Well, today's the day!
Flight plan filed. Ship G-ZBJE will opp BA225 (LHR-MSY), having arrived LHR from CAI as BA154.
I'm hoping to be the first one to physically check in for BA224 (life goals, lol) so that should give me plenty of time to take and upload pics.
When Boeing announced the 777-300ER and 777-200LR with ETOPS240 right from the factory When did they do that? 77W entered service 3yrs before the FAA permitted greater than ETOPS207 for any scheduled op. Not sure why Boeing would be promoting that internationally years before they could certify it ...Jump to post
strfyr51 wrote:The Hubs failed because the incumbent airlines failed or were absorbed, and no other airline had the
wherewithaldesire to lose money, either via direct loss or opportunity cost, by establishing another hub in those cities.
I was going of the leeham.net “low bypass ratio” and “low overall pressure ratio” statements. It'd be interesting to get a summation of why that is important from a technical sense. Plenty of reasons, some highly technical.... but there's also a very basic (and ultimately most-important) reason: if...Jump to post
Looks like they're trying to run BA out of town. Not really. They're offering the same or lower in LAX, STL, ORD, RDU, PHX, PHL, CLT, AUS, etc. http://www.theflightdeal.com/2017/03/23/summer-fare-delta-starting-381-chicago-dallas-los-angeles-philadelphia-phoenix-austin-charlotte-raleigh-st-louis-eu...Jump to post
drdisque wrote:don't know if you consider them major or not.
jplatts wrote:The other 4 US airlines that have A320 airplanes in their fleet (American, jetBlue, Frontier, and Spirit) have already ordered A320neo family airplanes from Airbus.
Nothing the article says is technically wrong. If the EU and UK don't reach an agreement than UK majority airlines will not be able to fly intra-EU (unless they are 5th freedom flights assuming the EU gives UK 5th freedom rights) and EU majority airlines will not be able to fly intra-UK. That might...Jump to post
It'd be great if AA can peal off CZ, that'd balance out USA3 vis-a-vis PRC3 on the mainland, and could even open up an opportunity for DL and CZ to begin limited competition (rumored off and on ever since DL lost out on gaining JL). Notice I'm not saying anything about alliance shifting, just cooper...Jump to post
KLDC10 wrote:To LAX772LR: No, high-yielding passengers are not about to make the jump from British Airways business/first to a low cost airline, but where might they make the jump?
JAX could be a good add too - right now all of that traffic goes far out of the way to connect and DL could command a premium for a nonstop and probably connect some people onto LAX as well. MSY-JAX doesn't appear to have the sustainable market strength that it want did... both WN and G4 have let i...Jump to post
NolaMD88fan wrote:So, that throws out my idea that it could be 17 new weekly flights.
Don't think F flyers don't notice this. Sure, but what's their recourse? Not the ridiculous notion that's being suggested here, hence the point of such commentary. Int'l F is going the way of the Dodo for most routes. That should be painfully apparent to anyone paying attention. It's a boutique pro...Jump to post
Nope, you can argue stories in the Bible were imagined, but their intent to honor what it says about marriage was not. The problem with that, is that they only seemed to want to "honor what it says" when it came to marriage, and those whom that would affect. You can't do the holy-rolling ...Jump to post
I personally know a handful of people that live and work in the New Orleans area that work in the shipping and industrial equipment industries that make regular trips to Asia (at least once a quarter), so it's not exactly beyond the realm of possibility. Shipping isn't really a reliable industry fo...Jump to post
"OMG, not the flowers! That's it, I'm going from 5-digit paid F fares to flying a LoCo!"
~said no one, likely ever.
aerorobnz wrote:They have learned nothing and prevented nothing
aerorobnz wrote:whether I die in a "related" 777 crash is irrelevant to the discussion and an overemotional response
Perhaps but Song as a separate entity failed miserably. Except that Song was not, at any point, a separate entity. So again, your point fails to comport to reality. It wasn't? So what do you call the different airplanes, livery, staff uniforms, and website? ANSWER: Advertisement branding. Nothing m...Jump to post
Do you think this baker imagined the death threats he claims to have received? Well, they certainly imagined that they were acting out of anything other than discriminatory intent. The court gave them the opportunity to show even ONE incident, in their entire existence, of denying anyone for anythi...Jump to post
Just wasn't well thought out and the execution failed miserably. Huh?? ...DL basically rolled Song's offering into the mainline fleet. That's the opposite of "failed miserably." Perhaps but Song as a separate entity failed miserably. Except that Song was not, at any point, a separate enti...Jump to post
And yet you lack the mental wherewithal to figure out that your habit of being such insufferable assholes to those different than you, is what drives them to default to the Democrats/Left. How many Hispanic votes did Republicans pick up in the Presidential election after Reagan granted amnesty to 3...Jump to post
The reason though is immigrants fleeing from poorer nations are more likely to use welfare programs Until you realize that 1) they stay on it for a far shorter time than native-born USAmericans, and 2) they're TWICE as likely to start their own small business than native-born as well. http://www.hu...Jump to post
I actually never thought because of fear of violence from a Muslim (but you can probably get away with saying that being a good liberal and all). My point is the organized Left would never target Muslims regarding baking a gay wedding cake because of their religion, only Christians because freedom ...Jump to post
Please get back to me when a gay couple targets a MUSLIM bakery. I'm guessing you have some manner of point with this hypothetical, but not sure what it is... so just be direct: what are you trying to say? That they'll be met with violence? Perhaps. But that does nothing to change the constitutiona...Jump to post
A history lesson for you. We were told in the 1960's that we needed to make fewer babies. There were too many people in the world and not enough water, resources, etc, etc. It was a major drive to limit population growth. In large part, whites responded, blacks and latinos, not so much. And you're ...Jump to post
-There is a concerted effort on the right to allow state-sponsored discrimination against LGBTQ's if someone feels they're being put-upon by such people because of their religiious views. The problem here is legislation shouldn't even be necessary. The first amendment clearly prohibits passing of l...Jump to post
PanHAM wrote:call it Country, Religion , whatever. just fill in and the sentence reains valid. Individuals have individual rights that standa above any law, be that religious or worldly.
They were all announced months ago for launch this spring. New aircraft arrive in the autumn and early 2018, so there's a fair possibility that new route announcements could follow later this spring. There's barely any net growth there, as those new aircraft are replacing retiring widebodies. That,...Jump to post
Wingtips56 wrote:Dropping the 190 would leave a lot of holes in the B6 map, unless replaced with something of similar capacity.
Has anyone heard any rumours lately about BA's next potential new North American routes? I'd be especially interested to hear about anything from the Canadian side. BA just announced three new USA gateways, none of which have begun service yet.... so it's a bit early to start wondering what they'll...Jump to post
I was told a few months ago that QF's DFW-SYD flight is flightplanned, and departs, as a DFW-BNE sector, and the decision on whether sufficient fuel remains to make SYD non-stop is made enroute by the Captain and the IOC. I don't know how true that is, but kind of gives an indication that this sort...Jump to post
Hope there is a chance for the shorter length, longer range 748 Boeing were pitching to Emirates and British Airways. The model that was produced was eventually given the range (DXB to US West Coast) that EK wanted, and they still didn't buy it. Never say never, but the chance of Boeing investing f...Jump to post
I thought it was just the regional 777s getting 10 abreast, but the long-haul birds were staying 9? Based on their presentation, 25 B77Es are supposed to get the capacity increase, yet only 15 or so are currently based at LGW... so either they're planning to massively ramp their LGW offerings, or s...Jump to post
Delta buys a lot used used planes because of low acquisition costs and low oil prices. Again, its a gamble. Perhaps, but it's a well-proven one. DL (and NW) have been doing it for decades, through multiple boom/bust cycles. Clearly, they find the low CapEx + flexibility allowed by opping a paid off...Jump to post
Too bad CX could not remain a 9-abreast operator like SQ, DL, BA and TK. BA is going 10abreast on LGW 77E routes, and possibly some LHR routes as well (since they're converting far more planes than are based at LGW). There is no way in hell I'll fly on a 3-4-3 77W if there is a 380 available on the...Jump to post
But but but, if they just up their SERVICE, all will be automatically okay! Oh well, at least we can rest assured that they'll never go 10abreast in Y, no matter how desperate they get! http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2024306/tight-squeeze-hong-kongs-cathay-pacific-introduce-10-ab...Jump to post
United needs to accept the fact that they are no longer a big fish and do not have the clout to dictate aircraft development. And you arrive at that (ridiculous) conclusion how? If the world's 3rd largest airline, with billions in reserve, wanted something sufficiently to put up the money (which th...Jump to post
I believe they were upgraded to 656 ton MTOW to operate JFK-BOM. .....that's thousand pounds. 656 tonnes would be a fully loaded A380 + a dozen elephants strapped on top of it. ;) Delta has been pretty consistent of operating 77Ls on their longest 777 routes and the 77ERs handle the shorter 777 rou...Jump to post