This happens on Eurocarriers as well all the time. Frankly, from a lavatory perspective, flying coach is only acceptable now on Asian carriers. On western airlines, even in Business Class the lavs can become quite antagonizing towards the end of the flight.Jump to post
You guys are overcomplicating this. 787 has better performance. A330neo is cheaper. Oversimplifying is not much better. It's not oversimplifying. The A330 costs less to own. The 787 only performs significantly better on rather long routes. Most routes are not that long. So the picture is rather cle...Jump to post
Ordering B77Ws, an entirely new type for Swiss, as an interim solution for switching back to Airbus only a couple of years later would be nonsense. Or other way round, if they would plan with the A350, it would have been nonsense to order the B77W. You, like many, put way too much importance on fle...Jump to post
Senator Kennedy from Louisiana has sent a letter to the President of United demanding action: https://www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/press-releases?ID=DAD3DDBF-4AC3-4A2E-80E5-64A3D59FE43B Does anyone have a source for his claim that 18 of 24 animal deaths on planes last year were on United? If true, ...Jump to post
The crux of the scam - 126 jets for $10.2 billion in 2014 and now $8.7 billion for 36 jets. In addition, parliamentary committees and even the service chiefs had no idea of the Rafale deal till the announcement was made. The only scam that happened I assume was the Indian politicians trying to conv...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:Just about every statement above is incorrect
The selective outrage that most in the media display here only exposes them as complete frauds. First, before the release, it was played up by the Democrats and their media flunkies as a national security risk. Now that everyone has read it and it's more than clear that it isn't remotely one, they h...Jump to post
This is worse than Watergate really when you take into account the intent behind the abuse. We now need, while leaving Mueller in place, a second special counsel to unravel this DOJ/FBI abuse. We can now safely conclude: a) there were Russian attempts at interference in the election b) there was col...Jump to post
Also, LH has the right to fire the SN CEO just because they want the brand to turn into EW? That's brutal and rather sad to hear. C-Suit executives, even in countries with strong labor laws like Germany and other European countries, can be fired at any time without any reason given. That's what the...Jump to post
I have a couple of curiosities: is that an aircraft based in Europe or was it flown in from the US?, did previous Presidents (I think Bush and Clinton) travel the same way? would it be possible for the POTUS to get a "ride'' with a foreign air force or would that be against security and/protoc...Jump to post
Thanks for the confirmation. Although I can speak German, I am not a native speaker, so I wonder if you could just explain whether the wording of the Spiegel article suggests anything to you as a native speaker which I am not picking up. Specifically: "Auch die Schriftart des Markennamens ...Jump to post
Pretty incredible that this is only happening now.Jump to post
Will the widebodied fleets eventually going through a similar process or remain as is for each member of the LH group
seahawk wrote:All rumours say there will be more blue than before.
lostsound wrote:bunumuring wrote:Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage....
I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles.
But what can be seen of the crane still looks pretty yellow to me? Could be my computer's nightshift messing up the color tho.Jump to post
JetBuddy wrote:aviationaware wrote:Regarding the idea of a space station in a moon orbit vs a geostationary orbit, wouldn't a geosynchronous orbit not be much better with regards to radiation and overall reachability?
Geosynchronous moon orbit in a postition towards the earth
How in the world did Mrs. Ada Quonsett get onboard in the age of high security? A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial airplanes made it past two Transport Security Administration agents at O'Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the air...Jump to post
No seriously, I don't think the web address on their planes is a big deal. It's not like they are flying around with a huge telephone number billboard livery like Easyjet did in the early days.
neomax wrote:The A380 is ahead of its time. China and Japan will need some sooner or later, as high congestion at airports is only going to get worse, and VLA's are the solution.
Bring back the big black nose...love it. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wjESlwQipw0/VNmv8wG86SI/AAAAAAAAJv0/5oMEY9XDqU0/s1600/Z%2Bretro%2B2.jpg well-done LH! I absolutely love it! I hope this is their real new colors That is a retro jet 747-8 that has been flying for some time now. It's not the new live...Jump to post
Now we have the A350-1000 in the 350 seat market, and the 777-9 in the 375 seat market, however you can basilly put 350 passengers into the A350-1000 before you get to the 777-9 empty weight. It means the fuel burn on the 777-9 will be higher than the A350-1000. So where exactly are we disagreeing?...Jump to post
It's difficult to understand all these safety issues. Space Shuttle ferried astronauts to the ISS, and so does Soyuz. What makes Dragon 2 (and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner) so difficult to meet similar safety standards? I very much doubt Soyuz fulfils those safety standards, yet NASA choses to remain...Jump to post
The A35K can also go 10 abreast. In an all economy layout, there is only a 35 seat difference. As zeke said, the 779X is hardly much larger. Only when you compare apples with oranges. Lufthansa uses 9 abreast in their A359 so there is zero reason to assume they would go 10 abreast in an A35J. Par f...Jump to post
The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good. The 77W to 779 is only around 1 row of business and two rows of economy, hardly “much larger” Yo...Jump to post
On short haul flights I never recline my seat, even if flying in business class. I simply try to make use of the time to work... I don't either, but I only fly short legs up to 2 hours and we mustn't forget those planes also fly a couple of far longer sectors. LHR - IST is a 4 hour flight for examp...Jump to post
What we know: 1) Congress sources say stage 2 & payload crashed 2) SpaceX says Falcon 9 performed nominally => if both is true, the only explanation is that the payload malfunctioned and sent stage 2 down into the ocean. Frankly, if it really was just some classified com sat I can't really see h...Jump to post
HI Do planes have to pay fees for landing in a diversion? If so can the airport charge what they like or is there special universal rates? Airports have public price lists which constitute standing offers for contracts. As soon as you put wheels on the ground, you close a contract based on implied ...Jump to post
einsteinboricua wrote:Saying that SJL has a reputation for stuff like this almost implies that she purposely told UA to deny boarding to someone in F to make way for her
I actually found Jackson -Lee's narration humorous and admirably restrained while also being coldly dismissive of the "disruptive passenger." It was ice cold. She accused Ms Simon of racism, which is probably the lowest route she could have chosen. That’s admirably restrained by you? Ms S...Jump to post
They didn’t say she switched flights, they said she cancelled. Not only does that not make any sense in the middle of your journey, it’s not even possible to cancel following legs once the first leg has been flown. It makes me rather angry to see how many people chose to believe United’s cock and bu...Jump to post
Anyone who has ever cancelld a flight through the United app knows the passenger is telling the truth and United is doubling down on a lie to cover a corrupt politician - this TPG stunt doesn’t add to the stories credibility but takes it away entirely.Jump to post
There is no evidence that proves the passenger cancelled. Period. All there is is evidence that SOMEONE cancelled. That could have been a United staffer who was intimidated by SJL for all we know, it wouldn’t be the first time. Who knows how many times SJL has pulled this stunt before and just been ...Jump to post
Basically the customer is saying there's a conspiracy, and people who like conspiracies believe her. Everyone knows (or should know) that you can't convince these people with proof. They'll just say it's part of the conspiracy. The only thing that comes close to proof here is the reputation Miss Ja...Jump to post
Fab news for the Newmarket horse-racing community. We've been debating here on A-net for years that EK should look at STN, what kept them ?? I also wonder if we could also see EK trying an extra US route via STN. If I am not much mistaken, race horse containers are too large for belly cargo? I woul...Jump to post