The most elegant solution: AA's A359 order is converted to 100 A321NEO's AA's 737 Max8 order is converted into 787-8/9/10's to replace the 76's and 77E's. Always a huge fan of simplicity. Lowers training and staffing costs dramatically. Kind of too late for that. Deliveries on AA's Maxes start in a...Jump to post
Hi all, Sorry if I sound dense, but I'm confused. Hawaiian's A330 fleet is relatively young. I flew aboard Humu last January, a plane delivered in February of 2015, and the oldest, Iwakeli'i, isn't quite seven years old. Would these prospective A350s/787s be used to replace or to supplement these y...Jump to post
I think AA should replace the remaining 763's with 788's since they're already on property. Perhaps the A338neo rumors are there to help AA drive a harder bargain with Boeing If Airbus drives a hard bargain they could impose hefty cancellation penalties on A350s and force them into staying with wid...Jump to post
The A358 or 787-9 always seemed more appropriate for HA's long haul plans. Well that is why HA selected the A358 in the first place. Granted I think the 788 is still more appropriate than the 789 for HA...the biggest (and really only) problem with the A338 right now for HA is the fact that HA is th...Jump to post
Atlwarrior wrote:United has not had that many decades of operations at Heathrow. The airline simply purchased Pan Am slots in the 1990's for $400 million.
WesternA318 wrote:The A350 could probably do it better. Again, there's the hot & high conditions in summer to think about, and I don't know what the A350's performance is in that case.
I always wondered what DL/Skyteam saw in VS. They barely add any cities to the SkyTeam-network they don't already serve. Is it just for the London O&D market? Yes basically. LHR-US is a huge market and DL alone had the worse slice of the pie (BA and VS obviously had hometeam advantage, AA had B...Jump to post
What does this represent? International pax? Total number of pax. That can't be correct. Reading the chart indicates that HND had around 15M total pax in 2015. A quick look at various sites show 75M. Hence my question in the first place . . . That is what I get for just checking NRT. NRT appears to...Jump to post
Quick thought: Not international, but I've been wondering if HA might launch SLC with the new 321LRs. I think that DL's decision to restart SLC-OGG next winter is a preemptive strike. (I thought that was the most obvious route for HA to try.) I would love to see HA get creative and respond with som...Jump to post
When I mentioned the notion of a 'flexi/combi' design, I was more thinking of customers specifying the freight/passenger seat mix and where they wanted the bulkheads between passenger and cargo compartments; rather than Airbus. Some operators; (like KL & CX ?); with massive daily freight uplift...Jump to post
If you have huge loans you can have plenty of cash without earning anything, but the moment people stop loaning you money you run out of cash. No, the moment people stop loaning money you run out of cash after exhausting all your current cash on hand. Nobody is going to stop giving Boeing any money...Jump to post
That is not always the case. You need cash to buy back shares, not profit. :checkmark: Cash is real. "Profits" can be manipulated by accounting methods to have no real reflection on how much money you actually gained/lost in that quarter. If Boeing ended the program accounting and wrote o...Jump to post
How many A380 production lines are there? Could the rate 8 be kept with a single line? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then this may be a way for Airbus to make a line ready for producing the response (A322/A323) to the Boeing MOM. I believe they wouldn't want to give current A320 ...Jump to post
Dying swan. :( Maybe, maybe not....... We've just had a debate here about how and why the A321 is flourishing in the USA, when that was a 'dying swan' there 10 years ago. The A321 (and 739 trend) you're talking about is multiple U.S. carriers making a move from ~160 seat planes to ~190 seat planes....Jump to post
The question isn't how much more capable the A321neo is over the 737-10 (because yes, the A321neo is more capable than the 737-10). The question is how useful that extra capability is for AS. This is 2880 nm (I just did 3,200 minus 10% to take some consideration into winds and whatnot) from SEA: htt...Jump to post
I doubt you would see Level branded planes in any of IAG's major hubs (LHR/LGW/MAD) anytime soon. That would be seen by BA/IB crews as an invasion of their "turf" and a threat to their futures which could create problematic union pushback on the whole Level idea. BA's CEO recently made it ...Jump to post
FX1816 wrote:The rumor I hear is that they are shooting a commercial for the Olympics. I guess United is a sponsor. I don't know which Olympics. Before anyone jumps on me I work at the tower and this what we've heard.
One of the most common a.net fallacies is that existing planes must be replaced with new models of the same seat count and capabilities. Sometimes, airlines have been working with a non-ideal product because that was all that was available when they bought. Sometimes, market conditions have changed...Jump to post
Quick question: Why would pilots be gaining hours on Dash 8-300Q / Q300? Horizon flies the Q400... I'm sure familiarization is minimal, but still.... Probably whoever they found to make such an agreement with only has Q300s. The most important thing to QX is that the pilots get the hours necessary ...Jump to post
[ You are absolutely right. Since 779 is 2-3 years away from EIS, let's look at how 787 was doing2-3 years before EIS. We will find that 787 had 910 orders then (crazy, that's still more than the number of orders A350 has today). Even with that, 777X got only 35% of the number of orders that 787 go...Jump to post
Of course, we need more data before drawing such a conclusion, but I thought this ratio thing is interesting. Of course, a major one being the 787 has been available for sale 225% longer (4 years versus 13) while the total upfront development investment of a program generally depends on the scope o...Jump to post
[ While I don't disagre with your underlying point, I still find this an very misleading. You can easily turn that around using the same misleading strategy . . . : Also a bit odd when the very sentence he wrote before that is: What is DL doing with their B77Ls? I bet the 787-8, 787-10, A330-800, A...Jump to post
Or they could stop playing games and just increase pay and quality of life to make it a job people want to take. But that's a foreign concept to the union busting types that seem to live on this forum these days. According to everyone here there is a (looming?) pilot shortage. That means airlines a...Jump to post
Emirates is going to end a few airlines in the process. They might tamper the market so much. Imagine a high density config being sent to Sri Lanka. The problem is if EK ends too many airlines, and the wrong ones, then they may find their expansion plans halted by pesky things such as bilateral agr...Jump to post
We are beginning to see the effect of the 321 on medium range flights currently flown by 757 and 767 - in the same way the 787 had for hub bypass. Not really, 737s have been flying between the west coast and Hawaii for years now (and more recently A321s), including the dreaded 737-900ER, with no pr...Jump to post
A330 NEO shows that the single effective improvement was via engine sfc. Maybe you should wait till one flies before asserting this? :stirthepot: The 777x has outsold the A330neo. That could mean that new engine plus new wing is better than just new engine. How about that for pot stirring? The 787 ...Jump to post
ANA could use A380s to e.f. JFK, LAX, LHR, CDG and FRA, competing with JAL's A350-1000s. Most of those will probably be 77W/779 routes. Well right now LHR, CDG, and FRA are impossible for NH/the A380 because they only fly there from HND which doesn't allow A380s at the moment. I don't even know why...Jump to post
Why don't they operate non-stop? Unless they have 5th freedom for the Japan-Hawaii segment, in which case it makes sense. The market is simply not big enough. Or the plane is not capable enough. SIN-HNL is 5,800 nm (that is ~1,000 nm more than the flight to ATH) and Scoot's 787s are pretty dense (t...Jump to post
It'd be a brave move to make in an era when the largest customer, EK, is openly concerned about the future of the program and the financial value of its fleet. Almost all their A380s are leased, why would they worry about the financial value? Well its financial value could effect the lease rates of...Jump to post
MEX is heavily slot restricted I believe. But beyond that, I think you're right. Plus IB doesn't have First class so those A380s would be at lease 600 seaters, a huuuuuge jump in capacity... Or maybe a wise way of keeping DY far from MAD. Losing some yield smashing the Dreamliner if they ever think...Jump to post
The same reason you see so many A380's at ANA's home base today. . Actually you see very few A380s at NRT. As far as I am aware TG (1x daily, other 2 flights A330s) and EK (1x daily) are currently the only regular A380 visitors. SQ no longer sends the A380 to NRT. AF doesn't either, but I don't kno...Jump to post
Which actually helps Stitch's argument. Why would, and I quote, it "have made a lot of sense for Boeing to make SQ a killer price offer to stop Airbus getting the order and building the A350-2000" when Boeing knows Airbus won't launch a new variant for only 20 orders (just like how Boeing...Jump to post
BestWestern wrote:The fear of stepping on the toes of SQ long haul is resulting in HNL via Japan routes, which makes no sense at all.
I'm not certain it was Glen who had the idea but the capability was born from granting ETOPS certification in the 1980's. Most airlines had bought the 757 as a 727 replacement so there was no real thought into using it transatlantic. As the CO EWR hub grew that's when it started but I'm not sure if...Jump to post
Elementalism wrote:May 20th sounds like a bird strike. June 11th and 16th sound legit. July 22nd sounds like a false alarm.
Elementalism wrote:I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition.
Well when a lot of the low[er] fare local market is heading to FLL/DAL it is no surprise the hub airline at the larger airport has such a high percentage.
Looking at markets as a whole, and not individual airports, would tell a more interesting story.
No. Pretty sure the exit limit of the 777-9 is caped at 440 so maybe 10 extra seats this way plus it doesn't solve the weight deficit plus it make an aircraft that is arguably hard to fill even bigger and harder to fill. If you are assuming that a normally configured 777-9 has ~430 seats in it then...Jump to post
Level is to go against Norwegian and that's why they went for Oakland and Los Angeles.They then picked Punta Cana and Buenos Aires as they were popular destinations from Barcelona and Punta Cana wasn't served. Buenos Aires was selected because DY will be flying there next year (albeit not from BCN,...Jump to post
IIRC the biggest issue with Bombardier's support is that is heavily concentrated in the US (because that is where most of the CRJs are) and to a lesser extent Europe. If they want the C Series to be a success Bombardier needs to boost their worldwide support network. Having great American support is...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
...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...Jump to post
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