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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"
Replies: 17
Views: 4678

Re: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"

Europe is smaller than USA and has 10x more airlines. The MOL prediction that Europe will just be Easyjet, Ryanair, Lufthansa group, IAG and Air france-KLM. Seriously, it will happen. When the European public realise that being born on a different piece of rock doesnt mean anything, the united state...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 4501

Re: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity

Don't worry. A hard Brexit will make all expansion needs obsolete... :box: Brexit will have very little impact on aviation or the UK economy generally. The EU need the UK a lot more than the UK need them. I hope that's a joke. It is, he is looking for a bite - just in case the arent though, no, not...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 33376

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Amazing livery, I agree though the windows are an issue, if they thicken up the font it would be 100%

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6269

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

There are better money making destinations they can send the 7M8 to before MAN. Like what? I agree that MAN would probably be the only realistic UK expansion for Air Canada (since all of the other airports listed by the OP have been on the significant decline for TATL flights), and with the 7M8, I ...

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6269

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

Personally I can only see MAN happening and thats at an push. There are better money making destinations they can send the 7M8 to before MAN.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14559

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

I guess they hit the antenna and the antenna it the wall maybe?

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by Samrnpage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14559

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

So the 737 took off and flew about 4-5ft in the air for about 300ft? What happened?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 16
Views: 2909

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

Shame about the Manchester flights - It will be weird not to see AF every Morning, midday, evening.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 77
Views: 11654

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

Newbiepilot wrote:
Can we add the word rumor to the title of the thread?

The 737-800 typically has 6-16 more seats depending on configuration compsred to the A320. It makes CASM vs Trip cost comparisons interesting.


Does it?

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by Samrnpage
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 77
Views: 11654

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

Not yet, in 10 years time Airbus will bring out their new models, A320 with a small stretch to seat 200 pax and A321 with a small stretch to seat 250 pax. Slap on new NG engines, better winglets and bam. A320NEONG and A321NEONG

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by Samrnpage
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 3902

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

Incredible to think that this flight works from such a small airport. Maybe the 737-8MAX could pick the flight up soon?

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by Samrnpage
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 3902

Rzeszów to Newark

How does the Rzeszow to Newark flight do for LOT? is it profitable?

Also must be the smallest airport in Europe to have a transatlantic flight? 600k pax a year it serves.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12932

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

In a really odd way he's actually right. I'll explain why: I live around LAX and used to live near DEN. Over the last 2 years when DL couldn't fly me at the right price or completely out of the way I bit my tongue and chose AA. I did this with the criteria that I used to be elite with them (and the...

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by Samrnpage
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 9326

Re: BA's future at JFK

BA will use twins in the future with similar J capacity and lower the Y capacity to make it more profitable.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 5808

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

They landed the plane with just engine power didnt they? So to turn left they powered up the right engine or something like that

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by Samrnpage
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5739

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

Or does this mean Easyjet are going to try LHR at some point?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14414

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

UA would make such a perfect case for a takeover, but would it ever be allowed? By that I mean competition laws etc?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9996

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Someones got too much time on their hands....

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why LGW has so little cargo operation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Why LGW has so little cargo operation?

I remember DAS Air Cargo DC-10s from LGW were a treat.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 5058

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

You also must file detailed plans of scenarios should a plane crossing the ocean have an issue, how you get your passengers to their destination and to do this you need international partners all around the world. Its very in depth.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake
Replies: 21
Views: 7115

Re: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake

Everyone makes mistakes and I feel for the controller, but he shouldnt be allowed back in a tower for a while.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings reveals new livery, announces fleet growth
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Re: Red Wings reveals new livery, announces fleet growth

I hate that livery - I dont think the photo does it much favors.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747 Farewell | Another 747 out from Skies
Replies: 27
Views: 6309

Re: Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747 Farewell | Another 747 out from Skies

Meh, at least LHR will have 747s for a little while - I hate going to airports that use to have loads of 747s and now its just A330s or 777s

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24517

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

I know businesses dont actually care about employees, but most at least acknowledge the work put in and give at least 6 months pay.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2018: Airlines ranked by Profit and ASM/K growth y/y
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Re: Q2 2018: Airlines ranked by Profit and ASM/K growth y/y

Do you have figures for Easyjet?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28653

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

161 seats makes me think the rotues wont be profitable, however, do I know more than Singapore Airlines management? Probably not.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17489

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

"Possible pilot deviation, I have a number for you to call"

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by Samrnpage
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 77210

Re: MAN news - 2018

BKK has stupid numbers, surely someone can make it work?! A few factors could be at play. Thai airways has made a heavy loss this year so expanding into new market might not be high on their agenda, they only have 80 planes and they can send them elsewhere, have to remember BA, KLM, AF, EK, TK are ...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

The time isnt right for them to change just yet, they are doing really well with the current model. Once those 757s get too uneconomical, they will be forced to order some new planes. That is when they will look at options. Most probably 737-10MAX will replace them I bet.

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 77210

Re: MAN news - 2018

some more bits and bobs out of World Routes -taken from anna aero's reports (Ive estimated all numbers) In the list of unserved Detroit markets in the last 12 months, MAN is top of the pile with 14,000 searches However MAN has its own charts 1 way bookings from May 2017 to April 2018 Bangkok 84,000...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170307

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There's been a switch with the allocations. 7211 was for TUI Belgium but it's been re-allocated to TUI UK, so first one for the UK branch. The next train should have the first Max for Fuzhou then ealry October will see the first Max frames for Fiji Airways, Cayman and Air Chang'an arriving. Im losi...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14356

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Makes sense - there isnt room for the two of them once DWC is built.

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170307

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There's been a switch with the allocations. 7211 was for TUI Belgium but it's been re-allocated to TUI UK, so first one for the UK branch. The next train should have the first Max for Fuzhou then ealry October will see the first Max frames for Fiji Airways, Cayman and Air Chang'an arriving. Im losi...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots

Surely Dubai has to be on there? there are only a handle of domestic flights, its all international so technically international connection?

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 6004

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

interesting stuff this, probably explainable though, does anyone know?

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17796

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

What makes interjet decide to want more SSJs?

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14586

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Errors were made here. At what point through the painting did someone realise "hang on, something doesnt look right" .... and then carried on anyway

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by Samrnpage
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 6827

Re: PHOTO: still can't get over this livery... wow!

ojjunior wrote:
Nice try but nothing makes an A320 look beautiful, sorry.
Perhaps Belgian folks might have tried it on a A330.


The a320 is a beautiful plane in a simple way. Although nothing is as pretty as a A340-600.

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by Samrnpage
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21667

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

That thing is massive.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5971

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

return on investment research is coming back not worth it. It costs a lot to build a new plane these days but 50 seater will be a low price meaning you need to sell more units than the market has.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7622

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

It's ambitious to go away from the LCC airport tag that it has. I guess they are going to try and take LGWs spot and get that second runway built.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA

VP-CMA is a Bombardier global jet.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6771

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

BA must have a disadvantage vs competitors if their planes are using 20% for fuel for most flights.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3045

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

The 737 design is at the edge of its limits, a fantastic design, but to get longer range out of it, they would need to change so much that wouldnt be cost effective vs a new sheet design plane.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19699

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... es-1990195
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Ryanair Launches flights from Exeter, which is a big deal. I think Ryanair could actually do well there. https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... es-1990195

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by Samrnpage
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7133

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Statistics flight Aeroflot daily: https://ssj-aeroflot.blogspot.com/search/label/суточная%20статистика I switched to monthly statistics and just took the first aircraft RA-89014 Flights: 25 Flight hours: 51:26 Flights per day 3.1 Flight hours per day 06:26 I'll do some math and someone please corre...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13528

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

I am looking forward to how Boeing plays the -10MAX. Is the design finalised yet?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 90
Views: 14154

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Is Monjito airport going to be the new main airport?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7521

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Something strange is going on with these TATL narrowbody routes. A320neo vs 737MAX has the MAX a clear winner, when the consensus is the A320Neo is a "better" performer. You have WestJet, Air Canada, Norweigan, Primera, Icelandair whereas you only have what? Wow and Primera for A320Neo? Wh...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17796

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Its a shame, the SSJ100 is a fine aircraft, it just doesnt have the support/maintenance and reliability. Interjet have probably lost quite a bit of money on this gamble with the SSJs

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