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by WorldFlier
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 11988

Re: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

Western bullcrap. Just because something looks like something (and there may have been *some* industrial espionage), does not mean it is a COPY. I think you contradict yourself: if there were no attempt to copy, then why the need for "some" industrial espionage? Just so someone can practi...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 11988

Re: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

There have been some copies in the past, but the 757 / Tu-204 is not one of them. Most famous is perhaps the VC-10 / IL-62. Looking so very similar, if you remove the paint you really have to look into the details to tell them apart. The most obvious copy however is the B-29 Superfortress / Tu-4, t...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 16430

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet has a new fleet, great seat pitch, and extras such as free onboard snack or meal and free alcohol. I think alot of their issue was from the few weeks that they had to ground their entire SSJ fleet. I went out of my way to fly a SSJ from LaPaz to Mexico City last year, great experience. If ...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 35190

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

.... It's the one former British colony that seems to never have any actual rules they follow. AFAIK, low on fuel is not a valid reason to declare an emergency. That is the rule. That seems like a pretty stupid rule...you know if you are low on fuel you probably should get preferential treatment to...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters

and it takes 2 pilots to fly a 30-40 seater..or they can fly a 70/ 70+ seater...double revenue potential with same general pilot labor expense. ( as well as pilot availability) Exactly, and engines require maintenance (albeit less than the big ones, but its probably a higher percent of revenue). 1 ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73874

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

medium range of 5,500 to 5,700 miles Doing the math, that's around 4800-4900 nautical miles, so it kinda splits the difference between our 4500 nm vs 5500 nm discussion above. 757-300 sized (3-3) aircraft as the base model as the 797-8 with 757-200 range. "twin-aisle airplane seating 220 to 27...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73874

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It's very simple. You re-design the 757 in plastic, upgrade the engines and avionics, add FBW and you're done. ;) I'm going to have to agree with this. 757-300 sized (3-3) aircraft as the base model as the 797-8 with 757-200 range. New wings, engines, avionics, more plastic. Print money and haul to...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA one stop Europe routes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3938

Re: EVA one stop Europe routes?

A combination of both. Plus they have to take a huge detour if flying nonstop to Europe anyway (either flying northeast to VVO before turning west or flying southwest to go via HK/Vietnam/Thailand) Why EVA Air and China Airlines can overfly China (through India, Myanmar and then Hong-Kong) on the w...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24711

Re: EK A388 go around being 400ft AGL at 8 nm off runway

727200 wrote:
Someone gonna get some time off to think bout this.


Was it co-pilot at the controls twice? Finally Captain took over?

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by WorldFlier
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26481

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

For those who might not use the 'Seattle Times' link, here's what may be the bigger news: 'Muilenburg also said Boeing has decided that 787 order prospects are sufficiently healthy that it can spread the deferred cost of the program over 1,400 planes, up from the current assumption of 1,300.' How i...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to add 4th daily flight to SYD from 25th March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4790

Re: Emirates to add 4th daily flight to SYD from 25th March 2018

CX <<<< EK = QF < SQ ex-SYD No. QR < EY< CX < SQ < EK/QF EK/QF have yet to offer anything below 1000 AUD to Europe or 1300 AUD to London like SQ from SYD. Agreed. EK/QF are pretty consistently the most expensive of the major Kangaroo players across all cabins. If anything the gap is more pronounced...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13891

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

That makes better sense.. They are seasonal...... Andrew Even if they weren't, they'd have no issues in winter either. Great to see that AC will be using the MAX on transatlantic routes other than YYT-LHR. I'd guess they'll use one on YHZ-LHR in winter (while these new Irish routes aren't operating...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8410

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

SQ789 wrote:
Why they Suspended flights to Doha, is it because of the Qatari Crisis?


It seems unlikely, but why not cut a marginal route that adds a landing/take-off cycle whilst pleasing Saudi Arabia (Germany is extremely dependent on energy imports).

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by WorldFlier
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to add 4th daily flight to SYD from 25th March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4790

Re: Emirates to add 4th daily flight to SYD from 25th March 2018

Some will cheer this but not me, because I am concerned about EK becoming too big and thus dominating their markets. Such control of market share rarely ends well for consumers or competitors. No one mentions SQ with 5x daily or CX with 4x daily, but as soon as anyone says 'ME3'... Neither SQ or CX...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 56
Views: 10338

Re: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP

If the world trend continues I believe we will see a move from the Q400's to CS100's as a means to upgauge existing routes. However, if they wish to stay close to the same seating capacity I believe Sukhoi could be in the mix with their SJ100's. The SJ100's seemingly make the most sense in that the...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25314

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Ouch for NZ IAH-AKL. Great for SYD. AKL-IAH still serves alot of routes continuing on from AKL that SYD cannot serve. The only thing this hurts is SYD-AKL-IAH because United has no onward connections from SYD. If you want to get to anywhere besides Sydney and want to fly *A from anywhere near Houst...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 6546

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

They will no doubt pay for it, and willingly so. It was definitely a no brainer for LAX. Exactly. This is literally "trickle down economics" where the wealthy are spending their money on literal job creation. Instead of off-shoring or investing at Goldman Sachs, they are putting money to ...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 6546

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

They will no doubt pay for it, and willingly so. It was definitely a no brainer for LAX. Exactly. This is literally "trickle down economics" where the wealthy are spending their money on literal job creation. Instead of off-shoring or investing at Goldman Sachs, they are putting money to ...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 12276

Re: Aeroflot Group likely acquire 6 additional 77W

So, taking a page out of United's playbook? Get the 77W at bargain prices to help Boeing bridge to the 777-X! Is the 77W better than a 777-8X since the -8X is designed to go much farther and therefore "more plane" than many carriers like Aeroflot would need? Seeing their longest routes are...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA looking at further expansion in Argentina
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: COPA looking at further expansion in Argentina

COPA could offer a much nicer business class product than LATAM on the entire routing with one of the most convenient airports to connect in. There isn't a comparable hub, other than maybe Miami (which is too far East for West Coast to Deep SA) or Bogota (not nearly as efficient) that could do what...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bomb inside barbie doll for SYD-AUH flight
Replies: 16
Views: 5123

Re: Bomb inside barbie doll for SYD-AUH flight

The device doesn't really need to make a big blast. Yes, I understand all that. But a barbie doll is only 2.3cm (0.91in) wide, and the usable space doesn't have much height/thickness to it either... are we to the point where plotters can miniaturize a device to THAT extent? And if so, then there's ...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA looking at further expansion in Argentina
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: COPA looking at further expansion in Argentina

PTY has the ability to be an Emirates-like (though smaller, obviously) connection for N-S and NW-SE travel as well as anything in Central America. With an A321LR or a 737-10MAX they could literally take someone from any corner of North America to any corner of South America and Vice-Versa - secondar...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 15757

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

Passengers are suing Boeing for what they say was a faulty switch which led to the crash A probe into the Aug. 3, 2016, crash showed no abnormalities in Boeing's 777-300's systems after testing by the manufacturer and downloaded data analysis, according to UAE aviation officials. No one died but Pa...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B763ER Domestic Use / Nb of cycles - Total Block hours
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: B763ER Domestic Use / Nb of cycles - Total Block hours

Hi everyone, As some airlines such as Air Canada / AA / DL / ANA / JAL use their B763ERs on domestic routes. I was wondering if some statistics exit regarding the following : - Numbers of Cycles per day - Total Block Hours per day Thanks for your feedbacks, From my personal experience flying on WB ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 11068

Re: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?

Does that visit mean anything for Airbus and Emirates? I doubt it, if he came to Europe for negotiating with Airbus, he would haven flown to TLS, most probably. We all know that Sheikhs like to spend the summer time in Europe. So maybe he just combined it with something else. I doubt the Sheik is g...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA commits CRJ's to HVN
Replies: 43
Views: 8612

Re: AA commits CRJ's to HVN

Yep very happy about the CRJ-200's, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the ruling is favorable but you never know. This may be the first time anyone has ever said they are "happy" with CR2s. It may be the worst plane, at least the ERJ has the seat by itself while CRL has mis-aligned ...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 7740

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

SV stirred up controversy this week when it posted a dress code on its website that requested that women not wear tight or thin clothes that expose their legs or arms, and that men refrain from wearing shorts. This seems like it could lead to serious issues, especially with international travelers....

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Wake Surfing" Could Cut Fuel Costs for Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2668

Re: "Wake Surfing" Could Cut Fuel Costs for Airlines

According to this interesting article by Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-08/boeing-nasa-look-to-flying-geese-in-chase-for-jet-fuel-savings), Boeing has been working with NASA to study ways that airliners could cut fuel costs without having to dramatically change their exi...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 2099

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

That team has a lot of money, I would have to think. Surprised they bought such old birds. Probably got a great deal. I don't think it's any different than FedEx buying 'old birds.' The cycles will be few, including some rather short-haul segments (BUF, NYJ, IND, etc.) and that means their life spa...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?

I've always been of the mind that you can do it many different ways. If you want to lease the airplanes I've always thought like $50-$100 million should do it (wide range I know, but there are a ton of factors). If you want to wet lease, you don't need nearly as much, but that comes with its own pr...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 4395

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

I live in Brooklyn Heights and work in Downtown Manhattan. It's faster for me to take public transit to EWR than JFK for both work and leisure. Now you did it. I also lived in Brooklyn for 10 years and often found almost no difference between EWR and JFK by car, and found EWR faster using public tr...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747 for an airline delivered?
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: Last passenger 747 for an airline delivered?

Sadly you could be right - all good things come to an end. Even 747's. Wonder if Boeing can somehow make a 748D for the ever growing Chinese domestic market. Still, the freighters will keep the line ticking over for a while yet. Is a 747-8F that much better than a hypothetical 777-9F, or does avail...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9905

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Boston, MA region ALMOST had 3, had DY gone with Portsmouth, NH, but I guess Providence, RI still counts as that region. Manchester, NH had some charter international flights a bit back, and Portland, ME has some flights to Halifax, NS via Elite Airways. I am from MA, and consider these all to be w...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9905

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

BENAir01 wrote:
Uhhhh... London? Milan? Los Angeles? And DCA and LGA are both international, actually.


Moscow. Might even have 4 one day ;)

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by WorldFlier
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 & B787 Fuel Efficiency and Tech Issues?
Replies: 13
Views: 2931

Re: A350 & B787 (peace!) :D

The 787 had a major battery issue early in it's career however that's since been remedied and I've yet to hear of any issue with the A350. Seems like they're equally safe and reliable at this point. Can any poster comment if there are any "Terrible Teens" for the A350? If not, that would ...

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by WorldFlier
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3587

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

I just flew EWR-ORD and there was a 777 that took me each way. It was full almost full, even with 30+ people getting upgraded. Tonight there are *two* 767-300s going EWR-IAH one right after the other. And both Lie-Flat Business classes are almost full, even before the 5-day 1K upgrades. There are pl...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7252

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

They should have just ordered and flew twin engine wide bodies across the board. Now they are stuck with 4 engine aircraft. stuck with them because there is no secondary market? in any case that LH has such a strange composition of WB aircraft is rather mystifying, 380/346/343/748 is so high a % of...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 40
Views: 15609

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Cubana´s Il-96 fleet has had a very unstable usage during the last months. CU-T1250 was flown to Moscow and onwards to the Ilyushin factory in Voronezh for service on January 26. this year and have not been seen since then. This makes the ex Aeroflot Il-96, CU-T1717, the only active Il-96 in Cubana...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 5892

Re: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims

Here's a spot for those Malaysian A380s Hajj only happens once a year. Quite the waste, unless the State of Israel get a killer price for them. However, they could also double-use it for "Birthright Israel" and save on money because I'm sure there are hundreds of people doing that every w...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9648

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

Sorry for disappointing you but I think you're all going way over the top. At best, the A321LR has a range comparable to the 757, which I will assume as 3460nm in real life conditions (UA's EWR-TXL route). So USA to anywhere east of a line connecting morroco with the baltic sea is out of the questi...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 18393

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

I wouldn't like to fly on one of these birds which are prone to technical issues Interjet seem to think they have excellent dispatch reliability. I'm not sure what you mean. He means Russian jets are "dangerous" I would argue the opposite, for as little maintenance that Russian/Soviet jet...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU744 26 turbulence injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 4431

Re: MU744 26 turbulence injuries

Best part was we were 10 minutes late and we pushed back in the middle of the safety demonstration, taxied to the runway, and gunned it just as the flight attendants sat down. This was on Hainan. I hope the passengers are seated by then too! :D I think everyone was seated during take-off, but as so...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU744 26 turbulence injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 4431

Re: MU744 26 turbulence injuries

Yeah you gotta buckle up. Can't see the injuries this serious if everybody does their part. But definitely, there's no "rule" for a good number of Chinese passengers. I've flown to a couple of tiny cities in China (on Air China and Hainan), and to paraphrase a movie quote: "Forget it...

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by WorldFlier
Mon May 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 73825

Re: RE: MC-21 To Roll Out On June 8

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 31):By the way, when is the last time an airliner was ever designed without any sort of wingtip device? A clean wing looks almost strange these days, but it's good to see. The Russian aerodynamicists know what they are doing but they are definitely the odd man out when it...

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by WorldFlier
Thu May 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United load factors from Geneva
Replies: 23
Views: 2923

Re: United load factors from Geneva

Having recently flown RT JFK-ZRH-EWR on Swiss, I find their J product acceptable but certainly not 'better' than UA. In some cases, it's worse. The seat is as hard as a rock, the onboard food offering is meh, and their lounges (JFK/ZRH) are just OK (food and drink options are pretty weak). Love the...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United load factors from Geneva
Replies: 23
Views: 2923

Re: United load factors from Geneva

Maybe they price their flights expensively comparison to their partner LX which has a better product and I bet is somewhat a bit cheaper then UA? Having recently flown RT JFK-ZRH-EWR on Swiss, I find their J product acceptable but certainly not 'better' than UA. In some cases, it's worse. The seat ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United load factors from Geneva
Replies: 23
Views: 2923

Re: United load factors from Geneva

Whats the point of United flying to Geneva? I monitor the load via united.com for quite some while now, and they very often are terrible. For example today there are only some 70 passengers to IAD (on a 764) and some 75 passengers to EWR (763 3 class). On weekends it usually looks better. I also no...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3325

Re: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today

Yesterday (5/1), UA97 SFO-IAH, normally a 788, was operated using a new 777-322ER -- N59034, a/c 2134. Something must have happened with the usual 788, because the 77W that had flown UA1785 EWR-SFO was subbed for this flight, which had the following FLIFO: UA97 SFO-IAH SCHED: 10:50-16:36 ACTUAL: 13...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 to get raked wingtips
Replies: 17
Views: 5603

Re: SSJ100 to get raked wingtips

To the untrained eye the SSJ already looks like a very aerodynamically clean bird. These wiglets only enhance that impression... It was made by Sukhoi, which I would argue makes some of the most aerodynamically capable aircraft in the world. The Soviet (and now Russian) theory on fighters has been ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 38550

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Adipocere wrote:
The contrived "laptop ban" seems to be paying off.



This.

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