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by Polot
Sat May 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

Re: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?

The flight was never fully cancelled. It was cancelled winter 2015 with resumption in May for the summer 2016 season, and Delta announced last September that the route was going to remain seasonal with flights resuming this month.

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by Polot
Sat May 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways SAAB 340 mishap MCO
Replies: 23
Views: 3439

Re: Silver Wings SAAB 340 mishap MCO

Minor nitpick but the airline is Silver Airways. Silver Wings is just its call sign.

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by Polot
Fri May 26, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

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...

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by Polot
Fri May 26, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 123
Views: 15891

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by Polot
Fri May 26, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 123
Views: 15891

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by Polot
Fri May 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5117

Re: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT

[ 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...

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by Polot
Fri May 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5117

Re: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT

readytotaxi wrote:
A fit person, lucky not to break his ankles/leg.

Doesn't the CRJ-200 door swing downwards with the airstairs built in? In which case it isn't too much of a jump. It sounds like the plane was stopped at the time and not taxing.

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by Polot
Fri May 26, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

yyztpa wrote:
Assuming DL transitions flights to CS100, what other destinations would DL consider from EYW?

Maybe one day they will restart LGA, but other than that I wouldn't expect any other destinations from EYW.

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by Polot
Thu May 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 55
Views: 6331

Re: Southwest 737-300

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6027

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 25, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8747

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

.. 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. ...

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by Polot
Wed May 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 55
Views: 6331

Re: Southwest 737-300

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...

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by Polot
Wed May 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu ends DOH, KWI, and RUH services
Replies: 19
Views: 2275

Re: Cebu ends DOH, KWI, and RUH services

^ 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...

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by Polot
Wed May 24, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15427

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

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...

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by Polot
Wed May 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15427

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

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...

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by Polot
Mon May 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 553
Views: 86813

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

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...

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by Polot
Mon May 22, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6628

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

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...

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by Polot
Sun May 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17914

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

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....

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by Polot
Sun May 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 31
Views: 6232

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

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...

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by Polot
Sat May 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 553
Views: 86813

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

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...

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by Polot
Fri May 19, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17914

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

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.

Well that is not true.

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by Polot
Fri May 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17914

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

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...

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by Polot
Fri May 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8415

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

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....

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by Polot
Fri May 19, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market
Replies: 19
Views: 2140

Re: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market

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...

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by Polot
Fri May 19, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

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?

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by Polot
Fri May 19, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 41
Views: 8918

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1789
Views: 160321

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

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?

Probably nothing. Just the FAA being cautious until they have more accurate wake data from the jet as a result of flight testing.

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 553
Views: 86813

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 553
Views: 86813

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

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...

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11064

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

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.

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by Polot
Thu May 18, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

"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 ...

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 36741

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

Arion640 wrote:
If U2 wanted a 319 sized plane, wouldn't they have ordered it at the same time as the A320neo's ?

If U2 wanted a A321 sized plane, why didn't they order it at the same time as the A320neos?

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7065

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

behramjee wrote:
Question-what exactly is the difference between the A321NeoLR and an A321neo with 1act (extra fuel tank)?

3.5 t MTOW (although I guess you will be able to get that MTOW with the regular A321neo) and 2 ACTs.

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germany's PuRen Airlines orders the C919
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Germany's PuRen Airlines orders the C919

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.

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 553
Views: 86813

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

mjoelnir wrote:

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.

Of course replacing the 747-400ER with the 779 and the 778 for UHL could be considered just as sensible.

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11257

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

zeke wrote:
Wonder how much of the 717 decision had to do with branding McD products under the new corporate hierarchy than anything else.

I suspect that accounts for 100% of the reasoning for dusting off the 717 moniker instead of staying with the MD-95 name.

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 4837

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

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 ...

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by Polot
Wed May 17, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?
Replies: 33
Views: 7972

Re: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?

gilesdavies wrote:
Didn't DL try operating a daily EWR to LHR route a year or two back with a 757?

I think it was a 763 but yes, DL did briefly take over the 2nd daily EWR-LHR flight from VS, which has since been dropped.

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by Polot
Tue May 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 9153

Re: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft

I'll also add I laughed about how G4 was so concerned about keeping consistentency with the tails when they are painting the planes in a new livery.

(Obviously the real reason is they don't want to pay extra costs when repainting fleet)

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by Polot
Tue May 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 9153

Re: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft

I do agree with the response article, however, that it was weird that Allegiant was so focused on using Easyjet's orange versus you know, using the same orange as on their logo.

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by Polot
Tue May 16, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19781

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

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...

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by Polot
Tue May 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9785

Re: The death of the A345?

727LOVER wrote:
ASQ400 wrote:
Azerbaijan was pointed out, and Nigeria's Arik Air is another operator



JFK sees both, correct ?


EDIT:

I guess Arik would be a no :shock:

As would Azerbaijan. Their JFK route is operated by the 787, the A345s only really fly to DXB and occasionally Moscow.

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by Polot
Tue May 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to receive A321neo
Replies: 51
Views: 7477

Re: Easyjet to receive A321neo

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), ...

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by Polot
Tue May 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to receive A321neo
Replies: 51
Views: 7477

Re: Easyjet to receive A321neo

Has the A321 caught up to the -900ER yet Randy? :D On a more serious note... if (1) The L2 and L3 doors were to be made full sized (Type A) [the additional leg room in the corresponding 6 seats sold for a premium] (2) Airstairs were incorporated into the L2/L3 doors. [while it would impact on cargo...

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by Polot
Mon May 15, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 10357

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

Air China's has been around for quite a long time KLM just added the wavy lines to theirs so while technically new, the basic paint job is old The KLM's "basic paint job" only dates back to the early 2000s, when they dropped the white strip and made the dark blue strip significantly small...

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