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by crazyplane1234
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 8651

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

c933103 wrote:
...this flight departed from HKG and as such should be an international flight...

That statement right there opens up a whole new can of worms...

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20811

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Any updates whether this could affect IAH-SYD, is it possible that UA would axe it to add in a 2nd daily SFO-SYD?

I think they'll be more likely to start BNE, rather than duplicating an existing Australian route.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 92
Views: 5544

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

DEN/AKL DEN/anywhere on Australian east coast, ie. BNE, SYD, MEL The problem is that DEN is a "hot and high" airport, so getting an aircraft from there to Australia is more difficult than flying it from LAX or SFO, or even DFW or IAH. plenty of A340-500s & -600s around that could sure...

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 92
Views: 5544

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

flyaustralian12 wrote:
DEN/AKL
DEN/anywhere on Australian east coast, ie. BNE, SYD, MEL

The problem is that DEN is a "hot and high" airport, so getting an aircraft from there to Australia is more difficult than flying it from LAX or SFO, or even DFW or IAH.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines Top 50 Longest Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 3149

Re: Delta Air Lines Top 50 Longest Routes

Now all we need are the top 50 AA routes!

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus
Replies: 48
Views: 7662

Re: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus

Devilfish wrote:
RJMAZ wrote:
The 767 fuselage is too wide for 7 abreast and too narrow for 8 abreast.

Which passengers love! :thumbsup:

But they won't pay more for it, which is what matters

A380MSN004 wrote:
what the point with this fly at rear of the cabin :)

Keesje puts a fly on all his concepts.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 19208

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

strfyr51 wrote:
Are you saying Delta doesn't feed it's flight to SYD or the flight doesn't generate much interest?? What kind of support are you referring TO??

He's saying that SEA-SYD would cannibalise the LAX-SYD flight.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5745

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

US-TYO is still a significant O&D market, the flights from SEA and DTW to NRT, as well as LAX-HND, will remain.
The fifth freedoms will probably be discontinued.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40557

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

OA940 wrote:
If they can get the 778 to the range of the 77L they are golden.

Wait, the 778 has less range than the 77L?! :o

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 13352

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

maortega15 wrote:
5 of the 773's will be going to CX.

Wasn't A6-EMW (the aircraft that was written off) originally one of these 5? Will CX source a plane from somewhere else, or will they hold onto one of their 772s for a bit longer?

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by crazyplane1234
Mon May 15, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 28687

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

aviationjunky wrote:

I'm gonna go ahead and say if you're the 52nd reply, I don't think the post is a duplicate at that point.

He meant to say that he accidentally double-posted.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu May 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 16103

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

I'm also thinking with the KE JV that SEA is done as far as more Nonstops to Asia and DTW-HKG is now pretty redundant as HKG can not be reached through ICN from most every major city in the USA they may even drop SEA-HKG now because it's more effective to use KE to get US based passengers to HKG as...

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15356

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

Honestly, I'd say that this MU special livery is perfectly fine. I don't see any problems with it. Most of the other ones mentioned are also good enough in my eyes. As an ULCC, tacky and cheap is likely precisely what Spirit wishes to convey - so it's obviously working :lol: (the lettering is black ...

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 12844

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

hongkongflyer wrote:
...the one crashed in DXB is one of the 5 773 due to go to CX.

Since CX is only recieving 4 aircraft, what will replace the last CX 772?

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 12844

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

B-HNL, the very first 777 ever built I thought N777UA was the first 777 to be built? I'm a little surprised that DL hasn't switched over to 10-across yet in their 777s, given that everyone else has. Anyone know why not? Just a desire for a better pax experience out of the goodness of their hearts? ...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 23620

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

KTPAFlyer wrote:
stburke wrote:
DTW-PCG


Is this right?

It's DTW-PVG.

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more
Replies: 42
Views: 3939

Re: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more

QF1 has always been SYD-LHR, but the midway point has changed over the years. (currently DXB)

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 25657

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Headline articles in all the papers with videos, and videos in the tv news, I'm not sure what more you want: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11829230 "Air New Zealand says goodbye to the Dreamliner of its time" http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/910...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 33893

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

This whole incident has got me thinking about how at the end of the day, modesty standards are inherently arbitrary. I've seen a few mentions of leggings being "tacky" and "inappropriate," but I honestly don't see how this is the case, since leggings do cover up the required area...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?
Replies: 108
Views: 15212

Re: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?

If the 778 is discontinued, A.net will be filled with daily threads asking when the 778 (or 77L) will be brought back. There will also be lengthy debates as to whether the A350 ULR can comfortably operate SFO-DEL, JNB-ATL, and AKL-DOH.

It will be the 757 and MOM all over again.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 27482

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

I will: Pay more to avoid Fly at a less convenient time to me for business & personal arrangements Take an indirect routing In extremis - not fly at all, (there almost always is a way around the problem) If you're willing to go through all that trouble just to avoid a slightly narrower seat, fi...

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing supplier - "We're in discussions with Boeing about the end of the 747 programme, when it will come."
Replies: 40
Views: 7123

Re: Boeing supplier - "We're in discussions with Boeing about the end of the 747 programme, when it will come."

Overthecascades wrote:
Can you add one extra seat per row on a 747-8i

An 11-abreast A380 would be more likely.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 9714

Re: Most underrated airline?

joseIV wrote:
...Their new onboard economy product on the 77W...much more comfortable than an 9 abreast 787.

Aren't the seats exactly the same width?

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14640

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

Aquila3 wrote:
...has "cheap" written over everywhere, except on the ticket price


Do you have any proof that the tickets won't be cheaper?

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 9714

Re: Most underrated airline?

To some extent, the Chinese Big 3.

They're decent enough, for the price.

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 184639

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

c933103 wrote:
They can nowcarry passengers between LAX and JFK?

No.
Boeing778X wrote:
Then answer this: How will 777-8 make the LHR-SYD segment nonstop with a full load with the default 10Y layout?

Higher proportion of J seats.

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 40228

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

intotheair wrote:
Will be interesting, too, to see whether the A350 supplants the A330 in most of DL's advertising.

Considering how the A350 is a more modern aircraft, this is almost certain.

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 21067

Re: The future of the 747-8

na wrote:
748 has better and more individual First and Business class compartments, plus the choice between main and upper deck, and the wider seats in Eco as compared to the newest wave of cattle-class 77Ws are also better

None of that matters unless pax are willing to pay more for it.

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA undecided with 767 replacement
Replies: 140
Views: 22803

Re: UA undecided with 767 replacement

VS11 wrote:
What is AA replacing their B767s with? United's case cannot be that different from AA's.

I believe they are planning to use a combination of 787 and refurbished 777-200ER.

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25690

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

seahawk wrote:
I hope it will come to Y in the widebody fleet too.

It will be UA's 744 all over again. :(

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Chinese Airlines Flooding World with Super-Cheap Airfares"
Replies: 31
Views: 5491

Re: "Chinese Airlines Flooding World with Super-Cheap Airfares"

enilria wrote:
Oddly DL/AA/US aren't screaming about this like they did with EK/EY/QR.

The reason the US3 aren't complaining is because Chinese airlines are usually seen as having inferior service. (Search up MU reviews if you don't believe me.)

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?
Replies: 26
Views: 6351

Re: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?

By "LCC model" I mean: point-to-point network, Navitaire/ticketless system, high fleet utilization, singular aircraft type, non-unionized crew, unbundled add-ons. For a brand new airline, they would struggle to compete against established carriers. For an existing airline, it would be mor...

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 30862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

I can't remember if it was the last thread or the one before that but EK413 mentioned that QF were considering not renewing leases on the 2 remaining A330's that haven't been refurbished (EBG and EBL). Some more information regarding that in link below http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/1 ... a3...

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by crazyplane1234
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other 777-8 Candidates?
Replies: 33
Views: 4954

Re: Other 777-8 Candidates?

Could the A350 ULR feasibly operate JNB-ATL? If not, I could see DL ordering the 778.
What about other 77L routes, such as DEL-SFO?

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia reportedly facing “severe cash flow crisis” with “very limited options”
Replies: 33
Views: 8977

Re: Virgin Australia reportedly facing “severe cash flow crisis” with “very limited options”

It seems like only yesterday that people on sites such as Ausbt were predicting the fall of QF and rise of VA. sell off the 777s, let DL handle all of the N.Am longhaul DL would have to increase capacity to compensate. VA would have to wait until DL took delivery of the A359 to abandon the TPAC mark...

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA profit up; JAL profit down, warns of pressures
Replies: 26
Views: 4156

Re: ANA profit up; JAL profit down, warns of pressures

IslandRob wrote:
Can 777@3-4-3 and 787@3-3-3 Y seating on JAL birds be far off? -ir

Frankly I'm surprised that it hasn't happened now!
Mark my words, unless the 777s and 787s are reconfigured, these extra-wide seats are eventually going to cause JAL to bleed money.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?
Replies: 63
Views: 8287

Re: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?

While we're on the topic of cabotage, I have a question:
Jetstar operates NZ domestic flights with VH-registered aircraft. How did they get permission to do this?

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by crazyplane1234
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config
Replies: 57
Views: 18386

Re: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config

The way I see it, taking away a star because of reduced comfort wouldn't be fair, as it would cause the system to be biased against LCCs.

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by crazyplane1234
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas will reveal Boeing 787 routes, seats on 27 October 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 12907

Re: Qantas will reveal Boeing 787 routes, seats on 27 October 2016

Financial history and considerations aside, I don't quite understand the painfully slow, measured cautious approach, and "wow" factor QF is taking in introducing the 789 into service. It's not like they are the launch customer and an inexperienced operator, and surely they have done their...

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N.American partner for Hong Kong Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 2487

Re: N.American partner for Hong Kong Airlines?

LAX772LR wrote:
Back in the '80s, '90s, and prior? Sure.
In the age of the 777 and A350, not so much.

It's not just aircraft capability. For certain destinations, a connection in HKG would result in longer travel times than a connection in, for instance, NRT.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone fly the A380 domestically?
Replies: 15
Views: 3442

Re: Does anyone fly the A380 domestically?

AsiaTravel wrote:
Yes but this was for pilots training

True, but what matters is that it was a regularly scheduled A380 domestic flight.

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone fly the A380 domestically?
Replies: 15
Views: 3442

Re: Does anyone fly the A380 domestically?

I could be remembering wrong, but didn't QF use to deploy the A380 on SYD-CBR and MEL-CBR?

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by crazyplane1234
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777
Replies: 82
Views: 11980

Re: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777

QuarkFly wrote:
Can't believe 767 with 7-across or A330 8-across is now preferable in most cases to 787, A350 and 777.

A350 9-abreast seats are the same width as A330 8-abreast seats.

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777
Replies: 82
Views: 11980

Re: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777

This thread is a proof ! Let's say, you pay for some seat for price X, then you pay for a seat that is smaller by about 10% for price X as well. Isn't that paying the same amount for a less service quality/product? I don't see any specific proof that CX is not going to reduce fares. It doesn't make...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777
Replies: 82
Views: 11980

Re: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777

However, we dislike that service quality is going downwards and yet they are asking for the same price! Do you have any proof? This thread is a proof ! Let's say, you pay for some seat for price X, then you pay for a seat that is smaller by about 10% for price X as well. Isn't that paying the same ...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the flagship aircraft and routes for airlines?
Replies: 32
Views: 5319

Re: What are the flagship aircraft and routes for airlines?

Usually, flight 1 is considered to be the flagship route, though I'm sure there are exceptions. The way I see it, here are the conditions typically required for an aircraft type to be the flagship: 1. There must be at least 10 frames of the aircraft type in the fleet 2. If there are widebodies in th...

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777
Replies: 82
Views: 11980

Re: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777

Eyad89 wrote:
However, we dislike that service quality is going downwards and yet they are asking for the same price!

Do you have any proof?

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by crazyplane1234
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9517

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

A word about 1:1 replacements. There has *never* been a 1:1 replacement. The 707 had no 1:1 replacement, nor did the 727, 747, 757, 767, or the 772/77W. There is no 1:1 replacement for the DC-9, DC-10, or MD-11. There is no 1:1 replacement for any of the A300/A310 family. The only 1:1 replacements ...

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by crazyplane1234
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9517

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

LamboAston wrote:
No, what I mean is people just coming onto the thread to hate on it.


They're just annoyed that this topic keeps getting brought back up. It's pretty much become a "law" of A.net.
"Every day, pray to our lord and saviour, the 757."

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by crazyplane1234
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the entire UA B777 fleet go 3-4-3 eventually?
Replies: 34
Views: 5256

Re: Will the entire UA B777 fleet go 3-4-3 eventually?

Doesn't this mean all legacy carriers are now just LCCs? I took Transat to Greece from YUL and it was pretty on par with the recent 777 service from AC. If that's the case, why would anyone fly legacy carriers? Maybe consumer intelligence will catch-up, or a downturn in traffic will lead to rising ...

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