ahead of the curve when it comes to WiFi (benefit of being a larg...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2798
Views: 340024

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I guess I'm one of the lone voices that also sees a narrowbody, not a widebody. I'd look for a "757-250" if you will; higher capacity and range than the 752, not quite the capacity of the 753, though. A 4700nm, 225-245 seat aircraft feels about right to me in this space. The reason everyo...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Nice try, but that’s still dumping. As long as they are selling things below cost, it can be considered dumping. The difference is that the 787 has real competitors to steal business from that the CS100 doesn’t. Some would argue that having price below cost is pricing at unfair levels, especially w...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

We've discussed on this thread that the 787 seems to have had an easy ride in this respect compared to some peoples view of what might have happened given the first several hundred frames were sold well below cost. COST =/= PRICE Boeing did not PRICE the 787 at unfair levels. If costs exceed price,...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58395

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

There is a big difference between EK, DL, AF, etc "roughing" it with the 777 for one long haul route in their network versus having to deal with the 777's issues at JNB's height/temp for basically all your routes.

This is all very off topic though.

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

I'll go out on a limb and say Frontier. There's that Republic order in limbo, although not attached to that order they could revisit it with Airbus in the drivers seat now. Unless Republic wants ATRs there is little Republic can do with the order even with Airbus in the drivers seat. It is not like...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is. Which begs the question, is Boeing Group every bit as much a European entity as Airbus? If not, why? Is there just a basic misunderstanding here? (that is NOT meant as an insult) i.e. not everyone is aware that Ai...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8270

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

The key will be the onboard execution. :checkmark: For example if the "customer experience menu cards" are just a card that they have in the seatback pocket outlining standard meal options for the month and generic times within the flight (i.e. 1 hr after takeoff, 1 hr before landing) whe...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Will/ Is it commercially feasable for Airbus to change the cookpit layout of CS serious? If yes, their "common control logic" can gain many sales from large airlines as their WB pilots can fly all the way from CS100 to A321. "When announcing the deal, Airbus Chief Executive Officer T...

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by Polot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

WN would be a nice candidate. Filling in those smaller cities with CS versus 737 works better. I think 737 has gotten to big for some of their routes to smaller markets. I realize it's unlikely but they would be able to integrate this to off set the 737's. They could also be used to open up all of ...

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by Polot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90217

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I would love for the ANET CEOs to explain to the Delta major shareholders why they "chose" to pay more for an asset because of a 'personal' beef. If I were a DL shareholder I would expect them to add the cost of the CS tariffs to Boeing's bid. :yes: Boeing is not (potentially) buying from...

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