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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 201
Views: 22967

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Top ten anime plot twists. I genuinely could not foresee this coming. We should have known something was up when we saw the low order numbers for NEOs. My guess is BAs short haul fleet will focus on 737 MAX9s on the lower end as LHR is famously crowded, and perhaps to give some spread between the A3...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 201
Views: 22967

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I think the question was asked because BAs T5 has an infrastructure which can only work with container loading. Hand loading would require a lot of changes. I may be wrong. There's a long running meme here on a.net that suggests 737 is not acceptable due to its lack of containers despite loads (sic...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 201
Views: 22967

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? Why are people so obsessed by containers on single aisle aircraft. Get over it. Does Ryanair have issues with containers? Do you know how expensive it is to carry a lot of baggage in Europe? Damn! Please ...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 220
Views: 23085

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

acjbbj wrote:
We need a third manufacturer (Lockheed Martin or a new McDonnell-Douglas) to jump in and make an NMA. We'd have a much better aviation industry with three players instead of just two.

It is really sad what Boeing did to Bombardier. We could have had a three player industry

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10062

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

kwp302 wrote:
And here’s how the new logo will look on the building Image

I love the concept but I am not too sure how I feel about the implementation

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by speedbird52
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 18602

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Embraer will host a sales announcement tomorrow https://twitter.com/embraer/status/1140302032093569030 It will be announced the biggest sale of all Embraer history: 80% of it commercial division to Boeing! Well done Embraer and Brazil! A superb way to celebrate your 50th anniversary! Just kidding ....

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by speedbird52
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 216
Views: 31308

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Because you can bypass hubs taking significant traffic from the established routes. Going from San Francisco to Melbourne 10 years ago you had to go through both Los Angeles and Sydney. 3 flights have now been replaced with a single direct flight saving over 5 hours. https://www.qantas.com/travelin...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 216
Views: 31308

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It boggles my mind that more people are flying yet airlines are on a trend to offer less seats per route. I genuinely do not understand the economics of it. You can only add so much frequency. And while small efficient planes open up new routes, well established routes will continue to grow. There ...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10062

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

There will be some controversy with this move. Ali refused to serve his country, that will not sit well with veterans. Being a great boxer will not make up for that. On the other side of this, won't the Standiford family be upset by this? Muhammad Ali is also famous as a civil rights movement figur...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?

I thought this was more of a 757 replacement than 767? Wasn’t the 787 the 767 replacement? The 787 is bigger than the 767 and higher MTOW and much more range, different market. There is no real 1:1 767 replacement. The 787-3 would have matched that at least rudimentary. I am 99% sure Boeing marketi...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 216
Views: 31308

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It boggles my mind that more people are flying yet airlines are on a trend to offer less seats per route. I genuinely do not understand the economics of it. You can only add so much frequency. And while small efficient planes open up new routes, well established routes will continue to grow. There m...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10062

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

compensateme wrote:
IMO, Addison Mitchell McConnell International Airport would’ve been the better choice.

Naming something after a politician still in office seems in terrible taste

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4014

Re: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?

All of Lufthansas 744s, and BAs 744s have CRT screens. I have visited three LH cockpits, and BA pilot Twitter photos show CRT screens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86K7CQBXAk <-- not that one (the little green screens on the pedestal are CRT but not the PFDs) For LH, you may be right...but why w...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18355

Re: a350-1000 range increase

That takes it up to the 778s current range doesn't it? Really evens the gap. Could this be related to project sunrise?

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18355

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Armadillo1 wrote:
so 352 already doable just waiting ultrafan?

That would possibly be the quickest jump in engine technology in a major types history.

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4014

Re: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?

Some time ago, LCD screens were certified to replace all the CRT screens. Today, I doubt there's a single 744 that has the original CRT screens installed. LCD screens are far superior to the old CRT screens. They don't burn-in or burn out, they have better resolution, better contrast, and they're l...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11414

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Psolk makes a good point, despite all the noise made over folding wingtips, the amount of wing folded up is tiny. It looks much more impressive in person. It's actually quite a decent chunk of wing. I can't wait to see the wing in full. I never liked the 773/77W as I felt it was anorexic looking bu...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11414

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

I truly don't understand why people hate LH's new livery so much. Because it isn't a livery. It's White paint with the airlines name on it and blue paint and a logo on the tail. It looks okay on shorter airplanes, and looks quite nice on CRJs to me, but on planes like the 747-8, or the 779, because...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11414

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

marcogr12 wrote:
although i am excited about the 777-9, i dread to see it in LH livery..It's gonna be a very long white tube...

I think I will just look at the concept art and pretend the real thing is in the old livery

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8487

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

Also, I have no issues with EK biz class. Flown it a couple times. Want more, buy First. I want a bed and nothing else on biz flight. That’s what you get here. Most EK planes don't even have that. As a tall person I found it to be very uncomfortable for a Business seat, although it was okay in a bu...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 123
Views: 8897

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

BA84 to Vancouver originally stopped in Seattle, but with a twist: Two days of the week it would be LHR-SEA, and then YVR, and the other days of the week it was LHR-YVR-SEA. I find it insane that for a short period of time it was possible to fly from Seattle to Vancouver in a 747. I doubt it had ca...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2594

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I like Jon Stewart even though I don't agree with everything he says. Watching his interviews on Fox News is hilarious, and for the most part it looks like everyone is having a good time. His speech was one of the most powerful I had seen in a long time. I am wary of people using my emotions for a p...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2594

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Perhaps, but it’s pretty predictable that if he is testifying few Republicans will show up. Why would they? The organizers knew this and are playing it for maximum effect. The Democrats are using the victims of 911 for political gain. Shameful, yet not surprising. Mike Drop Oh please..as a retired ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 123
Views: 8897

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

BA84 to Vancouver originally stopped in Seattle, but with a twist: Two days of the week it would be LHR-SEA, and then YVR, and the other days of the week it was LHR-YVR-SEA. I find it insane that for a short period of time it was possible to fly from Seattle to Vancouver in a 747. I doubt it had car...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 123
Views: 8897

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Pellegrine wrote:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the UA around the world flight:
JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG-NRT-SFO-JFK ???

To be honest every single one of those legs seems to have the potential for profit. It doesn't seem like great aircraft utilization though but what do I know...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3244

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s. British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, ANA, and Cathay, for a total of 344. Considering most of these airlines still...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3244

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779 That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s. British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, ANA, and Cathay, for a total of 34...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3244

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

If JAL doesn’t want to phase out their flagship F product, I guess they will convert some of their 35J to domestic 359 and cancel the rest. They will order some 778/779 instead on their long-haul premium routes. It is highly unlikely JAL will order the 777X family - they had the option and chose th...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9632

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

Pretty sure this is standard procedure in Europe no?

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

I'm sorry you guys, but....is it really THAT hard???? Well, it's obviously not that clear. When people use names such as Eastern II, Braniff II and Pan Am II, it's not exactly crystal clear which iteration of the airline they are talking about. Very True, I've just finished the script on an upcomin...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6527

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

To which everyone is and should be entitled. You sign a disclaimer before getting a tattoo or piercing. Actually, what you wrote, that citizens should have a right to self-destructive behavior, doesn’t make sense. The society should try to limit destructive behaviors e.g. by outlawing tattooism, in...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6527

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Down here in NZ tattoos are considered perfectly normal. Part of that is an increased merging of Polynesian Māori culture with the Anglo/Euro culture of our ancestors. And part of it is an acceptance that what one does to one's own body is up to them. Short of getting tats that are intentionally ag...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6527

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Most women enjoy wearing make-up. I'd wager to say the type that wants to become a flight attendant most certainly do. You would lose that wager! I will second your assertion, women wear makeup to fit the antiquated version of a "professional" to compete in the marketplace, just to be pai...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29736

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

That's not mocking. He wasn't mocking you, he was reasonably polite about it as far as the internet goes. It was an extremely politely presented differing opinion. How that turned into mocking is beyond me When one party makes 10 or so well laid out points and then the other party responds poking a...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29736

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Could you expand on that? I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking??? I like how people who don't understand the internals of an engine mock me. Everything I listed is a generation ahead. Everything presents risk being a generation ahead. That means the ...

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by speedbird52
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion

Not anytime soon. Not without access to new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. I thought they got a dozen or so brand new ATR birds before the sanctions were slapped back on them ... They did. That doesn't mean they can expand. And it most certainly does not make them the next emirates. Also Iran wou...

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by speedbird52
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9628

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Maybe Qantas is taking lessons from Emirates?

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by speedbird52
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18737

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

vfw614 wrote:
crjflyboy wrote:
From a passenger standpoint, the CRJ far surpasses the ERJ planes.


Can I get some of the stuff you are smoking :-) ? I think your view is quite exclusive....

ERJ Isn't the E-Jets. He is referring to the ERJ135 and ERJ145, not the 170-195 series.

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6692

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

JFK-PSA was strictly touristic, PHL-BLQ could be very business-oriented. Except, how much of that business traffic goes to PHL? And if you have to transfer once anyway to get to NYC, WAS, CHI, et cetera, why use AA's clapped-out 767s, when you can transfer at FRA, AMS or CDG on significantly better...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Should members qualifications be next to there posts?
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Should members qualifications be next to there posts?

Per this sites standards I am an idiot when it comes to aviation. I am a member of the general public who knows more about airplanes than most people do, and I am able to participate in technical conversations. However, sometimes I worry that my comments are taken as fact by people who know just as ...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 279
Views: 43976

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Does anyone have a comparison chart of the A321LR and 757-200s range/payload capability? https://scontent.fmia1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61956393_10219541060219810_1388694365680959488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQn0KYTWEagZI7Bxt_TUO3AU3waK6lSTWu2IugPpLYXyBJ9EQTCc3O3thO7mBDrI1XLJB3JlBw5UsauV3iOY8X...

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 279
Views: 43976

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Does anyone have a comparison chart of the A321LR and 757-200s range/payload capability?

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by speedbird52
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 30987

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Read my post! i said a high end premium economy........ i know its not premium Economy It’s not a premium economy of any sort. you guys are killing me! i know its not premium economy! the reason im comparing BA business J seats to Premium economy is the layout. 2-4-2 layout with no storage space, m...

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents

I liked their kids cargo idea better

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 41
Views: 5634

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

TN486T wrote:
How many airlines took delivery of the 400ER and in what quantity?

Qantas was the only one that took delivery of the passenger version

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by speedbird52
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 41
Views: 5634

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Qantas received the last 6 744, as 744ER, ever produced for passengers so theirs are the youngest. There is no reason they can't fly until 2025. So you think the management is actively lying in their regulatory filing? jfk777 is not wrong, the aircraft easily have another 10 years of life in them, ...

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK SEA flight retimed from morning to afternoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: EK SEA flight retimed from morning to afternoon?

BlatantEcho wrote:
It’s been that way for years. Taken it a few times.

They had a second daily flight for a little while which I think was a morning departure.

This is accurate

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by speedbird52
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 93
Views: 11830

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

A friend of mine was Cabin Crew on the return sector from ISB, said loads were about 50/60% in each cabin, many of the PAX which he spoke to didn’t even realise that BA had resumed flights back to Pakistan. OMAA Lol I can see that. Family of mine aren't into aviation much just few cousins of mine, ...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14799

How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

A commonly cited reason for the downfall of 747 size aircraft is that filling an aircraft of that size with passengers whilst still charging competitive prices for tickets is just too difficult. The thing is, before the days of flat bed seats, 747s used to carry more passengers, in a market that was...

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by speedbird52
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 93
Views: 11830

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

“Do you know who my dad is? He is rich and we fly first class more than you.” A.net gold. The purpose of that statement wasn't to flaunt wealth but to spit in the face of someone who seems to think that not being White disqualifies you from being a Business Class passenger and thus makes you a &quo...

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