I doubt they'll use it TATL (although they definitely could in theory). AS probably sees that it would be even harder to do than normal because of airlines like Norwegian and ME3 turning the whole market into a dumpster fire, so they'd rather use their partners instead. The A321LR won't make it TAT...Jump to post
I think that the window for the CS500 is opening right now. With record order books for the rivals and a ramp up that in no way can open a delivery slot before 2021, now is the perfect moment to launch a stretch and higher mtow CS500. If the CS500 can offer lower operating costs at the same capacit...Jump to post
Odds are the second bag is denied and it's up to the passenger to get it to Key West if they really want it there. Buy another seat. That would be a very expensive baggage charge LOL If I lived there, the 1 checked bag would be a real inconvenience. But I imagine most travel is D vs. O (destination...Jump to post
Delta is generally considered one of the most astute airlines in the business in terms of aircraft acquisition. I also think the acquisition of second hand MD-90's was a great move, as these aircraft were purchased very cheaply, and their fuel burn and seat mile costs are very close to current gene...Jump to post
Here's the thing that everyone forgets about efficiency. Priice discounts, seating capacity, length of ownership, depreciation, commonality savings. We could all have cars that are far more efficient but if it costs more than our house than there is no point. Boeing and Airbus always have to balanc...Jump to post
[ And I'm not sure if all CRJ-200s have stairs or if they're optional. And if they're optional I have no idea whether PSA has them or not. I'm pretty sure they are standard on the CRJ-200. That said you are right I forgot about the service door. Granted it is probably only an ~6-7' drop. I wouldn't...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:A fit person, lucky not to break his ankles/leg.
While in Phoenix the other day I saw a 737-300 in the old livery. I didn't realize that SW still had the old brown planes out there still. A pleasant surprise. Southwest has three 73Gs in the old brown livery (well, a modification of the old livery, they are not exactly the same) to represent their...Jump to post
If I remember correctly the seating for the 762 vs 757 -200 & 300 were as stated below. sCO 767-200: 174 pax sCO 757-200: 176 ..or perhaps vice versa? Nope, the 752 sat slightly more people than the 762 in CO's configuration. CO's 762s were fairly premium heavy for its size, hence the lower num...Jump to post
.. In the case of the E190 it seems for whatever reason they really wanted to reduce the fleet size quickly, there is really no correlation of the MAX 8 and 9 to an aircraft in the 100 seat category. Plus they ordered the CSeries year or 2 later to help replace the remaining aircraft and the A319. ...Jump to post
This is absurd. So many airlines have "more that 3 aircraft types" in their fleet. Yes, but not all are concurrently operated by the same pilots. WN can operate all three if they want, but then they would have to start splitting up their pilot pool and making sure those flying the MAX don...Jump to post
^ I meant it would be interesting to have something like MNL-LTN, MNL-LPL, MNL-BHX, MNL-GLA, MNL-MAD, MNL-BCN, MNL-FCO, with just an stop in OTP, where the first leg would be operated by Cebu and the second by Blue (or Wizz). That would be similar to what TK already does, but in a much more low-cos...Jump to post
Except where it makes sense to bring in a lot of pax at once, like to make a bank of connections from a big city. There's a reason why some A380s are being run and at high load factors Yes in select circumstances but you could also run a 0700 and an 0800 777 flight if you really need that much lift...Jump to post
I see little additional orders for new A380s in the next 20 years apart from EK, QR, BA, AF, LH, QF, DL, UA, SQ, CX, AA, AC and similar Hub based airlines operating international networks growing 10-15% every 3 years and oil catching up again. Was that a joke? I would shorten that list considerably...Jump to post
I don't agree with those comments at all, that is all assumption on your part. Boeing has little desire to have a HGW 789 at this stage as too many customers would want that capability, just like every other A model in history. Not making a model because "too many customers would want [it]&quo...Jump to post
If anyones bothered. Braniff had a similar deal with BA and added an extension from Dulles to Dallas. But never had the livery changed like with Singapore. IIRC it was a actually a bit more involved than the SQ deal as Braniff pilots flew the IAD-DAL leg while the aircraft was technically Braniff's...Jump to post
The CS300 is a perfect MD-88 replacement, and with CS100 in the orderbooks already it would be a great fit. Don't know if they could be delivered fast enough, but the Boeing and Airbus orderbooks are pretty much packed as well. There's a rumor this will be MAX 10, so who knows. Maybe a split order....Jump to post
Egypt is saying it was a bomb so no fault for the country or the airline, no loss of face, and no money to give out. The fact they're not publishing a report just means they can't back up their affirmation. That a bomb could be from domestic factions in Egypt wanting to hurt the government, it migh...Jump to post
in fact, the 787-8's wing tank capacity is 380 liters more in total than the 787-9's Interesting. What causes that, and why? Even more interesting is that the 789 still has more range the the 788, I'm assuming the 789 has a larger center tank? No, both planes have roughly the same fuel capacity. Th...Jump to post
Waterbomber wrote:Forget the A320. The A320 backlog is huge, with over 11 years worth of production already sold out, regardless of any intended ramp-up. The engine issues are not going to help in the short-term.
The analysts don't see the order in Boeing's favor and looking at Boeing's recent track record with DL, it seems that DL has lately made fleet decisions mostly on politics rather than price or technical merit. During the first DL 739 vs A321 RFP everyone and their mother (including everyone on A.ne...Jump to post
While i can understand why the A330-900 would be ordered (better CASM for moderate bump im capital outlay) , if a conversion were done it seems that either more A330-200s or - 800s would be a better fit size wise as its a bit larger than the 787-8 and smaller than the 787-9/772s so less redundancy....Jump to post
It didn't stop Ryanair ordering 737NG even though they knew 737max was on the way. They could use those older technology planes profitably for years before the new technology arrived. If they have long term plans to re-engine they might as well get the stretch out of the way first as one isn't heav...Jump to post
How do you know it fits none of those criteria such as charter service by IATA member (military charter) or acting as an alternative airport?Jump to post
Not very savy here, but why doesn't the Italian government fold AZ then create a brand new national airline like "Italica" with brand new ADOC, staff agreements and management? Maybe work with IAG, LH or another airline to get investment and cheap aircraft and go again...... Seems logical...Jump to post
I remember a few years ago AF flew LHR - JFK. The flight was discontinued. Does anyone know why? I don't think they ever tried LHR-JFK but AF briefly tried LHR-LAX after the US/EU openskies agreement went into effect, and quickly learned that just because they could now fly out of other European co...Jump to post
Ronaldo747 wrote:Just saw this. FAA orders a 10 miles seperation behind and in front of the 787-10. The seperation behind of the A380 is "just" 7 miles. What's wrong there?
I would call Basic Economy pretty customer unfriendly, I.E. "mean". Attempting to duplicate the Spirit product is certainly not "kind". This is just spin. Perhaps DL is a little better, but I'd say WN and B6 and AS are less mean than DL. Bloomberg doesn't mean "mean" a...Jump to post
Both of which prove Keejse's point - the additional cabin width of the 777 over the A350 doesn't allow AA to fit additional, high yield, premium seats per unit of length of the airframe. AA gets the same number of premium seats per metre of cabin length in an A350 as they do in a 777. In economy, t...Jump to post
ET isn't allowed to fly pax from DUB to North America without them going through ADD, actually. The bilateral restricts it I think initially they couldn't/didn't but they do now. I just priced a DUB-LAX-DUB roundtrip in mid-June for 718 Euros on their website. You can also find many reviews from pa...Jump to post
It is not true that extra width does not help in premium class. Even though business may be 1-2-1 on two different airplanes, it doesn't mean that extra width doesn't make a difference regarding seat pitch. American Airlines has 1-2-1 seats on both the 787-9 and 777-300 with similar layouts. The 77...Jump to post
Fifth freedom flights are getting scarcer by the day. In Asia there are still some. With respect to E.U. - U.S.A., I cannot think of many apart from the aforementioned Kuwait LHR-JFK, EK's MXP-JFK and SQ's FRA-JFK. Any others that still exist? There is also EK ATH-EWR, SQ MAN-IAH, and ET DUB-LAX. P...Jump to post
Does that mean currently as long as UK still remain in this agreement, every airlines from any countries who're currently flying to LHR can extend their flight to the US without requiring extra governmental approval for fifth freedom right? That depends on the bilateral between the third country an...Jump to post
I thought WN was supposed to be the 1st Max operator? Can't operate them until all classics are retired so MAX operations will begin at the start of October. Well technically I think they can (just can't let the MAX pilots fly the Classics), but WN doesn't want to for operational flexibility reasons.Jump to post
"Rumor mill says the LRs aren't meeting expectations." Is this the same rumor mill that says the 321 is still trying to catch up to the 739 and will be destroyed by the 7310? The 321LR did not even fly yet. How can it not meet expectations? :old: Correct,how can a plane that is not built ...Jump to post
This was announced several years ago. But don't get too excited about the order and how much credibility it gives the C919. RuPen Airlines is a startup primarily owned by the PuRen Group (hence the name) which is....drumroll please...Chinese.Jump to post
The most sensible course for Qantas would anyway be to buy A350-1000 to replace the 747-400ER and the A350-900LR for UHL and forget about the 777.
zeke wrote:Wonder how much of the 717 decision had to do with branding McD products under the new corporate hierarchy than anything else.
What happened to Air Afrique and where they based? They were based in Abidjan and dissolved in 2002. It was owned by a bunch of Wet African nations, but I don't think Nigeria was one of them. Correct, Nigeria had no role in Air Afrique. There would have been no point, the Nigerian government owned ...Jump to post
I'm not sure if everyone noticed this but at LGA they dont send the MD-88 anymore we are seeing many more Airbus A320 family of aircraft recently. You do still see the 717 and MD-90 pretty often as well. DL released a whole press release about no longer sending MD-88s to LGA earlier this year touti...Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:ASQ400 wrote:Azerbaijan was pointed out, and Nigeria's Arik Air is another operator
JFK sees both, correct ?
I guess Arik would be a no
Airbus is going the opposite direction, dropping the L2/R2 doors, so instead of 6 premium seats you can squeeze in another row or two. and replacing them with? Overwinter exits (and pushing back L/R3 doors slightly). Lighter, allows for more flexible premium cabins (not constrained by L/R2 doors), ...Jump to post