waoz1 wrote:Dont know why everyones going crazy over Sydney - London non stop.... Perth to London hasnt even started and everyones complaining thats too long in a plane.
Singapore Airlines already fly standard A350s from SIN to SFO, a sector that is the same distance as ATL to JNB. Airbus hasn't, to my knowledge, delivered any A350 @ 280t MTOW yet, so the A350 is able to fly this distance even in lower MTOW variant. I think the first A350 @ 280t will be delivered a...Jump to post
LAX is already overflowing. As with most congested airports, it depends on the time. Mornings until around 3pm have plenty of availability at the international terminal... all that's really there are S.Pacific inbounds and a handful of northeast Asian outbounds. After that though, the Transatlantic...Jump to post
So essentially what market does the ULR cover? Airlines who want to carry a very lightweight load over a very long distance. SQ are the only customer aren't they? Yep. Just about every other airline (even in SE Asia) can make due with the standard. The likes of BKK/SGN/CGK/etc to California are all...Jump to post
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Santiago or Austin. Austin is becoming a new tech city in America, and has recently seen British start LHR service. I think there is definitely potential for this route to work, especially with connections at FRA to India and Eastern Europe. FRA-AUS is 8,536 km, w...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:Frankfurt may be too far away to serve a lot of areas with smaller aircraft except for a Boeing 767. This is where MOM could really help or codesharing with former subsidiary Condor.
Would Lufthansa return to PDX as jump 4-5x/week? Seems quite unlikely. LH couldn't make PDX work against a single competing route (AMS), and that was back when it had the advantage of years of incumbency. Now PDX has 4 European nonstops, so I'd sincerely doubt that LH would want to be the (literal)...Jump to post
Having a low-density high-premium A333 (or a nearly 300-seater low-premium A343) as their route-opening aircraft, probably doesn't help. True, I agree. Seems like they'll be a great candidate for the MOM, if indeed it shapes up to be a 200seater aimed at approx 4000-5000nm. They have on order only ...Jump to post
LH already has most of North America well-covered Covered, yes... in the sense of minimal adequacy. LH hasn't attempted most of the medium-Hub metros in the USA, and they've failed on several of their attempts (e.g. PHX, PDX) at even large-Hub metros. Having a low-density high-premium A333 (or a ne...Jump to post
How capable is the Egyptian aviation authority to investigate a crash offshore in deep waters? Not to pick on them, but apart from the US, UK, Russia and maybe a couple of others around the world do the others even have the submersibles and the technology/ money to pursue an investigation on the se...Jump to post
Surely the A359ULR or whatever it's called by then would be the front runner here Doubtful The A359 gets its range for trading pax for additional fuel permitted by its modified tanks. The standard A359 will, in a short time, be able to carry greater payload on any route that it can fly, than an A35...Jump to post
To be a failure, you nee to have frustrated your purpose. In that sense, Etihad is no a failure, as they have (and continue to) accomplish their primary goal, which is to drive more people into AUH than would fly to/through there without them. They're not great at investments, nor would they likely ...Jump to post
intothinair wrote:There are too many incentives that the Chinese government has which will outeigh any minor efficiency or reliability losses for an Airline. Wait for it.
If Calgary, which is less than half the size of Portland, can handle multiple flights to London, plus Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Manchester, Delta will do fine on this route. Remember, Portland has many thousands of new California transplants (flush with cash from selling their million-dollar houses)...Jump to post
Not mentioned yet is that the 9 abreast A350 or 8 abreast A330neo has a superior Y passenger experience compared to the 9 abreast 787. With competition on most of their markets, I think Delta weighed that factor in. That may explain why Delta sticks to 9 abreast on their 777's contrary to common kn...Jump to post
I always find it weird when large airlines like DL have such a mix of Airbus and Boeing fleets. It seems like a maintenance nightmare. You have it backwards: It's no big deal for larger airlines, as they can afford the introductory complexity of a mixed fleet, and balance it off against the strengt...Jump to post
Delta might have to adjust some to compete. Again, why bother? They already run a route (AMS) that competes on cnnxs, and FI/DE are also there for the leisure crowd. If DL is getting those LHR yields in decent quantity, why would they want to change? None of us can really say whether or not they ar...Jump to post
For that setup at BTR, how would baggage/customs be handled? Would there also be barriers put around one of the baggage claims and everyone walking out with a bag have to hand their form to the officer or would all baggage be collected on the jetway and customs done right after immigration (which t...Jump to post
Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of IAG SA and the owner of British Airways, has said the company would consider the Chinese-made aircraft. This is all that was said... and it's essentially saying nothing. Of course they'll "consider" it. Not a snowball's chance in hell that they'll ...Jump to post
Anyone think BA will pick this up and push DL out of the market? Not any time soon. If you were BA, why bother? 1) PDX is not an essential market that they HAVE to be in, 2) there's no guarantee that they actually WOULD push DL off the route, including with AS' help; and even if they did, 3) at wha...Jump to post
tealnz wrote:Both the A350-900URL and 777-8 can trade passengers for fuel to fly longer.
That said, IINM, B6 is the only US major to still operate "the Cursed" flight numbers on any route that touches the Lower48. IINM, WN was otherwise the last one to do so in 2002. Of the four remaining Legacies, AS and UA still have that number, but for decades have restricted it to Alaska ...Jump to post
How are things done at OGG? Both AC and WS fly daily into OGG which doesn't have an international arrivals area. They may have on-call customs agents but no dedicated on-site staff to my knowledge. You don't need a specifically-purposed building per se, nor permanent staff; just the proven ability ...Jump to post
The 762's were long gone by the time the merger took place. The merger was 2008, he 762s were gone by early to 05 I flew the 762 ATL-SLC and ONT-ATL in Feb and Mar of '05...they were retired around May-June. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. ...Jump to post
Did you have newer data to share?? For MSY, yes. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1laCqZCR-4-H_1Sd7Nd9J7mCeHU6hL8etDrcw2-Z8wvk/edit#gid=0 Int'l stats are the last tab along the bottom. Even discounting Canada, total int'l for 2016 was nearly double the stat posted above. Foreign traffic grew ...Jump to post
A year in jail would have been sufficient. You've removed an otherwise able and contributing member of society and made him a ward of the state and taxpayer liability for nearly 10 years. Why should this drug addict get leniency when most others do not? Were this some crackhead who lit a plane on f...Jump to post
In response to the RDU and MSY comment: RDU is the only airport within 160 miles of CLT to have nonstop, Trans-Atlantic service and their AA LHR service is/was partially subsidized by a few companies in the area, (If my memory serves correctly). As for the MSY area, 348 miles to IAH. Point being: M...Jump to post
The 779 doesn't have VLA capacity. The -10X is close, but even then not quite there. Not really sure how you're arriving at that conclusion, considering that there's no official/standard definition of what constitutes "VLA capacity" or not. :scratchchin: 744 seems like a minimum baseline ...Jump to post
ASQ400 wrote:The 779 doesn't have VLA capacity. The -10X is close, but even then not quite there.
The Canada one, however, is not. The FAA would beg to differ... the requirement for FIS availability is their concern for pre-cleared flights, the actual use thereof is immaterial. Just ask AS, if you'd rather not hear it from me: They quite publicly had a flight to SNA turned around, despite perfe...Jump to post
I excluded flights from Canadian as (at least the flights to these cities) they have pre-clearance and they don't use FIS. Which is both incorrect and fallacious as (1) not all transborder Canadian flights (even from airports WITH pre-clearance) are pre-cleared; and (2) pre-clearance still requires...Jump to post
These are full-year 2015 international arrivals for selective medium-hub airports: pax …….. flts 83713 ….. 583 ….. cvg 73830 ….. 538 ….. stl 54214 ….. 364 ….. rdu 54192 ….. 443 ….. pit 52951 ….. 388 ….. cle 43377 ….. 360 ….. mke 23181 ….. 289 ….. msy What is the source for these numbers? They seem ...Jump to post
They just launched CKG (Chongquing) to LAX, perhaps enter SFO from the same market? Doubt anyone would try to beat them to it. I think Detroit is a very good bet. Please note that people in this forum are sick and tired of "DTW." Every stinking thread is a DTW take over. Moderators, please...Jump to post
While India has a huge population, I am not convinced there is enough disposable income to support massive airline expansion. Income needed to get into the top 1% in India is about $5800 annually. I think that leaves international leisure and travel out of reach of 99% of the population, many of wh...Jump to post
Considering that there's no 748i-to-F conversion program, such a conversion would have to be done/certified individually... which ain't gonna happen, as the cost to do so would likely exceed the value of any such individual aircraft. With the low unit number of 748is sold, very doubtful that anyone...Jump to post
That assumes the crew is willing to provide such service, which is not always a sure thing.... Since when do crew have a say in whether the flight menu includes liquor, or whether the aircraft will be equipped with AVOD?? The crew has all the say in regards distributing said liquor to the passenger...Jump to post
Not a tough decision not to avoid a DL 20-25 year old two engine 767. FRA is not a valuable destination for DL, so don't expect top metal from them over there. Define "top metal".... the retrofitted 763ERs actually have one of the roomiest J seats in the DL fleet, and coach pax only have ...Jump to post
It shouldn't be too difficult for airlines with 748i's to sell them to freight airlines for conversion to freighters. There couldn't be that much difference between converting a 747-400 and a 747-8i to a freighter. Once the 747 line is shut down, conversions will the only source of additional 747 f...Jump to post
Yes, Concorde was getting too old and costly, and reached retirement age that's the plain fact. Actually, it isn't. Costly, yes. "Old"... no. Not in the sense that would apply to aircraft. Several of the aircraft, (G-BOAF, G-BOAE, F-BVFF if it had been retrofitted, etc) had were relativel...Jump to post
AaronPGH wrote:Summer charters to Pittsburgh already start this year via Caissa Touristic.
afterburner wrote:Concorde crash in Paris put a nail in the coffin of supersonic commercial flights.
Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately I am currently stuck in Washington. My ARN-LHR flight was delayed by about 2 hours. Missed the flight to SEA so was instead rebooked LHR-IAD (BA) / IAD-LAX (UA). However the BA flight to IAD was also delayed, so missed the last IAD-LAX flight of the day. Cur...Jump to post
asqx wrote:Back when I was instructing it wasn't uncommon on windy days to see dozens of them around the valley throughout the day. I usually stopped counting after 50 in the same day.
WPvsMW wrote:The backlog for 748F >> backlog for 748i.