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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 39
Views: 4289

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

anshabhi wrote:
Lower costs for BA = Lower ticket prices for you.

Since when?

Ticket prices aren't based on an airline's specific cost, they're based on a what a given market will sustain.

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89129

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

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.

....who's "everyone?"

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 33
Views: 2291

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

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...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Believe it when you see it.

This.

Talk is cheap.

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: Future LH Expansion

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...

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by LAX772LR
Mon May 29, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: Future LH Expansion

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.

Well, yeah... but you just described all of Europe in general.

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by LAX772LR
Sun May 28, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: Future LH Expansion

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)...

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by LAX772LR
Sun May 28, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: Future LH Expansion

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun May 28, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: Future LH Expansion

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sun May 28, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 6736

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sun May 28, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sun May 28, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 10940

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat May 27, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5992

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

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.

What are some examples of these incentives? An extra slot or two at PEK/PVG?

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6531

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today

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)...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake
Replies: 25
Views: 4304

Re: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6531

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5992

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6531

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89129

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

tealnz wrote:
Both the A350-900URL and 777-8 can trade passengers for fuel to fly longer.

...which of course doesn't square with the airline's alleged desire to transport ~300 pax on such flights.

Gonna be really interesting to see what they end up doing.

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: 38 years since AA 191

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: 38 years since AA 191

Scarier still is that it could've just as easily been UA or CO, as both were using similar techniques, and both had pylon damage as a result.

AA just drew the unlucky straw. RIP. :(

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6065

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

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. ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 51
Views: 7726

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri May 26, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 184
Views: 17445

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 184
Views: 17445

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

ASQ400 wrote:
The 779 doesn't have VLA capacity. The -10X is close, but even then not quite there.

How are you arriving at that conclusion, considering that there's no official/standard definition of what constitutes "VLA capacity" or not... :scratchchin:

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 25, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 25, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 25, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 5966

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu May 25, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2454

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12514

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11253

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 51
Views: 17819

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12514

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 105
Views: 8982

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to order 13 B787-9 and 6 B737MAX
Replies: 17
Views: 4571

Re: Hainan Airlines to order 13 B787-9 and 6 B737MAX

AaronPGH wrote:
Summer charters to Pittsburgh already start this year via Caissa Touristic.

Wait, what... PIT is getting (scheduled?) charters to China??

What kind of frequency are we talking about here?
And if it's anything more than a 1off or 2... why is there no thread on it?

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2686
Views: 823179

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
Right now MSN 155 is about to be loaded in final assembly.

Thanks! And about how many enter assembly in a given month?

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 105
Views: 8982

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

afterburner wrote:
Concorde crash in Paris put a nail in the coffin of supersonic commercial flights.

No it didn't. BA never wanted to stop (were forced to) and both carriers returned to service 16mo later.

The 9/11 fallout and deaths at Cantor Fitzgerald did far more to harm SST pax flights than AF4590.

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15683

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2686
Views: 823179

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
What MSN is the first A359ULR?

MSN 216 to Singapore Airlines. Should deliver H2-2018.

Thanks. And what's the lastest MSN in assembly now?

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 338
Views: 27909

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

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.

Interesting that locals are jaded, but makes total sense.

Just such an unusual sight for those of us new to the market.

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by LAX772LR
Wed May 24, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12514

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

WPvsMW wrote:
The backlog for 748F >> backlog for 748i.

Sure, it's doing better than the 748i... but that isn't exactly a difficult threshold to surpass.

The line is barely moving along, slowed to an almost comical rate.

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