They are going to be the biggest distrupter of the status quo among the legacies we have ever seen. They can try to fend them off at the the big airports but additional service at smaller airports are going to cumulatively kill TATL feed at the mega hubs in less the alliances drop prices, which wil...Jump to post
Bergen in the winter is impossible due to range issues. In the winter aircraft always consume a little more fuel and that little bit just makes the difference between possible and impossible. Sorry but you're wrong. Norwegian will be flying 2x weekly BGO-SWF the coming winter with the 737-8MAX it w...Jump to post
I'm surprised they didn't opt for the 787-9. Not much of a seat count difference but that could also be a reason they did order the -8 Lower CASM is nice if the routes they are used on can fill the extra seats all the time. However reality is there are some routes the 788 can fly cheaper than the 9...Jump to post
9 tonne based on the fuel burn improvement Airbus quotes should allow around 7346nm range for the A330-900 with the weight increase. Allowing close to the 7500nm range of the 242t A330-800. Would allow carriers with both models to more easily be swapped out if needed.Jump to post
When are the first A330 Neos coming? Weren't they ordered at the same time as the A350s? On JFK-LHR the A330neo would have no advantage over the A330ceo due to less than 4000nm range which is where the A330neo becomes more efficient due to greater op weights. They need to be on the longer routes. W...Jump to post
The 767-400 is one of the worst planes in the Delta fleet cramped along with the 738 and 739. Why would Delta not move all the flights to the A330 from LHR then. 764 has the same wider 7x seats that the 763 has both are similar width seat bottoms to the A330 8x seats. The 738/739 are at least 1&quo...Jump to post
Awesome! Thank you - love to see them in MEL one day. Just a shame baggage has to be cleared at the first point of entry into the US; otherwise HA would be far more competitive connecting the pacific. 24 is a far bigger fleet than I realised! Impressive - and how many 767 do they plan on keeping? F...Jump to post
Quoting PHKLM (Reply 14):Almost 50 years down the line and the 737 still has those frames with a missing window (around row 9/10 on both sides). Appalling. Appalling? Seriously? Even the 787 has them - The windowless spots on the 787 is space that usually has Galley/Lavatory/closet space on the pla...Jump to post
Would Southwest have flights to Denver? If and When FAT happens. I would predict 2 LAX 1 LAS Or 2 LAX 2 OAK 1 DEN Flyguy If only 2 LAX-FAT & OAK-FAT as its connecting to a Focus "Hub" Cities. Would be great to see those two plus DEN & LAS but if the route won't support itself with...Jump to post
It is interesting that HA is now starting its foray as a TPAC connection carrier beyond its current inter-island network. Many have theorized that HA would refrain from offering connections and focus strictly on to/from Hawaii. I personally think this is a smart move which will hopefully catch on w...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:rbavfan wrote:And they do not allow exemptions like DCA does.
Not true. DEN is well outside the perimeter limit, but it was grandfathered in as an exception.
The increase in hours was way to high a jump, has affected all US operations to some extent & still did not do anything for the improper training of the crew. It was a feel good reaction to look like the government was doing something.Jump to post
Does anybody do LGA-AUA anymore? Nope, nobody does. Except for a few flights to Canada it's all domestic at La Guardia. In fact, I think Houston is the furthest destination served from La Guardia. Surprisingly there are no flights from La Guardia to let's say Los Angeles or San Francisco. Not a sur...Jump to post
That's sad to hear. The CS is a very nice and sexy jet. AA might possibly be interested. They still have old McDonnell Douglas jets as well as some Embraer E190s, and both of those fleets are going to be retired soon. Plus AA operate a big number of A319s... the CS300 would be a great replacement f...Jump to post
Sad if true. But I also recall denials by DL and AC in the months before their orders (one can always hope) ...Planes are not sexy. ... huh?? isn't there something in the a.net rules that prohibits that statement*? :duck: * Apart from the 380, of course (open season on the Whalejet, apparently). Tr...Jump to post
I'm sure AA could swap those 359 orders for more A321Neo's if they wanted. As always with these contracts, RR is the biggest obstacle. Converting to A330neo could be an easier alternative. If Rolls Royce engines are the obstacles on the A350 why would they not be an obstacle on A330neo. They are RR...Jump to post
I agree with the flyingclrs727 KOA will have 1: Lower landing fees. 2: Fuel cost not that much higher than HNL (remember Hawaiian as lots of flights there, thus they keep lots of fuel. Also as all hawaiian airports have fuel shipped so cost won't be much different.) 3: Less congestion for quicker in...Jump to post
Wouldn`t the A350-1000 be an ideal like-for-like replacement for their B777-200`s? I know it`s a little bigger so purchase price would be a consideration, but if AA can realize on expected growth I could see it fitting in well with improved running costs too. It would also directly complement their...Jump to post
It takes furbofans to compete with turbofans, ergo WP can't directly compete against HA with turboprops. Will WP replace its new Qs with turbofans? Not unless (i) Elix (the lessor) offers a swap, and (ii) there's a powerplant that can do what the BR715 can do. Prognosis: revisit the question in 202...Jump to post
The aircraft will be operated by Virgin America for the time being. The intent may be to leave the branding a little vague, and then slip the aircraft into the shop for a weekend to put Charlie on the tail once the merger actually happens. AS doesn't have to wait until VX's AOC is officially merged...Jump to post
From the 'Aviation Tribune': http://aviationtribune.com/airports-atc/amsterdam-airport-schiphol-presents-new-terminal/ Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design of KAAN Architecten for their new terminal. The new terminal will open in 2023 and will allow 14 million more passengers to travel ...Jump to post
I think every route is going from one point to another point ... or maybe you are talking about the "point to point" passengers (passengers who don't connect) ? In that case UA and AA are already carrying a lot of point to point passengers. So I don't see the point you are trying to make....Jump to post
Recently one airline cut service to Ottawa due to low loads. Why would a route to an area, with low population, about half way between Montreal & Ottawa and farther north work? Whats there to attract enough passengers that the Capital could not? Mont Tremblant is a popular vacation town. PD was...Jump to post
Don't you mean A380? Absolutely no chance on the 777X. It would be too much of a squeeze. The 777X is already maxed out at 10-across, even with its walls carved to supposedly allow comfortable 18-inch wide seats, let alone 11-across. Indeed, whether it really will be real-world configured with 18 i...Jump to post
Cf6: CF6 Aircraft Engine Technical Specifications Max. thrust 282 kN Air mass flow 874 kg/s Bypass ratio 5.3:1 Pressure ratio 32.6:1 Length 4270 mm Max. fan diameter 2690 mm Weight 4472 kg 4000-94: Max. thrust 275.8 kN Bypass ratio 5:1 Pressure ratio 32.3:1:1 Length 3901 mm Diameter 2386 mm Weight ...Jump to post
solomanflyer wrote:As far as in the aviation industry, there are only 2 large passenger planes - A380 & B747 - 8 ,,, but the largest plane is the Russian Made Antonov An-225 (Cargo),,
If russian can make the largest A/c why can't they make the passenger plane?
Doha – Boston 787-8 replaces A350-900 effective from 01OCT17 to 31OCT17 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274660/qatar-airways-oct-2017-aircraft-changes/ Is this an error? It seems odd to me as I thought QR does not send their 787 on such long sectors since they do not have crew rest...Jump to post
My sister liked the blonde guy with the beard, but thinks the rest sucks.
Did not get my attention at all. Air New Zealand seems to do these best.
that's a very expensive bet from SQ. The reason is simply that an airline cannot sell bargain basement Y fares on a ULH route. The way the numbers pan out, a cheap Y seat sold on a nonstop might not even cover its own flying costs. For that reason, if projected revenue out of the Y cabin would be l...Jump to post
This isn't really a big bet by SIA imo because if it goesnt go to plan they can easily swap some of the seats. Does anyone know what routes SIA will deploy the aircraft on? SIN-EWR will certainly be one route with SIN-LAX likely another. They could do both LAX and SFO if they wanted depending on th...Jump to post
Ultra long haul and only 162? Right like that's gonna work. They are doing the same thing again albeit with a far more efficient aircraft. You seem to dismiss the efficiency aspect as if it's not important here. SQ never had a problem filling the plane when they operated the route with an all J A34...Jump to post
kurtverbose wrote:They should call the lowest class 'Scum class' to encourage people to upgrade.
A DL 767 pilot ...who isn't an official spokesperson (I'm assuming) and likely has no knowledge of DL's future focus city plans. Don't get me wrong, I love "Expansion" type threads, but starting them off using hearsay from another forum isn't a best practice. I might agree with you, but t...Jump to post
I'd have to think that MSY would have to be on the radar, although with CDG, not AMS. AF officials made a rather public visit not long before BA announced and there have been rumors from higher up officials regarding a major DL expansion here. DL has been the top legacy carrier at MSY for a while, ...Jump to post
CMH, RDU, AUS, MCO, LAS will likely be the main focus cities going forward. I could see one more west coast city becoming bigger as well, likely SJC or PDX. Some of these have AMS already, some don't, but I think they will all see more domestic growth for sure. Since it was said that " and are...Jump to post
Nope. Biggest you'll see at the US3 is the A350-1000. A tiny tiny chance for a small DL 778 fleet for a 77L replacement way down the road, but a 280t 359 shouldn't have any issue with LAX-SYD, ATL-JNB. A big part of that is the 779 is too large for the US3 but the two carriers who *might* have a ne...Jump to post
Speaking about Boston I was doubtful EK needed 2x daily. I still do. I think they can boost capacity with one A380 on that route and be fine. It's easier to fill two 777's a day leaving at different times than 2 A380 flight a day. Also the 777 can carry quite a bit of cargo on those 2 daily flights...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] I thought those were being replaced by 777X is doomed posts. :) Or the the other consistent why doesn't Airline Z fly from City X to City Y, 757max threads etc etc. ... and the it-is-a-conspiracy-if-every-flight-from-every-airline-doesn't-originate-in-or-connect-through-DTW troll...Jump to post
Southwest actually does 126 departures per day out of only 10 gates out of Terminal 1 at LAX (which comes out to an average of 12.6 departures per day per gate at LAX), but Southwest does its LAX operation under constraints that it does not face at DAL, including construction associated with Termin...Jump to post
Flight was oversold, most families have people or second homes in the Detroit area they're staying with. Out of all those people evacuating "most" of them having 2nd homes or family in Detroit area is one of the worse generalizations I have heard in years. Sorry but former Detroit residen...Jump to post
inflightVideo wrote:The Maho Beachcam is now destroyed, here are the final moments before it went down:
Looks absolutely insane.
jumbojet wrote:smokeybandit wrote:I'd be concerned at MIA or FLL.
Nah. Anything at FLL/MIA can easily fly out of harms way.
Prost wrote:The refinery should have been in Detroit!
Prost wrote:UA never admitted leaving JFK was a mistake, one of their ex executives who now works for a competitor said it was a mistake. I think that's an important distinction.
SJC is simply too close to SFO for these long haul TATL flights to be profitable. Why would you go there when you can go 30-40 minutes up the road to an airport that is a hub for a major airline (UA) with connections all over the globe? I doubt many are going FRA-SFO & onward via United to Asia...Jump to post
Akbar Al Baker will complain about something that no one else cares about. If he is allowed into Dubai to attend the show. After all sense the Blockade he has been surprisingly quiet.Jump to post
I don't know...but why is everyone else so happy about their E-Jets and B6 is invariably moaning about them??... The other north american launch customer is Air Canada which is ditching its E190 fleet in favor of CS300. I wouldn't say everyone else is happy about the E190. There was a thread no lon...Jump to post