Yes, it will probably have a shorter life span than the -8 or the -10, and highly likely will be less successful than the 'brilliant duo', but at the same time we should bear in mind that the -9 will be considerably cheaper than the -10, given the pretty "major" (for being a 737 that is......Jump to post
Smart move. As CEO of Scoot recently also stated, up to 8-hours flight time seems to be sweet spot for longhaul low-cost model. With 50 percent of globes population within 7-hour flight time of KUL, there is so much potential to not bother with risky adventures to Europe or Americas for AAX. Absolu...Jump to post
anshabhi wrote:$1.7 billion is more like list price, not selling price..oldannyboy wrote:Do we know the seating configuration?
78 Y. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Spice ... r_Q400.php
I ma just hoping the interior is colourful cloth and not the usual omnipresent blue or gray leatherette.....Jump to post
Ah god, I was hoping for a bit more beef for my beloved little SEN... It seems it really is struggling to build up some customer base...Jump to post
Do we know the seating configuration?Jump to post
ATR, a company with a turnover of 1.8 billion dollars last year, can't afford a $3-4 billions (it could be 5 billions per Leeham News) clean-sheet turboprop and never will. For Airbus, putting that money on a $25 million aircraft built at a low rate (for them) will never generate an interesting ROI...Jump to post
"Congrats" to UA that probably got a good deal on these, but for us pax, keep in mind that the 737 has about 7 inches less of cabin width compared with the A320 - so that means at least one inch less seat width in coach vs. the A320. Yes, the A320 is more comfortable...but that (maybe) 1 ...Jump to post
United is in a great spot right now with the 77W they can now wait and see how the 777X performs and see what Airbuses answer will be to the airplane. An A350NEO or NG? [/quote] No offence, but please, let's stop this "NEO-NG" crap that comes out every 5 minutes on A.net, about every sing...Jump to post
coolian2 wrote:This forum is ridiculous in its stupidity.
The Milan area has warmly welcomed the arrival of more competition! NYC has actually been well underserved for a number of years, with usually no more than 3 daily flights, and forcing a large number of local pax to spill out onto near hubs, particularly MUC and ZRH. Don't forget that the Lombardy R...Jump to post
By giving more and more of their flying to their LCC brands, expanding their bag fees(if they have any right now) from their lowest Y fare to all Y fares, and continuing to cut whatever service is left. Or up their game, and offer a better service at a higher price...and not a cra*p service at high...Jump to post
Next question is, how are the legacy carriers going to respond to these significant capacity increases and unit cost advantages? By giving more and more of their flying to their LCC brands, expanding their bag fees(if they have any right now) from their lowest Y fare to all Y fares, and continuing ...Jump to post
I can see FR wanting to push seating capacity as close as possible to 250 seats, so as to maximise the benefit from having to have a fifth crewmember.
I could easily see FR become on of the launch customers for the new 'big' variant.... I doubt FR would have any problem in filling many of those seats on so many of their routes.... Love the looks of the MAX10 in the renderings! On a side note, I have recently flown on my first FR 'new' -800 with Bo...Jump to post
To most travelers to Hawaii, the flight is a means to an end, those things are nice but people aren't paying extra for it and product differentiation for particular markets adds a lot of cost and complexity for a large network carrier. 77H[/quote] Sorry, I do beg to differ: it does make a differenc...Jump to post
Let's not get carried away boys... It's the usual xmas programme.. These flights run for like 3 weeks max maybe?.. I wish they would become a regular STN fixture though!
I really like Jet2. Lovely bunch of people: friendly, caring, professional.
It's uncontained indeed. Debris exiting the cowling.Jump to post
Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!Jump to post
Big 'hardware' improvement, but the cabin is dull, boring, uninspiring...grey and colourless....Jump to post
I find this quite sad really... a sad portrait of a certain slice of the UK populace... and before you start flaming me, I'm British too...Jump to post
Kinda funny, but I can see the poor guy's point! Very frustrating... Makes me thing about when AF during industrial action lost (or rather misplaced) my colleague's bag at CDG...apparently the bag was left out exposed to the elements for three months and when the bag was returned to her, her fur coa...Jump to post
Horrible stupid person. I hope he gets banned from FR. I feel for Sabrina.
Some individuals should not be given the great privilege of being issued with a passport that grants them international travel.
Actually, this is incorrect. The old algorithm auto-allocated each row left to right, from A to F. So, even if you checked in close to the departure date/time, chances were the two people would get to sit together. The new system allocates seats B and E first, so after the first people check-in, mo...Jump to post
I'm not sure easyjet is any better here. I recently booked 3 tickets GVA-ORY, 6 months in advance. During the reservation process, 90% of the seats were empty, and there was tons of empty half-rows. I didn't pay to select seats. We ended at the last row of the new seat configuation's A320 (186 pax)...Jump to post
The A330/A340 windows are indeed pretty small, though the A350 windows are much larger. https://imagr.eu/up/izkju_A350-787-windows.png According to the Cosmopolitan articles I've read and the women I've talked to, it's the width of your window that matters more. :lol: :lol: Indeed. It's the width o...Jump to post
The pilot also told me he prefers Boeing as they have more control. Airbus they have to fight the computers, not a preferred method of solving problems when they occur. [/quote] I would have said "utter crap", but I'll be more polite and I'll say "utter manure"... You don't figh...Jump to post
Well, this is what you get with LCC's and ULCC's. I mean, if you want a quality flight fly a major airline, DAL, BAW, KLM, ETC. There are countless advantages to flying a mainline airline. ~Zac ...said the Baron who only flew first class. C'mon, give us a break. A "quality flight"! As if ...Jump to post
I might -or might not- pay the extra, if I need to be seated next to a companion... but that is not the point... It's vary naïve for some to say 'pay more', 'choose with your wallets' and fly another airline. The choice is simply not there guys... With such a high load factor, of course they are lo...Jump to post
Airbus more than makes up for it with more comfortable cabins, A32s cabin are noticeably wider and more spacious feeling, I'll take that any day over slightly larger windows. [/quote] I tend to agree. Airbus cabins are more comfortable, and generally quieter than the Boeings. I don't mind too much ...Jump to post
The first plane I ever flew in was a Vickers Viscount: now they had nice big windows. When driving by the BA depot at Heathrow on the A30 road, I've thought that the Boeing 787, because of its big windows, looks quite a small plane; only if one of them is parked close to another type of plane -- sa...Jump to post
Minneapolis to London Gatwick started in June 1980 Boston to London Gatwick started in May 1981.[/ quote] As a side story... and very funny incident... around 1982/83 at LGW we were "boarded by mistake" on a NW 747 full of hoovering cleaners....quite a scene, those cleaning ladies were qu...Jump to post
Factual probability: the underpaid, under-trained, UA agent probably had never seen or heard of a precious, hand-made, 17th musical instrument, and was simply treating both customer and said object as the next bothersome item on their day's tight agenda...? ....the realities of turning aviation into...Jump to post
Honestly: I am happy to see the orange birds disappearing from HAM market. And I hope, Ryanair will be next. Their behaviour and aggressivity don't fit to the HAM market, to the very openminded and liberal mentally of Hamburg People, which is rather unique world-wide. No Body will miss them, I swea...Jump to post
I was unfortunate enough to be in the room with U2's CEO yesterday when the closure was announced. Many questions were asked and the information we were given straight from the source, and after dozens of questions, was as follows. -HAM has never been profitable for the airline, in order to make it...Jump to post
Remember my first flight in J with them, :old: the space was wonderful. https://s20.postimg.org/rmgk8o0xp/0411481.jpg That looks like a DC-10 cabin to me, doesn't have 747 bins and windows are not those of a 747 among other things. :checkmark: INDEED. 8-) perhaps one of their original series -40 wi...Jump to post
Natflyer wrote:I think you need to fix something there. How many 2016s are there? Is it now 2016b?
How about instead DL expanded some if the European network from SEA??...it's about time the PNW gets some better access to continental Europe me thinks... …because of geography, the same reason that ATL will have a token number of flights to Asia and DL’s network from SEA to Europe will look simila...Jump to post