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by Boeing778X
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 90
Views: 9037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Would love to see them at AA, this may allow AA to convert those A350 orders to something they dont have right now. Unfortunately, I think the execs are not lying when they say thay they dont see the need for a 100 seater, at least unless they get a Delta deal or something unlikely like that. AA is...

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by Boeing778X
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57488

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And THAT is a huge kick in the head for Boeing! Terrific news for the C-Series! You know what would be a mind blowing lineup? CS100 CS300 CS500 A321neo A321LR A322 Unstoppable! Boeing has to do an NSA now! I think this: CS100 CS300 A320neo A321neo A322neo Does the job nicely. I've long thought that...

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by Boeing778X
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 960
Views: 57488

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And THAT is a huge kick in the head for Boeing! Terrific news for the C-Series!

You know what would be a mind blowing lineup?

CS100
CS300
CS500
A321neo
A321LR
A322

Unstoppable! Boeing has to do an NSA now!

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 391
Views: 74800

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

It's nice that the LUS A321s will get power. If MQ could get power for the E175s, that'd be great.

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 47992

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Seems like the MoM is a done deal. I'm hearing rumblings of further details coming, and a few sources have even said the 797 may actually be launched formally at Dubai next month. Not ready to put money on that just yet, but the 797 seems to be beyond just a concept at this point regardless :) The ...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Not caring about employees and their livelihood, let alone their employment contracts and collective bargaining agents.... sounds to me like you're doing pretty well in heading down that management path you desire. Not in the least! A business/company is all one giant vehicle. Employees who are hap...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

"give a flip about the solidarity brotherhood nonsense"??? I have no idea what you do in the aviation industry, but trust me, management views you as a cost to be minimized or eliminated. When your turn is up and you watch management destroy your profession and you no longer can pay your ...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

I'd like to see your job get outsourced and your profession get destroyed and see how much you like it. Supporting a family is more important than having a cool new shiny jet flying into your airport so that you can take pictures of it and talk about it on airliners.net. Union members would rather ...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The Union Member way of talking is so fricking cringy! :crazy: Based on what I've read, most of them would rather regionals fly around in E145s and CRJ-200s for the rest of eternity. I'd like to see your job get outsourced and your profession get destroyed and see how much you like it. Supporting a...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 47992

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I am very curious to find out if Boeing's initial statement that the 797 would be 7Y seating was a ruse. If they do go with 8Y, the a330neo will be squeezed by the 797 from below just as it is by the 787 from above. I don't understand why Airbus is waiting. Their current projects of the a350-1000 a...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 13301

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

What else was there to replace the SAABs with? This has been the subject of many threads in the past, there are one or two 30 PAX regional turboprops out there to choose from. EMB is not making any more 120s apparently and the ATR, at least you know it will have support in the future. Would love to...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Here are the oodles of other concepts out there... http://www.airline-empires.com/uploads/gallery/album_576/med_gallery_23562_576_363033.png http://payload40.cargocollective.com/1/0/11637/3119185/United%20Final%20Final-03.jpg http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/43/22/43492243/photos/Boeing/united%20airl...

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by Boeing778X
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, ...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 47992

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Seems like the MoM is a done deal. I'm hearing rumblings of further details coming, and a few sources have even said the 797 may actually be launched formally at Dubai next month. Not ready to put money on that just yet, but the 797 seems to be beyond just a concept at this point regardless :) The i...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, ...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

The number of C919s on order is impressive. What's also impressive is that I have never seen a customer list that comprised mostly of Banks and Leasing Groups, GECAS being the sole non-Chinese customer. It will be interesting to see where they will go. That’s the problem, other than GECAS it’s all ...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

The number of C919s on order is impressive.

What's also impressive is that I have never seen a customer list that comprised mostly of Banks and Leasing Groups, GECAS being the sole non-Chinese customer. It will be interesting to see where they will go.

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 47992

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

[photoid][/photoid] Scores of thousands of kilograms less weight is what justifies it. The 787-8 has an OEM OEW of 118,000kg. I expect MoM to come in around the 85,000 kilogram mark (around a 767-300ER). That is over 50,000 kilograms lighter and that is going to be huge in terms of trip fuel savings...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Did UA fire you and that's why you went to AA? Really, hating on your old employer show indignity and disrespect. How did this "UA as my former employer" thing start? Hell no! Since when?! UA wishes I was a former employee :roll: Just the thought of working for them makes me nauseous! A P...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

Was just thinking about this earlier. Clearly, Airbus owns this market, and if Boeing does not act soon, not only will the MAX 9 and 10 be further marginalized by the market leading A321neo, the MAX 7 and 8 may start taking hits by the CSeries, provided BBD launches a CS500, which would be superior ...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 67
Views: 20795

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

The first 787-10 for SQ has emerged from the CHS FAL and it is in SQ colors, so it's clear that at least some of the fleet will be operated by SQ (and I expect most, if not all, will be). https://imagr.eu/up/g911w_DLOXbRyWsAAaGa4.jpg Image Courtesy of https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/9152421...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 17308

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

The most successful wide body family ever is the A330-200/300 A340-200/300 and now A330-800/900. Same fuselage, same wings and different engines, beats out the 777. Huh. Two different models, same type rating. I'll play ball: A330/A340 = 1745 units built 777/787 = 2118 units built* No...Just...no. ...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4464

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

Obviously a false statement. *Cough, Cough* SPIRIT!

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 17308

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

326 orders, derived from the most successful widebody family ever, about 2 years ahead of EIS with 747s, A340s, A380s and older 777s being retired in the next decade? Well worth the risk! The most successful wide body family ever is the A330-200/300 A340-200/300 and now A330-800/900. Same fuselage,...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

They need to rebrand. The livery they wear is of a better airline from a better time. Bring back the Tulip. They need a livery to match the service. Exunited will only have to complain about ex-CO employees about how they don't conform to the culture of indignity and disrespect. Did UA fire you and...

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by Boeing778X
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. That is not at all the truth, but you wouldn't know because you don't fly United. For someone who really hates United...and who no longer flies United...you sure do spend alot of your time and energy thinking about an enterprise you hate. https://i1.wp.c...

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by Boeing778X
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2474
Views: 166411

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I rode on N722AN and N732AN the other day. The window size of the 777 is pleasant. I find the 787 windows to be quite immersive, but actually, quite large.

A slightly bigger window on the 777X over the 777 is a-okay!

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by Boeing778X
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

United would be better of investing in its people & offerings rather than investing in rebranding. Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. Here's a good livery. Cold, minimalist, monochromatic. Don't even need to change the text and font. LCC almost. AND NEW! :bigthumbsup: And easy ID. Don...

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by Boeing778X
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 17308

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

The 777X isn't doing well?! Are you serious? Enough already :banghead: 326 orders, and it's not doing well! Only an Airbus fan can downplay that! Oh com'on. 326 orders: - Emirates: 150 - Qatar Airways: 60 Middle East Orders: 210 (64%) What really is the point you're trying to convey in this regard?...

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

No... but the hairnet globe from CO should be killed off along with anything else Continental. Hey, anyone working at UA who used to work for CO should quit their jobs IMMEDIATELY! I have good reason to believe your life is in an alarming amount of danger! Come bring your good customer service to A...

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Here's a good livery.

Cold, minimalist, monochromatic. Don't even need to change the text and font. LCC almost. AND NEW! :bigthumbsup: And easy ID. Don't fly the airline with the blue tail!

Image

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 102
Views: 8326

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

They need to rebrand. The livery they wear is of a better airline from a better time.

Bring back the Tulip. They need a livery to match the service. Exunited will only have to complain about ex-CO employees about how they don't conform to the culture of indignity and disrespect.

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 17308

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

That might actually be quite logical. Trading in 777x orders for 78X orders. Gives them more flexibility in years to come, if the need arises, they could always reorder the 777X. This will not please Boeing though, 777X isn't doing that well, except in the Middle East. The 777X isn't doing well?! A...

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 17308

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

This is just a gut feeling but Emirates will do with Boeing what it did when it axed the A350 in favor of more A380's but this time it will reduce the massive 777X order and convert them to 787's. That might actually be quite logical. Trading in 777x orders for 78X orders. Gives them more flexibili...

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The Union Member way of talking is so fricking cringy! :crazy: Based on what I've read, most of them would rather regionals fly around in E145s and CRJ-200s for the rest of eternity.

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by Boeing778X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 31
Views: 6137

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

AA jumped from the four-holer ship before just about everyone. By the mid 90s, everything was three and under, with three engined planes removed post-9/11. Even if AA did go with the 744, there is a good chance they would have been dropped in favor of planes like the 777 quickly. I find it interesti...

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by Boeing778X
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16320

Re: AA's new branding

Um...You were saying? I was saying: what on Earth do you find alluring about that terrible livery? The new one isn't anything imaginative or inspiring, but it's light years beyond what they had. Oh come on, it's not THAT terrible! Very Spanish, classy, and it's one of the only liveries I know that ...

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by Boeing778X
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 391
Views: 74800

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

14 Air Whiskey CR2s are now flying United Express lines out of ORD; N408AW, N409AW, N419AW, N420AW, N423AW, N424AW, N425AW, N429AW, N431AW, N435AW, N436AW, N438AW, N464AW and N466AW. N420AW is in United Express livery. 44 remaining ZW CR2s flying American Eagle lines. Does anyone have the official ...

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by Boeing778X
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 391
Views: 74800

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

14 Air Whiskey CR2s are now flying United Express lines out of ORD; N408AW, N409AW, N419AW, N420AW, N423AW, N424AW, N425AW, N429AW, N431AW, N435AW, N436AW, N438AW, N464AW and N466AW. N420AW is in United Express livery. 44 remaining ZW CR2s flying American Eagle lines. Does anyone have the official ...

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by Boeing778X
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1106
Views: 43078

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Boeing has stated that the CSeries doesn't compete with anything they make, but it's obvious that they are afraid of what it would become. The prospect of a CS500 should really weigh in the mind of BBD. Such an aircraft would blow the A320neo and 737 MAX 8 out of the water. For Boeing, that's obviou...

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by Boeing778X
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16320

Re: AA's new branding

considering how stunning the previous livery and corporate image was ...and by that you mean "not at all," no? If not, then what on earth is "stunning" about this?? 306847 Terrible Photo! ;) Um...You were saying? :eyepopping: https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-ima...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

It's just such a damn shame though. The E175-E2 would have been a great plane for the regionals. Sure, it was dumb to develop it in its form when Embraer knew full well how utterly stubborn unions are in this country. Not gonna budge. But the E175-E2 is not the only one. You'll never see the E2, MR...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16320

Re: AA's new branding

The other day I was flying through DFW and it really hit me how cheap AA's new branding looks. The gate and check-in areas look like an IKEA showroom First it was "too much", now it's "cheap?" Some people can't be pleased, I guess :banghead: And if you're not used to the new liv...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11949

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

It's just such a damn shame though. The E175-E2 would have been a great plane for the regionals. Sure, it was dumb to develop it in its form when Embraer knew full well how utterly stubborn unions are in this country. Not gonna budge. But the E175-E2 is not the only one. You'll never see the E2, MRJ...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 14345

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

For non-777X-believers like me Mm, indeed :sarcastic: It's going to be pretty funny watching "non-777X-believers" here on A.net talk about how the 777X was a mistake for the next 15 years while it turns out to be a success. Humble Pie will be a common dish on here in the years ahead :scra...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31107

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Are there any routes over 5000-5500Nm that are 77E or 789 at the moment? If there are, those are the routes that would be better served by the A359, even if there was no cargo at all since the trip fuel burn would be lower for the A359. With cargo the advantage would start from a shorter range. Tho...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16320

Re: AA's new branding

I wish AA had incorporated more of the tail design into the gate/podium branding. Not necessarily the whole tail design, as that would probably be a little too much, but the tail has great detail with the multiple shades of red, white/silver, and especially blue stripped together that I wish had be...

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by Boeing778X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 14345

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

Interesting, I also assumed that Lufthansa was to be the first operator. What does this mean for Lufthansa? Nothing or is this some kind of sign? For non-777X-believers like me Mm, indeed :sarcastic: It's going to be pretty funny watching "non-777X-believers" here on A.net talk about how ...

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