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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 645
Views: 79152

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

klm617 wrote:
I get that but comparing ATL-BOM to NYC-BOM is no comparison either the traffic from NYC is huge to India compared to ATL.

So's the competition, which is why ATL is in consideration for the flight.... as you've been told a thousand different times by a hundred different posters.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 5719

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

That suggests to me that there is a long-term strategy for MSY. Your lips to God's ears! :pray: :pray: :pray: NK is going to have 4 gates at the North Terminal, and I’ve heard they’ll eventually be at 30 departures a day. There’s more to come. Was just about to ask how many gates. Would love to kno...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14036

Re: 787 family future prospects

trav777 wrote:
Is the past 5 years of data insufficient?

In a word: yes.

Particularly seeing as one had been in service for years prior, with tons of real-world data that airlines could use in their assessment; and the other not at all.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 21757

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

(still salty about QF putting "Yananyi Dreaming" on a narrowbody! :mad: ) You must be the only one, everyone else around this part of the world hated the vomit comet and was glad to see the end of it. You just reiterated my point: Who else outside of "that part of the world" eve...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD breaks its pax record
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: MAD breaks its pax record

Still quite surprised that no one flies IAH-MAD, despite DFW being right there.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 74
Views: 7023

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

Surprised that no one's yet mentioned the actual answer.... which is that AA went a different route: the infamous "More Room Throughout Coach" https://thetravelinsider.info/imagesold/aamoreroom.gif Before the likes of Song and Ted even debuted, AA was loudly trumpeting that they would offe...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 645
Views: 79152

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

jfklganyc wrote:
They made such a big deal about it

Uh, how exactly?

There were like two official press releases, none offering specifics.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22007

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

ERJ170 wrote:
Copa to Panama to go with the United Club?

It really is a head-scratcher, how CM continues to avoid expanding into medium US markets.

MSY remains the sole FAA-medium US gateway that they serve, and has held that distinction for nearly 4yrs.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22007

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

Isn’t “big” likeky to be a reference to the big easy? Not sure why that'd be news, seeings as multiple airlines already fly MSY-RDU. Even if none did, I'm still not sure why that'd be worthy of some large announcement. UA-->FRA Not really UA's thing. Unless they've had some major shift in prioritie...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 21757

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Wow ! An A-netters dream come true... *IF* they actually place it on a widebody, or at least an aircraft likely to be seen in their worldwide network. These would suck if they do nothing but put them on EU-flying A32X. (still salty about QF putting "Yananyi Dreaming" on a narrowbody! :mad...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 10679

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

lavalampluva wrote:
Circling the drain.

Quite the opposite, I'd say they're finally starting to act like a rational airline:
established financing, fleet rationalization, and slow organic growth.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 54
Views: 12461

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

cedarjet wrote:
For LHR and LAX nothing smaller will do.

Which is exactly why they've started sending 789s to both, and are looking at only the 777 and A350 for their proposed east-Australia nonstops to LHR... isn't it? ;)

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Busiest Airports 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 2958

Re: World's Busiest Airports 1990

1998 was indeed the year that ATL overtook ORD as busiest airport by pax, and held it ever since.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 16964

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

The Boeing has a higher resale value Based on _____? Existing fleet base and orders. At the moment the A338 is something of like a unicorn in the market, which usually means less takers for used frames. That would be undeniably true if the A338 were an all new, or even heavily redesigned, model... ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9029

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

with program launch less than 6 months away Even if that were true, it'd be in no way set in stone. those figures are almost certainly set in stone. ( See above ) the only thing boeing is doing right now is planning how to build the 797, not what they're building. Again, way too broad of an assumpt...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9029

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

musman9853 wrote:
anything else you wanna know?

Yes: why you didn't read the second sentence in that article, and realize what it's telling you.... which is essentially that there's nothing concrete about those stats.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Maybe DL will end up with 10 QF-prompted "project sunrise" A350-1000s for 77L replacement including LAX SYD and LAX JNB. LAX-JNB? That's quite ambitious. I'll believe it when I see it. 99% percent chance that he meant ATL-JNB, as he clearly said "77L replacement" and that's a ro...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Have you ever entertained the idea that Deltas plans for the aircraft shifted and the uprating was done for the new role/the changed market. Delta, smart purchasers that the are, didn't buy more aircraft as they expected to need at the time. Turns out the needed more plane. They now have it. Which ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9096

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

The simplest reason, and best reason that comes to mind is that UAL operates a Star Alliance hub at EWR that can be used to feed the SQ flight. When SQ first chose an NYC airport for the nonstops, EWR was a SkyTeam hub of CO's. They operated it for 9yrs, haitus for 5, then returned. Star Alliance f...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 16964

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Depends on how one defines "Low-Cost Longhaul" airlines. Thomson/TUI isn't a low cost airline. It's a charter/package tour operator that sells individual tickets on the side. WestJet, are they even a LCC anymore ? Hence the opening sentence. The Boeing has a higher resale value Based on _...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9029

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

musman9853 wrote:
if we know what the nma specs are (spoiler, we do)

We do?

...can you list those out then.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24696

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Also I don't get why BA shows no intention to order more. It's most useful to them and they just aren't taking it. Because while LHR is indeed horribly constrained, BA is the airline least affected: they've got a large portfolio of slots, and still have the ability to (1) upgauge smaller aircraft, ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9029

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

Why on earth is that thing called a Sugar Glider? Because the bulk of its diet is fruit and nectar. They're also quite possibly the most awesome pet on the planet. They bond very well with humans, and are easy to teach tricks. Plenty of YouTube vids of people teaching Sugar Gliders to do everything...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 16964

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

VSMUT wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
I wouldn’t rule out the 787. It has been the go to aircraft for Low-Cost Long-Haul airlines.

Eh? Isn't it just Scoot, Norwegian and Jetstar?

Depends on how one defines "Low-Cost Longhaul" airlines.

Can definitely add Thomson (and arguably) WestJet, to that list.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9029

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

Flying will be boring in 20 years, where nearly every narrow-body aircraft is either a 737 or 320 and every wide-body aircraft is either a 787 or 350. Simple convergent evolution. It's the same reason that a Flying Squirrel and a Sugar Glider have come to look/behave/move exactly alike, despite hav...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

When did it happen? From flight24 record, it seems that all flights between LAX and SIN are operated by ULR frames (9V-SG*). Did I miss anything? Yes, you did. For example, on November 19, SIN-LAX-SIN was operated by 9V-SMS, a standard A359. I know that personally, as I had a friend on it, and was ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

moyangmm wrote:
Did you mean EWR? SQ has never flown to JFK.

SQ has flown to JFK for decades, and still does.

Just that it's decided to keep JFK via FRA, and not nonstop.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9563

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

TWA772LR wrote:
How do you even pronounce Joon?

More or less how it looks, but with a bit more "zh" sound in the "j."

It's mean to be a pun on the French "jeune," meaning "young," hence the Millennial focus of this failed venture.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 50
Views: 8694

Re: United #2 Airline Again

seatback wrote:
Hubs not listed are probably only marginally profitable.

Poor assumption.

UA has quite publicly touted the profitability of its DEN hub, for years.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

But yeah, let's ignore the multiple large orders to Airbus Non sequitur much? the attempt to financially harm Boeing A claim that you could never in a million years objectively substantiate. the other public disputes That came out in Deltas (and for that matter, everyone involved BUT Boeing) favor-...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

meaning Boeing had the rights to force Delta into taking additional 739s. That's more BS than a Kansas City stockyard..... I find it odd that I get such negative reactions to this. You think it's odd when more-knowledgeable people point out that you (so often) don't have a clue what you're talking ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Boeing is also an entity that has the responsibility to maximize value for their investors. Their shareholders probably wouldn't like them selling aircraft to Delta for practically nothing. And that has nil' bearing on your ridiculous attempt at a point, because 1) it's not Delta's worry what Boein...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I at least have bragging rights on my side. After the initial A350/330 order in 2014 I said Delta would never order another Boeing. I've been right so far. In your own delusional head perhaps... but here on planet Earth, the rest of us realize that DL has twice since ordered new aircraft from Boein...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Bigger question you SHOULD be asking is why isn't SQ deploying the base 359 on LAX-SIN. There's a very good reason why, the plane doesn't have the range. You may wish to inform SQ of that, seeing as standard A359s subbed in on LAX-SIN-LAX several times once the second flight began operating. It's n...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 238
Views: 47536

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

You all keep saying this but yet you never provide any reason for it. Not sure where *you* get off chastising anyone else for pointless repetition, seeing as you're just regurgitating your same conclusory talking points that have been addressed by multiple posters prior. But to take one more ride o...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 5719

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
for the first 6 months of 2017

2017 or 2018?

Seeing as the flight didn't operate until almost the 4th month of 2017.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019 expectations
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Paris Air Show 2019 expectations

I don't disagree that QR wont need it but I feel there is a flaw in the logic. Why would an airline need more capability when all of the aircraft they currently have can perform all the missions they currently perform... Where are the airlines with aircraft performing missions they aren't capable o...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 49
Views: 8110

Re: A350 family future prospects

And finally what about LCCs? With 10ab and heavy lifting capability it could make a fair few routes viable It's also extremely expensive (relative to other options) and has a comparatively long wait time. We didn't see LoCos go for 777 sized aircraft, especially as they became available secondhand/...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8469

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

FlyRow wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Yayy! That means KL will order A380s or the 747-8?

KLM has said multiple times it's not interested even in secondhand A380's.

...and NO airline is interested in the 748i, even according to Boeing. So there's that. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13611

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

I can't fail to notice that there is a lot of empty space in the south-east. What destinations and from which hubs are the most likely to be added in the future? Notably absent is Florida/MSY from PDX... the latter of which has a noticeable lack of LoCo service to either. Wouldn't be surprised if t...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA suspends PVG-SYD/MEL; A look at Air China in Shanghai
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Re: CA suspends PVG-SYD/MEL; A look at Air China in Shanghai

Zoedyn wrote:
Because clearly MU, along with CZ, has long been blocked to open intercontinental longhauls from PEK, CA's hub

For the most part, yes; though are are some exceptions, most notably CZ's PEK-AMS.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A330-900 Passenger experience
Replies: 64
Views: 6643

Re: A330-900 Passenger experience

Oh, your previous posts already proven that fact. Meh, seeing as you and the word "proven" don't exactly have the greatest of acquaintanceship, again: such as? Oh honey, just scroll to your previous comments. No need to play dumb. Lot of blah blah blah, yet very little substance from you....

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Dubai on the A343
Replies: 14
Views: 6286

Re: BA to Dubai on the A343

Only critics of Club World are those who haven’t flown it What a stunningly astute conclusion that you came to based on no evidence whatsoever. :roll: I mean, not like it isn't near-universally criticized among frequent flyers and ratings companies/surveys alike. But hey, who would've thought that ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 232
Views: 32253

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

That had a fuel stop at SID. :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead: The routing for the 744s was JNB-CPT-FLL-ATL-JNB, then via SID on the westbound only thereafter. The move was done after FLL pax had to deplane for customs/immigration processing at first point of entry, after 9/11. SID was added to t...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14036

Re: 787 family future prospects

Planeflyer wrote:
So what is your #?

ANSWER: a conclusion that'll be arrived at when there's actual/sufficient data to support it.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14036

Re: 787 family future prospects

The -400 was an attempt to make the 767 competitive w 330. Slight correction, the -400ERX was an attempt to make the 767 competitive with the A330. If nothing else, the current -400ER was a stunting of the aircraft, due to DL's requested LGA compatability. The neo will certainly do better but it wo...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Dubai on the A343
Replies: 14
Views: 6286

Re: BA to Dubai on the A343

readytotaxi wrote:
The J cabin does look a tad nicer than BA.

Well that's not hard to do. You could throw pig feces all over the cabin of most major airlines' longhaul J... and it'd still look better than Club World. :( :(

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14036

Re: 787 family future prospects

Could it be that there is little to no market for them? Perhaps, though by far the more likely reason is that the replacement cycle for previous A330s has only barely begun, particularly on the lower end: the oldest A332s out there are only 21, and many of them were already replaced by A333CEOs. It...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 14036

Re: 787 family future prospects

80% of 330’s will be replaced by787 You seem to be quite educated on stuff that you completely made up. ;) The 330 to the 787 is like 767 was to the 330. Uh, no, it's not.... seeing as unlike that situation, there was no updated 767 in the last decade to compete against a newer generation offering,...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A330-900 Passenger experience
Replies: 64
Views: 6643

Re: A330-900 Passenger experience

is that similar to how you made a proclamation as if it were fact, with no basis of evidence, only to then get annoyed when I, and others, came along and said you were incorrect? Such as? Oh, your previous posts already proven that fact. Meh, seeing as you and the word "proven" don't exac...

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