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by planespotter20
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 137
Views: 42210

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Nicoeddf wrote:
So will Delta find a way to get out of this horrible Airbus contract they wrongfully got themselves into and buy some real machine 777 instead? :stirthepot:


The day that will happen will be the day you can open any news app and not see any article about Trump doing something wrong.

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by planespotter20
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 124
Views: 22319

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

They're upping ORD from daily to 10x weekly as well from MUC. Maybe they're switching to a350 and/or an a380 to ORD (if T1 can handle it). T1 handles the 748 from FRA and that's longer..

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by planespotter20
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2880
Views: 895274

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

DL and OZ have the best liveries for the a350. The DL, especially looks splendid, it's always been one of my favorite liveries out there.

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by planespotter20
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 60
Views: 11716

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

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(How tf do you add pictures to these things it's so confusing)
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Could this be the one of the design options for the new ORD?

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(How tf do you add pictures to these things it's so confusing)

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by planespotter20
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 33990

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

I read in a different thread that the a350-1000 recently conducted its flight where a bunch of Airbus staff flew on it as passengers. It flew on a 13 hour flight, and it was like 25% more efficient than the 77W. Once the 77W's are out of style, I think the a350-1000 will take over very quickly. If s...

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by planespotter20
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 47778

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

May view is that they don't take the 14 unconfirmed, cancel those 14, they don't really need the 787, so there's no where to put the money but into a350s, which they want

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by planespotter20
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 13646

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

I like the minimalistic look of the scheme. The white is perfectly fine by me, and, similar to the new air Canada livery, what looks good on a 787 probably won't look good on a 767-300 or a320. The 787 has the right shape and wing curvature for the golden stripe to accent the livery beautifully, but...

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by planespotter20
Wed May 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 13130

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

BOS is a domestic hub. Only 5 intl destinations. The thread author didn't specify that we are only talking international hubs. But yes you are correct, currently it is not an international hub. Another possibility in the future, is some sort of midwest hub for AS or B6. Plenty of old hub airports w...

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by planespotter20
Sun May 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 11431

Re: Future LH Expansion

Could the MOM/a330neo help the case? I can see LH taking neos, they have a330s that will need replacing.

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by planespotter20
Fri May 26, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 25159

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

Delta definitely made mistakes in their plans to acquire the A350 and A330NEO. - Ordered too soon. The market changed, so they don't really need to introduce new types yet. Maybe also due to a lack of SEA growth (it is flat 1Q17 v 1Q16)? I would argue they need the CSeries (along with other NBs on ...

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by planespotter20
Thu May 25, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23779

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

As long as they provide power at each seat so I can keep my phone charged while watching a video then I'm fine with it. USB at the least, universal outlets at each seat would be best case scenario.

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by planespotter20
Tue May 23, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 36
Views: 7560

Re: RYANAIR and AIR EUROPA together in long haul

With the 737 or are they adding new types into the fleet?

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by planespotter20
Mon May 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

From the looks of it and unfortunately for CVG and Memphis, Delta Stragety paid off well by reducing Delta CVG hub and Memphis former Northwest hub and shift flight to Detroit and Minneapolis. The only question is can those hubs grow organically now? I think they will and can. I think it's importan...

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by planespotter20
Sun May 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3464

What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

This, in my eyes, is a very interesting topic, but what do you guys think will happen in the next 50 years of commercial aviation for the United States? What mergers will we see? Increased service to what other parts of the world? What airlines will be on top? Will we see more US carriers serving fa...

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by planespotter20
Sun May 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21703

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I live in Madison, WI, and when I fly from MSN (home airport) and I choose delta its pretty much a tie between MSP and DTW. They're really nice airports, especially DTW, it's so modern and works amazingly well. DTW, I feel, offers more connections than MSP, but I may be wrong. MSP is a great connect...

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by planespotter20
Sat May 20, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8524

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

The 787 is a 767 / A330 replacement. Commercially speacking, the 767 is already gone because of the A330 success. And now, it is the time of the A330 decline because of the 787. Except Airbus betted that they could still sell numbers of A330NEO or even CEO to customers with large A330 fleets and/or...

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by planespotter20
Fri May 19, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8524

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

If the commonality between the a359 and a339 is pretty good, why wouldn't they operate two smallish fleets (15 a359s + 15 a339s) of each and they could cover broader part of the market. I know this is unlikely given the 787s but Airbus fans are allowed to dream too.

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by planespotter20
Fri May 19, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5764

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

If this is real, best of luck to them. If this is fake, they did a bad job at it.

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by planespotter20
Fri May 19, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 56
Views: 13220

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

Wasn't LH Expansion part of the original plan? Cut short haul and expand into the more profitable long haul? Maybe the adminstration found something in that pile of junk that keeps on flying.

Maybe ninth time is the charm

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by planespotter20
Mon May 08, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 342
Views: 72945

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

So AZ is adding a 777-300 apparently, they posted a first look at it on Instagram. Doesn't sound like something an airline on the brink of liquidation or getting sold would do.

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 47778

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

What was that nonsense about the whole Elite airline and LCC polarization? That's just dumb, there are some people who are inbetween (me included). I'd rather pay more and fly Y where I get food, free entertainment, USB and AC power, "comfortable seats", free checked bag, free carry on, an...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 342
Views: 72945

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

The market is too big and too important to not have a FSC flag carrier. I'm not saying they should keep AZ, but my guess is that AZ is going to somehow stick around. If there's any way they do the thing that people are talking about, where all the labor contracts are gone and cuts can happen wheneve...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?
Replies: 41
Views: 7651

Re: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?

Has anyone considered the possibility that Italy needs a major network full service carrier? Find me a larger more important economy without a FSC "flag carrier". There isn't one. That's why I think Alitalia will survive in some form, more likely than not rebooted after emerging from a fo...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 342
Views: 72945

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

The brand is so beautiful and especially to me (an Italian) I couldn't watch them die off. What they need is someone experienced to take full control over the airline, and just cut jobs, and do everything and anything to make the airline profitable. It annoys me how much influence the unions have, b...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 342
Views: 72945

Re: Alitalia Vote for Rescue Plan Failed. What Now?

seahawk wrote:
They rejected the rescue plan???

Ok, the company is beyond hope.


I find it stupid on the part of the unions. Now they all risk losing their jobs, even though they believe the government will intervene... again

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 342
Views: 72945

Alitalia Vote for Rescue Plan Failed. What Now?

Alitalia had a vote with its workers to make around 1600 job cuts and 30% reduction in salary, as part of a larger business plan to cut costs and remain flying. Now the unions rejected that vote, and AZ is in talks about liquidation. I'm not too good with bankruptcy and stuff, so what happens now? S...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13688

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think. I thought the T5 expa...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13688

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think.

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?
Replies: 41
Views: 7651

Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?

I know that they are in a bit of a pickle right now, but it almost seems like AZ has given up on its future as an airline. Most of their fleet isn't old, but it's still good to have money invested in your future, is it not?

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by planespotter20
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4773

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

I read that MSN gets Frontier's Neo from time to time

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19227

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I agree with the people who say that UA should remain UA. But, if the problem continues, and for some slight chance people actually stop flying UA, then something has to change. It has to be very public, like something everyone would see, and it would have to say "we are a brand new company wit...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69018

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

To add to the discussion, United's recently filed 10-Q includes an amendment to the A350 purchase agreement. While we cannot see the amended terms, we can tell that the delivery schedule was amended. See page 36. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/united_continental_holdings/SEC/sec-show.aspx?Filin...

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 4474

Re: Alitalia's problem

PanHAM wrote:
Exactly, was discussed many times before. The best italian hub BTW is in Bavaria, called in Italian "Monaco" and has the 3letter code MUC. They even have a "Piazza Dolomiti".


I don't understand, are you saying since it's Air Dolomiti's hub then it is Italy's best hub?

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 4474

Re: Alitalia's problem

Here we go again: The division between LIN and MXP makes Milan a bad hub city, since people don't want to drive all the way out to catch a flight when they can just connect. Now, some solutions to these issues, Close LIN for good, or make it a LCC airport, which makes business travelers want to head...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 16384

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

I think keesje's comment was in relation to the SAS fleet SAS has only ordered ~9 737 from Boeing since 2000 (including 2000), the last ordered being placed in August 2008 (although they have leased some from GECAS since then). I'm not saying Boeing isn't/wouldn't work hard for SAS's business but I...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 16384

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

Hmm, sounds like a good move for the airline, but not sure I would be happy about going transatlantic on a narrow body. One of the most comfortable TATL flights was from JFK-PSA with a 757-200. The cabin was fresh, had mood lighting, and was just in general a great flight. Plus you don't have to wo...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42591

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

I can see the following networks for the 777's and a fleet of 16 350's, plus the 332's. 77E: SEA-PEK/PVG That's a big uplift vs. the current 763ERs... More likely to be A339 routes than 77E. I can definitely see the first batch of A339s based out of SEA for Transpac routes. I see most of the A339's...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42591

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

and it was making its way around big time. Haven't heard as much about deferring 350s once DL/KE came to a JV agreement BUT I know DL has some issues with the 350..... Wouldn't be shocked at all to see a deferral or a cancelation with some other moves made. What kind of issues? Not being able to fl...

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by planespotter20
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114296

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Poor UA, the media outlets are going to blow this thing way out of proportion (it kinda already has). Violence definitely should not have been used on him, but I see this more as a poor decision made by the police, the FA's, and every staff member involved. The airport police should of never done wh...

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Photoshop AA 747-8 and others
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Photoshop AA 747-8 and others

Honestly I'd love to see AZ's new livery on a 787-9 or a359

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by planespotter20
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 166
Views: 31322

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

When is AA taking the a350? They did defer the delivery but I don't remember until when..

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by planespotter20
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69018

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Only the first two, MSN 194/222 have been marked as "delivery postponed." MSN 237 is still going to United Airlines atm, same with the rest, I'm not sure where you got Qatar airways, Cathay, and China Eastern, but my source says different. https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/p...

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by planespotter20
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69018

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

KarelXWB just posted this information on the A350-production-thread. I thought it's worth to post it here... According to the latest firing order, United Airlines' A350 production slots have been axed/swapped: > MSN 194: UA #1, not built > MSN 222: UA #2, not built > MSN 237: UA #3, Qatar Airways >...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69018

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I would be surprised if these airlines did not have a plan for resolution of this at the time of ordering the aircraft. If not, this is a "bet the farm" matter, risking their financial existence. Like I said DAL and AA can apply for a waiver with out their unions approval, my guess is tha...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69018

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The 35 -1000's seems like such a big capacity increase to me, where will they sent these birds and what will they replace, knowing that the -300ER is replacing their 747s? I still have this gut feeling they will be converted to -900 to start replacing some of the 767 and the older 777 fleets. Who k...

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by planespotter20
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:37 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: 567
Views: 90125

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

Wasn't Quantas talking about starting a direct to ORD with the 789? I remember reading it somewhere... Also I feel like if they put economy in the 778/a359ULR then they should spoil the sh*t out of every seat. Free wifi, USB, AC Power, AVOD, Noise Cancelling Headphones, the whole nine yards... Also ...

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by planespotter20
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:56 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: 567
Views: 90125

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

I get bored on a 10-hour flight... imagine one twice the length. Once you get on the plane the crew would come around and hand everyone a bottle of NyQuil. By half way, everyone is handed gun and a bullet. Maybe instead of having a large Y cabin they fill the rear with a larger opening where you can...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 69018

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... id=2259528
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Looks like United is taking the a350, they have selected a company to supply the seats, so one way or another the idea of them cancelling is getting cast further into doubt.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... id=2259528

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 76
Views: 11043

Re: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900

A LH order for the 767-A343 replacement is expected this year. What it will be is unknown, but I think it will be a split order including the 787. Due to LH Technik LH has little problems operating many different types in the group. I don't think we'll see the 787 in large numbers in LH'a fleet. Th...

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by planespotter20
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any chance to see a A350-1000 LR?
Replies: 41
Views: 4913

Re: Any chance tp see a A350-1000 LR?

Can I just say I love how peaceful this thread is compared to some other ones. We don't have people bashing eachother or anything (which is how a thread is supposed to be). Good job us!!! Anyways, on the topic of this thread, I agree with other posters that before we see a -1000LR we'll see a -2000/...

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