I think the term is silly and meaningless outside of the US, with its scope clauses. In the US, it's anything that can be flown by a regional operator, generally with a maximum of 76 seats, and so the A220 is way too big to be a RJ. I think you summed it up pretty well. I'm not even sure the term i...Jump to post
The A220-300 is clearly considered to be a mainline aircraft since it is similar in seating capacity to the 737-700, A319, and 737 MAX 7. The A220-100 also has a greater seating capacity than the E-175 and CRJ 900 regional jets, and the A220-100 jets are considered to be small mainline jets like DC...Jump to post
I mean you could be emirates where every plane is a flagship plane!Jump to post
I'm guessing Paris 2019. There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy. Cutting it close to what? There are no set dates for anything yet. The latest I saw was talking about author...Jump to post
cledaybuck wrote:danj555 wrote:Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?
I'm guessing Paris 2019.
Looks like they milked the route for all it was worth before SQ came in. Maybe United will take a few customers with them.Jump to post
Ok, I mean.... common. That landing wasn't too bad. Everyone on here has been lamenting their training. I feel like it was gunna go no matter who was at the wheel.Jump to post
nmdrdh787 wrote:How long until the PHX-NRT rumors start?
DolphinAir747 wrote:danj555 wrote:Yea not really sure why ONT is Taipei's newest battle ground? Why not another LA regional airport like LGB? I think ONT is good at the moment with one daily carrier.
What do you mean? Pretty sure CI is the only one flyig to asia from ONT
Maybe this is the embraer fleet replacement strategy, we know that decision is coming up. I get that this is more point to point and more secondary.Jump to post
The huge victory of the 330 was Airbus taking advantage of the 787s years of delays and initial high cost of production. They sold hundreds. Most of us see that window has shut. That huge victory came at a price. A price they are paying right now. They could had spent that time launching the neo ea...Jump to post
I see relying on the ULR is out of the question. They have only 7. Considering that a minimum of 4 planes need to be in the air at any given time for 2 daily nonstops at 2 destinations, I don't see how they can add a third using the ULR. (1) that equation doesn't really work that way, and (2) even ...Jump to post
One point to consider is where in the US they believe they can fly the A350-900ULR to that will be served without Y already today. Is SQ willing to launch a brand new city without selling Y class on its own metal - in this case it will be new strategy for SQ. If not, then it will be only SFO or IAH...Jump to post
Which route will Air Force One fly? Can it do DC - SIN non stop? Will it go through LAX or ANC? It will be interesting to see what they do.Jump to post
I cannot find the map with full details on AA flights where they switched to app only. You either get a progress bar going across the top of the gogo webpage, or a satellite map of the exact plane's location. but no altitude, airspeed, animations. nothing.... annoyingJump to post
JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time). Unless B6 is getting widebodies, I don't see them "wasting" LHR slots on 321's TATL. Their MINT product is a pretty big moneymaker so I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Offering a ...Jump to post
I agree with both assessments. I believe the tires are also maxed out too. It is non-trivial to upgrade at this point. I'm thinking it might not be worth the effort. Lightsaber If you do it you do it with a new engine and optimized wing so you can do a 9ER a 10 and 11 in my view and retain at least...Jump to post
It flew nonstop to Shannon. Then onto Milan.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/airital ... max_milan/
I red in the past Boeing prices are without engines and interior and Airbus use some standart interior so thats why Boeing seems cheaper and giving less disccouts. But Im not completly certain about the information. I was just on a tour of the Boeing Everett plant this weekend and the tour guide sa...Jump to post
What will flights look like coming from east coast? Surely it will be a two stop trip to the islands.
Not fun. Then considering an inter-island hop? dude idk... way too many legs
I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. https://imgur.com/uDz7jPU Copy and paste, currently doing the social media rounds :-) Bloody hell, thats a lot. Seriously? Which routes have th...Jump to post
Kilopond, you beat me too it! Link for others to iATA jet fuel monitor. http://www.iata.org/publications/economics/fuel-monitor/Pages/index.aspx Perspective: Fuel is now $89.30/bbl Fuel was $120 to $140/bbl for years. Solutions? 1. Allegiant retiring MD-80s, replacing with fewer A320 & A319 wit...Jump to post
Remember the baggage fees were imposed because of oil being $100 a barrel! The fares were high when oil was at $50 plus ripping people off on all the extra charges, baggage fees, and the biggest ripoff of any business I can think of the $200 change fee. They are making millions on all those fees. I...Jump to post
LTCM wrote:If four engined airframes were the norm, we'd have some forum members refusing to fly on anything with less than six...
Did they ever find the fan blade that entered the cabin? I remember reading a few days ago that they hadn't.Jump to post
Its so annoying that a LOT of the airports in the US don't understand this concept. Yes ofc everything is connected from the outside. Gee thanks. Now make something thats useful for people !IN! the airport!Jump to post
I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another loca...Jump to post
I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another locat...Jump to post
Ok ill take his side. I think the ME3 could be in danger. Let's assume the 797 comes along, and the 779x or 789 matures at the 77W did. We now have an 11 hour plane that can serve new routes faster and two already amazing frames that now can do 20 hours comfortably. That could put the ME3 in serious...Jump to post
JNB-JFK/IAD nonstop both ways only B778 and A359LR can perform with a full payload. Neither one can come anywhere close to doing so on a full payload, most notably the A359ULR, whose entire point is swapping payload for fuel. Entirely true, even many quads take penalties out of JNB at times. The A3...Jump to post
I'm sure my opinion will be corrected haha, but has anyone noticed that the 787 has been getting a lot of glory? It's credited with opening up secondary US cities to international traffic, opening up secondary Chinese cities; it did SIN - SFO first, and still has the LAX route to itself, now this PE...Jump to post
I posted on a different thread about Singapore's 359ULR SIN-NYC flight and questioned why that flight will feature an all business class cabin. People on the thread said: The aircraft's ZFW had to be lowered to accommodate the amount of fuel needed for the trek to NYC; meaning that SQ couldn't fill ...Jump to post
It feels like there are a lot of airport expansions going at the moment. We have LAX, JFK, ORD, LGA, AUS... Like all pretty high-profile big-budget projects due to wrap up in mid 2020s. Is this just normal for the industry or am I right in feeling like this is a meaningful moment?Jump to post
I don't understand why Singapore Air would need to send their ULRs to NYC in premium (biz only) configs... Like just using simple math.. it's 9,500miles away... and the plane has 11,100miles of range. Why the need to cut seats if range, weight, or fuel aren't a restriction? I don't think it is a ma...Jump to post
I don't understand why Singapore Air would need to send their ULRs to NYC in premium (biz only) configs... Like just using simple math.. it's 9,500miles away... and the plane has 11,100miles of range. Why the need to cut seats if range, weight, or fuel aren't a restriction?Jump to post
One thing the WSJ article doesn't mention, is when did Boeing start these talks. Is this a direct response to Airbus and Bombardier ? Bombardier and Airbus had talks which fell through some time before the actual deal was done. Has Boeing had similar talks in the past with Embraer ? Did the Airbus ...Jump to post