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by Bricktop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8860

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

You mean that France will follow whatever happens in Washington? Just like with Iraq in 2003? No, countries are independent and can make their independent decisions as has shown in the past. I know you like to frame it like this because you want to divide the EU and America in the public opinion, b...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8860

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Because this would be the first time the US and its allies fabricate situations to justify a military attack? Have we already forgotten about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? Unfortunately for Trump, Syria is no Grenada. So your answer is that they aren't dead, that this is just a fabrication. De...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8860

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Can you please show me the proof of the chemical attack? If you are going to cite WHO then let me tell you that they themselves have not published any concrete and real data. Even May in her speech used words like 'might have been an attack' and so on. The US has a lot of power but it also has a lo...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8860

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Almighty Jesus. You do realize that Russia has China and Iran on its side so I don't see how they are outgunned by anyone especially now when Turkey is no longer a US ally when it comes to Middle Eastern politics. This is just the US trying to convince itself that it's still relevant in world polit...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26349

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Does Airfrance still use the A380 on the Paris - New York route ? As of now, 2x daily - AF6 and AF10 are A388's. Hmmm....so AF is able to run the A380 to JFK without trashing its yields but BA cannot even try one daily for a busy period, summer period, winter period, holiday period,,,, I am shocked...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26349

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Mortyman wrote:
Does Airfrance still use the A380 on the Paris - New York route ?

As of now, 2x daily - AF6 and AF10 are A388's.

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26349

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I would love to fly on an A380. As a resident of NY Metro, if I did get on one it would be AF to CDG, or LH or SQ to FRA, but EWR is more convenient for me so no joy. I have no desire to go to DXB itself (or DOH/AUH for that matter) and if I was going to the Far East I would go TPAC anyway. Probably...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8860

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Angela Merkel has said there's "very clear evidence" for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and that the allied strikes were "necessary and appropriate". compare to the run up to the Iraq invasion on faked proof by the US and its "allies of the willing" ( and a deca...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8860

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Alleged chemical attack. The three countries attacked Syria before experts were supposed to start their investigation. Is the World Health Organization not credible anymore? 500+ people injured by chlorine gas and possibly sarin. If you believe the nonsense assad's PR campaign pumps out, the airpor...

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 26
Views: 5527

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

Link fails, and unless there are lots of pics it'll be useless to Anglophone moi.
(And you can thank Miss Piggy for that much French) :D

And how am I now first post????

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.
Replies: 75
Views: 10914

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

99% bluff, 1% availability of A321neo concerns. But it gave the Airbus salesmen a chuckle, I am sure.

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 241
Views: 26117

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Jayafe wrote:
boeing737max wrote:
The 797 will happen.


Or not.

Ok then, that just about covers things folks. Nothing more to see here.

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6514

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

JFK: UN Week is pretty cool.

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 103
Views: 22418

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

That may be my favorite new livery in a long while!

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Options can expire, or they can be out of the money. That happens all the time. Of course so, but those options from 2008/2013 is hardly out of the money. Some of those can be expired, based on agreement made 2013: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/6201/000000620113000040/d516424dex102.htm Pe...

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

It was discussed earlier in the thread, as stated in the following link it’s a new order not a conversion of options https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/american-orders-47-787s-for-fleet-replacement-447398/ Yeah, one sentence at media and that's it? Of course they can say this is new order, ...

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16105

Re: Future of the A338

Arguing Airbus needs to somehow recognize the 330-800 was a ‘miss’ as a passenger model competing with the 787-8 is delusional in itself. Are you suggesting Airbus ‘admit’ the 330-800 is a failure as a long haul passenger replacement for the 330-200 and only market the model as a freighter or milit...

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Miss the old days of huge seats even in economy... the 787 has incredibly large windows, destroyed by the electric dim that I hate, and the 3-3-3 is barely enough for a 5´7 190 pounds person like me. Love the 2 4 2 ANA 787´s... sigh ! economics. It’s not economics, it’s simple greed And yet... I re...

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Boeing needed the 787 order from AA after loosing the United 777 replacement order to Airbus. As widely published United switched their 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 aircraft. With Delta replacing their 744 fleet with A350-900 planes Boeing couldn't have all three main airlines flying new A350 and ag...

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18778

Re: The future of Etihad

The biggest concern, of course, is what would happen to Manchester City if EY went belly up. Now I'm really worried... WHY? Manchester City Football Club is owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group which is a Sports Services company founded in 2008 by HRH Mansour bin Zayed Al Nayan and Sulaiman El-Fahim...

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Strato2 wrote:
bigjku wrote:
The 8 is getting the 9’s tail.


That's only going to make the hole bigger for Boeing to dig themselves out. They truly need all these orders.

I must be too dense to understand why the 9 to 8 tail is a bad thing.

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

JerseyFlyer wrote:
The deferral of 40 x 737max would have merited its own thread were there no 787 order!!

It's not necessarily a negative for Boeing if it opens up some earlier delivery slots.

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69187

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

If true Boeing really gave some huge concessions to pull this off. For Boeing selling at cost almost seems worth it to kill the 350 no? Keep AA with Boeing more and this really hurts the 350 program if true. If you mean the A330, then a very weak maybe. For the A350? Not at all. That program is roc...

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering an A33JF at Amazon&UPS request
Replies: 61
Views: 11934

Re: Airbus considering an A33JF at Amazon&UPS request

Doing an A330-1000 solely as a freighter, even for Amazon and UPS sounds like an expensive proposition, a fool’s errand. The A332 P2F seems far more logical.

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18864

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

The front is muddled and dreadful, but the tail is cool.

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6238

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

We have flown on them TATL. If I hadn't seen the tail number, I would never have known. Props to DL for the upkeep.

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4615

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

Life: Airbus A320 60,000 cycles/120,000 hours, but first builds were 48,000 cycles/60,000 hours. The A320-100 are being scrapped on that early life. 737NG: 85,000 cycles to a *very* expensive inspection that as far as I know none will pass, 125,000 hours http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazin...

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4615

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

Life: Airbus A320 60,000 cycles/120,000 hours, but first builds were 48,000 cycles/60,000 hours. The A320-100 are being scrapped on that early life. 737NG: 85,000 cycles to a *very* expensive inspection that as far as I know none will pass, 125,000 hours http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazin...

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4615

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

Yeah, I really don't get the point of this thread either......is there really an a.net myth about the longevity of individual 737 frames versus A320 frames? I've never seen that anywhere...... No, there isn't. I read a here a lot, and "something that has been declared time and time again here ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2188
Views: 274624

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I love posts stating precisely what this plane is and isn't. What superb economics it has, how cheap it will be to produce. What a huge market it is and how it will leave Airbus on the back foot for years to come. The truth is we know the business case isn't settled - meaning that the definition is...

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by Bricktop
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2188
Views: 274624

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

When this NMA or MOM or 797 saga is finally over, I really wonder what A.netters will discuss for hours. There will suddenly be a long silence... Inevitable posts about how the 797 is crap; just wait and see what's coming from Airbus; airlines are only buying it because of political pressure from W...

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by Bricktop
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 3779

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

Forgive me for falling on the floor laughing. The DC Metro is middling even by American standards. Vienna? Munich? Paris? I can't remember the last time those systems electrocuted someone to death. And I say this as someone who commutes on WMATA every day now. This. From Jeff's own WaPo.. https://w...

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by Bricktop
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 22381

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tiger119 wrote:
I'm looking for a website that identifies what the letters mean in Boeing model codes? 77W, etc. Anyone have one off their top of the head?

The 77W is the 777-300ER. E is the 5th letter of the alphabet, and if you count 5 from R (eg STUV then W), you get why it's the 77W.

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by Bricktop
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5134

Re: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.

Seabear wrote:
Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

I am pretty sure it was Uranus.

Never not funny. :lol:

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by Bricktop
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32983

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

seahawk wrote:
And if you look at the whole rebranding (websites, mobile apps, etc.) it is very well done. Who cares about a livery today anyway?

Great question to ask on an avgeek forum. Yeah, no-one here cares either.

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by Bricktop
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32983

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Its not the best one out there. But imagine if SQ went Euro white, the Anet would got into meltdown AN767 Ha ha ! indeed it would cause an outcry. The SQ livery is proof that a good cheatline design with nice colour contrasts, a bold font typeface and prominent tail logo looks as good today as ever...

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by Bricktop
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48187

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Stitch wrote:
I expect this to go as far as the "SkyLoft" concept Boeing was peddling for the 747-8.

Nowhere.

Maybe I misremember but I thought that was a BBJ thing, not for commercial.

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by Bricktop
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4064

Re: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

For now , it seems there is no competition on narrowbodies. NEO can still outsell MAX even with this backlog. Considering they are an Airbus shop, it's not a surprise at all. Far more interesting is The company has initiated negotiations with both engine manufacturers and is expected to make an eng...

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by Bricktop
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?
Replies: 41
Views: 8832

Re: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?

jetero wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Seems it would obviate the need for a direct SIN/IAH ULR flight.


"It"?

A successful IAH-MAN-SIN flight mitigates against SQ going non-stop from SIN-IAH with their new A359 ULR's.

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by Bricktop
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?
Replies: 41
Views: 8832

Re: How's IAH-MAN-SIN (SQ 51/52) doing?

Seems it would obviate the need for a direct SIN/IAH ULR flight.

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by Bricktop
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10703

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

Oceania is a continent? I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game Too late. :razz: :lol: A little googling puts Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea as Oceania, plus assorted South Pacific Islands if you want to be "inclusive". Hawaii is No...

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by Bricktop
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10703

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game but for me YYZ makes the grade. HNL is in Oceania so it ticks that box. ADD is now direct and so it ticks that box. All others are covered in spades. Also if you count same plane, same flight number routes AC33 runs...

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by Bricktop
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 194
Views: 44290

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

godsbeloved wrote:

Is this a leasing company placement or a new direct order with Airbus? Maybe too soon to say.

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by Bricktop
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30110

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Ok, now I get it, it's all because Boeing is evil. This post bears requoting, as it perfectly summarizes the bizarre psychosis on display from some in this thread. Airbus getting an order from a majority/all Boeing customer = Great win, best product for the market, ever. Boeing getting an order fro...

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by Bricktop
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30110

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

mjoelnir wrote:
Could you please point me to the information stating that AA has cancelled its A350 order?

I recall a similar refrain echoing around the HA 338 thread.
Second verse, same as the first.

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by Bricktop
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos
Replies: 38
Views: 7073

Re: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

I am surprised people still read newspapers anymore, let alone bird cage liners like the Sun. Way over reaction by EasyJet. Some "retraining" maybe. As in "Come on lads, knock that stuff off. Now get back to work." Lots of fake outrage here too. It's not like they were getting **...

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by Bricktop
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67989

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

How is this progress? 17 hours in an economy seat sounds like hell on earth! Just because it's not for you (and me for that matter) doesn't mean it's not for others. Just like all my non-avgeek friends who think I am nuts when I whip out my phone and open FR to see what's making those contrails ove...

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by Bricktop
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 9824

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

Probably I'm just repeating what many have said before, but I can think of nothing worse than sitting for upwards of 16 hours in an economy class seat. I'd much rather have a one stop flight to break the journey up even if it cost a bit more. It may be different for those at the pointy end, but to ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30110

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

keesje wrote:
The 777-300ER's are still young, but Airbus would love to provide A350-1000s for that role later on.

And by young, you mean 5 years since EIS? That's a l-o-n-g game to play in the modern world. Enders will be sipping fruity drinks on a beach somewhere before then. NTTAWWT.

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