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by airzona11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

I think AC has a lot of potential. Higher capacity from YVR-Asia Rim and YYZ-Europe

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5615

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

I love all the people on here just brushing this off as crumbs. Well, 170k gallons is a lot. And also, procurement costs will more than likely be cheaper as well. That money will easily renovate a lounge. All by reducing the weight of paper used. Very interesting. And yes, it is important. Let's no...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33270

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

It is a global market. If EK didn't have 100 A380s and 150 77W's , BA would have more than 12 A380's. Why? BA is profitable. They have ~1 A380 for every 4 747s. The A380 works for them where they are deployed. Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size. BA is replacing 747s currently with sm...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33270

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

keesje wrote:
We just shouldn't ignore BA operate 48 VLA's today for a reason, with 77W's available already for many years.


They have not used the A388 to replace the 747s. They don't have plans for A380 on NYC route (their busiest). A380 too big for that. A350s/787s are replacing those.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

It has happened before, nothing then, don't expect anything this go round.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 185
Views: 11183

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

What is the point? Seriously? Oil must die if we are to save our world and ensure a decent future for both humankind and plant and animal life on Earth. I’m amazed at the regressive attitudes here among you a.netters. There is more than enough power available from natural sources to provide all our...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 53
Views: 7727

Re: United to introduce premium economy

LAXdude1023 wrote:
United787 wrote:
Love it but hope they don't get rid of E+.


Thats as good as gone. Keeping E+ would defeat the purpose of introducing a full W product.


They are a different class of service. Y+ has been great of UA. Would be very shocked if they sunset it.

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 53
Views: 7727

Re: United to introduce premium economy

Makes sense. Great to see. Hopefully not a massive reduction in Y+ which has done quite well for UA by all accounts.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 226
Views: 14741

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

There used to be some. The US majors all have hotel and car packages you can purchase through them. There are few plays the airline cannot get you. The Kayaks and Expedias of the world can take care of the rest. Airlines have plenty of Weekend only service from cold destinations to sun destinations....

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 154
Views: 17398

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

PAE could be a total flop! Not a chance; with a catchment area of over 1 million travelers, all eager to avoid I-5, and data showing these cities are the ones these folks overwhelmingly travel to, this is going to be a winner for AS. With E-170 as the tool of choice; chip away at the edges of an ot...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 5479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Osubuckeyes wrote:
Last night while I was leaving the airport westbound there were probably 10 AA airbus parked on the North ramp at the west end of 8-26.... Are they sending a bunch to the desert or are all of these spares?


On many nights they park a lot of birds there.

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to axe US route from Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Norwegian to axe US route from Edinburgh

I don't this really a negative for Norwegian. Their model is nimble and operating those routes on 737s, allows them to be easily deployed to follow the money/profit. They have more than a 100 737s in the fleet, so they dont have an expensive, dedicated aircraft they have to fly longhaul to make money.

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 5479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

How have the delays been with the north runway out of commission? Any good shots of the BA 747 coming in on 25/7? Sure that many of you saw that AS will add PAE from PHX. I think this is a pretty awesome route. Cool to see that. Have a few trips to Seattle, going to see when they go on sale and try ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 2965

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

SEA is too close to YVR I think. There is tech around YYZ, I am not sure where it ties to Seattle. Seattle has tech but still is not the Bay Area. There's Blackberry just west of Toronto (Waterloo region) and various fast-growing startups with ties to startup investors in the Bay Area and Seattle. ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

Then lemme help you: 1) Cost 2) Total revenue As for cost - if you're pulling out seats from a typical config, you're going to raise your CASM. Why would they do that? As for revenue - again, you're pulling out seats, so you're going to have to demand a market premium in order to make up for the lo...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 2965

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

SEA is too close to YVR I think.

There is tech around YYZ, I am not sure where it ties to Seattle. Seattle has tech but still is not the Bay Area.

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

With what, exactly? Struggling to think of what it would be uncompetitive against. Then lemme help you: 1) Cost 2) Total revenue As for cost - if you're pulling out seats from a typical config, you're going to raise your CASM. Why would they do that? As for revenue - again, you're pulling out seats...

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by airzona11
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

but an 8 abreast Y+ would be very competitive. With what, exactly? Every other airline that has a 9 abreast Y/Y+? Struggling to think of what it would be uncompetitive against. I am not saying their PY product should be 8. Generally, Y+ is only more leg room, if you got a wider seat (Anet says that...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6532

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

8 abreast Y+ in 789 is not competitive. They will go 7 abreast for sure if they do Y+ at all. 8 abreast in Y is an interesting idea. But I don't see it, sorry. Unless they go one cabin 8 abreast and one cabin light economy at 9. Maybe we are talking about different things, but an 8 abreast Y+ would...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9231

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

This is a great thread. Those maps are great too.

Need to get planning and get that upper deck flight while I still can!

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 57
Views: 8254

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Because they are every other hub is the USA is growing while Detroit is stagnant and losing ground. Even some airports with small hub operations are moving more passengers than these primary hubs.An airlines hubs should grow at the same rate of better than the national increase and at DTW that's no...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5498

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

EA CO AS wrote:
timf wrote:
The two "More to Love" aircraft will probably be the only reference to Virgin America going forward.


:checkmark:

This.


Have heard that is the plan too.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 57
Views: 8254

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Thanks for sharing. PHX has to have the most boring 40million. 737s and A320s with the occasional non AA/WN bird and the BA 747. Don't get me wrong, hometown airport, Love to see the numbers up. The scale of passenger flights in the US is amazing. That is moving a lot of people. Pretty sad showing f...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commutair dash 8 flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4599

Re: Last commutair dash 8 flight

Nothing like landing in PHL and heading over to the Dash 8 terminal. Had a red eye one time and connected PHL-EWR. It was a nice morning, walking out to the plane with all those Dash8s parked there, an AvGeeks dream.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 77W/A346 cycle is still a few years out from replacement, I think as the years go on the orders will grow. It is very interesting to watch because all the legacy carriers are growing their lower cost brands, and shrinking their premium cabins on their own planes while stuffing more Y passengers ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 201
Views: 40036

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Narfish641 wrote:
SQ789 wrote:
Will they remove the IFE on the Airbus as well?


Yep. Seems like it is.


Doubt they are removing IFE. Maybe the TVs. But not the IFE, it will get the AS standard.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7797

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

KEF is a unique hub, not out of the way, how much expansion would be possible? Know a few people that have done the Iceland stayovers, seems like a huge win for Iceland economy. There is a lot of space at and around KEF. In that regard expansion is not limited. We can expect the third runway to be ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7797

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

KEF is a unique hub, not out of the way, how much expansion would be possible? Know a few people that have done the Iceland stayovers, seems like a huge win for Iceland economy.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 81
Views: 12190

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

Would a JV from a large EU hub be possible? Get all those connections? This is a long flight.

Sidenote, why aren't they choosing DTW? Rip off.

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

How many used 767s does UPS have? Do they operate these fleets any different / fewer cycles than their new build fleet? UPS does not currently operate any used 767s. Last year, it entered into a purchase agreement with JAL to purchase 3 passenger frames with the intent of converting them to cargo f...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

First retirement of the year... JA609J (Japan Airlines) was retired from service on 05-Jan-18 and is currently being decommissioned @HND. It will then fly to @GYR to join its two sister frames as part of the UPS fleet and become N364UP. This is the third and final frame part of the original agreeme...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3071

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

Further showing the value of smaller planes, where airlines need fewer junk fares / Y-class to fill them. Airlines are very keen to manage revenue and the smaller planes allow them to do this over long-haul distances where it did not use to be feasible.

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20214

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

For all the faults or not of this article, how are some on here still saying the VX brand was superior? VX might have been a "trendy" brand, but that doesn't make money. If it did, VX would still be here. Enough with that conjecture. i believe it was the VX branding that allowed VX to kee...

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by airzona11
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20214

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

For all the faults or not of this article, how are some on here still saying the VX brand was superior? VX might have been a "trendy" brand, but that doesn't make money. If it did, VX would still be here. Enough with that conjecture. Everyone will opine for the glory days or "back the...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break
Replies: 13
Views: 3732

Re: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break

JFK is a mess and getting worse. Any update on the baggage issues being sorted out?

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13391

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

toxtethogrady wrote:
Oil just approached $62 a barrel (WTI). I think the good times will be over soon.


Doesn't that favor having the most efficient planes?

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of EK
Replies: 48
Views: 10129

Re: The Future of EK

EK has critical mass and economies of scale at their only hub. They rarely do not have a CASM advantage. All 3 classes are well received by the people buying the seats. Others in the region and greater region are trying to copy them. FlyDubai gives them more flexibility. They carry lots of cargo. I ...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 53
Views: 14360

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

The A321 is a great looking plane. Personally, I like it with the #2 in front of the wings, but that is purely cosmetics looks. These seem like another great optimization for the A321.

Are most airlines going to still go with MidCabin lavs or will they go to the back?

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12697

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for better onetime performance and then claim a city is 2 hours away and schedule 2.5 hours or 3.00 flying time. Doesn't work like that Seems to work just great....

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3663

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

chepos wrote:
I’m not sure I would call Hawaii flying high yielding.


Not sure what part of Hawaii is a low-cost destination. WN is going to fly unprofitable just to fly unprofitable.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12697

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

It's all PR just like saying ATL is 2 hours away from 80% of the population that is also false. How is that false? It clearly means 2 hours flight time. Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for bett...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11835

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Still no reason why that fleet could not be Airbus. Just another Boeing fanboy thread to have a knock at Airbus for any reason, real or contrived. To make most use of this situation would be to replace as many aircraft as possible, so the existing fleet plays no part. Unless of course that is that ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Lots of cities have multiple airports. LCCs are growing in 2nd and 3rd tier area airport. Sure there is "noise pollution" but airports are central pillars in economic development, communities love them. LHR is the one the largest O/D Airports in the world, with smaller planes and alliance...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15105

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

They dont really need the Max7s anytime soon, as the older 73Gs cycle out, replace those with Max8s and used 738s. I bet they keep buying up used 73Gs as well. That second half of 2020s it will be interesting to see the direction they go. To earn the margins they need, with their costs, airlines ne...

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by airzona11
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84856

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Airport congestion is a matter of short-haul narrowbody ops; there are dozens of solutions to that problem before you start flying A380's domestically. For A380's to become the congestion solution, we'd need a fantastical level of traffic. At that level it's cheaper to build new airports than to fo...

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