What would the 787 offer that the A330neo would not? Nothing. Both would be configured at 9-abreast so there would be virtually no CASM advantage for the 787. The 787 offers significantly better CASM at equal comfort levels. The 787 offers better comfort at equal CASM level. The 9 abreast A330's ru...Jump to post
It's a shame they cancelled LCA-BEY though.Jump to post
A380 is the worst for the economy class passengers, chaotic boarding, crowded fish bowl with not enough meal choices, late baggage arrival. If you read this thread or many of the others like it, you’ll know that the majority of people who have an opinion prefer the A380. It has real appeal and peop...Jump to post
Old news. The truth is, there is so much pressure on us passenger service agents to get it right, that it is sometimes either impossible to get it right or we hesitate. At some airlines that I’ve worked (such as QR) we get bulletins that we have to read and sign off that notifies us of any immigrat...Jump to post
Why doesn't Boeing go ahead and put in the optimizations developed for the 787-9 into the 787-8? Boeing has done just that and is now going to use the same aft fuselage (Sections 47/48) on the 787-8 and they do on the 787-9 and 787-10. The 788 doesn't make a hood replacement for the 763, it's close...Jump to post
A warning shot across the bows to remind certain folks that China can do some real damage to certain important US companies if they feel threatened.Jump to post
I see Ho Chi Min has been dropped by EY. No brsxit there that I’m aware of. Does Newcastle have much of an impact? NCL does well according to anecdotal evidence I hear but EK double daily from GLA and QR from EDI plus a bit of TK,IAG, AFKLM and I’m sure it’ll all be stiff competition. Sevenair, I f...Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:Yep, and how long til the tit for tat game starts searching British planes in Russia followed by gradual withdrawal of services ?
32andBelow wrote:Doesn't the US provide ATC services to Iraq and they have the balls to deny overflights to Israel?
My kid had a question (I guess I shouldn't call him that; he's 48!!), and was wondering why or rather The A380 manage to become a successful model whereas the MD-12 failed I think the jury is very much out on whether the A380 is a successful model or not! Urgh I wondered how long it would take befo...Jump to post
I'm not sure about Qantas' configuration of the 789. What's the pitch in Y? 31"? If so, yecch (although I think W will fill up more quickly on this long of a trip :-) 32" in Y and one of the less dense configurations overall with 236 seats (only JL and NH have less seats on a 787-9 withou...Jump to post
To me the article states that Indigo is contemplating buying the A330-800. Quote: The carrier aims to take the upgraded A330neo version of the plane, according the people, who asked not to be named as the discussions aren’t public. The deal would be worth $13 billion at list prices for the smaller ...Jump to post
Lanzarote (ACE) is very similar to St. Maarten, the runway is right up the beach. There's a foot- and bikepath that runs from Puerto del Carmen all the way along the airport to Playa Honda. Under the approach path you can always find some spotters. I know, I've been there myself a couple of times. ...Jump to post
Who is going to pay damages if the pen is used incorrectly - FA’s are not medical professionals - if you read the details they have similar medication in the kit. In addition the family was unaware of the allergy They are designed to be used to laypersons, they are kinda idiot proof. I thought it W...Jump to post
Airlines have these kind of deals with thousands of companies world wide. The fact that 2 US based airlines are cutting ties with one single organisation is only news because of the current political situation in the USA. Surely therefore this topic is better discussed in non AV, as it pertains main...Jump to post
ugh the US govt can do as it likes and if it wants to defend its own businesses it can. It also has the right to have double standards and have freer agreements with Asian and European countries UAE is a midget player that needs to Chill- yes please cancel the 777-X order. I am sure TK etc will hap...Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:Hard to tell from the pics, but have they opted for the flat non metallic red paint, as per the ex Air Berlin A332's ? Something I've come to refer to as 'emergency lease red' ?
The rhetoric from Israel is ridiculous. You attack a country and are surprised when you meet resistance ? A bomber is shot down and you need to retaliate ? I agree, they reacted like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar. I fully support Israel's right to defend themselves, and if this UAV...Jump to post
I presume this wretched creature is being charged with animal cruelty?Jump to post
pylon101 wrote:Maybe he meant TU-154B2/M? That one is iconic.
TU-204 is a good airplane. But I don't recall Aeroflot having or leasing them.
From the photo section (not my shot) 4815831 The Alaska titles could be a little taller and a little higher, but that’s still one of the best looking liveries I’ve seen in a while I think it looks a lot better on the Airbus than the 737. Me too, I think it looks absolutely awesome on the A320 :spin:Jump to post
Air Force One is full of tech that’s ludicrously expensive and yet utterly pointless. The counter measure flares have never been needed and never will. Also the mid air refuelling capability was a real nuisance and expense to fit and yet that hasn’t been used either. The longest flight was when Pre...Jump to post
I am confused here on who complained, a Malay or a Kiwi. Malaysia is a mix of three different cultures with three distinct dress codes. Air Asia uniform is no different than what Chinese wear daily. Did the Kiwi Doctor/Doctorate miss the NZ's swimsuit ad? Technically it's a NZ women, somehow writin...Jump to post
They’re “metal neutral” but people have a preference. I prefer to avoid the intrusive and pointless security theatre from G4S whenever I fly a US airline transatlantic. If there was a case for BA deploying a B788 then it would be a good thing for the market. The reason AA dropped BOS-LHR was the ha...Jump to post
Have you seen any pictures of stored A332s/773s at DWC? You wouldn't because no one will be daring enough to take pictures of dilapidated planes and make out of the country safely. Yeah, nobody can take photos of dilapidated planes in the UAE and make it out of the country safely. You're funny. :ro...Jump to post
There have been a number of ground collisions at JFK recently it seems?Jump to post
Please keep politics off this forum.
The Trump will claim credit for the sun rising in the morning if he can.
I'm sure that he was visiting Malta for 100% legitimate reasons that had nothing to do with offshore shell companies, tax structures etc..... :roll: Why would it matter to this story though? Would it be any less of a story if the a/c belonged to a humanitarian organization? Of course it is relevant...Jump to post
You know, I'm surprised that I'm going to be the first to note that this video has been available on YouTube since at least 2014... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3eALL0gBDI Thanks. I was going to ask if someone found the original unedited version! Shame he filmed in portrait and as soon as it ha...Jump to post
Would a 787-9 work on this route ? Maybe nonstop to Los Angeles and a stop in Honolulu( or nonstop) on the way back. This works best for Vietnam airlines without having to get a new type of plane into their fleet since they already have 787-9 and A350-900's. The 777-9 seems like too much airplane f...Jump to post
Thanks for the update OMAA. If the 332s are not a temporary measure and they are getting the full VS product then this is actually a good thing for MAN. Do you know if MAN is keeping the 744s as well? Much will depend on that really, since running 332s on the MCO route will be a significant drop in ...Jump to post
Ouch. Manchester flyers utterly shafted to preserve London. I stand to be corrected but there can't be many aircraft available to short term lease with similar products to VS's own. Premium economy flyers, maybe, but not economy flyers. In Y, I'll choose a 330 over a 787 anyday. There are no 787s a...Jump to post
The sole An22 paid a flying visit today and is due back next week. Additionally, Lufthansa diverted in a 744 due medical issues. Anybody know the revised schedule for the AN22? It's running way behind the published schedule and is currently in Gandor. As for Cathay, there's always the A35K going fo...Jump to post
As explained above, the current B778 doesn't have the capabilities that QF needs and the A359ULR even less so. According to Flightglobal, Boeing is looking at options to make a B778 variant that would meet the required specs: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-focused-on-777-8-tweaks...Jump to post
David_itl wrote:The sole An22 paid a flying visit today and is due back next week. Additionally, Lufthansa diverted in a 744 due medical issues.