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by airzona11
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 69
Views: 10277

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

It makes sense. Similar reason BA still operates so many 744s, it fits their model. The 77W is not sized right for their high premium configs and the A380 is too big of a Y class increase. Also clear reason why Boeing Airbus don’t make planes the exact same size.

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

This it the best tour of Marana I have seen. Driven by countless times, what a great trip!

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by airzona11
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 38
Views: 3957

Re: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Very cool to see the Atlas 744 taking the Cards!

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by airzona11
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8698

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

Are airlines obsessed with trying to use the smallest plane possible for a long haul route? They are trying to set a record with these small narrow body planes. No, I'd say airlines are obsessed with making money. If they feel a smaller airplane is more profitable for a give route, that's what they...

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by airzona11
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12054

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

But as I said in the follow up post, it doesn't matter. Like you said, they make their money through their niche and have a great % of leisure travel. But does that mean I don't think their operation is a circus? Not at all Niche? They are the largest domestic airline in the largest domestic market...

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by airzona11
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12054

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...

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by airzona11
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

797s. But before that 321s seem destined to take over most transcon with Delta, American, Jetblue, Spirit, HA, AS. Definitely on the small site. But it's availability, low CASM and flexibility compensate a lot. If you are going to say A321s, you should not omit 739s that do and will do that for DL/...

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by airzona11
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13124

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Here's average age of the some of the different DL subfleets: 757: 20.8 years 767: 20.9 years MD80: 25.7 years 717: 16.7 years A320: 22.8 years A319: 16.4 years That's 2/3 of DL's fleet by number of aircraft. I would argue their fleet age doesn't even matter if DL achieves class leading operational...

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 27989

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

We already had this conversation Matt. Some will understand what I posted, others won't, but I do know you never majored in Economics or Game Theory, anyone thoroughly trained in them would be smiling at you. You do seem however to be a skilled engineer, you designed a two holer mini-A380 on your o...

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27009

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Awhh, so awesome to see all those 744’s lined up... and sad too knowing they won’t be around long. What aircraft will BA use to replace the 744 on LHR-JFK? 773? Outstanding long haul orders are: 3 x 77W 18 x A350-1000 12 x 787-10 2 x 788 The 77Ws are to replace the three surviving non-ER 772s, betw...

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by airzona11
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 606
Views: 43436

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Ah yes, thanks for the correction. So this is plane was probably being prepared to head to Israel or where for the cargo conversion. Thanks! Yes, but this begs the question still of why was it here if it had been in storage at Marana and now going out for a cargo conversion? They are quite capable ...

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by airzona11
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6965

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

I am shocked there isn’t a way to operate this without pulling back the ORD-NRT flight.

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by airzona11
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 606
Views: 43436

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Of course. And I'm stuck at home. lol Is there a good public viewing point for the west side of the airport? The terminal 2 west economy lot is right there. I don’t remember seeing it there yesterday, it had some ground equipment hooked up to it, so not sure how long it will be there. Always cool t...

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by airzona11
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 606
Views: 43436

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why there is a Sichuan 763 parked just West of terminal 2? Sichuan has A320s (family) and A330s; no 767s. Shanghai has 767-300s. That one has been at Marana since December 2017. It was sold and is due to head out across the Pacific, presumably for a cargo door. Ah yes, thanks for the co...

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by airzona11
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 606
Views: 43436

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why there is a Sichuan 763 parked just West of terminal 2? Of course. And I'm stuck at home. lol Is there a good public viewing point for the west side of the airport? The terminal 2 west economy lot is right there. I don’t remember seeing it there yesterday, it had some ground equipmen...

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by airzona11
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 606
Views: 43436

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why there is a Sichuan 763 parked just West of terminal 2?

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20737

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Per OAG, BKK-JFK is the 4th largest unserved route by passenger numbers. Conveniently, MAN-BKK is the third, and lies broadly on a GC route BKK-JFK: https://3rxg9qea18zhtl6s2u8jammft-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/UnderservedUncovered-Report.pdf Therefore, why not get back into ...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8280

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

While I agree that OP is a little overly enthusiastic about his favorite airline, please stick to the topic and cut out the personal attacks. What's most ridiculous is Delta's overzealous marketing department that decided this was worthy of a press-release. Maybe they were hoping people hear about ...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2818

Re: US Carriers vs The World

What about the scale of the US3 vs these other carriers? Swiss as your mention has a fleet of 75 aircraft. UA has ~75 777s. Swiss has around 50 narrow body aircraft. AA has what, 2500 737-800s? The stats are dizzying how much larger the operations are for the US3 vs other carriers. As we have more ...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2818

Re: US Carriers vs The World

Wondering why a global superpower, the US, can't seem to match the service of other foreign carriers. -High profits/aging fleets -Lack of or outdated wifi/IFE -Haggard/rude flight crews in very casual attire -Lackluster meal service if any -Reduced seat pitch -Inferior First/Biz class cabins I don'...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18685

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

You've pointed out precisely the cunundrum that airlines have with PE. Many people find it 'good enough' that this can have a negative impact on their J class cabin yield. People that would have bought a $6K J seat, will settle for a $3K PE one. While the same is true for Y passengers buying up, th...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9836

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

Gosh, it's about time. I avoid DL's 764 fleet any chance I get. That's how bad the legacy interiors are. Too bad the upgrades are still 2 - 3 years off. They were the best in the fleet when they got their new (at the time cabins). With size of their overall fleet, I am sure DL will be re-arranging ...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8280

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

How long until UA and AA follow, if at all? They’re likely too busy quaking in fear of DL to follow. Sarcasm aside, they will follow. And it will roll out over the most competitive routes. There offering is hardly stratified for long. Marketings job is to hype up every release. This is a positive i...

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by airzona11
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12888

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

J and PY look awesome! Need some red or something in Y.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13610

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Always thought Iberia was missing from SFO. No other reason than the international terminal is filled with so many carriers san Iberia. Good add for IAG. The JV is no doubt grow these markets.

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing as a poignant metaphor for the US under Trump. The world moves on... Why do people keep saying this? From the CEO of Airbus... they have been trying to do this since 2015... Trump was not President. They started talking this time around in August...Before the Boeing (not Trump) suit was brou...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 2893

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

They would most certainly attack that space like the US3 do, with subsidiaries. Their mainline costs are to prohibitive below 143 seats. IINM their current contract doesn't allow for such. Of course, that could change, but still. You are correct. I think structurally a lot would have to change for ...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 2893

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

Be funny if WN ends up going smaller before it goes bigger. Just IMAGINE if BBD/Airbus could score a C-Series order with WN.......... :spin: They would most certainly attack that space like the US3 do, with subsidiaries. Their mainline costs are to prohibitive below 143 seats. I would think just as...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

From Airbus CEO Tom Enders "Pair in talks since August....said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted to link up in 2015, but those talks fell through once news of the negotiations became public."

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If what you are saying were true and BBD had the A320 / 738 successor just waiting to be built, BBD would not have been purchased for what it was just purchased for. The deal has nothing to do with future products and everything to do with Bombardier's desperation. They bit off more than they can c...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

On the flip side, why would Airbus utilize any resources for the CS500 when they have the A320? It is either 738 or A320. You are writing as if Airbus just inherited a golden goose. The CS program has not been positive for BBD. It drove them to this deal to avoid BK. I am a BBD fan, have had family...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

On the other hand, I am more skeptical about the CS future than many here. I'm not as sure as others that the 100-150 seat market is a great one to be in. I'm not as sure as others that the resources will be made available to make a CS500. I'm not as sure as others that Airbus will ever prefer to s...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It basically is an Airbus CSeries now, especially since the Aircraft will be produced at Airbus's Mobile plant and Airbus will fully own the CSeries program by 2023. I reread the press release and it says: Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5953

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

This is exactly why Southwest is bottom of the major airlines in on-time performance month after month. They have not adapted their operations to larger planes and more connections. July 2017 WN - 74.7% (4) AA - 73.2% (5) UA - 78.7% (2) DL - 83.8% (1) B6 - 62.5% (7) NK - 72.6% (6) VX - 75.6% (3) F9...

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by airzona11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180271

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

MD80MKE wrote:
And also this CS100/CS300/A320neo/A321neo lineup will be scary in the NB market.


How is the CS series in the lineup? It not all of a sudden an Airbus CS100/300. Still a CS300. With no cash for 50% and all that debt, BBD is not in a good long term position.

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21266

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

This seems like some public posturing for some private equity to hop in. With interest rates so low, it can be a cash generating engine for a PE group. People on here are talking like Bombardier was flying high and then this recent Boeing injunction is sinking the company. That is simply not true. B...

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5953

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

The main issue for them would be additional flight attendants. For some reason, southwest prefers to “keep it simple” in this area. They would have no trouble with filling many -10 max but the staffing (and ensuing boarding group changes I guess) might be a real drawback. This is fine. The real air...

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by airzona11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colgan Air and American Airlines Tail Logos
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: Colgan Air and American Airlines Tail Logos

There are only so many ways a stylized American flag is going to look. If 10 airlines had the American flag on their tail, they would probably all look about the same.

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter
Replies: 10
Views: 3719

Re: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter

Is this actually the 100th factory 767 freighter? UPS has near 60, seems like there are more than 40 767Fs out there, factory delivered. FedEx and UPS alone account for 100.

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 6457

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Your answer is one click away: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FedEx_Express#Fleet Interesting the Airbuses are getting the boot.... Could Fedex be getting pressured by Trump's "Buy American" mantra? The ATR's (European made) seem OK for now... The Airbus fleet is not getting the boot, they...

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by airzona11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet

U.S. airlines can operate freighters if they want to. They just don't want to. There's no money in dedicated freighters in the U.S. market – there's enough belly cargo space on existing passenger aircraft to meet the demand of the cargo market. Amazon intends to have a fleet of 40 767 freighters. D...

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 143
Views: 35791

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

That is a good looking plane, Would be cool to see airlines do like JetBlue and have the technical drawing as the paint job.

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12196

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Alaska has Alaska to rest of PacNW on lockdown. I doubt ANC is on their radar. The other states you mention, those cities would be hard pressed to fill 143 seats each day and WN doesnt really operate any stations 1 daily. Within 10 years I would say just about no chance.

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18685

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

UA is going heavy premium vs the other carriers on the 777. Bummer to see the 3-4-3 but inevitable. Hopefully with PY they still keep a decent amount of Y+.

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TIME SENSITIVE: OAK Conection Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

Re: TIME SENSITIVE: OAK Conection Question

OAK is about as simple of an airport to connect in as there is. I assume you are not checking a bag? As long as you are not delayed into OAK and are sitting near front of plane.... and they have not closed the gate to GEG, youll make it.

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27490

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

What a great looking plane! With A350s and now 78Xs, SQ is getting the classic refresh. Would love to fly them some day.

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by airzona11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

Was just thinking about this earlier. Clearly, Airbus owns this market, and if Boeing does not act soon, not only will the MAX 9 and 10 be further marginalized by the market leading A321neo, the MAX 7 and 8 may start taking hits by the CSeries, provided BBD launches a CS500, which would be superior...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58493

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

How many people are cognizant enough to ensure they have a fully charged device prior to a long flight? I'm sure many on a.net are, but I bet much of the travelling public is not - either through ignorance or forgetfulness - or maybe they didn't have the opportunity. Put in the chargers. You guys a...

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by airzona11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58493

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

The only advantage really is assigned seating on most competitors. Actually I think the biggest advantage other competitors will have will be schedule/departure options given their fleet flexibility. Unless you fly out of California, HA/UA can offer you a better schedule with more time in the islan...

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