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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

What's BA been doing for advertising lately?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Southern Airways Express (9X) has already served New Orleans, and pulled out.

They chose NEW instead of MSY, but couldn't make it work.
Not surprising, as essentially no one knew it was there.

I believe SunsetLimited had the chance to fly them though, so he'd know more.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26359

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

jumbojet wrote:
Saint Maarten
jumbojet wrote:
Saint Maarten

It's "Sint Maarten" (Dutch) or "Saint Martin" (French)....... but never "Saint Maarten" (gibberish) :)


jumbojet wrote:
The side closest to the Driftwood Beach Bar is filling in with sand quite nicely

Naturally? Or is it being placed?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion finalizes AS2 design
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Aerion finalizes AS2 design

Either way, Lockheed-Martin is probably a better partner anyway since they have experience making supersonic aircraft. You seem to be forgetting that Airbus is basically the de facto creator of the only successful supersonic passenger aircraft to ever exist..... with 34yrs of maintaining it, on top...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion finalizes AS2 design
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Aerion finalizes AS2 design

TWA772LR wrote:
With Aerion having partnered with Airbus

Did you read this? ...it implies that the Airbus partnership is off.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 77
Views: 10665

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

What modifications were done ? Goodyear changed the tire design so that the max rotation speed could be raised at altitude. Boeing did the certification, along with minor tweaks like readjusting sensors and the like. Didn't carry over to the 77W. Not sure how much, or if anything, DL paid for in al...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

Yep us one tooth hicks clinging to our guns. You said it, I was just implying it. :razz: If your horribly sampled poll Ah yes, because everyone who's not showing what you wish to be the case, must be doing it wrong. :roll: I mean, all 12 of the nation's longest-serving and most reputable pollsters ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

You are so kind to people you think are stupid. Didn't last November teach you anything? Sure did.... it taught us just how easily fooled, suckered, bamboozled, and utterly duped you types can be. Trump's current approval rating also shows that most of you realize it now, too. Better late than never.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion finalizes AS2 design
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Aerion finalizes AS2 design

This thing flipflops more than the footwear of the same name. ...so So SO SOOOOO want to get excited about it, but it'll probably be something completely different by this time next year. :irked: I have to wonder what FlexJet thinks about all of this. (P.S. Lockheed, ya might not want to brag about ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread
Replies: 51
Views: 5394

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

na wrote:
Time to publish a list of those planes which are gone, gone soon or which are having little chance to fly again.

Sorta odd really. Most such threads on older models, seem to focus on those that are still flying....

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

Only time I remember someone far left showing disdain for her is when Feinstein chastised her for not seeking the death penalty against a cop killer Dude, just stop, LOL. You so obviously have NO CLUE what the "far Left" holds valuable, or who they even include, much less what they stand ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 77
Views: 10665

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

I don’t see Delta retiring the 777-200LR anytime soon. Delta uses it on routes like ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD. The A359 can barely make LAX-SYD and can only make nearly 1,000 miles short of ATL-JNB. Delta would need something that can handle 8,439 mile ATL-JNB before they can replace the 777-200LR. Mind ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 4480

Re: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?

*sigh* Always wanted to see an A380 in the Landor livery

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 77
Views: 10665

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

Second handed 777 Shy of a merger, DL doesn't generally do used widebodies. Last time was a quarter century ago. I don’t see Delta retiring the 777-200LR anytime soon. Delta uses it on routes like ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD. The A359 can barely make LAX-SYD and can only make nearly 1,000 miles short of AT...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

A right winger posting a far right wing video telling people what "liberals" think. Huhhhhhhh???? You CLEARLY have no idea who you're seeing or what you're talking about, lol. Dude, Jimmy Dore is to the left of Bernie Sanders, for cryin' out loud. And more hatred of Clinton. Well, yeah on...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Hindsight] GE90 powered A330
Replies: 20
Views: 5327

Re: [Hindsight] GE90 powered A330

Considering how utterly destroyed the 346 was by the 77W, I'd bet that Airbus (with 20/20 hindsight) sees that there could have been a benefit to mating a modified 346 wing and fuselage to twin GE90-115Bs. While it would've required some serious wing strengthening and possibly a gear extension, it ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

Last thing the DNC needs a far left progressive from California. Harris is barely Progressive, and not REMOTELY "far Left." In fact, the actual far Left can't stand her... for that reason! Their dislike for her rivals their disdain for Clinton. Observe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoa...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING: Disney to purchase Fox
Replies: 8
Views: 575

BREAKING: Disney to purchase Fox

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/14/media/d ... index.html
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Disney to purchase Rupert Murdoch's $52Billion+ stake in 21st Century Fox.

Though seems Fox News might be spun off.

Details are still somewhat scant, but now everyone's reporting on it.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/14/media/d ... index.html

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

don't underestimate the power of incumbency and don't expect an easy election in 2020. Put up a candidate that will hammer Trump to the ground in all aspects. Exactly. Assuming that he runs for reelection, Trump will be VERY difficult to beat. He's already got a third of the populace that will supp...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

Forget Khanna, go with Kamala. Charisma counts. ....and since when does she have that?? She has all the appeal of a lump of mush, and hasn't done much of anything to move the needle on that, with more than a year in office. The ONLY reason that mainstream media gives her the attention that they do,...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 30
Views: 843

My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

So I gotz me an idea: First, let's quickly run through the list of "inevitables" for the 2020 Dem Presidential nomination: ⋅ KAMALA HARRIS - boring lightweight with no record of accomplishment on a national level, fodder for Trump's footprints. ⋅ JOE BIDEN - because bag...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5528

Re: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018

727LOVER wrote:
I want to know how that's going to get off the ground @ FLL? That's a lot further than DXB.

No it isn't. In fact, it's shorter.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21110

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

https://twitter.com/ImmortalSynn/status ... 7370833920
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BURN!

Roy Moore refuses to concede to GDouglasJones?
Gee, it's like Moore doesn't realize that "no means no"

https://twitter.com/ImmortalSynn/status ... 7370833920

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

william wrote:
What does the tree at the top of building represent? Seen it at other construction projects.

I would've guessed "Christmas"... but maybe that's being presumptuous?

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Any idea what the J loads are like on that route in general? During the summer, and in October, it was often selling out completely; usually at prices several hundred bucks over the 1stop option via DFW or MIA, in J. I try to check it every day, it's lately been going out with 8-12 seats empty, dep...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

I have flown several times on AA 772 and 77W in J as well as the 787-8 and -9 and found their business class seat much better. I honestly don't understand how AA could feel comfortable having its HVFs do one part of their flight on AA's lovely seats, and then place them into the dump that is Club W...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3483

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

behramjee wrote:
Cant VN order the A359ULR

Not sure why they'd bother, as it doesn't offer them anything that a standard 280T A359 wouldn't.

...seeing as VN would likely require a much denser cabin than the likes of SQ, considering how low fares between the USA and Vietnam are and will likely remain.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Today's 789 was likely due to the American Geophysical Union Fall Conference

Would such an event have much of a European draw though?

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Metrocard wrote:
LAX772LR previously stated that they sometime shuffle a 789 into the mix on this route

Quite often. In fact, tonight is another 789 on MSY-LHR.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 12375

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

JFK has basically most SkyTeam airlines, but it's far from an SkyTeam hub. DL has it's main base at T4 along with a few other SkyTeam airlines. AF, SV, MU, and a whole bunch of other airlines are in T1. There not together, and JFK simply isn't a good connecting hub for SkyTeam passengers it seems. ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 9212

Re: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

masseybrown wrote:
I would call the speed reductions part of the dissatisfaction-with-air-travel problem.

More like a result of switching from turbojets/low bypass + high sweep, to turbofans.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 9212

Re: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

But if Boom does manage to defy the conventional wisdom expressed here and put it's civil SST into service in some year's time, I predict that even most of the skeptics here will get in line to fly it. How many of us could resist the chance to fly a Mach 2+ airliner again? Of course they will. No o...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4339
Views: 1454185

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Eyad89 wrote:
Is it only me, or does anyone else have a hard time telling A359 and A35K apart? :D

I had to stare at the photo for like 5 seconds to realize they are not 2 A359s.

Not sure how, considering that one look at the gear can easily differentiate the two of them.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18131

Re: United ending Xian

Second, XIY-SFO-LAX is superior to XIY-ICN-LAX for a LAX bound passenger. If you travelled more you would understand why. In the case of any any disruptions (weather, ATC, mechanical, etc.), it is much better for a passenger to miss a connection in SFO than ICN. In SFO there are dozens of daily fli...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4100

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

interesting. In my head I was thinking more about AC and I still stand by what I said relative to AC. Sure, though I've no idea what the point of such a statement actually is, considering that the airport isn't at the mercy of AC or anything. Especially seeing as more than 90% of the growth in that...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 57
Views: 14861

Re: 38 years since AA 191

But DC-10 isn't responsible for the Concorde accident. The strip fell off due to sloppy maintenance. It did not fall off a DC-10 due to DC-10 design, but due to sloppy maintenance. The strip could have fallen from any plane type which had been maintained the same way. Sure, but the fact that the st...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Airlines Operations 2001/2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: Gatwick Airlines Operations 2001/2002

ADMISSION: totally clicked on this link thinking that there was a defunct operator circa 2001/2002 called "Gatwick Airlines" whom I'd never heard of, and that this outlined its ops. Wanted to learn all about it!

Silly me. :angel:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's airlines miss lease payments
Replies: 44
Views: 12424

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

How will this affect Virgin Australia? they are part owned by HNA Your obviously looking at this from an Australian angle but the HNA Group have interests throughout the world and many companies would be affected not just Virgin Australia so the same question could be asked for example 'what would ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 130
Views: 21183

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

barney captain wrote:
Image

Damn, who's that on the right? ........they should put him in their promotional material! :-D

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18131

Re: United ending Xian

BlatantEcho wrote:
But when fares are $700 R/T to china right now

...on a high fare day.

Some days, secondary China-LAX is selling for just over $400, roundtrip, all in.

And not just on secondary carriers either; I've routinely seen sub-$500 fares on CA/MU as well.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4100

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

Speedalive wrote:
I don't think there will be service to YVR from YHZ in the near future. It wouldn't make sense operationally.

They already have YVR seasonal service, and there hasn't been any indication that it won't return next season.....

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 177474

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

I think that this PER-LHR will be a disaster and result in a wake up call for QF. Except that QF has already publicly said that bookings have exceeded their expectations, and they're thrilled with the results. So pretty much the exact opposite of what you just said.... 4. Comfort-wise, I will refus...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4100

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

Considering that YHZ doesn't even have service to many of the largest cities in its own continent (and even its own home county), it's incredibly fortunate to have the amount of European/international service that it already does. I get that the Maritimes have funny travel patterns, but I still woul...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Experience with the Nest thermostat
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: Experience with the Nest thermostat

Have one, like it, does what it says.

It's supposed to "learn" your preferences, but in my experience, really never does.

So I finally just buckled down, and spent the 15min required to manually set a weekly profile for it... and it's worked great in that way ever since.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:39 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: 897
Views: 177474

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

RickNRoll wrote:
That's a range thing. Fact is, there is nowhere else in that range to fly to.

Not sure I follow what you're trying to say. Rephrase?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:44 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: 897
Views: 177474

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

RickNRoll wrote:
If Sydney works they start Melbourne, if that works they start Brisbane, then Perth.

PER-LHR is already scheduled to start. None of the others are.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:59 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: 897
Views: 177474

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

Maybe not, as they'd then have the base platform for a killer freighter. Given the expected MTOW development for the -900, I doubt they need to bother with a new wing or bigger engine to have a killer freighter. Indeed, but for clarification, I'm not saying that the -1000 shrink would be needed to ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 905
Views: 75072

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

msyflyer wrote:
My research showed it was scheduled to be on a 788, not a 789.

Doesn't mean much. BA routinely swaps/substitutes them, and any shortage in one can cause a knock-on effect in the other.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:44 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: 897
Views: 177474

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

More interestingly, few doubt Airbus could create an ULR champion based of A350-1000 wing, engines, landing and the -900 fuselage. Question is is they are willing too. The A350-900 gets a long way already (SIN-JFK/LAX) narrowing the niche for something even flying further. The ROI would be an issue...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA or JL ever add DFW-NGO nonstop service?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Will AA or JL ever add DFW-NGO nonstop service?

In all likelihood, no. It's been years since anyone even bothered to do Nagoya to LAX... a farrrrrrr larger and more lucrative Japanese market than DFW, and the US headquarters of Toyota for many decades. If neither airline wanted to do a shorter flight to a larger market, then what would prompt the...

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