Search found 9711 matches

by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 50
Views: 5669

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

It’s totally un-American to think small and unambitious. So it will happen. Ridiculous, lol. The A380 is the best aircraft flying in the long-haul space from a customer perspective, That's an opinion, not a fact. and also the safest. ...and that's not even a fact, that's just you making things up. ...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS and Tri-Jets
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: ETOPS and Tri-Jets

Yes, there's been at least one instance of a DC sustaining flight with a dual shutdown that I've heard of; couldn't maintain altitude of course, but any power's better than none.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 84
Views: 10503

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Recently Boeing do not have a good reputation on being able to deliver on promises on a new frame. Huh?? Even as worthless as the 748i turned out to be-- it still did what they said it would. The 788 came in initially heavy, to no one's surprised, but it's long since made spec. They over-promised o...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 116541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A330freak wrote:
Fuselage parts for MSN 220 (Singapore Airlines) and 233 (Cathay -1000)
Image

220 BTW is going to be the second A359ULR

Looks like our first time seeing one. :bouncy:

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4240

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

Wenders, you are right, but I guess that it is always a good thing for us A-netters to remind ourselves that many of us treat these forums as a place to indulge in airline fantasies, not unlike those enjoyed by fantasy football or fantasy baseball players. There's no harm done, and it can be fun, s...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

Regulators? So you assume that whatever they do or decide is fair and that their decisions are in no way influenced by all those lobbyists? EASY ANSWER: Because they publish their decision, methods, and data; so you can see for yourself. There's not much of any secret involved. How come European ai...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 28889

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

The anonymity of the internet turns people into weirdos No it doesn't.... it just shows you who they REALLY ARE, and always were to begin with; because there's no consequence for revealing it to you. Why do you think there's so much racism/sexism/homophobia/xenophobia/etc on unmoderated internet ch...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 28889

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

The A350 fuel burn DTW NRT is aprox 75,000 lbs than the B747-400 each way. Aprox $28,000 savings each direction. Though, we have to take consideration of the fact that the 747 carries more pax and cargo. Pax yes. The 744 and A359 have the same cargo capacity: 172m3. I doubt on a route as "shor...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4240

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

Besides, all of the cities where WN has major ops (e.g. CHI, LAS, PHX, WAS, MCO, FLL, OAK, etc) BA itself already flies to. + BNA. And btw, thats the point. They already fly to many of the same cities so it would make a codeshare easy. Easy sure, but again, for what purpose? Where is WN going to se...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

Correction: said every business founder in history. Exactly. Remind me where in the history of the planet (or in the regulation of a merger) that anyone promised that starting a new competing business would be easy????? In stead of using all those question marks how about you read the paragraph abo...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13380

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

Anyone see a sign that KLM is struggling? Well, I see a sign that someone equates capacity with profitability, sustainability, and/or the absence of opportunity cost... ...which is rather presumptuous when dealing with a carrier/market that's tried-then-pulled-out of Florida three times over the la...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13380

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

Anyone see a sign that KLM is struggling? Well, I see a sign that someone equates capacity with profitability, sustainability, and/or the absence of opportunity cost... ...which is rather presumptuous when dealing with a carrier/market that's tried-then-pulled-out of Florida three times over the la...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

It also clearly states that new competition is forming to address those markets... which is why the mergers were allowed: they made the main carriers healthier, and still didn't impede competition. From the article: 'The road to success for a new airline, let alone sustainability, isn't easy. Bankr...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

So in the end it shows that all that consolidation was not so great for the customers Not sure how you arrive at that conclusion based on this... but that's basically the opposite of what this is showing. The article clearly states that many smaller, secondary markets lost air-links once consolidat...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

Blerg wrote:
So in the end it shows that all that consolidation was not so great for the customers

Not sure how you arrive at that conclusion based on this... but that's basically the opposite of what this is showing.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13380

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

I’ve also read posts speculating KL is also struggling. The AF/KL/DL join-venture recently added MCO-AMS, I can't see them doing that if KL was struggling at MIA. To be fair, KL/AMS has historically struggled to make Florida work... so if they were, it'd be no surprise. But then again, there's no r...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2449

Re: Should AA put Premium Economy on their A321Ts?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
No because those planes are already too premium heavy. I would actually argue that perhaps American should be using internationally-configured planes on JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO

Um.... they are.

Their A32Ts are one of only two models in their fleet that has an int'l configured F product.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential members for Skyteam
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: Potential members for Skyteam

I'd say the most obvious of all would be GOL. I'd love to see the Virgins (Atlantic and Australia) enter. Jet seems to be a good candidate as well. Not so sure about WestJet, as they seem more keen on the Alaska (hoe it out to anyone) model. Can't say I blame them. That said, I'm not really sure wha...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 11431

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Not sure what they gain from DEN that the combo of LAX+IAH can't grant... other than performance issues on the westbound. :-/ DEN will gain them seamless access to the Rockies for winter and summer sports. Many prime spots do not have direct flights from LAX, SFO or IAH. But whether this in itself ...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 6873

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

I have never heard this being a problem before other than for some airlines flying to/from Israel. Even the United States seems to have allowed flights to/from Cuba without issue so far. It's happened plenty of times, throughout relatively recent history. Many countries wouldn't permit SA to overfl...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4240

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

What is the value of this, other than some AvGeek fantasy concerning the unusual? BA doesn't gain anything from this, as there's essentially nowhere of intercon value that WN flies to but AA doesn't. And yes, WN is the largest domestic pax carrier, but that's more a factor of volume than destination...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7561

Re: Southwest to Europe

can we first dispense with the myth that WN is an LCC ? they aren't. By just about every typical standard, WN is indeed an LCC.... what they are not, is a low FARE carrier anymore, for anything other than last-minute purchases. Where do they have cheap last minute fares? For the places I want to go...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 11431

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Not sure what they gain from DEN that the combo of LAX+IAH can't grant... other than performance issues on the westbound. :-/ DEN will gain them seamless access to the Rockies for winter and summer sports. Many prime spots do not have direct flights from LAX, SFO or IAH. But whether this in itself ...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6163

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

It ain't Wunala/Nalanji... but it'll do!

And thankfully they put it on a longhaul aircraft again!

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 15745

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

LupineChemist wrote:
Not a great week for PW.

...to be fair, when's the last time PW had a great week, or month, or hell-- decade?

I'm thinking the '80s.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 11431

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Sounds like a stretch, what's the source?

Not sure what they gain from DEN that the combo of LAX+IAH can't grant... other than performance issues on the westbound. :-/

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 67
Views: 13219

Re: Alaska Air A321 Neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

I'm more intrigued by the oddity of seeing Chester on an Airbus, than the livery... but oh well, better than EuroWhite. https://scontent-lax3-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/51a00b8a5968dc71af40c952e359594b/5B120303/t51.2885-15/e35/27575337_175165236435031_1062638255503048704_n.jpg Good for AS, good for Airbu...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7561

Re: Southwest to Europe

FlyHappy wrote:
can we first dispense with the myth that WN is an LCC ? they aren't.

By just about every typical standard, WN is indeed an LCC.... what they are not, is a low FARE carrier anymore, for anything other than last-minute purchases.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 116541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any pics of MSN 216 yet?

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1554

Re: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018

I haven't been through SAV since '98, but curious: does it still have that old "Cheers" bar?

Some fond family memories there, was just wondering.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Arion640 wrote:
And like I said in a previous post, if there wasn't the issue of an engine, they may of been a potential Business case.

Yeah, but for that small little billion dollar issue..... :roll:

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7359

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets

chrisp390 wrote:
How will PHL work for them when DL could not even make it work? AA will not let them succeed in PHL-LGW.

Market differentiation, I'd imagine.

Different gateway , different clientele target, ULCC cost basis (for whatever that's worth), etc.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

He helps me out by telling me I don't make any sense, so naturally I'm just returning the favour. Of course, the difference being that one was a typo, and the other a complete dearth of logic... so there's that. Still thought I'd let you know to help you out. Got to get these things right see. Meh,...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

We don't know for sure what discussions have gone on. I'm sure if it would of been possible to produce most potential MOM customers would of been interested. And to be honest, i'm not sure if your statement makes much sense "powered by an engine that manufacturer is forecasting to make" ?...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8237

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

In the December 2017 issue of Airways Magazine (a magazine which I personally do not think is very credible), there is an article on the YVR-China connection. It touts the fact YVR would be a natural stop between northeast Asia and South America. I am not sure what Airways thinks "natural"...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

but if It had held out a bit longer I'm sure they could of picked up a number of reasonable orders for a MAX until a reasonable replacement could be produced. Based on what? A plane nobody is asking Boeing to produce, powered by an engine that manufacturer is forecasting to make? ....that makes eve...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

you'd think there would be a need for some to replace their 767's As an earnest question: do you realize just how much heavier a 787 is than their 767s? Why do you assume that model to be such a natural replacement? Boeing made the cock up by not re engining the 757 and/or 767 earlier. Can you remi...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 58
Views: 5728

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the main reason T-Tail aircraft aren't designed more often is simply because of the added weight needed for structural purposes. I would love to see another modern T-Tail though. That'd be gorgeous! Yeah, I had thought this to be the case, but on the flip side...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 5852

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

There's two glaring examples I can think of, but I doubt either will come to fruition: DL has already flown ATL-BOM nonstop. They ended it October 2009. I'll bite. ATL-DEL. What's your point? I would ask the same of you: why are you just pointlessly throwing out route combinations whose dynamics yo...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9596

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

klm617 wrote:
DTW to the UK is not very well covered with one stop connections that don't cause you to back track

DTW has plenty of 1stop cnnx to most of the major UK cities without backtracking via EWR, and to a lesser extent JFK and PHL

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 5852

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

neomax wrote:
There's two glaring examples I can think of, but I doubt either will come to fruition:

DL has already flown ATL-BOM nonstop. They ended it October 2009.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?
Replies: 20
Views: 4234

Re: Could the 747-8 and 787 be made more efficient by removing the sawtooth nacelles?

The 779 is a bit underpowered compared to the 77W (9% lower thrust) and it can't afford to have this feature installed. The 777X series doesn't *need* the trust levels of the 777LR series because it has a much larger and more efficient wing. Less trust with higher bypass = less noise = less use for...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8237

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Canada_Rouge Yeah, when you find yourself citing Wikipedia, you should probably have enough sense to stop what you're doing. But that said: they can label/market it however they wish, but a quick look at CTA Decision 470-A in 2012 shows that "816" was set...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 8827

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

India-North America market which is largely cornered by SQ via SIN I find that extremely hard to believe. Not in today's marketplace with nonstops from both coasts to India, and the ME3 flying to far more N.Am destinations with far more capacity than the likes of SQ ever will.... but would be inter...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 33
Views: 6726

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

Also, there wasn’t ETOPS, so any thought of overwater ops was dead on arrival. Technically isn't true. It's possible to cross the Atlantic without going into ETOPS. Inefficient, but possible. USSR had to design Tu-114 for intercontinental (especially transatlantic) traffic, going back to props, bec...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 33
Views: 6726

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Also, there wasn’t ETOPS, so any thought of overwater ops was dead on arrival.

Technically isn't true. It's possible to cross the Atlantic without going into ETOPS. Inefficient, but possible.

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel well of an A/C
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel well of an A/C

SoCalPilot wrote:
he was trying to get to Downey, where he lives...a mere 15 miles away.

...in the opposite direction at that. Cray!

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel well of an A/C
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel well of an A/C

Apprehending the guy probably saved the his life too. In a 737 wheel well, he'd have probably been crushed, or if that didn't kill him, frozen to death. I haven't heard anything about him having a motive to board the aircraft... have they announced that? Heck, there's easier ways to get to Sacramen...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?
Replies: 18
Views: 5114

Re: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?

I thought the 744-ER was built specifically for Qantas. Was it marketed to other airlines? No, it wasn't, and of course it was marketed to others. The "just for QF" or "just for DL/CO" beliefs are AvGeek myths about the 744ER and 764ER that (for some reason) refuse to die. But w...

Jump to post
by LAX772LR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 37
Views: 8751

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

As an African American, the process for a Russian visa took slightly longer than the samples above, 2 or 3 days later. I had no problem at all. Well bully for you, though mine and those I know have experienced the complete opposite... so guess we'll just have to let anecdotal references be just tha...

Jump to post