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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19232

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

We are. Boeing is in active discussions with airlines regarding the MOM/797 (they didn't bring it up at the Paris Air Show for the hell of it), as is Airbus in terms of a response. I guarantee you that one customer that Boeing/Airbus are talking to in regards to what they would like as an ideal TAT...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19232

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

...ordering more A330neos, 797, or A322 ). Sorry, I thought we were talking about real world... We are. Boeing is in active discussions with airlines regarding the MOM/797 (they didn't bring it up at the Paris Air Show for the hell of it), as is Airbus in terms of a response. I guarantee you that o...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 31
Views: 3727

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Most Americans associate the name with the fact that he's on the $100 bill. Because of that, his name is used more frequently than other founding fathers, and therefore often shortened from Benjamin to Ben. Ironically $100 is referred to more often as "Benjamins" and not "Bens."...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 124
Views: 17966

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

So how much larger is the 777X versus the 777W, it is a struggle to get 400 pax into a 777W and even with wall sculpting the same applies to the 777X, so why do we make it sound as if the a/c is a massive jump in capacity? It is a little under 3m longer (so ~3 rows of Y) + with the lack of the over...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outside Perimeter LGA Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Outside Perimeter LGA Flights

Actually, Saturday is the busiest day of the week to fly to Caribbean resort destinations. The standard 7 night stay is Sat to Sat. Which is why the out of perimeter flights that are done are usually to resort/leisure destinations where most passengers will be doing a week long stay (fly in Saturda...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outside Perimeter LGA Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Outside Perimeter LGA Flights

It was quite cool (and convenient) to be able to hop off to LAX right from LGA on a Saturday morning. I'm guessing part of the problem might have been awareness - generally it's automatic that if you're flying out west, you immediately think of JFK (or EWR). The problem is that it is Saturday. Sat ...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 18
Views: 4185

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

The problem with the A332/A338 (and 788) is that their trip costs are too similar to their larger siblings. So it doesn't matter if there are a lot of empty seats with the bigger plane if the cost of operating the smaller one is near identical. The A332/A338 is really only attractive if you need the...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 124
Views: 17966

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

I think LH's issues are more it over ordered when it came to VLAs (779, A380, 748) in the face of increasing competition east across the Atlantic (LCCs moving in, US2 ignoring UA because they are partner are now lean and mean compared to Euro carriers) and of course west (the constantly growing ME3)...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy carriers: one vs two LCCs
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Legacy carriers: one vs two LCCs

It usually comes down to union contracts and branding (iirc IAG considered using Vueling for long haul but decided the name wouldn't work well in the international markets where it is unknown, especially when it came to pronounciation). Sometimes it is easier to convince your employees to allow you ...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 31
Views: 3727

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

As a Brit and someone who is familiar with the person in question I'm just curious but do Americans actually use the name Ben Franklin rather than the full name as in Benjamin Franklin, for such an important person in American history surely Benjamin is more appropriate. It's very common in the US ...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 212
Views: 17141

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Its not exactly clear what you are insinuating. It appears Boeing's stock was rising both weeks. Evidently investors were not worried about the 787's battery issue and its impact on Boeing (and, now with the benefit of 4 years of hindsight after that event, it appears that they were right and the 7...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19232

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

A338 is too much plane to be a 767 replacement, expect the US3 To be inline for the 797 tbh. Many international routes are being upgraded to the 330 and 764. I think Delta knows what it's doing and as the 767s are retired many of those routes will be ready to support more gauge. DL have only ordere...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 212
Views: 17141

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

so obviously no financial analyst is screaming doom "financial analysts" are a dumb bunch. ( IMHO ). on a Wednesday ( 2013 march 6) night: https://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2013/03/07/boeing-still-receiving-787-orders-as-ntsb-still-cant-figure-out-cause-of-battery-fire/ ( initial...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 14194

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops. Makes me wonder why they went to so much trouble keeping it under wraps?!? Any idea why?!? EK413 They didn't keep it under wraps. They tweeted the photos when painti...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 54
Views: 6875

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

So AA/their customers have to suffer now because king Delta wants C/D to themselves? C might not be fantastic but it's the Plaza Hotel compared to the homeless shelter that is the CTB. You realize the CTB is being replaced by a new facility right? This development by DL is matching the work being p...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again
Replies: 26
Views: 7349

Re: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again

The only possibly viable European destination for MH is London, if any. 2 daily London takes 4 A350. What to do with the other two? Lease them out to someone who wants them. MH can probably break even on that. MH is leasing the planes from ALC, they are not direct orders from Airbus. Aside from the...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 25
Views: 5277

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Maybe a dumb question, but why would B6 need to expand the terminal? Additional slots are unavailable at JFK and B6 operates it's current schedule just fine out of T5, so why the need for more space? Better operational flexibility. More gates to play around with means less chance of things going to...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 124
Views: 17966

Re: LH apparently cancel 14 of 34 779s

Lufthansa never firmed up 34 777-9 aircraft; Boeing's order book always showed 20 aircraft. I guess it means LH just let those 14 purchase options expire. Maybe but every news story from 2013 talks about 34 aircraft. Even Lufthansa's own press release: "Following a recommendation by the Deutsc...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again
Replies: 26
Views: 7349

Re: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again

Would the A339 be that iffy flying KUL-LHR in MH's configuration?

Because honestly that plane sounds like it would be a better long term solution than a small A350 fleet that MH already appears to be wishy-washy about on optimal usage like the A380s.

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 212
Views: 17141

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

The other option in a duopoly is for Boeing to deliberately concede 787 market share by increasing pricing for a year or two and accepting a reduced order intake and production rate. And hope that Airbus follows suit by increasing their A330 family selling price by holding to it's existing 6/month ...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 76
Views: 19234

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

I meant: why highlight sun and surf as the major Portugal attractions instead of the iconic and endless other atractions they have to offer which can clearly be seen along the fuselage? To be honest from an international point of view (remember this is a A330, not a A320) Portugal's sun and surf, a...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 4963

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

The share sale could slip until September or later, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Frontier Group Holdings Inc., which is backed by private equity firm Indigo Partners, had been planning to hold the IPO as soon as the second quarter, people familiar w...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 212
Views: 17141

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

But sales prospects now for widebodies are very different to back then. You cannot use historical values as a predictor. Which is why I think we will not see an increase in the block size until they receive a new batch of orders of some size, they would not be able to justify the increase. If EK pl...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41102

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Should the airlines still be flying DC-3 for nostalgia purposes? I wonder if someone couldn't make money selling DC-3 tourist flights. Then again, they couldn't make money flying Zepplins around the SF Bay Area, (probably because they were charging US$1-2k/pp) so perhaps not. There's a Silicon Vall...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 76
Views: 19234

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

ojjunior wrote:
Highlight sun and surf as attractions in Portugal? Are they in the Caribbean now?

I mean compared to the rest of Europe Portugal is known for its sun. Granted that is by European standards, which is much colder and dreary than many, many, other parts of the world.

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 14194

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

No one mentioned though that the livery has been modified in comparison to the 744Fs. A simplified logo (2D now vs the 3D-look so far), and shortened, enlarged titles. UPS changed their logo to the flat version a few years ago (as is the current logo trend, with the old gradient logo looking very e...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 54
Views: 6875

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

EWR's catchment area will decrease as LGA's grows.... a fuzzy line moves westward over Manhattan. LGA is not really growing...just replacing its current dilapidated terminals with new modern shiny ones. LGA is already preferred over EWR/JFK in Manhattan. Its fuzzy line will never significantly go w...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar buys 2 748F?
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Qatar buys 2 748F?

Our long-running 747 thread ( http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19688445#p19688445 ) says that two freighter orders have been booked, presumably for the two QR freighters. Seeking Alpha claims the orders have not shown up yet. Who knows? SeekingAlpha's article is 2 days old. The uniden...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 255
Views: 63596

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

ikolkyo wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
6 new orders added for Boeing this week. 4 777 current gen's and 2 B747's. any guesses?



777s could be UA's order from Paris and the 747s could be UPS.

UA's 77W order from Paris was firmed that week and is already in the books.

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by Polot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 85
Views: 9942

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Amsterdam wrote:
Is this basically AF with new cabin crew?

Sounds like it, with the packaging wrapped up under a different name and branding to make AF crews feel better.

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by Polot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3125
Views: 981649

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

What's going on with the -1000s? Been quiet on that front for a while now. Delivery schedules are unpredictable because QR are the first planned operator. There were scheduled to be 3 deliveries in 2017 but it could be that CX will be the first in service in 2018. Even CX have pushed back their -10...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 85
Views: 9942

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

As a millennial myself Joon just comes across as Korean to me. Nobody is going to link June with the double "o" which isn't even a trend. Does Jean Coulon know how old "Yahoo" and "Google" are now? (and LOL at giving Yahoo any form of admiration and respect in millennia...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 21
Views: 4730

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

scbriml wrote:
Richard28 wrote:
with a big up front capital cost.


Not if they lease MOM as well.

MOM would probably also fit well into XL Airway's fleet, considering it will probably fly further in a heavy density (as XL's planes are) than the A321LR can. So can spread the costs out more.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7712

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

Another interesting tidbit is that one of the seven NRT-PVG frequencies is specifically tied to NRT-PVG, so DL is applying to move it to ATL to institute daily service. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-1999-6323-3011 Might HA or UA consider applying to expand service from HNL or GUM? ...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 156
Views: 24830

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

hiflyeras wrote:
Perhaps Mr. Tilden felt free to say that because they have new orders are already on the books but not announced?

As a publicly traded company AS can't have enough planes on order unidentified to replace 60+ A320s. That is material and needs to be disclosed to investors.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76030

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

The release does not specifically refer to NRT-PVG being dropped, but where else would the slot come from? NRT-PVG is the only route (AFAIK) that DL can freely move without having to ask the DOT first. DL are not going to highlight the fact that they are dropping NRT-PVG in their press release thou...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12116

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s

I think the Dr Dao situation (and leftover Smisek stupidity) CLEARLY are and continue to drag down UA's performance. The company is improving but on just about every key measure it's obvious that UA fills its planes with LOWER PAYING passengers than DL and AA, and the premium they pay is WIDENING n...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 52
Views: 9777

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

nc3rd wrote:
Wont see that due to aircraft performance and the short runway at SNA.

LAA's A319s shouldn't have much of an issue with the route (unsure about LUS's A319s).

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7712

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

Could be, although that makes me wonder why DL didn't announce ATL-PVG and LAX-PEK at the same time. Perhaps they didn't have enough planes to launch both, or the KE JV coming to fruition played a role.. When DL first announced LAX-PEK I don't think they anticipated AA also vying for the frequencie...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12116

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s

My argument is since the A330 is established at AA, maybe it would make sense to swap for the A330neo. The -300s are on their way out though. They will still have 15 relatively new A332s. A relatively small fleet type size for an airline the size of AA though, so there will probably be some conside...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76030

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

The release does not specifically refer to NRT-PVG being dropped, but where else would the slot come from? NRT-PVG is the only route (AFAIK) that DL can freely move without having to ask the DOT first. DL are not going to highlight the fact that they are dropping NRT-PVG in their press release thou...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41102

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Im surprised seeing United retire its younger 744s rather then retiring the older ones first It's not so much the absolute age as where the aircraft is in the maintenance cycle and what condition the interior is in. I thought united would retire the oldest 744s first before phasing out the younger ...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will anyone order the P-1?
Replies: 16
Views: 1426

Re: Will anyone order the P-1?

3) Commonality. The P-8A electronic suite has the purse of the US government backing it. Being able to use that suite saves money in the long run as any upgrades performed by the US may be obtained a a much more reasonable price by foreign customer. Not just commonality because of the US government...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7712

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

The a-net story is that DL apparently has range anxiety over the A350 and, as a result, is keeping its longest flights on 77Ls for the time being. It is not really range, but range versus payload. The A350 can fly ATL-PVG but the 77L will probably be able to haul a lot more cargo along with the pas...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7712

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

Considering DL operated this flight years ago before the relationship with MU, there is no doubt it will do just fine. While I think the flight will now be profitable thanks to MU, the fact that DL operated the route twice before is pretty poor evidence that "there is no doubt it will do just ...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7712

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

Delta is not going to reduce any China frequencies anywhere. All China zone 1 (PEK/PVG/CAN) frequencies are allotted with the recent AA LAX-PEK award. If DL drop frequencies another airline can go straight to the DOT and take the unused frequencies from DL (i.e., UA may want to boost their 2x weekly...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 11299

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Only one not getting them is UA! Oh well. The A321 is too good for them anyway. It will be interesting to see how UA configures their newly-ordered B737 MAX 10. If UA plug the Type II exit behind the wing (like on the B739ER), then the MAX 10 can seat maximum 189 pax, indicating that they wish to u...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7712

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

The a-net story is that DL apparently has range anxiety over the A350 and, as a result, is keeping its longest flights on 77Ls for the time being. It is not really range, but range versus payload. The A350 can fly ATL-PVG but the 77L will probably be able to haul a lot more cargo along with the pas...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 52
Views: 9777

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

I heard there was supposed to be a PEK route in the works. Anyone know the status of this? There is no status, no such route is in the works. what about about NRT or HKG? at some point doesn't CLT become large enough for an Asian route? I wouldn't hold your breath. AA doesn't even fly to East Asia ...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12116

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit

Was wondering how many A350s was UA supposed to get and Karel directed me to ATDB where it mentioned that 8 were scheduled for 2018 ! Assuming ATDB is right, if 8 A350's were scheduled for 2018 and 4 were deferred, doesn't that mean 4 are coming next year? Can it be confirmed that 8 were scheduled ...

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