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by LAX772LR
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-MSY inaugural (today, March 27) pics and info
Replies: 9
Views: 3329

LHR-MSY inaugural (today, March 27) pics and info

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.

Excited!

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 7095

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 71
Views: 9323

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

strfyr51 wrote:
The Hubs failed because the incumbent airlines failed or were absorbed, and no other airline had the wherewithal desire to lose money, either via direct loss or opportunity cost, by establishing another hub in those cities.

There, FIFY ;)

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 8983

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

No shock. Most of their Asian flights are 787 too. Makes sense to reduce the number of fleet types at the hub. Wouldn't be surprised if we see the same with LAX, in due time.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom: NYC-LON Mach 2.2 Startup
Replies: 74
Views: 23056

Re: Boom: NYC-LON Mach 2.2 Startup

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with underbelly branding
Replies: 17
Views: 953

Re: Undercarriage branding

Wouldn't a better title for this be "Underbelly" branding?

Had no idea what you were talking about from the title.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 4877

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

drdisque wrote:
don't know if you consider them major or not.

Just as an fyi: "Major" is not a subjective term.

It's a DOT designation for an airline that garners $1Billion or more in annual revenue.

G4 hit that threshold in 2014, and has stayed above it since; so yes, they're a major.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 5727

Re: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?

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.

G4 also operates A32x

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 89
Views: 11945

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 8540

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 107
Views: 18314

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

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?

I don't disagree. I'm lampooning the utterly ridiculous earlier posts suggesting that very thing.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

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...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

NolaMD88fan wrote:
So, that throws out my idea that it could be 17 new weekly flights.

Still plausible... that's only 2 dailies + 3 Saturday flights, or something of that nature.

Could be something like:
Daily SEA, daily BOS, Saturday RDU, Saturday SAN, Saturday xxx.

There'd be your 17/wk, right there. :)

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

NolaMD88fan wrote:
The 4 new destinations alone would be 16 new weekly departures.

...wouldn't that be 28?

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 107
Views: 18314

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

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...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

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...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 107
Views: 18314

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

"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.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 57
Views: 8420

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

aerorobnz wrote:
They have learned nothing and prevented nothing

Says who?


aerorobnz wrote:
whether I die in a "related" 777 crash is irrelevant to the discussion and an overemotional response

Perhaps, but certainly amusing to consider the potential irony. :-D

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by LAX772LR
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and its A340s
Replies: 6
Views: 2371

Re: Air France and its A340s

There's only a 1-seat difference (plus the same premium density) between the AF A340s and their new 789s... so it seems pretty clear what their eventual fate will be.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Codeshare Options
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: WN Codeshare Options

BobPatterson wrote:
Does Southwest's lack of true first class and business class in any way limit the code sharing that they can do?

Apparently not, as international mainline carriers were happy to put their pax onto B6, long before it had a premium class.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 57
Views: 8420

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

aerorobnz wrote:
They have wasted millions for nothing.

I wonder if people will be saying that when you die miserably in a crash that could possible have been prevented with lessons learned from this one? :scratchchin:

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by LAX772LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10545

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Can't really see this being about Asia, gotta be more for strengthening their corporate offers in the PacNW.

Would imagine LAX would be up to finally getting a DL cnnx to ORD as well, perhaps after their terminal move in 2months?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2201
Views: 665186

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

When's DL #1 set to be fully painted?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?
Replies: 56
Views: 9450

Re: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?
Replies: 56
Views: 9450

Re: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?
Replies: 56
Views: 9450

Re: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
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."

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism

afcjets wrote:
Not sure what case you are talking about considering there have been several. Is it this one by chance?

Nope, Craig v. Masterpiece Cakeshop.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist

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...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist

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 ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: The "Why" Of Modern American Conservatism

-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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unmarried western couple detained in UAE for "unlawful sex"
Replies: 35
Views: 1845

Re: Unmarried western couple detained in UAE for "unlawful sex"

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.

That's sounds awesome in theory. But that's all it is.

Try enforcing that, and you're in for quite a reality shock.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch elections
Replies: 40
Views: 1399

Re: Dutch elections

Still waiting to hear an English speaker pronounce "Geert" correctly. :-P

But happy (in a droll sorta way) to see so many USAmericans paying attention to a foreign election, compared to what I'm used to seeing.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 63
Views: 3662

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

LightningZ71 wrote:
Having seen a sketch of the extension

Sorta surprised that they didn't include a rendering with any of these announcements.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 15445

Re: British Airways American Operations

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,...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 11796

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

Wingtips56 wrote:
Dropping the 190 would leave a lot of holes in the B6 map, unless replaced with something of similar capacity.

And yet, reading what he said:
HAVING the E190 prompts them to remain in markets that they don't necessarily need/desire to be, but for to have a place to fly those aircraft.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 15445

Re: British Airways American Operations

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...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7097

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

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...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 8035

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6035

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would you regard the A330neo a success?
Replies: 68
Views: 8154

Re: Would you regard the A330neo a success?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6035

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6035

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

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...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8436

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

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...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46298

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

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...

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