In retrospect, I believe the OP meant to use the word, retroactively... I think the word you're looking for is "retroactive" Is there really any need to be so petty? I'm sure we all understood the point the OP was making. But, if you really want to argue the point, I'm sure you are all wr...Jump to post
Share price 5% down today, wtf? Results are below expectations, thus stock market reacts negative. Operating profit of €3,015m failed to live up to expectations of €3.046bn in the year to 31 December 2017. Funny, isn't it? Profit was ~€30m/1% below expectations so the market wipes ~€500m/5% off the...Jump to post
This is Airbus' order to lose... ??? The order has already gone to Boeing. This is definitely one for Boeing to lose. Personally, I think it is highly unlikely that Boeing will lose this order unless either (a) Boeing screw up on getting the 77X up to spec and/or suffer significant delivery delays,...Jump to post
So what is the issue with the GE9X. I have no idea. Article says: The GE9X issue is related to the lever arms that actuate the rows of variable stator vanes (VSV) that modulate flow through the 11-stage high-pressure compressor (HPC). “The GE9X team had a test finding in the HPC during a demonstrat...Jump to post
DTWLAX wrote:So out of 13 operators, 9 are serving SYD. Who are the other 4 operators not flying the A380 to SYD? I can think of AF, BA and LH. Who is the fourth?
based on Boeing's public claim of capturing 50% of the 100-150 seat market with the MAX7. I personally think that one reason that the ITC found against Boeing is that Boeing are claiming a market segment that doesn't really exist. It seems to me that the "100-150" segment has been created...Jump to post
Good place to go and see where A380s are currently flying to/from is: http://www.iflya380.com Shows where each of the 13 operators send their frames and which operators serve each of the 60 cities with a380 service. It does, unfortunately, combine data for airports serving the same city (e.g. LON, N...Jump to post
You really needed to start a thread to ask a question like that when you can get the answer in 10 seconds via google, or on the Boeing website??? Bit strange also asking for "how many ... have been delivered" to exclude those that "were never delivered" - I would have thought tha...Jump to post
Based on my personal experience, I'm pretty sure that the main factor keeping pricing "honest" is the airlines.Jump to post
There is no way Virgin can pay off a brand new A380 with the low yielding holidag traffic, Why not? If they can fill the seats, even to a slightly lower load factor (and there is no reason to suppose that they could not manage this on some of their holiday routes), the cost per seat would be lower ...Jump to post
This is not a game you will ever win at. There is a huge amount of data and clever decision making behind which coupons will get printed, and when, and it is all based on analysis of your detailed spending history, including your usage of previously issued coupons. By using the coupons, you will sim...Jump to post
the B757. which was a better airplane and a more capable airplane than the A321 was even in it's outdated analog design. With the B797 digitally reworked from the B767 a digitally reworked B757 would STILL be a winner. because it's NOT like Airbus had an airplane that was "so good" they c...Jump to post
douwd20 wrote:Had there been no Emirates and it's unique place geographically the A380 would already be in the cemetery.
And in this two horse race, this thread came first:
The quads burn a lot of fuel, far more then the twins. Of course the A380 burns a lot more fuel. Just about the same as TWO 787s burn. If you have more load than a 777, you'll be flying TWO planes (= four engines) if you aren't using a quad . . . (or leaving the balance to the competition). Oh stop...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:res that last dozen posts: smaller planes get bigger, very large planes get fewer.
I am not sure that the west wind is so much problem for a direct flight from SYD to LHR. The great circle route in a direct flight is hundreds of miles north of the conventional route stopping in DXB or SIN. The great circle takes you over Urumqi in China and Moscow, so in a direct flight should st...Jump to post
Since I've never been at Terminal 7, I got curious about it's layout, so I had a look at Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Terminal+7,+Jamaica,+NY+11430,+USAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-73.7838324,438m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c266f787005f39:0xd1b3608e88ec275e!8m2!3d40.6495623!4d-73.7827185 I know ...Jump to post
Hub and spoke is fading ????? Except for a couple of occasions due to major global events, passenger traffic through hubs has been growing year-on-year for over 30 years. The worlds major hubs are busier than ever and there are more major hubs than ever before. A quick look at any IATA annual repor...Jump to post
So are you saying that crew and passengers prefer the A321 to the 737-10? That is a bold claim. Where is your source? For me as a passenger, the 737 feels exactly like the A321.You are just saying that because you are a Airbus fanboy I never made any claim as to what the passengers prefer (though t...Jump to post
Just an arithmetic note: For EK to have a hundred 380s flying, but buying 6 a year it needs to fly each 380 16.5+ years. I believe that the 6-rate is currently just a study, rather than a definite decision - they have announced a cut to rate 8 from next year and, with one or two additional top-up o...Jump to post
My own opinion, based on the data that I have seen is that the MAX-10 has up-to a couple of % advantage on short missions and that the 321neo has up-to 5% advantage on longer missions. But let's just go with the opinion of the article in the opening post, that the operating economics are very simil...Jump to post
I know what I talk about. Perhaps, but you are forgetting a few things ... By the way, SYD-LHR is 9200NM great circle. ... that is still air, straight line distance. In reality, flying that route will require to take into account the ability to cope with winds/weather year-round, and the fact that ...Jump to post
While an airline replacing 747s with smaller, more efficient planes grabs the headlines here, the growth in average plane size is being driven from the bottom end up. MD-80s, 737-300s & 700s are being replaced by A320s, 737-800s or MAX8s, 767s are making way for 787s and the ever-increasing num...Jump to post
My own opinion, based on the data that I have seen is that the MAX-10 has up-to a couple of % advantage on short missions and that the 321neo has up-to 5% advantage on longer missions. But let's just go with the opinion of the article in the opening post, that the operating economics are very simila...Jump to post
And some of the finest aircraft I've ever flown have been financial disasters - the VC-10, for example. The ultimate example being Concorde - an amazing achievement, awesome aircraft to fly in, but a huge financial disaster. Very glad they did it though. I'm also not certain that any of these "...Jump to post
airzona11 wrote:Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size.
Except the OP was specifically asking why it doesn't sell in "more densely populated countries". Why specifically ask for "Densely Populated Country" if not for short-haul "shuttle-type" operation? No, I'm pretty sure that the OP was asking why it didn't sell in more o...Jump to post
I've read somewhere India has already passed China... But they are very poor and you can't transport pax on the roof of a plane like they do on their trains. Sure Chinese will buy them and India too when their aviation will develop. On the roof? Don't give Ryanair or Spirit any ideas. Ryanair would...Jump to post
I am guessing the discussion is about A380 in densely populated countries. Why guess? The clue is in the thread title. A380 is a good shuttle between major hubs, all domestic shuttles won't get filled, particularly during non-peak hours. A380 is not capable of doing milk runs because not all airpor...Jump to post
Operational costs per hr not including airport and navigational charges. A333R/787-10 - $8K-$10K/hr (400 sardines) A388 - $26K-$29K/hr (525 sardines) This is not rocket science, it is simple math. Even at 868 seats (A380 exit limit) vs. 440 of that of A333, the CASM of A380 remain higher than A333 ...Jump to post
Armadillo1 wrote:compare apples to apples please.
This doesn't matter, the problem is that the aircraft can only be in one place at one time. Instead of one aircraft having 500 seats you can have two aircraft having 250 seats and be more flexible. Offer multiple flights on different times of the day or to/from different airports. This sort of argu...Jump to post
The 777-300ER can fly almost as many passengers as 748 for similar distances with more efficiency. I highly doubt that. It probably has lower trip cost but if it had lower CASM there would be no incentive at all to buy the 748. Unless your margins were tiny, there definitely would be an incentive i...Jump to post
AA, for example, flew almost 80bn empty ASKMs in 2016 and still made a huge profit. AA-81.5% load factor with ~402K departures. EK-75% load factor with ~187K departures. Last time AA had load factor below 80% was in 2004. And AA is not ordering planes like there is no tomorrow, even with such huge ...Jump to post
DWC wrote:Leahy living is a double-edged thing for EK
If BA would order more, any chance VS would ever change their minds about their existing 380 order? I was just thinking about this actually. Part of me thinks it's totally impossible that VS would take any, but there must be some logic for keeping 380s on the order book, rather than quietly removin...Jump to post
If anything, it showed that Boeing projected the right model with the 787. Point to point is the future... and not the hub / spoke model. Why do people keep saying this? It completely ignores the fact that Airbus had the A330 in its product portfolio, which along with the 767 and A300 was instrumen...Jump to post
Simple math. 380 Billion total ASKMs at 77% passenger seat factor otherwise 23% wasted seat factor. Regardless of how you arrived at your number, you have still not explained why it is a problem. Every airline flies many empty seats every day. It really should not be of any surprise that a huge air...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:The the exact word that he used was good. I'm not sure how you manage to turn good into bad
Refurbishing used airplanes is too expensive, so they’re gonna buy new instead? Something amiss here. Not really. The only frames available soon would be ones with the wiring issues, so refurbishment will mean that lots of the cabin fittings will need to be done differently from the way it has been...Jump to post
Every published financial report claims it is a profitable airline, every brand image management/data analysis company claims it is the best-run airline, but where is the corroborating evidence? If you don't think that audited accounts are sufficient evidence then you should ask the same question o...Jump to post
Any article that starts with "Economists agree" has got to be suspectJump to post
So what happens to the older A380's? Do they just get scrapped? That couldn't possibly be good for residual values for other airlines' A380's. Is Airbus going to develop a P2F program to convert A380's that are coming off lease? I suspect that most, if not all, of the early frames with wiring issue...Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:That is why, yes, I hate the A380
Matt6461 (from Etihad Not Interested In A380neo thread) wrote:Jump to postI consider myself its biggest fan here actually
You should study the EK business model. It really is very clever. You mean, those glossy pdfs with "fact" watermarks?? Unfortunately, those are based on neither IFRS nor GAAP, those are based on CALP(Creative Accounting and Language Parsing) standards). In case you missed the recent news,...Jump to post
No one knows where EK's growth is going to come from EK need these frames just to stay as they are. They will need even more to grow. And they will continue to grow once they have DWC. Almost every country is trying to curtail ME3 growth. Can you name one country apart from the USA that is actually...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:tigerotor77w wrote:I really, really wish Boeing could pull off something similar. With any of their current programs. Sheesh.
So 150 77X and 40+60 787s at EK isn't enough for you?