keesje wrote:I see this developing POTUS-Arab thing as far more threatening to the 777X. Furthermore I find it hard to understand why the A350-800 was a bad idea and the 777-8 is a good idea.
It is certainly a logistical orchestra. Add some runways as others have suggested to reduce holding patterns. Pair that with enhanced GPS (and other Tech nav/routing solutions) and growth will be manageable.
A380s arent the answer. If they were, BA would have an EK size fleet.
A number of the DEN adds are exclusive UAX markets or UAX heavy markets. Throwing an Airbii alternative in these markets puts pressure on UAXs cost problems and staffing issues. Until they actually ride in one those F9 aircraft with seat pitch worse than any RJ, a fee to buy a coke or water. On UA ...Jump to post
Interesting they are targeting millennials. I think that is just a distraction from the real purpose of cheaper operating costs. A defining characteristic of "Millennials" is not being brand loyal. They will google and what ever the cheaper price is, they will fly. It all seems cheap (not ...Jump to post
Exciting news. Love seeing the continued evolution in travel, especially in long haul. This is going to stimulate more demand. The vast majority of travelers going trans-atlantic probably dont do it frequently, so they have no brand allegiance. On the flip side, those that do, it is forcing the lega...Jump to post
At the end of the day, there isn't that much material difference between the A320 / 737 planes. No surprising the hometown airline operates Boeings and touts that to business leaders in the area. That is publicity. AS is a well run airline, they aren't making bleeding heart irrational decisions. On ...Jump to post
Cracked up watching it. My experiences on BA are all for vacation purposes, which is already fun, but can just imagine settling into my BA long haul seat and starting the journey with a nice laugh.
How fun would it be to be seat mates with Sir Ian McKellen?
From the article: All electronic devices larger than a smartphone will have to be removed from protective casing and fully charged for potential inspection. Yet no such similar requirements for domestic flights within the US. So this enhances security how? I'm sure DHS would claim that since the ba...Jump to post
This is high on the AvGeek meter. Cool game!Jump to post
Lower fuel / quick retirement of the 747s is giving them flexibility in the International long haul fleet. There seems to be more focus on growing domestic market with new/used planes. Makes sense too, long haul international has had a nice run. Good to see them not over leveraging and proactively p...Jump to post
So it is settled, no 787s for EK?
Seems like the 787-9/10 is fits into a space where they do not have / wont have capacity offerings. With their cozying relationship with FlyDubai, seems like a good size to fit between 738s on the low end and 77Ws on the next lowest end.
This is why, rather than screaming that "X Air Line sucks!" or "Y Airways is shit!" it would be wiser to get educated on the intricacies of flying commercial so that you can cover your bases when the airlines tries to pull one on you. Are you serious? So a paying passenger follo...Jump to post
Doing this to a person with 1.6 million Twitter followers is beyond stupid, so Delta deserves everything they're getting for this. Alright, Delta Sales and Marketing group, are you hearing this? Please create a "Twitter Class" for where people with a certain number of followers can be sat...Jump to post
But what if she did pay for it? What if it was a downgrade? Surely people wouldn't be defending Delta? Twitter provides an instantaneous outlet and feedback loop. It is not a crime or distasteful to express your anger towards a product or service that you purchased that didn't meet expectation. May...Jump to post
I think she has a legitimate complaint, like probably a bunch of other people who couldn't get the kind of publicity that she will for it. Yet how many posts are we into this without knowing what actually happened? At the end of the day it sounds like she may have been made to move to another seat ...Jump to post
Replacing routes and airplanes is a stretch. But it will certainly get more people to airports/airplanes (when that happens, TBD). Intra California routes, NE Corridor etc have more chance of disruption from flying cars than they do "hyperloop." Hyperloop is still a train, there are the in...Jump to post
The follow up to this: next person who tries to do the same thing, will retrieve it, empty, at baggage claim with a note from the ground crew, "Thanks for the drink."Jump to post
Hopefully they can trim some more of the loss leading routes. From all the talk of corruption, it sounds like maybe costs on the back end and the domestic setup might be losing money. Sure, if you call having only 1 chamber of Congress for only two years "controlling for most" of an 8yr te...Jump to post
What an awesome Trip Report! Thank you for sharing!Jump to post
Why is Norwegians "flag of convenience" under so much scrutiny when every legacy airline has regionals and subsidiaries and different employee groups with the exact same intention, lower costs/lower wages. flags of convenience are union busting techniques to get around union and state lab...Jump to post
What a silly question. Only the legacies can offer "sustainable" long haul service. If it doesn't have lie-flat seats, few on these forums will be stepping aboard. Here is what is happening today: IAG, AF/KLM Group, among others are creating subsidiaries to compete head-on, basing speciall...Jump to post
Wouldn't ve surprised if they were using the 2nd BA flight as a test. I could see a smaller AA plane doing a 2nd daily, either 767/332/788. I have heard some grumblings as well, nothing official, but just talk. The 2nd daily limited weekly flights on the 747 are a huge jump. Take those seats and sp...Jump to post
Nothing has happened really. Apart from AC reconsidering their 737-9 decision by low profile removing their slots from the 737-9 assembly line-up. Which shouldn't come as unexpected when Boeing themselves was forced to redo the aircraft to keep United on board. :eyebrow: Like the A320 Family, belie...Jump to post
Well the 739/ER has decades of life still left at UA. If it improves use ability it may be worth it. I'm not sure why Boeing would just give UA the retrofits for free, UA is probably giving them some money. It would not surprise me if any/all of this was covered as a part of the recent UA 100 MAX10...Jump to post
WN would lose all of the simplicity and benefits of operating a single-type fleet. If you look at it, (almost) all successful LCCs (if you can call WN that) use a single aircraft type, at least for short-haul: Ryanair (and its sister companies worldwide), Wizzair, Norwegian, most of the Asian LCCs....Jump to post
Here's a news article about it (in Dutch): https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/condor-rechtstreeks-naar-phoenix-en-seattle Seems like they're not only adding Phoenix but also Seattle. They pull out of San Diego and the Maledives. Lufthansa is taking over San Diego and Male w...Jump to post
You say that it has been proven technology in the military. What crashes happened where this deployable flight recorder was found floating in the ocean? Has it ever actually worked? Well, DRS claim theirs work 95% of the time, which is a vast improvement on the 20-25% success rate of fixed ELT's. I...Jump to post
Interesting development and for sure something the manufacturers etc are working on. I think the rush to call certain posters dense is a bit much. There are obviously reasons the solutions that people are saying are, "so simple, reliable and great" are not yet deployed. Reality is that the...Jump to post
As a US based *Gold flyer, I would always love that AC granted club access on trans border flights. Always had great experiences flying AC, in the old 77W layout I got the first row economy B seat with no A next to it, just about the best coach flight ever. Anecdotally, I know some Million Milers wh...Jump to post
What gap does UA have now? That is why they are in a great position, there is no rush. They have plenty of pipeline of incoming jets to meet immediate needs. The A321 as it stands "now" adds nothing to them. Nothing against the A321, but UA has no routes that it will cancel in the next 5 ...Jump to post
The MoM is 6-10 years away, the B737-10 is 2-4 years away The A321 is here NOW. while I do not doubt the B737-10 will be a formidable airplane?? It Ain't Here yet!! The A321 or A321LR might fill the gap in the mean time as UAL has to have airplanes to fill the increased commitment to Hawaii What ga...Jump to post
Clearly, there is. A35J is a perfect replacement for United's older 777-200s, while 777-300ER will serve as replacements for 747s and upgauge from 777-200ERs, where necessary. Please, stop this "United doesn't need/will cancel A35J order" BS again, it's been proven wrong over and over aga...Jump to post
UPS757Pilot wrote:What's really fun for us cargo types is that we often fly at very light weights, or even empty at times. Even at max derated thrust, she will get up and go in hurry. The other pilot has to be ready to move the flaps quickly!
It is a scorcher. Happens a few times a year. I have a flight on a CR7 Thursday night so in theory am good to go.
Much respect of the ground crews out there right now.
Some comments on here are so humorous. At the end of the day, airlines have 2 options. Neither plane is as absolute as some want it to be. The only option for Boeing and Airbus is to build spec for spec the same plane or offer a little more range here, seating there, or squeeze life out of amortized...Jump to post
It does look good in the mockups. I like the windows. Personally I like DLs Airbus look the most.
Seems interesting the bins if they are a shelf style. Then again, maybe they see the writing on the wall that airlines are going to be charging for bin space so max capacity/ease of use isnt a priority.
Wow, those look amazing!
How fun would a trip be with you and 3 friends in that quad setup?
Will never forget my first time onboard one, turning left after boarding our HP 757 to ORD, cant beat it! Looks wise, with winglets, it is second only to a 747. Take offs from SNA with a light load to PHX, rocket ship. The length of the 757300, I was seated way way back on a UA 753 through some migh...Jump to post
And to all the upgrade-whiners here, just stop it. The business model is finally turning away from a dichotomous roulette between a crappy coach seat and a luxurious prime class seat, to a more granular offering, where we can pay for the level of service we want in a way that is in many cases reaso...Jump to post
Cool to see airlines iterating on the onboard product in positive ways. Great smells too. And I'm struggling with your CO/UA comment. I don't think anyone who understands the product would give it a whirl on a plane. So are you saying this is a press release that was give to the PR team from someon...Jump to post
Cool to see airlines iterating on the onboard product in positive ways. Great smells too. And I'm struggling with your CO/UA comment. I don't think anyone who understands the product would give it a whirl on a plane. So are you saying this is a press release that was give to the PR team from someone...Jump to post
Wait, DL is really eliminating Y+ and going J/PY/Y? That seems strange to be removing options for increased spend/upgrades/stratified cabin offerings. But more importantly, this must be an error. DL is out to screw DTW, no way they would feature their state of the art bird on routes from DTW.... :fe...Jump to post
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4599456/Norwegian-Captain-flies-737-son-19.html Where are the Norwegian fans to defend this? As the topic poster, would be interested to know your feedback reading all the informative responses on this thread. Why the vitriol towards Norwegian? ...Jump to post