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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1223
Views: 69289

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Just curious, how come MSY hasn’t gone daily yet if growth has been strong? Is it because of RR? Probably. They do "upgauge" a lot, as the 789 is there so frequently that no one even bats an eye at it anymore. Though it's only a net total of 2 additional seats (216 vs 214) over the 788, t...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 49
Views: 2179

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Exactly. He specifically said "city" , not catchment area

Which, in the context of airports, is particularly inane... as (1) no airline uses only the city-proper for its market assessment, and (2) many large cities don't have an airport within the actual city limits, but usually a suburb

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

The "closest" moment was maybe when Amedeo's CEO Lapidus tried to start discussions with Delta Ironically, DL was also the most publicly vocal about having no interest in the aircraft: https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/06/17/delta-exec-airbus-a380-superjumbos-would-be-a-ba...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20169

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

What aircraft would you have suggested they use? The A340 that they would have ordered instead of the MD-11, had they been paying closer attention to what was happening at MD. In general every passenger MD-11 operator would have had a better time in the mid-'90s had they taken deliveries of A340-30...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 933
Views: 322771

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

though nobody would expect fuel-expensive ULH flights to take cargo in addition to pax and their luggage. That's not true at all. The old SIN-EWR took cargo, UA takes cargo on its California-SIN flights, EK takes cargo on several 16hr+ flights, etc. How much cargo are we talking here? Nothing impre...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 933
Views: 322771

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

JerseyFlyer wrote:
though nobody would expect fuel-expensive ULH flights to take cargo in addition to pax and their luggage.

That's not true at all. The old SIN-EWR took cargo, UA takes cargo on its California-SIN flights, EK takes cargo on several 16hr+ flights, etc.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1223
Views: 69289

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Will they upgrade to a bigger 787 or right to a 747 like in Austin? Unlikely there will ever be a 744 for BNA. As insane as growth in Nashville is, Austin is even more so. Never know. AUS' growth is impressive, however MSY has more or less mirrored it in rate (though slightly slower). As of April t...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 36144

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Growth of 23% over last April.

Nice! Tied with AUS for the 2nd strongest growth on USA-LHR.... behind only DEN, with absolutely massive growth.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20169

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Seems like history repeating itself with Delta using the wrong aircraft across the Pacific to HKG I remember when they used the MD11 from LAX and often had to stop for fuel What aircraft would you have suggested they use? There were only three at the time that could do the route nonstop, and DL onl...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 56
Views: 12525

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

xdlx wrote:
ANY TIME you go from BOEING to AIRBUS is a DOWNGRADE!

Please try not to be ridiculous... you're currently failing.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 63
Views: 9900

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Matt6461 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
The products do exactly what they were sold to do: they didn't miss performance specifications

That's not the standard I'm using.

Well, I guess that explains the disparity in conclusion then doesn't it. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 63
Views: 9900

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The products themselves weren't bad; the market analysis that led to them was. If the market analysis influenced the product development (as it did), then bad market analysis created a bad product (garbage in, garbage out). If, OTOH, the market analysis was completely unrelated to the product's cha...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 63
Views: 9900

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

ME3 is effectively a new concept of one stop to and from anywhere.If you take 150 A380's and the same number (if not more) of 777's then you are sucking an enormous (enormous) amount of pax volume out of the long haul market.So unsurprising (to me at least) that the vast majority of 'everyone else'...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 63
Views: 9900

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The 748i and A388 are terrible products The products themselves weren't bad; the market analysis that led to them was. One came way too late in its family's life, the other arguably way too early. I just retired and I worked on B747's for the last 37years non-Stop. The A380 will never even SEE that...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 56
Views: 12525

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would. That's usually reserved for a new route or entirely new aircraft type. Most pax couldn't tell the difference between a 763 and 772, let alone 772 and 77L. Both of these are new routes for DL from this airport, hence asking. No...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 5425

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Is 8,000 feet enough for FLL-DXB nonstop? Looking at videos of EK at FLL, it doesn't even use the full length of 10L as it stands now, so they'll be okay. Just because an aircraft doesn't use the full length of a runway in typical ops (which BTW, no scheduled service should be doing) doesn't mean t...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 15886

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Now that you mention charts. Page 2 Dec 01/16 and onwards. Considering sea level, on 2250m it won't be lifting more than 500Ts You doooo realize that an A380 at 500T would be more than capable of flying 2970nm, do you not? ....EK initially started their DXB-LAX at ~569T, and that's a route nearly t...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 230
Views: 20169

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Topic title should be corrected. The "replacement route" is Seattle/Kansai, not Seattle/Osaka. The Osaka airport is Itami, ITM (or city code, OSA), which has no international service. KIX is not "Osaka International" (which ITM was until 1994), it is Kansai International. Give i...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 15886

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on takeoff) would have it even easier. Can't speak for terminals and taxiways, but neither airport's runway would be an impediment. And let's face it, those...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10766

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

First of all -DL has the 275t not the 268t. Seems DL's aircraft are still 268T aircraft. They're easily capable of being 275T (or actually, 277T) but the airline wasn't operating them at that at the beginning of this year, and I'm unable to find any external evidence that they've uprated them. What...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham
Replies: 34
Views: 1408

Re: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham

Just built his kid a multi-million custom horse farm near Calabasas... be a shame if it has to get a "for sale" sign before they even move in. He will still get royalties for the songs he wrote, I doubt not touring is going to cause too much financial hardship. Everything is in touring no...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

These type of flights are a joke. No for profit airline would attempt these routes. Leaving L.A. proper out of the picture: the San Gabriel Valley is still 1.5million people, with 8 of its cities having the highest percentage of Asian Americans for cities over 25,000 people, and nearly a half dozen...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18246

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

What if they install economy 3-seaters that can be converted into a "bed" by raising the elbow rests in part of the cabin? I've seen some concepts like this for families traveling together. At take off/landing, all three seats are occupied, but for most of the trip, two of the passengers ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adds BTR and AMA
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: ViaAir adds BTR and AMA

I'll be shocked if it lasts longer than a year.

BTR has never fared well for much of anything beyond the Atlanta, Texas, and occasionally Tennessee hub connections.

I do however think F9 could find a niche there if they tried. Especially if they beat NK in. Doubt WN would ever care.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 15886

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

These type of flights are a joke. No for profit airline would attempt these routes. Leaving L.A. proper out of the picture: the San Gabriel Valley is still 1.5million people, with 8 of its cities having the highest percentage of Asian Americans for cities over 25,000 people, and nearly a half dozen...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 56
Views: 12525

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5222

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

If CX can find an extra 1.5 A350 hanging around, it seems like a good opportunity. The 77W is probably too big. I can’t see any other airline for which HKG-SEA would make sense (other than maybe Delta again once they have more A350s, and don’t have to use the comparatively guzzling 772). Hong Kong ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36536

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Nothing changed at all that would somehow make either route profitable.

You mean OTHER than factors like new fleet options, joint venture with a large Indian partner, far lower cost of fuel than the previous nonstop attempts, etc? :roll:

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10766

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

What difference does it make to mission planning if the 77Ls are "paid for" and the A359s aren't? Specific to performance? None. Specific to fleet/asset utilization? Cost. You are comparing capacity for different seating. 168 business ( lie flat too? ) seats take more room than 300+ econo...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

TS-IOR wrote:
There is not a single word about Tunisia on the DoT portal. Not in the Open Skies and not in the bilaterals lists of signing countries.

Tough to envision them starting any time soon, in light of such.

Is Tunis even FAA category1?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13935

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Well basically the answer to any post could be "well, the airline's gonna do what the airline wants to do". No, the airline's going to do what's in the best interest of its shareholders. That includes acquisitions. Sure it's not very exciting, but it's the only way to realistically addres...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26108

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I think the 777 has certainly started to build a bad rep among many, not just because of seat width, but because of noise, and number of pax in close proximity. I think the 787's slightly narrower seat issues are offset by the fancy PR and new cabin features, whilst staying so quiet. Good thing for...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 123
Views: 14204

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

EvanWSFO wrote:
The individual to whom you are referring has a long reputations of having a condescending attitude coupled with an overly inflated sense of worth. Easy to skip his postings thanks to his avatar.

Um, ya might wanna investigate that one again Sherlock... seeing as he's referring to B6JFKH81. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justify wins the Triple Crown
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Justify wins the Triple Crown

Only the 13th horse in 99yrs to do it, and only the 2nd (after Seattle Slew in 1977) to do it while undefeated. He led the pack from start to finish. https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/gettyimages-955118006-e1526738829907.jpg?quality=65&strip=all&w=780 Bob Baffert becomes onl...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10766

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather than constraint. It's 161 seats. And SQ has also said just 5days ago that they expect payload restrictions during winter... so...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10766

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

3. The Sing A350 will seat just 162, not 250. Because the plane wouldn't make it with 250 seats, even being the -ULR variant. Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10766

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

First of all -DL has the 275t not the 268t. Seems DL's aircraft are still 268T aircraft. They're easily capable of being 275T (or actually, 277T) but the airline wasn't operating them at that at the beginning of this year, and I'm unable to find any external evidence that they've uprated them. What...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13935

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Here, one of these may help: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7169H6OzyrL.png But until those become available en masse, the answer's the same it was yesterday and the same as it'll be tomorrow: The airline will order what best suits their needs + is available at the time it's needed...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 36144

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Just curious, but could you talk about how two carriers came to own jetbridges, with the airport owning the rest? Um, with words? Was modernization needed when the airport didn’t have necessary funds? Or did the carriers just decide they didn’t like existing jetbridges and/or they weren’t appropria...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15730

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

bland That's an opinion, not a fact. really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come. But none of them will have the historical significance of the first... many examples of which were placed in museums when there were plenty of other such models still in...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR 787 Engine retrofit
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: RR 787 Engine retrofit

Not without an entirely new certification process. We're talking different diameters, different thrust, different pylon, different weight (and ensuing characteristics), different stresses, different drag, different fuel economy, different software, etc etc..... so yeah, definitely not something that...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15730

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Great to see. Though, wondering where they're going to find the space to position it?

Seems pretty tight "across the street" with Concorde/747/787/etc.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 2386

Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Makes sense.

Both are alternative gateways for a larger market, both are 789s, and both require more than 1 aircraft per 24hrs....

...seems to be facially logical factors for them being selected.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA, MU launch Beijing-Copenhagen, Shanghai-Stockholm respectively
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: CA, MU launch Beijing-Copenhagen, Shanghai-Stockholm respectively

Zoedyn wrote:
It also shows Hainan Airlines has failed in getting approval for its PEK-OSL application from CAAC

Any reason given?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 123
Views: 14204

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

B6JFKH81 wrote:
boxeebox wrote:
I heard it from the CEO today at a company forum.

Soooooo.....you took internal information and made it public? Someone didn't read the Blue Book or Social Media/Forum policy....

Soooooo, is this like your first time on an AvGeek forum or something? That happens all the time.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 36144

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

msycajun wrote:
Someone can probably elaborate, but a lot of the current jetways are owned by the airlines, not the airport.

:shakehead: The airport owns 29 of the 35 existing bridges.

Only two airlines own any of them: WN (4) and DL (2).

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11367

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

Around the time that BA launched MSY-LHR, MSY-PAR was hovering around 50PDEW. Using 2015-2016 numbers traffic to France was about 77 PDEW based on this: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/21/british-airways-announces-us-destination-23-new-orleans-anna-aero-we-told-you-it-was-coming/ I mentioned Paris. Th...

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