I would have to disagree a bit on Boeing getting it right lately. Other than the 787 all those programs were launched decades ago. In recent history they have been mostly been doing derivatives and they have not turned as good as one would hope. 757-3 - Failure 767-4 - Failure 748i - Failure 737 Ma...Jump to post
The triple bogie landing gear is great. Excited to see what it in BAs livery. The Q Suites look great. The red mood lighting tho, not a fan.
Great looking plane.
From the article: 'The road to success for a new airline, let alone sustainability, isn't easy. Bankruptcies and mergers have wiped out nearly every newcomer in the last twenty years. The last all-new large airline in the U.S. not swallowed up by consolidation was JetBlue Airways, which started fly...Jump to post
Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do. Read again what was tweeted. Aggressive pricing, taking out 3 767-300ERs that are going to United involved. Aggressive pricing--sounds like complaints in @Bombardier trad...Jump to post
DL announced its Business suites in late 2016 to much fanfare, and as of now only the A350s have it. How many other new long-haul aircraft has DL received since then though? That's the issue I see. Continuing to receive new aircraft with old seats means there was very little forward thinking. The b...Jump to post
They are a high growth airline. As a passenger and aviation fan, hope that they can hit critical mass. Longhaul and domestic, shouldn't be the domain exclusive to legacy carriers. Disruption is a good thing for markets. Nice little dumpster fire they’re stoking over in Oslo. Selling a product below ...Jump to post
How many "revenue" passengers were on board? Inaugural high profile flights like these will always be full. They have to be. Norwegian doesn't want media reports of half empty planes. I'll bet there were all sorts of "friends and family" on that flight for a quick 24 hr visit to...Jump to post
can we first dispense with the myth that WN is an LCC ? they aren't. could they do it? sure. but TATL seems way outside WN's core business model of identifying underserved and low competition markets and reaping high margins thru low cost structure and high frequency. doesn't sound like TATL to me....Jump to post
Hopefully B6 will jump in now. It would be sad if they did not. The cseries still beats it and delivers a better transcon performances than the E2. Jfk-abq/rno/oak/Pdx/psp/slc or bos-slc/Dfw/msy/Pdx on the cseries offers better range and better cost per seat vs the E2. I still think the cseries wil...Jump to post
The 737-10 would be a great addition to the Alaska fleet. Due to the Virgin merger they ended up with A320, even becoming launching customer for the A321NEO. Now that wouldn't be a big problem, as these aircraft could be replaced overtime by 737s. Small detail is that it's A321 though. A type all A...Jump to post
96% LF is actually not something to be happy about at all - it means you are either leaving pax behind or you are leaving yield behind, or both. You and others are 100% assuming FR isnt using cost modeling and yield management like all the other airlines. FR has pretty much written the book on anci...Jump to post
Delta knows if they sour the relationship with Boeing much more, it will ruin any negotiation advantage they have with Airbus. Airbus has a captive audience with Delta on anything larger than a C-Series and will price accordingly. I would offer a different rationale: they think 788s and 338/339 are...Jump to post
From what I have heard, current delivery estimate is either AUG 18 or NOV 18. I think economy will be 2-3 seating "Parenthetically, the Delta testimony revealed that its transaction with BBD priced the CS100 as a 1,000-mile airplane. Should Delta begin using the aircraft on longer routes, addi...Jump to post
I honestly think that, if SQ would ever launch a new ulr flight to America, it will probably be ORD or if economy recovers maybe GRU because the only way to compete with M.E. carriers in South America is non-stops. On the other hand, it is not a secret that Brazil has a lot of businesses with the S...Jump to post
Yes, but as I am sure you are familiar, cash is king. You can throw shade all you want, Boeing is a very profitable / performing well business. Absolutely! It performs brilliantly. Just like the Ponzi scheme. Forget the debts, make cash NOW and think about the rest later. Trouble is, "the rest...Jump to post
Regarding FX, 77F added the range that FX wanted to use the A380 for, but also covered the MD11 size replace. Less expensive to fly around, thus easy to flow across the network. Would have been a large size increase for FX that doesn't operate 747s. What would an upper deck passenger, lower deck car...Jump to post
News - Boeing is flush with cash. A.net "popular opinion" Boeing is nearly Broke!! American financial laws allow this kind of accounting acrobatics. Boeing is actually IN DEBT for 32 billion. But that debt is "deferred". So instead of having to pay that debt, Boeing is allowed t...Jump to post
Very cool. that is a long route. The logistics of the air freight market are great. EK has such a great advantage for time-sensitive express freight.Jump to post
WN simply won over customers with a better business model than their competitors. UA and arguably F9 have recovered and are doing well there. DEN is one of the best-positioned hubs in the US. As a company, they maintained profitability throughout. I bet you could even look at their financials to see...Jump to post
I feel that there are some people here making comments about QF and the market it is looking to tap into that do not have any real understanding of said market and QF's strategy. I recommend you come read the Australian Aviation threads for the past 12 months or so and understand more about it. I d...Jump to post
This same discussion comes up every quarter when they release numbers. If their yield fell and traffic fell, that would maybe be grounds for the frenzy to decry them dead, but that is not the case. How else is an airline supposed to grow? When every airline starts routes, the routes take time to dev...Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:I'll add: Good way to boost utilization of a 752 that would otherwise likely sit on the ground not doing much.
^WN will be fine. They have a huge cult following. Stop the nonsense :P That's a good way of describing it. Every time you're on a US legacy carrier complaining about the dwindling legroom, how drinks and meals used to be free, how IFE options are garbage, etc., remember that WN started it. Every m...Jump to post
It is a new logistical operation for them. Reading these forums tho, you would think WN has a constient profitability problem. EA CO AS with the SPIN! Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping fo...Jump to post
Are all the 77Ls getting the 2 class?Jump to post
Uh no, you are sticking your head in the sand. The 787 was a disaster due to mismanagent. The KC-46 is late and over budget for the same reasons. The 777X is going to be a train wreck for the same reason. Clueless Bean-counters cutting costs up front and causing far more cost and schedule delay lat...Jump to post
At least Virgin America has the widest First Class seat of any airline in the US. "had" :( JetBlue has a seat wider by 1 inch only in the suite rows and if you measure from the bottom, but a few inches up the Virgin America seat is much wider. For the non-suite rows, VX is 1/2 inch wider ...Jump to post
You can have an engineer first attitude or business first that is fine. But the fact is they have this past year delivered the most amount of planes ever, have a wildly successful non-commercial aviation arm and have a stock that is performing very well. Are they really doing that bad? All business...Jump to post
At least Virgin America has the widest First Class seat of any airline in the US. "had" :( How did that work out for them? It didn't. VX did not have a competitive trans-con premium product. They liked to be thought of as competing for that business, but they didn't. Rolling VX into AS, t...Jump to post
This thread is splitting hairs and makes sense why. Airlines have 2 options. Boeing or Airbus. They do not make widebody planes that go head to head. They are either slightly larger, smaller, lighter, etc. It does neither any good to make a plane with the same specs. 777/A330/787/A350 are making bil...Jump to post
Boeing has morphed into a bean-counting and financial engineering company. Only that: shortsighted financial engineering company they don't get the bean-counting right either. ( as the results will incur higher cost.) You can have an engineer first attitude or business first that is fine. But the f...Jump to post
What grinds my gears is when people put up small bags in the overhead that should be under the seat. If I bring on only one small bag, why should I have to keep it at my feet. If I bring on a roll aboard and a small bag, I agree -big one up, little one at my feet. But if I plan ahead to have just o...Jump to post
I think this service will be successful for all 3 carriers. Lots of easy O/D to capture. Looks like they’ll have 12 hours to get 11 flights out of one gate and 13 flights out of the other. WN can turn their jets in <45 min. UA will be running E175s which I assume can turn in 45 min. Same with AS. It...Jump to post
It is a problem of their own making. So they will continually try and make changes. The new planes with larger bins are noticeably better. What grinds my gears is when people put up small bags in the overhead that should be under the seat.Jump to post
Really wish EK would operate Lon > NYC BA is just as dreadful as the US3 these days :-( What aspect is EK better at LON - NYC? They wouldn't have frequency so it would be trivial. I am not bashing EK, just not sure EK has anything better than US3/BA. I think EK is going to do really well EWR, that ...Jump to post
Austin787 wrote:airplaneboy wrote:Wow! 45 *consecutive years* of profitability.
Even more impressive is Southwest achieved consistent profits without charging change fees or 1st/2nd checked baggage fees.
Great looking plane.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
keesje wrote:We just shouldn't ignore BA operate 48 VLA's today for a reason, with 77W's available already for many years.
It has happened before, nothing then, don't expect anything this go round.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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