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by OA940
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

I'd love to see a 777-300ERF. I hope they go through with it. But didn't they say a couple of months ago that it would require heavy modification?

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by OA940
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 14
Views: 2960

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

This is so inappropriate and unprofessional whoever decided to do this should be fired and their license revoked.

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by OA940
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5256

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Well considering FedEx and UPS operations in the US it's really no surprise.

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by OA940
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 6769

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

What are the first routes gonna be?

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by OA940
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 112
Views: 16251

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

If this is confirmed, its huge news for both parties. I wonder if this will use slots previously assigned to Iran Air. I'm pretty sure some of the new order is for their leasing arm. I really can't see how AirAsia Group can absorb 100 A330neo! Current they have around 30, previous order 66 A330neo ...

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by OA940
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3685

Re: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?

SIN-SEA can be done non-stop. It's easily within the A350's range

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by OA940
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 7914

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Doubt DL will buy the 787, seeing as they canceled their existing order for it a while ago and their orders for both the A350 and A330neo. However I'd be surprised if they didn't order the MAX at some point, seeing the size of their 737 fleet. Definitely some MAX 8s and MAX 10s, maybe MAX 9 too. I ...

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by OA940
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 7914

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Doubt DL will buy the 787, seeing as they canceled their existing order for it a while ago and their orders for both the A350 and A330neo. However I'd be surprised if they didn't order the MAX at some point, seeing the size of their 737 fleet. Definitely some MAX 8s and MAX 10s, maybe MAX 9 too. I d...

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by OA940
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 62
Views: 10055

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

THERE. WON'T. BE. AN. A322.

Airbus would have to spend way too much money to modify the existing frame

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by OA940
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12148

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

For the last time. The CSeries isn't a regional jet. It's a narrowbody, much like the 717, 737 and A320 families. You can barely consider the E190 and 195 E2 RJs tbh

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by OA940
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4324

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

What.

The.

Actual.

*I wouldn't be saying hell but profanity rules here*

Did they write this to demonstrate the results of brainstorming while under the influence of LSD?

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by OA940
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?
Replies: 56
Views: 9922

Re: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?

Also note that while the 744/748 can technically carry more pax, to be competitive in the lucrative Business Class you have to fit completely different seats than what the manufacturers use to calculate pax numbers, and those seats are a completely different shape. They take more space and are inef...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up
Replies: 45
Views: 8656

Re: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up

Sure why not

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by OA940
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?
Replies: 56
Views: 9922

Re: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?

All of this is wrong. The reason the 748 failed miserably wasn't because it was ''cargo only''. Because, mind you, that aircraft seating size has a crapload of demand. Boeing just has it covered, with a certain plane called the 777-300ER. You may have heard of it. The 777-300ER also took over as kin...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 17208

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

It would not surprise me to see UA swap the A350s for A321s. It would match UA's desire to work on their domestic network. I don't see an A321 order straight up. When UA has clearly positioned A350 as an 772 replacement (I think it was even mentioned in the press release) and even increased the ord...

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by OA940
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46564

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

As bad as the name is, Airbus definitely will help with the orders...

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by OA940
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31174

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

#CSERIESBESTSERIES #BRINGBACKTHECSERIES #SAVETHECSERIES #STOPTHISMADNESS So after Airbus demonstrated that they are complete morons. It wasn't enough that they ruin the name, they had to make it demeaning in comparison with their own products. Well I guess the superior program has to lose something...

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by OA940
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31174

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

#CSERIESBESTSERIES #BRINGBACKTHECSERIES #SAVETHECSERIES #STOPTHISMADNESS

So after Airbus demonstrated that they are complete morons. It wasn't enough that they ruin the name, they had to make it demeaning in comparison with their own products. Well I guess the superior program has to lose something.

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by OA940
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8918

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

It's just an optical illusion. They were probably like 10-15 feet from the aircraft easily. Which isn't a lot, but still isn't that ''dangerous'' per se.

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by OA940
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 5824

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

To me, a much more appropriate comparison would be the 744 to the 777-300ER. Of course, comparisons differ widely based upon seating configurations and routes, but a good average fuel burn on a long haul route for the 744 seems to be about 25,000 lbs/hr, and the 773er seems to be about 18,000. So a...

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5646

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

airzona11 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Well of course they are considering the racism in who can book tickets on them...


This is dashing. What are you referring to?


The fact that pretty much only US based IP's can access the website.

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19216

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

Yeah they're so stupid that they don't wanna cease operations. Goddamn British idiots falling under the influence of those pesky Americans

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5646

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Well of course they are considering the racism in who can book tickets on them...

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89362

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Moxy won't order anything this year, unless this has been in the works for at least a couple of years. I expect at least one of the 7 (if memory serves correctly) airlines that were examining it to order. Especially now with Airbus behind the wheel they can get the deliveries sorted out and catch up...

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 5742

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

How many people actually get onto the airbus narrowbody at Israel, fly 7 hours into Iceland, then further spend a few more hours connecting onto another narrowbody flight to North America, or vice versa? Oh not this again. Narrobodies today are just as comfortable as widebodies. And a quick FYI: th...

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11385

New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

http://www.thisisinsider.com/aura-priva ... omy-2018-7

https://www.flyaura.com/

So this is beyond cool. I really hope they get off the ground and succeed. They certainly have the potential.
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http://www.thisisinsider.com/aura-priva ... omy-2018-7

https://www.flyaura.com/

So this is beyond cool. I really hope they get off the ground and succeed. They certainly have the potential.

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by OA940
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 10746

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

XAM2175 wrote:
The vast chasm between "beautiful makeover" and this result may be a new world record for divergence between marketing and reality.


Lufthansa would like to differ

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by OA940
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles
Replies: 37
Views: 5748

Re: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles

zuckie13 wrote:
There is a link to the flight's site in the article: https://www.overthepoles2018.com/

$11,900 for Economy
$19,500 for Business

Looks like Hi Fly for the actual flight operation.


12K FOR ECONOMY?! JESUS

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by OA940
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order
Replies: 69
Views: 17450

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

I'm expecting at least a couple more cancellations for the CSeries. There are still a few defunct and shaky customers left on the order list that may never get delivered. I also expect new orders to outpace cancellations... I don't. Economy is about to enter a down cycle. So airlines won't order on...

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by OA940
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing corporate liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 4017

Re: New Boeing corporate liveries?

The only change I can see from the livery the 789/78J and the MAXs have is the huge type number is now blue

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by OA940
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?
Replies: 30
Views: 4119

Re: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?

OK to be fair AirAsia has 66 of them on order, which will come with 440 seats. Not that easy to fill them up. The 338 was a dead fish forever so it makes a lot of sense HA chose a more popular type, and let's be real, the A330 never stood a chance with AA, when they have tons of 787s on order. But c...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100554

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Why would you not simply buy the used plane then? Because retrofitting it costs more money than some of the aircraft in their fleet and with those costs might as well get new frames. Yikes! I guess that makes more sense to buy a new plane then. It seems BA operates their A380s fairly well, so if I ...

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by OA940
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aliance should Azores Airlines and Hawaiian join?
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: Which aliance should Azores Airlines and Hawaiian join?

None. It serves them better as mostly O&D carriers to be stand alone, no reason at all to join an alliance. Besides, the networks of HA and especially S4 wouldn’t benefit the alliances much either. It’s the same case for FI, even though they have a vast transfer network joining an alliance woul...

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by OA940
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100554

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

seahawk wrote:
Why would you not simply buy the used plane then?


Because retrofitting it costs more money than some of the aircraft in their fleet and with those costs might as well get new frames.

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by OA940
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group chairman died in accident on business trip in France
Replies: 23
Views: 6375

Re: Hainan Airline founder died in 57 after in a fall

AC143 wrote:
Could it be suicide?


A bit pointless to go to some village in France to kill yourself tho. I mean idk how the mind of a suicidal person works (thankfully) but I doubt this is anything but a tragic accident.

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by OA940
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9080

Re: AA and the A321NEO

I remember that some will be used for Phoenix to Hawaii, and I think some TCON too. Otherwise I'd expect them to replace a large part, if not all 757s, and maybe some domestic widebodies. I'd expect them to take over for the A321 on longer routes so that can be put on shorter ones.

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by OA940
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2620

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

I'm rather surprised they've picked a plane as big as a 737-700 for this route, must have some seats blocked off since the runway in St. Pierre is rather short so it's weight limited. Why not use the CS-300 for this route? It does have the range and probably performs better from the short runway in...

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by OA940
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6672

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

MKE? Really? No way. They'll probably go SEA or maybe even ORD too before even thinking of MKE. Hell, even BWI has more of a possibility than MKE.

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by OA940
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to Launch new premium service - Maharajah direct
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: AI to Launch new premium service - Maharajah direct

Do we have any pictures of the new interiors? Or at least what seat they're using?

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by OA940
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15611

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Oh come on. Everyone who thinks this is the pilots' fault should go and check that video, then the KLM 77W video where they slammed it on the runway at AMS due to crosswinds and then that glorious ABC 747 landing which caused the whole wing to vibrate like crazy. If those two didn't cause gears to ...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings to introduce new livery
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Red Wings to introduce new livery

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/first-cs300-deliveries-russia-expected-may-2019/ The article reports that the first CS300 will be delivered to the airline in May 2019. The airline will also replace its TU-204s with the MC-21, and according to the article the 16 aircraft ordered by the airline will be ...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89362

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/first-cs3 ... -may-2019/

It's good to see BBD remembered there is actually a production. I adore the airplane and believe it can be a game changer, but they have to get it together.
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Red Wings article in English too

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/first-cs3 ... -may-2019/

It's good to see BBD remembered there is actually a production. I adore the airplane and believe it can be a game changer, but they have to get it together.

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by OA940
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to Introduce New Business Class?
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Turkish Airlines to Introduce New Business Class?

With Boeing's new Business Class design having sliding doors and being able to fit on a 787 it would seem like a good choice. B/E Aerospace has the Waterfront and the new Elements seat (basically a pimped up Super Diamond), Recaro's CL6710 and Zodiac's Optima can also have doors and I believe Zodiac...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15611

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Oh come on. Everyone who thinks this is the pilots' fault should go and check that video, then the KLM 77W video where they slammed it on the runway at AMS due to crosswinds and then that glorious ABC 747 landing which caused the whole wing to vibrate like crazy. If those two didn't cause gears to b...

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by OA940
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7475

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

Are you suggesting that as many people enjoy the liveries of say "China Southern" as much as that of a well-designed, stylish livery? I think the vast majority of the flying public couldn't give 2 hoots about the livery of an airliner. Of those who care, only a small portion of them (if s...

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by OA940
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 42/72 vs. Dash-8 landing gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Re: ATR 42/72 vs. Dash-8 landing gear

One doesn't collapse every other landing :D

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by OA940
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 450
Views: 45240

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

Blerg wrote:
How long would the flight from ATL to BOM take?


Direct it would be around 16 and a half hours, so I'd expect 15-15:30 eastbound and close to 17 westbound, but that's just a random guess.

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by OA940
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 16756

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

I mean he can understand the market for the Hypersonic is nonexistent and I can respect that...

His comments would make sense in regards to the 797, considering his airline has 100+ planes that would need to be replaced by it, and he would probably want to avoid unnecessary costs.

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by OA940
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's refusal to look at PSP
Replies: 52
Views: 6612

Re: WN's refusal to look at PSP

Considering their website is closed to almost all non-American IP's I'm not all that surprised tbh.

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