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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 498
Views: 80279

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Disappointing, and yet utterly predictable.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3349

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah

Perfection!

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by Bricktop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 144
Views: 24003

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

OA940 wrote:
A350 Landor, BOAC 787-10 and BEA A321neo? Pretty solid combo imo. Maybe a BCal too but I doubt they will.

Those would all be spectacular. Actually anything in BOAC would be amazing. Please, BA!

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 14614

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

David_itl wrote:
SQ25 SIN-FRA-JFK is what you're missing.

Minor correction: SQ26 is the inbound flight to JFK. SQ25 is the return to FRA/SIN.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 498
Views: 80279

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

NickWebb wrote:
Oh yes I have!


Oh no you haven't!


Is it still pantomine season? :lol:

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 17159

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

This is a must win for the A338. At any price.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23535

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Imagine... Lol... Southwest buying an Airbus. That'll be the day. It took them nearly two decades to make the leap to the 738. No way they are adding another fleet type, especially from the manufacturer they have shown the door for half a century. Ok, you lack the imagination. Hopefully Boeing's ho...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24903

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

The writing's on the wall for that beast. And it's a good thing. Boeing 747 is next, thankfully - whether you like it, or not. Why would it be a good thing? Sometimes I wonder if people here are even aviation enthusiasts... As an aviation enthusiast, the only reason it could be a “good thing” would...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 498
Views: 80279

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The brand refresh is more than a livery, but the entire look and feel alongside how the airline communicates to its customers in every location, from booking to bag tag. The EI livery looks great on the aircraft, but the brand, logo and font struggles with web and screen application where it looks ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

Given the headwinds they faced this year, that's a pretty good performance. A trivial miss is unimportant compared to getting production issues taken care of.

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 4212

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

Since you have been here for a whole month and seem to be basing your thoughts on one thread, it's certainly an interesting perspective. Narrow but interesting. Before this thread is moved, locked or deleted let me say as an American that I think you're wrong on counts one, two and three. There is r...

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 498
Views: 80279

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

btw it seems no one at BA will contemplate a BOAC livery for connotations with the Empire period, (British not Galactic). Couple with the feelings around Brexit and IMHO allegations we're turning the clock back here in the UK, I cannot see how a BOAC retro livery would ever get past senior manageme...

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 498
Views: 80279

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

That BOAC 787 is bitchin!

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by Bricktop
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What flight tracker is this ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: What flight tracker is this ?

Looks like adsbexchange.com especially the info panels on the right. The map could just be some options selected.

Is it better than fr24? Personal preference, but it does give better access to raw data that fr24 sometimes doesn't show, like military aircraft.

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 700
Views: 81663

Re: Boeing and Embraer approve terms of $4.2bn joint venture

More consolidation by aircraft manufactuers, can this really be a good thing? Is it healthy for such a small amount of companies to control so much of the commercial aviation sector? A valid question, but the Big Two could always give BBD and EMB a royal screw if it suited them. If you can't beat '...

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all
Replies: 46
Views: 17314

Re: KLM will not get A350s at all

And on topic, it's a pity. A KLM A350 would look aces.

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 15860

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

( If you look at the 787 A330NEO : same engine same sfc. Today again the 787 has been sold on low pricing. ) The entire rationale of the A330neo was to kill the 787 on price. Do we need to go back to all those threads about how it was being built on a paid off line, and how cheap it was to design? ...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 15001

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Will they have an issue when the MAX7 arrives, similar to the problem with MAX8. They had to get rid of the 733s before the MAX entered into service. Or are the MAX7 and 8 similar enough that the FAA isn't concerned?

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8696

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Yeah, I can imagine lots of CEOs wake up at 4 am to catch the 7 am to ORD, then sit around to an hour and a half to catch an RJ to PIA. Most CEO's would fly in the night before and stay at a nice hotel. In Peoria? (That's a joke, Illini a.netters) Still doesn't defeat the logic of flying to a hub w...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8696

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

I will concede a minor point to waterbomber on the vanity issue. Jeff Immelt of GE had a second jet follow him around in case the first went tech. Of course, at the same time he was a climate change warrior, to complete the picture.

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8696

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Yeah, I can imagine lots of CEOs wake up at 4 am to catch the 7 am to ORD, then sit around to an hour and a half to catch an RJ to PIA.

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 10820

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

RalXWB wrote:
Waiting for the Delta is replacing its 350s with 77L posts in 3, 2, 1 :white:

Duh! It's UA! :lol:

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by Bricktop
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 215
Views: 22158

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

euroflyer wrote:
I might not be surprised that this change was not lead by LH communication or marketing but by Procurement department.

This is just about the most damning comment one can make. Sad, LH. Sad.

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15571

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

ewt340 wrote:
And if LH decided to add B787 into their group fleet, then they would probably order a really big amount of them. 40 B787 at least.

LH orders 40 B787s. A.net explodes!

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet's 2018 Christmas miracle video is out
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: WestJet's 2018 Christmas miracle video is out

The usual phoney orchestrated seasonal garbage that we have come to expect from Westjet. Featuring people with no apparent life problems other than not being together over the holidays! Hopefully Santa is wearing his shiny new ALPA pin this year and all his helpers are wearing their CUPE pins. PLEA...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 91747

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

WIederling wrote:
Revelation wrote:
B748 +4% +2% --> 6%
A380 (datum)
B777 -5% + 6% --> +1%
B77X -13% + 11.5% --> -1.5%


If you adjust the numbers to same sqm/pax things look differently.

Does it really matter? None of them is selling. Who really cares who the King of Nowhere is?

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15571

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

Having flow TATL a number of times on a 3-3-3 B787, all this talk about it being uncomfortable is just much more a.net FUD horsepoop. (6' 1", 240 lbs). It was more than adequate.

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10735

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

mjoelnir wrote:
Regarding the 777F, the ideal long haul freighter, UPS does not seem to need it.

Nope. They ordered new build B748F's. Go figure.

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10686

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

I feel bad for the kid. Epilepsy and given a name that is attention-seeking. My real name is only mildly unusual, and I heard all the jokes early in life, multiple times. I have been saying "aha, good one, haven't heard THAT before" with rolleyes for decades now, but as I reached adulthood...

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 24683

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

I'm really pleased to have read that and I assumed that might have been the case :-) In my earlier post I had mentioned that shipping is my main hobby and the previous poster mentioned that he patted the B767 upon leaving the aircraft in Madrid in a similar way I can totally relate to that as I did...

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46768

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

What is more surprising is that the business of EK could be replicated in some other parts of the world but so far no entrepreneur decided to go for it. vision and staying power ::: both fully incompatible with the shareholder quarterlies crowd. I agree with your general sentiment regarding quarter...

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46768

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Uh oh... the usual A380 Defense team won't take this news well. I'll stand by and wait to read the litany of arguments of how AF are stupid for not ordering more, or are incompetent, or whatever other reason. And as if by magic... AF should have ordered 748’s instead. :duck: Well it would have fitt...

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46768

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

On a grammar note, the title should read "Air France will halve its A380 fleet". In English there is the verb, "to halve", meaning the action of splitting a sum (or a single object) into two equal parts. Absolutely no offense whatsoever is intended from my grammar points - it is...

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46768

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

My question...Is it not feasible for someone to come up with a plan and offer discounted service between high density markets like either JFK/EWR to MIA/MCO or NYC/LAS with an A380? These flights are consistently sold out with mostly single aisle aircraft. Would a $99 airfare fill up an A380? Peopl...

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 25
Views: 4729

Re: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Que the "How long until Airbus offers an A350F?" comments.

Why not start a thread? OT for this one.

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46768

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

It makes sense if the lease rates are too high and the lessor didn't offer AF a good enough deal to renew. AF also have the option to buy them from the lessor. But that will be for the next CEO to negotiate, it doesn't hurt for the interim CEO to put pressure on the lessor. I'll believe it when the...

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 23497

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

NIce. I'd probably spring for the Premium Plus at 7AB if the wife and I were travelling TATL together..

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42745

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

My point is that people died FFS and to try and make this into an A vs B, or a US vs Europe thing disgusts me. If that's "moral grandstanding" to you, I suggest your own compass could use some recalibaration. :roll: How about a mirror? You are the one throwing oil in post#99. If all you c...

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42745

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

The same poster who says this It worries me when people try to steer away from a flight safety / certification discussion they maybe do not like. Btw EASA take over FAA certification & the other way around. Unless e.g. FAA sees their certification requirements not met in a satisfactory way. say...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?
Replies: 24
Views: 1662

Re: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?

AC is small potatoes population-wise. Most of the people who could use it are much closer to EWR or PHL, established full service airports. I choose between those two as my point of departure for flights, as there's usually a big enough gap in price to merit one over the other. For me, EWR's closer ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42745

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

The same poster who says this It worries me when people try to steer away from a flight safety / certification discussion they maybe do not like. Btw EASA take over FAA certification & the other way around. Unless e.g. FAA sees their certification requirements not met in a satisfactory way. says...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42745

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I think he means the implication in this: Is there pressure on the FAA to be helpful, constructive and speed things up to, make national programs ( American public , Boeing as Stakeholder) successful ? Where does efficiency and global leadership meet safety? [/url] Nope, it is FAA Vision from https...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42745

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I think he means the implication in this: Is there pressure on the FAA to be helpful, constructive and speed things up to, make national programs ( American public , Boeing as Stakeholder) successful ? Where does efficiency and global leadership meet safety? [/url] Nope, it is FAA Vision from https...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42745

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Wow. That is a rather anti-American question/statement despite aviation being safer than ever. No it's not anti-American , it's anti-corporate. If the regulators ( of any country ) truly put safety as Priority #1 then the 737Max ( and A350, and whatever ) would still be in flight-testing status. Sh...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12386

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Really? I think Terminal C is perfectly fine
Terminal B is crap, and so is the soon to be replaced Terminal A..

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 44
Views: 6338

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

Instant racist d-bag. Just add alcohol.

It's a good thing I don't have to deal with the general public. Bless those who can.

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future
Replies: 53
Views: 8358

Re: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future

marcelh wrote:
Or probably a potential sweet deal offered by Boeing/GE. It’s not in their interest that the A330neo is selling.

They will not get 787's. The A339 is the most commonsense option for them. 100? That's a real lot, and subbing out that last third for A321s would be a smart and flexible decision.

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