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by Swadian
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 110
Views: 8350

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

I wonder if Moscow or Cairo would be possible. Philly has a substantial Russian population, but Moscow isn't exactly a magnet for U.S. flights at the moment. I would consider Kiev more likely. Philadelphia does have the third largest Polish population in the U.S., so I think WAW seems possible. I d...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13027

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

They want more frequencies, not fewer. AA is operating 102-seat A321Ts 12x this coming Monday. Southwest has 20x DAL-HOU. Many passengers certainly appreciate more frequent flights but there must come a point where they are so frequent that nobody cares. I suspect that nobody would care if Southwes...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15732

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

DL's B757s (particularly the 75Ds and 75Hs) are better optimized for domestic flying rather than UA's or AA's. Just for comparison: DL 75D/75H: 20F 29C 150Y (199 total) AA 75L: 16J 52C 108Y (176 total) UA v1 (ex-CO): 16J 45Y+ 108Y (169 total) I'll also include the DL 75S config which is used on JFK...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 70818

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Per company update on fleet plans ‍ ​‌‌​​​‌‌‌​​‌​​​​​‌​‌‍We announced some fleet news July 26, including spreading out deliveries of our Airbus A321neos and changing some aircraft retirement schedules. The biggest change is delaying 22 A321neo deliveries originally scheduled for ...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 71
Views: 9605

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

The balance sheet stuff is just dumb. They are buying all new aircraft. The should just consider it rent not debt. It is not a concern at all. I'm interested as to why you characterize this as dumb. It adds a massive amount of interest to their operating expenses, leaving them with less cash to inv...

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by Swadian
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

LUS planes have all gotten new seat covers, no power. It looks good when you walk into the aircraft but when you sit down you realize that it is the same old seat with a new cover and no power. The LUS 321s are getting upped to 190 seats and power at every seat. To be competed in the year 2021. Ano...

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by Swadian
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

If HA and DL can put 189 and 192 seats in their A321s respectively, I'm not surprised at AA doing 190.

Why did AA renumber 13 LUS A321s, #970-982?

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by Swadian
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Looks like 935-942 are the 757s leaving the fleet. Why do AA aircraft have a nose number that often differs from the registration? I'm 6'2" with long legs and 30 inch pitch is a nonstarter for me. I'd say to avoid the 738's and shoot for A32X's when I can, but I hear they're heading down the sa...

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by Swadian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

N679AN (former AA Astrojet retro livery) will be retired at the end of October 2017. It's scheduled for AA1263 / AA2229 JFK-LAS-JFK. Flew on it in August.

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by Swadian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA
Replies: 24
Views: 4462

Re: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA

Varsity1 wrote:
If Airbus really is working on a 251T A339, HA should be at the front of the line to convert.


I thought HA has no interest in the capacity of the A339, otherwise they would have converted their original A358 order to A359.

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by Swadian
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35709

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

AA will probably shelve the A350 order and convert it to more A321neos and A321LRs. AA is retiring the 752/763 so fast that they may not get the NMA fast enough. They could replace the remaining 752s with A321LRs and 763s with more 788s, and upgauge some of the 788 routes to 789. AA still flies 738s...

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by Swadian
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19674

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

JAL is part of oneworld so AA starting PHL-NRT just does not seem likely to me. PHL was an AA hub when JAL started the BOS flight yet they chose BOS over PHL. So JAL starting PHL-NRT seems even less likely than AA starting it. However, anything is possible - if there is enough demand and yield. The...

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by Swadian
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6061

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

We'll probably see a general shuffle - 77Es cover the A333 premium routes, A332s cover the remaining A333 routes, and 763s cover the A332 routes. Some 763 routes are going to be covered by 77Es like what we are seeing with DFW-HNL.

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by Swadian
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15631

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Basic Economy is just AA trying to price-match the ULCCs.

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by Swadian
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 1580

Re: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates

I just flew on N200UU, a 75H. Its legroom felt like 30" pitch in Economy - very tight indeed. N923US, an A321, was much more comfortable. Not happy to see them reducing legroom further in those and will probably go for Main Cabin Extra if I can in the future.

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by Swadian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2843
Views: 343109

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

8-abreast is just too big for an aircraft with such short range. Boeing may end up going with a huge narrowbody instead and figure out some way to cut the turnaround times. They won't develop a whole new aircraft just to build it in one length; they'll probably build at least 2 lengths and the short...

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by Swadian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11285

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

It's not racist, it's stupid.

And quit blaming everything it on our President - this didn't even happen in the US!

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by Swadian
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2843
Views: 343109

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Boeing will almost certainly build more than one length of the 797 (just like every new aircraft these days), so if we have a 797-9 significantly larger than the 737 and with significantly less range than the 787-8, it might be DC-8-63 size (187' long) with 4250 nm range, and then a shorter 797-8 mi...

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by Swadian
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2843
Views: 343109

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It may be better for Boeing to go narrowbody with a short version 5500nm range and long version 4250nm range. Dimensions similar to the DC-8 Super 60s?

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by Swadian
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?
Replies: 83
Views: 17486

Re: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?

What I find most ironic is that the 757 came later than the 737 and yet died earlier. The 737 has been in production over twice as long as the 757 and is still in production. Perhaps the 739 and 73X wouldn't be here today if Boeing had updated the 752 in the late 1990s instead of developing the 753....

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by Swadian
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Any 757s left with Recaro NGBC seats?

N679AN and N181AN are the last 75Ws and the last 757s in the old livery. Timetable shows them scheduled for JFK-LAS next month.

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by Swadian
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

If there's 24 75Ls, 10 75Hs, 6 75Es, and 3 75Ws, does that suggest AA will retire all the 75Hs and 75Ws for a fleet of only 30 a/c or will they use the 75Ws to fill in? Are 200-207 or 935-942 being returned to the lessor? Es and Ws leave first. Then Hs medium term. Ls last to go, long term. N942UW ...

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by Swadian
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 41735

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

Maybe they'll make a giant narrowbody the size and range of the DC-8 Super 60s, with composite materials and a GTF engine. That'll fit in nicely between the A321 and A350.

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by Swadian
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35280

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If true, this means that there is no way that the A330-800 ever gets built as this takes over virtually all of its missions. It would likely kill off the 787-8 Dreamliner as well. AFAIK, the only A338 customer, HA, wants a smaller aircraft, not necessarily the range. If Boeing does a PIP on the 788...

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by Swadian
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

If there's 24 75Ls, 10 75Hs, 6 75Es, and 3 75Ws, does that suggest AA will retire all the 75Hs and 75Ws for a fleet of only 30 a/c or will they use the 75Ws to fill in?

Are 200-207 or 935-942 being returned to the lessor?

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by Swadian
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Wouldn't it be the other way around? The 75H is the new LUS Hawaii configuration with Main Cabin Extra and the 75E is the old LUS transatlantic configuration. Apparently they're retiring the 75H and putting 75Es on the Hawaii routes and 75Ls on the Atlantic routes: http://viewfromthewing.boardingar...

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by Swadian
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Is AA retiring the 75H and keeping the 75E? Wouldn't it be the other way around? The 75H is the new LUS Hawaii configuration with Main Cabin Extra and the 75E is the old LUS transatlantic configuration. Apparently they're retiring the 75H and putting 75Es on the Hawaii routes and 75Ls on the Atlant...

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by Swadian
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116162

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Is AA retiring the 75H and keeping the 75E?

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by Swadian
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did B6 market themselves initially?
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: How did B6 market themselves initially?

So how does B6 marketing compare with, say, QR marketing? QR has also grown very quickly, but they seem to be targeting different customers.

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by Swadian
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6781

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

How do I look up T100 for each city pair?

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by Swadian
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did B6 market themselves initially?
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

How did B6 market themselves initially?

I was just at JFK and saw how much B6 has grown since their early days. They couldn't have been successful without effective marketing from the start, so how did B6 sell themselves to become a well-known carrier? How did B6 get people to know them?

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by Swadian
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14319

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

Then we will see an Alaska-JetBlue merger next decade, which would then put the combined carrier within spitting distance of being as large as the "big four" (DL, AA, UA, WN). Not even, they'd still be about half the size of the US4. Throw In HA and maybe even WS ( :gnasher: ) and they ma...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 63
Views: 20950

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

Well, the 757 was a newer original design than the 737, so if Boeing had gone to NG and then MAX, we'd be talking an aircraft better for these longer sectors than what's on the market. But alternate history is always more fun than real history, so A321LR is what we'll have to make do with.

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by Swadian
Sun May 14, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MoM routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4259

Re: Possible MoM routes

If Boeing could put the range at 5500nm, it could do secondary Transpacific routes. Routes between secondary cities in Asia could benefit a lot, such as CTU-NRT.

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by Swadian
Fri May 05, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 18760

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

It's a nothing story to the world. I don't speak any language besides English and I've been all over Europe and Asia and never gotten on the wrong flight, train or bus. It's not hard to look at the sign at the gate and see it says San Francisco and not Paris. I gotta agree. I mean, is she deaf and ...

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by Swadian
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5869

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

You may want to just stay away from the US entirely then, because there's a chance that the plain clothes-wearing person standing next to you in a grocery store or sitting behind you in a booth at a restaurant is "toting" a gun at minimum as an off-duty or undercover law enforcement offic...

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by Swadian
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 12991

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

Great to see the A333 PHX-HNL. Still hoping 757s are replaced by 767s, tho I think they will be last 757 flights in AA network. Been on packed 757s PHX-HNL all times of the year, fun to see wide-bodies in PHX, and the market can support it. Either those or the South American flights could be AA's l...

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by Swadian
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to lease A330neo aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

Re: Wow Air to lease A330neo aircraft

The article mentions plans for potentially flights to HKG. Would the A330-900 have the range and capabilities to do so with meaningful loads? AirAsia X is stretching the limits of the 339 with their proposed KUL-Europe route and this one is even longer... Maybe they should get some A338s? :tapedshut:

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by Swadian
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 184836

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

http://www.airbus.com/aircraftfamilies/passengeraircraft/a350xwbfamily/ Scroll down to just below the cabin photo, I've no idea if this refers to Singapore ULR or A350J Wingbox ULR. Thanks, it does indeed say 9700nm. I wonder what changed and what config they would be referring to for that sort of ...

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by Swadian
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 12900

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

JA786A wrote:
Loew wrote:
So who is still going to operate 9 abreast 777s? In Hong Kong area, only Air China comes to my mind...

Both JAL and ANA still have 2-4-3 on their 77Ws.


JAL is 3-3-3 on the 77W. ANA is going to 3-4-3.

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by Swadian
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 17680

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Not for the entire cabin, but as Premium Economy, it could work. JAL has 737s with 5-abreast Class J.

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by Swadian
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 25226

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

I could see Airbus building a new A360 with an extended A321 fuselage, new composite wing and landing gear (going to be expensive, but it's a new model after all), and enlarged P&W GTF engines that would also be offered on the Boeing MOM. A360-800 157' 5500nm 2x40k thrust engines, A360-900 187' ...

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by Swadian
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Locked.....Top 3 New Boeing Programs.....
Replies: 34
Views: 4317

Re: Locked.....Top 3 New Boeing Programs.....

Great...now this thread is going the way of getting locked, too.

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by Swadian
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9182

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

nascar1 wrote:
Softaero wrote:
QR has a stake in LATAM, right?


Yes, a 10% of LATAM.


That explains it. This may be QR's Jetihad.

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by Swadian
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?
Replies: 541
Views: 62181

Re: Airbus A380 MidLife Upgrade, 2021?

A380 is done for. I don't think a regional version will work at all. The Asian airlines can just use cheap 777-300ERs to replace the 744s. Not many of them have 744s left anyway.

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by Swadian
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?
Replies: 28
Views: 5715

Re: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?

voxkel wrote:
One interesting thing I noticed is that no US carrier flies non-stop from New York to Asia. The longest flight by a US carrier is Delta's to Tel Aviv, and they recently discontinued a nonstop to Narita.
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Um, TLV is in Asia, so you just discredited yourself even if you do not count EWR.

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by Swadian
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400s in service by engine type
Replies: 27
Views: 4635

Re: 747-400s in service by engine type

Of those PW4000-powered 744s, which scheduled flight is the longest? I thought the PW4000 gave (slightly) the longest range. Not sure about that range statement, I've always heard that GE had the best burn and range on that generation, which is why they had the majority of the market. I recall hear...

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by Swadian
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 27690

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

Still beating topic to death...

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