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by downdata
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK monopoly on PVG-DXB
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: EK monopoly on PVG-DXB

Well if any chinese airlines should fly it, it would be china eastern...

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by downdata
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31113

Re: Airbus A220

I wonder how Boeing will rename the ejets after the merger with Embraer. B616/B636?

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by downdata
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

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

Is SFO that much closer to SIN vs. LAX?

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by downdata
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 52
Views: 7092

Re: Report: China instruct regulators and creditors help HNA.

lol its 93 billion. 93 million would have been a non-issue.

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by downdata
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7057

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Regime change in Iran or the US? I suppose it produce the same result.

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by downdata
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44155

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

JQ also has automated bag drops... as do most LCCs...

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by downdata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner
Replies: 19
Views: 2530

Re: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner

Basically the OW equivilent of *A connecting oartners. I wonder If ST is next to come up with a equivilent scheme? VS/VA would be good candidiates

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by downdata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane crash off of NY coast
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Small plane crash off of NY coast

Unfortunate. Though there had been many fatal GA crashes that was not mentioned at all on the forum.

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by downdata
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18622

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

How are 20 hour flights ever going to be viable if oil goes above $100 which it most definitely will within the next 5 years.

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by downdata
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13535

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

Does it matter if PW/GE cannot even deliver the engines?

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by downdata
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38880

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF to codeshare with NZ on NZ and AU domestic routes according to AusBT. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-air-new-zealand-join-forces-with-codeshare-partnership I think VA is going under the next time oil reaches $100/bbl Turns out VA needs NZ more than NZ needs VA. Afterall NZ has a monopoly in NZ.

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by downdata
Thu May 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44155

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

CraigAnderson wrote: Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be? Could it been the end of JetConnect (As an operator) ? they are now down to just 4x 738s hardly worth keeping there New Zealand AOC for that purpose? Jet...

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by downdata
Tue May 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 35933

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Who thinks that JL's new long-haul LCC might serve AKL and/or CHC, as opposed to mainline JL metal? :hyper: Given the model's success in the Australia - Japan corridor (with JQ), I see it working with New Zealand too. (Note - at this stage, the article just says the LHLC will focus on the "Asi...

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by downdata
Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9193

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Really depends on the tone of the "joke". If the agent was indeed "berating" the customer for knowing the airline policy better than them than the employee should be let go immediately. Otherwise this is overreaction.

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by downdata
Wed May 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan
Replies: 17
Views: 2835

Re: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan

AirAsia: There are no countries


Wow, AirAsia is 50 years ahead of everyone else in their thinking

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by downdata
Wed May 09, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7181

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

oh wow those seats are thinner than an office chair

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by downdata
Mon May 07, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11902

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Hey guess what. No one (or companies) lives forever. Every songle company in this world will go “under” some time in the future. If your questions is if they will go under in the near future then no. They are profitable, growing at a healthy pace and most importantly cash generative. Some of the mos...

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by downdata
Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Qantas has suspended all future growth international plans out of PER until there is a resolution on the PER-JNB flight https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-halts-perth-international-route-expansion-plans/ Smart move by Alan Joyce. There is no reason for PER to be so intransigent on this, sur...

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by downdata
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 12
Views: 1864

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

Isn't there a beijing capital airlines, a sub of hainan?

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by downdata
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55191

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Yes Perth has more people, but Auckland is the financial centre for the entire New Zealand economy. Eh, PER is the gateway to the WA economy, which is virtually the same size as the New Zealand economy, to which AKL is the gateway to. See: https://www.domain.com.au/money-markets/how-australian-stat...

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by downdata
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Turbulance Scare/Interior Window Falls Out on 787
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: AI Turbulance Scare/Interior Window Falls Out on 787

3G? from turbulence? Surely thats not likely

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by downdata
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34868

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

someone in QF must be happy they did not refresh their fleet so early and the majority of their fleet is with tried and tested aircraft.... QF does not have the cashflow to refresh their fleet, they are selling assets just to bring existing a320 leases onto balance sheet. When the oil next hit 100,...

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by downdata
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30678

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

The irony is that Allegiant is one of the "safest" airline in the US in that there had been 0 fatalities in its 20 year operating history.

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by downdata
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zodiac pitching cargo hold bunk beds for A330
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Zodiac pitching cargo hold bunk beds for A330

Not really... unless A330s can carry 300 pax from SYD to JFK...

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by downdata
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 28727

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

Goodyear wrote:
I doubt there will ever be a RR engine type offered again on any Boeing airplane. And rightly so.


So.. what happens if GE screws up their next WB engine? All future Boeings WBs will go engineless?

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by downdata
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7973

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Until supersonic travel is .. eh .. reinvented, hub models for international or even domestics airlines will still be important.

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by downdata
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47828

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

If in doubt, buy out your competition :)

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by downdata
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines 2017 Total Load Factors
Replies: 23
Views: 3001

Re: Frontier Airlines 2017 Total Load Factors

All this indicates is they are filling the seats with a bunch of junk fares. Yields are likely awful. That makes zero sense. Southwest and delta has LF of 83% and 85%, does that mean rubbish yields as well? By your logic an airline with 10% LF must be the most profitable in the world because each p...

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by downdata
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China imposes tariff on 737 MAX 7 only?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: China imposes tariff on 737 MAX 7 only?

Keep in mind that raising tariffs in a command economy is symbolic. China is signalling to the US that it intends to give the command to China owned firms to reduce its orders of US goods. Tariffs are not necessary to accomplish this. What you said makes no sense. They are proposing to raise a tari...

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by downdata
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017. https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/Domestic_aviation_January_2018.pdf Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER Other strong routes ...

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by downdata
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13758

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

Full page ad on AFR by Air NZ announcing Australia direct to Chicago. QF would be pissed.

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by downdata
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?
Replies: 69
Views: 8810

Re: Boeing more agressive under new CEO ?

It's probably more perception than reality. The industry is a duopoly. Why squander all the pricing power you have on some pity price war under which everyone would benefit except for BA and AB. Would / did BA go after Hawaiian / Air Asia X? Of course. Would they offer them $30m for a 787 just to ki...

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by downdata
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69286

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

https://www.facebook.com/perthairport/

Is it that hard to type Perth Airport into Facebook these days?


Misread it to be Qantas's facebook, was searching all over the page.
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BAeRJ100 wrote:
downdata wrote:
Eh link?


https://www.facebook.com/perthairport/

Is it that hard to type Perth Airport into Facebook these days?


Misread it to be Qantas's facebook, was searching all over the page.

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by downdata
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 25
Views: 8761

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

https://goo.gl/images/ye8KQy
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Great idea on paper until you realise just how little space the seats have. Personally id rather be standing the whole way.

https://goo.gl/images/ye8KQy

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by downdata
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

"My journey on a record-breaking Qantas flight from Hong Kong to London", in which the QF-obsessed and -obsequious Geoffrey Thomas works 'Qantas' into the headline of an otherwise interesting story which is not a Qantas flight at all, but a special Boeing 777-200LR range-providing media f...

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by downdata
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disgusting behaviour on Malindo Air.
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Disgusting behaviour on Malindo Air.

Eh this person clearly has mental health issues…

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by downdata
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 5652

Re: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet

I didnt know airbus could produce 737max and 797s... how could they be eyeing both manufacturers for those a/cs?

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by downdata
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 4843

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

Well heres the in production 717 delta always wanted..

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by downdata
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sells aircraft leasing unit
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Re: AirAsia sells up to 182 Airbus jets for $1.2 billion

This thread title is so misleading, they are selling a leasing company, and of course, the bad old myth of Airbus selling planes at bargain prices comes up again... Both manufacturers are selling airplanes at bargain prices. Third party studies show net net delivery prices have remained flat, adjus...

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by downdata
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46657

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

This might get boeing to stop dragging their feet and commit to the NMA

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by downdata
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1043
Views: 365641

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Interesting 78K lost 2000+ miles in range for a mere 60 seats increase

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by downdata
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Hi Folks,would appreciate some advice from the more Informed A Netter's CI 051 flew over my residence this morning on approach to 16 R and I was stunned by the noise generated on its approach. I regularly get ANZ's 777's and 787's in addition to LATAM's 787's and the "noise" is nowhere as...

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by downdata
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14420

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

And they wonder why there is a shortage of pilots at the regional level.

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by downdata
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

qf002 wrote:
downdata wrote:
What? What the hell is 1-2-2 suppose to look like. Is he in charge of both the 797 program and the seating plan at delta?


QF used to have 767s with a 1-2-2 configuration in J.


Well ee also had 2-5-2 on a 777 but that is also not coming back.

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by downdata
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

which will be a big step forward in comfort with a 2-3-2 configuration in economy, 1-2-2 in premium economy and 1-1-1 in business class


What? What the hell is 1-2-2 suppose to look like. Is he in charge of both the 797 program and the seating plan at delta?

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by downdata
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 34969

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

To be very clear, ZK-NZE did not suffer structural damage. You are way out of line making statements like that on this forum. Ok. Firstly, this is an unedited internet based forum. Short of abusing other users; there is no "line". Stating there is, and appointing yourself as the policeman...

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by downdata
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bites an American Airlines F/A
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Woman bites an American Airlines F/A

Zombies?

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