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by Polot
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW wins award for its rebrand
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: DFW wins award for its rebrand

From the press release: "Interbrand New York worked to create an identity around the DFW journey line, a channel that runs through the logo which represents clarity and strength of our path ahead. The overall brand expression reflects the warm and welcoming, entrepreneurial spirit and attitude...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 16
Views: 3000

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. It's not the majority. It's 4 out of 22 to keep 1...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6876

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Executive compensation is directly linked to stock prices. Live with it. Boeing paid chairman and chief executive Dennis Muilenburg total compensation of $18.5 million last year, up from just over $15 million a year earlier, it reported in a securities filing Friday. That amount includes the value ...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

brindabella wrote:
scbriml wrote:
fcogafa wrote:
Were these ever firmed or shown as 'unidentified' by Boeing?


I don't believe so, no.


Probably got it wrong - but I seem to recall AB logged the sales?

In 2016?

cheers

Yes, Airbus’s order was firmed. Boeing’s was not, unless it was done piecemeal over time under unidentified.

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by Polot
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks
Replies: 17
Views: 5298

Re: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks

I think it's one of the ones visible parked up in the maintenance area when you drive around the perimeter road at LHR? Yes, I saw her the other day. It seems odd that BA would take her engines for another one, unless there was another problem with it. Also, why has all tracking info been removed o...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 108
Views: 15603

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

I wonder if this could extend to other Bombardier products like the CRJs or Dash-8. Airbus just has (or rather will have) a stake in the C series, not BBD. They have no control over the CRJ and Dash-8 and will not be selling and marketing those planes (regulators would never approve that anyways du...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 255
Views: 32918

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

You guys are over thinking the graph and RJMAZ’s responses. He is saying that most people do not have problem with 17.5” seats and would view that as “baseline” width (common for years in narrow bodies and the 747), and would see 18” seats as an improvement and possible justification for a higher ti...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 49
Views: 12953

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Where is the market for this plane? I can only imagine a few operators who would express interest and of those I would think majority would take a pass. So even if 20 or 30 of these planes were ordered, I just don't see the return on investment. The 380 was a bust as was predicted before it flew, t...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 108
Views: 15603

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

I just dont see why they would do that. The costs of changing the name of the aircraft would be insane. I could see maybe doing a AC Series. I just prefer to see this airplane sell like hotcakes. The costs of changing the name of the C series would not be insanse. The CS100/CS300 are technically ma...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6876

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

I will return to this thread after the detail analysis of the 787 debacle... I mean deferred cost come around, until that is cleared Boeing cannot ... I mean should not be reporting any profits especially when they are pushing cash to investors buying shares. As for the tanker project.......... ???...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

It was a testbed airplane!! The costs to bring it up to production standards would be more than the airplane would be to Build it NEW.. Small detail: it was never intended to be a testbed airplane . . . LN005 was always intended to be part of the testing and certification program and then reconditi...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 6693

Re: Republics CSeries Order

I see two possible outcomes: 1) Republic cancels and most probably gets its deposit back as their airplae was late so there must be some provision for this in the paperwpork 2) Republic sells the order (or take delivery and resell units) (or setup a leasing arm), if and only if the launch pricing t...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 79445

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Question: yesterday a CA 737MAX8 was parked next to my plane. I noticed that on the nose section, below the cockpit, it just says „737-8“, exactly like on the Air Italy 737 above, but without „MAX“. Only on the tail section there is a sticker „737-8 MAX“ in the style Boeing used on their prototypes...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 202
Views: 46108

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing has dropped the MAX200 nomenclature and uses “high capacity MAX 8” instead now. This was first noticed last year at the Paris Air Show iirc. Probably to avoid causing confusion with ill informed press on what the MAX200 is.

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by Polot
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic
Replies: 20
Views: 3663

Re: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic

I seem to remember that the relationship turned sour between US ans BA due to the latter building up codeshares with AA or something akin. Am I right or wrong? That was the straw that broke the camel’s back, but there was growing resentment on US’s part over the BA partnership as there was a believ...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

will this happen with the -10 prototype? No. It will be refurbished and delivered to SQ. At this point Boeing has the 787 production and design down pat unlike 10 years ago. The plane will just differ from standard because of any test equipment that can’t easily be removed or alterations made to ac...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 255
Views: 32918

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Any interest in the 789 would be for the superior payload/range. Interest in increased capacity (in Air Asia X’s 2 class layout) would be in the -10.

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by Polot
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY shifts 6 787-9s to lessor
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Re: DY shifts 6 787-9s to lessor

Also makes DY more attractive to strategic investors like IAG, SQ, etc. How? This reflects the airlines business plan is failing. It just adds nails to the coffin. This is no way reflects a failing business plan. This is a different kind of structure for delivery financing. If anything, it shows th...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8965

Re: DL in China

I was under the impression that the DL/KE JV wouldn't cover China. Correct, the JV doesn't, but that doesn't detract from ICN being a superior hub for SkyTeam for service to Tier 2 cities in China. Assume you are a Medallion member, with experience flying both MU and KE within Asia, and your destin...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106855

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

SWA3472, B737 700 KMSY-KMCO 8/27/16, N766SW, CFM56-7 engines, 18 yrs. old, L engine uncontained failure in climb at FL310, cowl section separated and impacted fuselage resulting in loss of cabin pressure and emergency descent to KPNS. SWA1380, B737 700 KLGA-KDAL 4/17/18, N772SW, CFM56-7 engines, 17...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

Interjet needs to figure outs its business model. Flying single class yet low density A320s with mere 150 seats while earning LCC income is not a long term solution. Imo they either must become a proper LCC or chose to become more a full service carrier offering multiple classes and try to earn the...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106855

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Which row was the window that blew out. All the windows (that you can see) on CNN's website seem to be intact. The winglet obsures a window or two well behind the engine so perhaps the window is hidden. It is the 4th window behind the overwing exit. CNN’s website has a few shots where you can see it.

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106855

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

NTSB just said the passenger died. I believe this is the first onboard fatality WN has ever had? I know a boy died in a car from the MDW overrun ~10 years ago.

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18283

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

This just seems like AS whining about it so they make it easier/convince themselves to stick to all Boeing. Or maybe those words are true? Fanboy attitude makes you loose objectivity. Or be able to cancel the whole A321 NEO order without penalties There is no A321 NEO order. They are all leased (fr...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8965

Re: DL in China

Delta is kind of restricted in options in China right now as the country has no open skies with the US. Not enough tier 1 frequencies available, and no JV permissible. DL doesn’t have a great hub for tier 2 cities, the yields of which are trash anyways due to all the TPAC action by Chinese carriers....

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by Polot
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5264

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

The narrow bodies actually get mixed quite a bit. The A330 fleet, especially the A333s (which are already restricted in what missions they can do), frankly isn’t big enough for extensive operations out of LAA hubs. More cost effective to just keep them at their LUS bases. The LUS hubs don’t generate...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 255
Views: 32918

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

AirAsia X team is currently now in the US. Can't say anything more than that. 787 souvenirs distributed in office recently. Does it constitutes to anything? I can't comment. Visiting future destinations or other suppliers?.... I have seen Airbus models in the corporate offices of "all Boeing&q...

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by Polot
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10743

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Thats why Boeing has taken charges of 25 billion + building it to date? Airbus has been printing money with the A330 for a decade +, adding new engines and some wing changes and other system changes doesn't negate the fact that they have already paid off the cost of the manufacturing and have the s...

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by Polot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10743

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Someone who works for VS posted on another thread a year or more ago that their relatively new 233K A333ceos costs less to operate when including capital costs than their 787-9s. Except for a few routes, like LHR-HKG, they could run the A333 rather than the 789 and be ahead cost wise . When the 788...

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by Polot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 255
Views: 28591

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I don't know why anyone is throwing around $20 billion development costs for the 797, that is an absurdly high number. That would make the plane more expensive than the A350 program by several billion dollars. What was the last clean sheet program that Boeing delivered close to projected cost? Fact...

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by Polot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 255
Views: 28591

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I don't know why anyone is throwing around $20 billion development costs for the 797, that is an absurdly high number. That would make the plane more expensive than the A350 program by several billion dollars.

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by Polot
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

1. FBW allows Airbus to do all sorts of tricks with load alleviation via the spoilers/ailerons etc so they can play with winglets, with higher MTOW and fatigue life. I think Revelation realizes that but what he meant is ultimately the hardware has to be designed to allow for those features. If the ...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The A320 is the first commercial frame with an all digital FBW system. It is in a completely different category than the 737 in regards to a modern frame. The FBW system is upgradable, regarding the hardware, but most important regarding the software . In this point the A320 is as modern as the 787...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11347

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Folks, stranger things have happened. While I believe the probability of staying with airbus is quite high, I’d love for them to pick up 737’s on their next order. The 737-10MAX could make a lot of sense for them. Why...Just why? That would be like choosing a 65 year old woman with tons of plastic ...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 228
Views: 28625

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Galwayman wrote:
EU will be happy to wave this through with remedies, they allowed the LH Air Berlin stitch up

The real story may lie in the remedies , bits that have to sold off ....

Yes BA/IB are euro legacies... they get special treatment. Unless the EU wants to play hardball because of Brexit.

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by Polot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16156

Re: Future of the A338

The costs of keeping a program for a decade just praying someone will come in and revive it temporarily aren't justified to get a few freighters and tankers. The cost of keeping the -800 on offer is zero. It is the same airplane as the -900, minus a couple fuselage frames, produced on the same line...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA starting ACY??
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Is AA starting ACY??

You can't read into what's the suggestions are on AA.com. Look up Wilmington. It shows NC, DE, the cargo hub in OH AND a rail station. They must use a database of all codes. Definitely true, although Worcester showed up as a new added city on the booking engine before it was made available for book...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 255
Views: 28591

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Regarding moving engineering assets to the A320 family ramp up problems. The main problem seems to be engines. That are things that have to be done at the engine manufacturers. How would one use Airbus engineering assets to speed up the work at the engine manufacturers? Correction: the main problem...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5708

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. SkyWest isn't an LCC or Southwest model. LCCs have one aircraft type or family, they often fly point-to-point, and they aren't feeding traffic to other carriers. SkyWest is very successful b...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5708

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

But what about an RJ flying a similar amount of legs in a day as WN does a 737? They actually could do a 10 minute turn on an RJ like the old days. The difference in trip cost between a 70 seat jet and a 150 seat jet is only about 25%, with double the revenue potential. RJ's only exist in their cur...

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by Polot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5708

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Varsity1 wrote:
Independence Air kinda tried it.

The CASM is just ridiculously high in an RJ. The 737/A320 are really kings for a reason.

As did Expressjet in an arguably more “Southwest” style operation than independence. Also a failure.

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by Polot
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4371

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

If there’s any airline worth bringing back it would be USA3000. Their vacation or holiday airline model along with a pricing strategy similar to less money, more go or low fares done right mixed with off daily services from north to south on A320’s could be very successful. The goal is to get contr...

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by Polot
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70909

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Today's 8K shows that the A330-300 will be sticking around to at least 2021 and B767-300 retirement accelerated, with only 5 frames remaining at YE2020. Looks like a planning change has been made to use new 787 deliveries to park the 763s quickly. Also, MD-80 and E-190 fleets still being retired in...

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by Polot
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16156

Re: Future of the A338

Maybe in retrospect going back to circa 2006, Airbus should have staggered the A350 to compete against both the 787 and 772ER replacement. Keep the A358, and A359, shelf the A35K for later and create an A346E/neo (the concept was studied at the time) rather than allowing the 77W to eat up the marke...

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by Polot
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13755

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

AS already holds 10 beyond-perimeter slot exemptions at DCA, 4 of which are used for 2 daily nonstops in each direction between DCA and SEA, 2 of which are used for 1 daily nonstop in each direction between DCA and LAX, 2 of which are used for 1 daily nonstop in each direction between DCA and PDX, ...

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by Polot
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern comng back AGAIN?
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Eastern comng back AGAIN?

Chuska wrote:
Didn't Swift Air buy out the latest Eastern last year?

Yes they bought EA’s name and IP. Swift’s owners also own Dynamic Airlines, and as mentioned Dynamic will be rebranded as Eastern.

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by Polot
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?
Replies: 69
Views: 8691

Re: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?

There are similar cases where one airline was involved in the development phase but never ordered the aircraft. Lets wait and see but this one is very tough to get for Boeing. There will be two major issues really. Air Asia X given it’s revenue structure has to be very cost sensitive. The biggest p...

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by Polot
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70909

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Boeing needed the 787 order from AA after loosing the United 777 replacement order to Airbus. As widely published United switched their 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 aircraft. With Delta replacing their 744 fleet with A350-900 planes Boeing couldn't have all three main airlines flying new A350 and ag...

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by Polot
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"
Replies: 11
Views: 2825

Re: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"

There are 3 A321s in the fleet 321T - transcon 3 class aircraft 321(sharklets) - pre merger AA 321 321 - pre merger US airways 321 I listed them in the order of best to worst. The US 321s are awful. Avoid if you can. Are all the PMUS A321 reconfigured? They are probably the most comfortable aircraf...

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by Polot
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70909

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

UpNAWAy wrote:
Well, this order still means no Africa flying for AA for the next decade.

A 787 is capable of flying to Africa. UA use to fly a 788 IAH-LOS in fact.

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