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by Polot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23634

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

You guys are focused on the 757s and completely ignoring the ~80 767s DL operates. Sure the A330neo can replace them on some routes. But all? :shakehead: If only looking at size, A330-800 seems like a good replacement for their 767s. But how much fuel does an A330-800 burn? The A330-200 burns more ...

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by Polot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23634

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

You guys are focused on the 757s and completely ignoring the ~80 767s DL operates. Sure the A330neo can replace them on some routes. But all? :shakehead:

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by Polot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 30
Views: 7788

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Actually the delivery of CSeries planes have been notoriously slow. It's not the first time Bombardier is manufacturing a plane. I can't imagine the CSeries is that much difficult to make than a CRJ 1000. Besides P&W that is dragging its feet, is there other hold-ups? For DL there is one other ...

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by Polot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23634

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Hmmm... I think that DL will miss out on this. The C-Series row is way too fresh at present and IMO will impact on Boeing's decision. Should the 797 be, as widely said, a B757 replacement, there will be a lot of airlines, US3 and others, fighting to associate themselves with the project. We would n...

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by Polot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?

jfk777 wrote:
The A321T classes are already sliced enough, no one has put a true Y+ on an A320 yet. Y+ is an international product not an domestic even from LAX to JFK, if AA used a 777 that would be another issue.

DL’s and AA’s international Y+ product is essentially the same as their domestic F product.

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by Polot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2428

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

The advantages of sharing metal on a single flight versus just code sharing is still not clear to me. Sounds like a huge additional expense plus logistics problems (who actually owns the plane? Who flies it? Who maintains it? What if one airline is not making money and no longer wants to fly the rou...

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by Polot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7449

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Well... if it were really reliable, it shouldn't need to wait on spare parts. And if the spare parts weren't so unavailable... it would be more reliable... So there is something of a "Catch 22" there... ?? That does not compute. you loose parts all the time. do they have defects more ofte...

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by Polot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38540

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

So lets recap, Airbus at this time is not accepting GTF engines from P&W for a short time, and as a result some A320s and A321s presently being assembled are being towed to the far end of the airport, parked with no engines on them. Hence the term "gliders". I would go with "unde...

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by Polot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23634

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

I swear I'm not as dumb as I look, but what is MOM? Middle Of Market. A broad term but generally referring to slightly larger/more capable than the A321 but smaller/less capable than a A332/788. Think 767- if that aircraft was released today it would likely be considered a MOM aircraft, although th...

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by Polot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23634

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

DL may very will be the launch customer but I also think both AA and UA would be right there with their own order for the 797. As a result of the merger with CO, UA became the U.S. launch customer for the 787 program and operated that fleet type for a few years before AA obtained their first frame....

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by Polot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7449

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Dutchy is suggesting that to get around the current impasse, Iranian airlines make a lump-sum payment on delivery. ROFL. Nigerian Scam. Only for more money. One thing is certain: The US has a knack for getting funny ideas ... While unconventional in the aviation industry due to the high costs of ai...

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by Polot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 85
Views: 11152

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

What was the reason for them withdrawing service from IAD? Was it just not profitable? The cities thy served from IAD were EAS cities, and the DOT picked another airline for service. Oh gotcha. So do they no longer codeshare with UA? United and Silver still codeshare, but Silver is no longer a Unit...

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by Polot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft
Replies: 36
Views: 5228

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft

How would the Himalayas affect possible destinations east into east Asia?

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by Polot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3902

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

WIederling wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Next time you're on a 777x/777/787, you are (at least in part) on a Subaru!


Subaru is Fuji Heavy Industries. ( at least that is what the papers for my Subaru minibus said.:-)

Fuji Heavy Industries actually rebranded itself as Subaru Corporation to reflect its most well known brand.

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by Polot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 69
Views: 9834

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

From what I have heard, current delivery estimate is either AUG 18 or NOV 18. I think economy will be 2-3 seating "Parenthetically, the Delta testimony revealed that its transaction with BBD priced the CS100 as a 1,000-mile airplane. Should Delta begin using the aircraft on longer routes, addi...

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by Polot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 33
Views: 6954

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

10% sounds like a lot but really isn’t. It currently has just over 10% right now, and there will likely be occasional BBJs and small orders from airlines. To put that percentage in perspective, the number of 736s built is almost exactly 10% of the current total 737NG orderbook. The 737-600 represen...

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by Polot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 33
Views: 6954

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Addressing the demand mix for the Max family, Tinseth estimated that between 60 and 65 percent of orders will go to the baseline Max 8; 20 to 25 percent to the Max 9 and 10; and roughly 10 percent “on the lower end of that market,” namely the Max 7 Does anyone think he really believes that 10% of t...

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by Polot
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates

DL747400 wrote:
Everything I'm hearing points to extension of T4A into the space previously occupied by T3 and is nothing radically different from earlier discussions.

Would be pretty radical considering T4A is on the opposite side of where T3 formerly sat.

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by Polot
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11360

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Floor beam reinforcement is an expensive issue. Boeing once considered a 777 BCF, but all the composite floor beams needed to be replaced by aluminum floor beams, making the program too expensive. Try to picture that on the A380 and the cost would balloon beyond imagination. With the A300/330/320 c...

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by Polot
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Re: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?

PR plays a role too. Gets your airline brand out there. The QR painted C-17 for example is for humanitarian and other positive work, so when Qatar is pushing aid they are also pushing the QR brand. Their other C-17 in a more typical military livery is for the more discreet operations.

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11360

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

It was already later than planned, and Airbus was about to announce another slip, so the customers bailed out because they needed the lift. FX ordered 777F and 5X ordered 744F. Now we see most players taking 748F and 777F so there's really no market to justify any kind of A380F. 5X ordered the 744F...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Website showing A320 as 2-2 for booking?
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: AC Website showing A320 as 2-2 for booking?

Maybe for now just showing the E190 in case gets changed to that in the future? Don’t have to worry about reassigning middle seats if equipment gets changed in the next 5 months.

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

Also to add on, just because fuel burn is similar doesn’t mean airlines prefer the smaller aircraft. If that was the case the A332, 788, 73G MAX, and A319neo would all be the most popular variants of their family. If trip costs are similar, airlines prefer the larger aircraft as they can essentiall...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6745

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27 Yup. Just ask DB Cooper! By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Tha...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17075

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Sichuan Airlines finalizes a deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/02/09/business/09reuters-airbus-china-sichuan-airlines.html I thought Sichuan already had A350s coming or is this a topup? Is this the first order between Airbus and Boeing? The two frames A350-900 MSN5...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

Noshow wrote:
The LR belly loads containers like all neo-family not bulk.

The LR has the option of using containers, like all neo-family. Not all neo-family fliers use containers.

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

With equal fuel burn per passenger airlines will nearly always pick the smaller aircraft. If the A321LR has two thirds of the takeoff weight with two thirds of the passengers then it will be very competitive against the larger 797. A 4th ACT would give the A321LR approx 4500nm range with 150 passen...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 35
Views: 4025

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

gdg9 wrote:
Didn't United try to change their name to Allegis or something like that in the 80s?

That was their corporate parent’s branding. UA itself never tried to rebrand to Allegis and never intended to.

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 35
Views: 4025

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

TAAG received their first 777 with a new brand. Later they went back to the classic livery: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/4/0/1102043.jpg?v=v40 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/4/9/1123941.jpg?v=v40 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/2/7/2608720.jpg?v=v...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

With equal fuel burn per passenger airlines will nearly always pick the smaller aircraft. If the A321LR has two thirds of the takeoff weight with two thirds of the passengers then it will be very competitive against the larger 797. A 4th ACT would give the A321LR approx 4500nm range with 150 passen...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 39
Views: 2452

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

The CRJ-700/900 is better, but yes the CRJs are far more comfortable than what most of A.net would lead you to believe.

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

Thank you. That is more linear than I expected though... Lightsaber No problem, It would be nearly perfectly linear. At the 4000nm range point all aircraft would be the same weight and have burned the same amount of fuel up to that point. The fuel+payload carried are all equal just the ratio betwee...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

Each full ACT adds just under 3T to the takeoff weight. This is similar weight to 30 passengers. There are also 10 total LD3-45 positions. At maximum takeoff weight the A321LR could do: 185 passengers 4000nm still air with 3 ACT tanks 155 passengers 4400nm still air with 4 ACT tanks 115 passengers ...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

Well, it is not that much unfeasible. There are already airlines using 737 700ER, BBJ2, and A319LR to operate all business or half business long range flights connecting very long thin routes with high business demand, including for example Mid-America-Europe, Europe-India, Europe-Central Asia, or ...

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by Polot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8481

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

First off the 767s will be gone in the next 3-5 years, they were supposed to be retired by this year but due to rapid expansion they decided to extend the life of those birds by a few years. The 77Ls are now 7 years old and will be probably kept for only another 10ish years. Finally the 77Ws are le...

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by Polot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 3603

Re: A321LR question

When did Airbus day the A321LR could do LAX-PAR? That is over a 1000nm longer than LAX-KEF, which had about 118 people on board. Are you sure you are not misremembering Airbus’s NYC-PAR graphic?

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by Polot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193677

Re: LH introduces revised livery

LH emphasizes that yellow colors will not be removed in the cabin. Even Spohr is wearing yellow socks at the unveiling ceremony this evening. https://imagr.eu/up/oB7bF_DVcufShX4AAeiAc.jpg https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/961288401075961856 Does anyone else see a new all-aisle access J-class sea...

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by Polot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8481

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

A350-1000 : MTOW 308T, engines 2 x 97 000lb, wing area 445sqm B778 : MTOW 352T, engines 2X 105 000lb, wing area 480sqm (?). So the B778 has 14.3% more TOW, over a 7.9% larger wing, driven by 8.2% more powerful engines. Not a significant difference ! So 778 has 8% bigger wing, 8% more thrust, but 14...

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by Polot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 26119

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

As i understand from the ft article Neo performes better then expected. When can we expect real numbers? If 330 neo get within 1-2% of the 787 what will be the effect of the sales of 787 vs 330? Well it performs better than what Air Asia expected. What they expected, and how well it matches up with...

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by Polot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8481

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

ET’s hot and high requirements generally means it works out better to select the aircraft best optimized for the mission rather than sticking to aircraft families (as stretched aircraft generally have worse field performance). The 778, for example, would probably out perform the A350-1000 from ADD ...

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by Polot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8481

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

ET’s hot and high requirements generally means it works out better to select the aircraft best optimized for the mission rather than sticking to aircraft families (as stretched aircraft generally have worse field performance). The 778, for example, would probably out perform the A350-1000 from ADD w...

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by Polot
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32780

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Iirc a big problem with the MRTT is that Airbus would have to redo a lot of the testing as the Neo of course has completely different engines plus new winglets which may alter wake characteristics and other concerns when refueling a jet in close proximity. Not that it is impossible, but not anything...

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by Polot
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asia-Pacific Boosts Impetus Behind Boeing’s NMA Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 3288

Re: Asia-Pacific Boosts Impetus Behind Boeing’s NMA Plan

That shows that the person making the above claim doesn't know what is meant by middle of market. Airbus would be competing with 330ceo in the MoM range. The 330neo is a long range aircraft. The A330ceo is not any better than the Neo in being “MoM range” aircraft. The A330neo primarily has longer r...

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by Polot
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330s at LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

Re: Delta A330s at LHR

IIRC they are outsourcing those flights to Virgin. and yes, the plan is for those LHR routes to stay on the 330 What factors are considered in determining whether DL or VS flies a route? For example, best equipment for the route; ability to bring in revenue premium; margins for the route; brand rec...

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by Polot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Testing Buy-On-Board Pre-Orders in Y This Month
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: American Testing Buy-On-Board Pre-Orders in Y This Month

The risk of catering issues is probably why you are paying onboard and not time of booking.

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by Polot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3612

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

I still see PHX as a viable AS hub, merger or not. PHX an AS hub? Do you mean PDX? Isn't PDX already an AS hub? I can see AS using Phoenix to help grow into the central US. Phoenix is not geographically well situated to “grow into the central US,” and would be a bloodbath with both AA and WN hubbin...

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by Polot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3612

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

I really can’t see the rationale. Most of the supposed synergies are really just cosmetic at best. AS and B6 are frankly two very different airlines with two different niches that they excel in. Merging would end up creating many more headaches than they would solve. The synergies are that AS are s...

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by Polot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3402

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

Hubs do not work when the hub has little to no local point of sale demand, never mind little premium demand, as leisure destinations tend to almost universally lack. = What was PTY before? CUN CAN work. But, would need a bold move. Current generation of Mexican airlines do not seem to have the abil...

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by Polot
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8426

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

I thought that Norwegian had planned to only lease out the NEOs. The 70 A320neos will still be out for dry leasing. However, the A321LRs will be operated by Norwegian itself. As for the A321LR, I could see routes out of Stewart up-gauged to the larger variant as well. An outside chance for a route ...

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by Polot
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24113

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

14 747-8F is a very nice order for Boeing. But was that not a bit of old news? A while ago UPS ordered 14 firm and 14 options. IMO those 14 options are what is firmed up now. 4 are already delivered to UPS, that would make it 24 still to be delivered. I think the whole current backlog are 26 frames...

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