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by WorldFlier
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 6
Views: 3590

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: 5663

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: 9129

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: 17820

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: 4230

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: 4230

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: 245
Views: 53994

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: 2783

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: 2783

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: 2783

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: 3197

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: 5256

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: 37395

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

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



This.

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by WorldFlier
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 9432

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

UA really needs to step up their game on SFO/LAX-EWR to compete with what AA and DL are offering. EWR is not the most convenient for most people, so they need to surpass DL and AA on the hard and soft product if they want to make it worthwhile for customers to go out of their way. And coming up wit...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-MDW
Replies: 17
Views: 4757

Re: United ORD-MDW

Is Cleveland so far from Chicago that they have to fly? If they're already on the team bus (with maybe another truck for the equipment), why not just drive the few hours east? Driving is the most dangerous things Americans do on a daily basis. I would prefer the team fly whenever possible, if I wer...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 12500

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

It will also offer the Aviadvigatel PD-10 which would make it more interesting for countries that aren't friendly with the USA or want to avoid China, Europe, and US dependence (Cuba, Iran, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillipines). I really only see Cuba, Iran, and maybe a few other Russia friend...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 12500

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

Also i don't trust the PW engines PW has a long history of takes years to work the bugs out on an engine. The issue for the Su-100 is that the engines and aerodynamics are a half generation behind. I agree with all you said but the aerodynamics the sjj 100-95b was optimized for a long range cruise ...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes
Replies: 22
Views: 5614

Re: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes

As a relative frequent flyer and (now former) fan of Air Serbia I am very disappointed to hear that they will change their excellent Business Class with large seats now to a standard, mediocre, European style one with 6 seats in a row and the middle seat free. The big seats really set them apart an...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 582
Views: 96062

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I get bored on a 10-hour flight... imagine one twice the length. Once you get on the plane the crew would come around and hand everyone a bottle of NyQuil. By half way, everyone is handed gun and a bullet. Maybe instead of having a large Y cabin they fill the rear with a larger opening where you ca...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Antonov AN-132 transport unveiled (photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 6924

Re: Antonov An-132D transport aircraft makes first flight

It is most impressive what Antonov can do. Currency crisis? No problem. War in 1/3rd of their country? No problem. Largest customer (Russia) slashing orders? No problem, we'll sell to the Saudis and work with the Chinese... Congrats to Antonov and I hope that they keep making some of the most amazin...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 12500

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

The Sukhoi is a awesome little aircraft. It was built with the 2 to 2 1\2 hour mission. Its very slick and that makes is very efficient using a older technology engine, with a reported CAPM of around $12.00. O and its a lot cheaper then any of its competition list price or real price (ide love to k...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Response to US ban: Qatar Airways offers free laptops
Replies: 23
Views: 5884

Re: Response to US ban: Qatar Airways offers free laptops

Considering that part of the concern is airport personnel passing dangerous items to passengers to use (a known vector that has been used in the past), not sure how this prevents that from happening. Not sure if QR will be allowed to continue this practice. I think this is using the "Crew can ...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 17820

A new milestone for Sukhoi Superjet - Brussels Airlines

The Superjet has begun flights with Brussels Airlines to replace the Avros http://www.rusaviainsider.com/brussels-airlines-starts-operating-ssj100/ She looks good, and (correct me if I'm wrong) this is the first Superjet for a non-Russian Major Alliance member! Congrats to Sukhoi, Brussels Airlines,...

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