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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 3917

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

With Carsten Spohr in charge, he'll probably just make OS a low cost carrier and give them old LH Airbuses. *Eurowings operated by Austrian I’ll do you one better and say that he’ll merge Austrian and Eurowings Europe I honestly see that as happening, with the decision then being to fold down to th...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9015

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

Could the A220 force a redesign on the smaller end? It doesn't have the range of the A19N and B73M, but is much lighter and is mainline-sized.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24645

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

[*] The writing's on the wall for that beast. And it's a good thing. Boeing 747 is next, thankfully - whether you like it, or not. At least the 747 can survive as a freighter until something else is developer with nose cargo loading and can use most of the same taxiways and runways. That was also ju...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 54
Views: 12438

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

Why hasn't BA considered at least trying to lease the A388s from MH? BA could use the A388 on a lot of premium non-JFK routes.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 8319

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

The problem for the A330neo is that with the MTOW increase to 251t, it basically competes with another Airbus offering with newer technology---the A350-900XWB. Many airlines are opting for the latter...as both the A330-900neo and the A350-900XWB are adequate B77E/B772 replacements in the sweet spot-...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51600

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Stobart Group is part of the consortium that bought Flybe. Stobart also owns two E195s that Flybe has recently returned to it as Stobart was the lessor, and there is also one other E195 wet-leased to Flybe. (Six other E195s are leased from Falko.) Might the three Stobart-owned E195s be returning to ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 16927

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Willy once said the 787 is too expensive (purchase) for a LCC. Given that both IB and AerLingus operate A330s I would place my bet on the A330 not the 787. In a vacuum, yes. However, financing for an A338, which has only about 10 orders right now, is a major issue. The 787-9 as a top-up order from ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic jumbo usage question
Replies: 54
Views: 7210

Re: Domestic jumbo usage question

The desire to be more profitable after mergers following de-regulation, and also the desire of people to travel when they want. But I'll say that the 737-800 and the A320 (early on when it competed with the 757 and 737-300/400) hastened it, as there is a desire to keep load factors pretty high. The ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti revised livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4002

Re: Air Dolomiti revised livery

What will be really interesting is how Swiss' livery gets revised. That has always been Eurowhite with just red. But they're also (after LH proper) the most premium brand in the LH group as they still have first class on all of their long-haul planes.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 111
Views: 22149

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

I'd be surprised if DL didn't take more A220-300s...as an A319 replacement, but not a B717 replacement. If Airbus commits to an A220-500, I could see Delta wanting to be its launch customer.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6433

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

The 767 comes to mind with its 2-3-2 layout. While it’s great for passengers in term of comfort it’s not the most economical cabin layout. The real problem was the cargo bay. The LD2 was developed specifically for the 767 since it was too narrow to fit two LD3s side by side. As for inefficient...KL...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21133

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Why would AS want to merge with B6 and inherit all the issues you are describing? AS is still digesting the VX merger and has plenty of opportunities for organic growth on the West Coast. The most attractive merger partner for AS would be HA, not B6. I think B6's future plans should be to the East ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20468

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

You don't like it? Hey, you have the same seat regardless if it's mainline or Rouge. :) But what about us behind your back? Actually, I wasn't referring to the on-board product. With Rouge's very high load factors and very high repeat rate ... I have to (grudgingly) admit that Air Canada "got ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Which airlines operate out of the central terminal building at LGA?


Everyone other than DL, WS (uses a DL gate), B6, some AA, and possibly someone else.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 6590

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

I wonder whether they let D-Aipa turn 30 or not and if they scrap it. While it is already msn 69 it belongs in a museum. At any way an A320 lasting 30 years doing short haul should clearly debunk any myth regarding the longetivity of the A320. Air Canada has A320s as old as LH as well. They’re only...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 6590

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

I wonder whether they let D-Aipa turn 30 or not and if they scrap it. While it is already msn 69 it belongs in a museum. At any way an A320 lasting 30 years doing short haul should clearly debunk any myth regarding the longetivity of the A320. Air Canada has A320s as old as LH as well. They’re only...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 231
Views: 31662

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

As far as new customer orders in the short term future (1-3 years) are concerned for the B779, I only foresee : Qantas ordering 10-15 to replace their A380 fleet between 2025-2030 period Saudia ordering as a B77W replacement for delivery starting during the latter part of the next decade The B777-8...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6100

Re: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights

Doesn't really make sense to me. It works for Air India since they can fly a southerly route, unless BOM is being considered an intermediate stop. That said, I don't see how this is feasible on anything but a wide-body, even though with a BOM stop, TLV can be reached with an A21N. (From DEL, AI uses...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8363

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

I'm okay with this action by TSA. Eventually, it will come to a head with Trump's seeking to punish for a job action clashing head on with the 13th Amendment.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 231
Views: 31662

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

The B777-9X, in my opinion, has a specific niche---the 350-400 seat range or routes with less seats but beyond the range of the B78X, or for where one needs heavy premium seating. Carriers ordering this model likely need the capacity of a 747-400 with at least 3 classes of seating, or are premium-he...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 103
Views: 12678

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

Truly a pioneer in the industry...and all by taking a huge gamble at the time. He could have been a big-time lawyer in Texas (and that was his intent when he relocated to Texas), but he chose to take a huge gamble by starting what was Air Southwest in the late 1960s with an excellent case: by being ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 11245

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

LGA must be the largest, in terms of pax, airport in the USA that is least accessible via public transport. Sorry if "off topic", but I can't think of any other airport---maybe LAX---that can't be gotten to via a train/tram/etc. One question re: the "perimeter rule" & LGA's ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 11245

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

To some extent, it's also about protecting flights from smaller destinations to LGA. You can be sure that flights to places like Chattanooga or Des Moines or Dayton or Ottawa would be dropped pretty quickly if airlines could replace them with 321s to LAX and SFO. Whether that's good public policy i...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 11632

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Curious: does Turkey have any plans to dispose of TC-TUR? They now have a B748, A345 (HGW), and an A332 Prestige as their VIP planes. As for the new airport, with more slots available, I could see some triangular routes split into terminator routes, along with perhaps a one-stop Australia route via...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 11632

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Just saw the expanded schedule for IST-KBP. That route is barely 575 nmi...yet it is served with A330-300 aircraft on some frequencies. What's the cargo or passenger situation on that route to justify a wide-body aircraft on that route? (This route is served with a mix of B738 and A333 equipment.) I...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 7280

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there really enough connecting traffic to justify a PHL-TLV route year-round or even seasonal, when there are more options by driving to EWR? Starting S19, there will be as many as 1248 seats available on certain days on EWR-TLV.

I would instead wonder if a route to NRT would be better worth it.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3189

Re: Daytona Beach new flight

…. and at least its not another 3+ hour flight in a Porter Dash 8 like MLB gets. Didn't know that a Dash 8 could have that long a flight. Porter actually has a 4-hour sector on a Dash 8---YOW to MLB (1065 nmi). How this can be dispatched is amazing, although almost any small strip is an acceptable ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone have any ideas on what routes might be added to the big 3 (EWR, JFK, LGA) this year? TK is trying to get into EWR, but can't get a gate at times it wants. Other news right now: the LO Dreamliner groundings have resulted in a change of operator on LO26/7 to IG, using EI-GGR. Also, with S19, a...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 53
Views: 13680

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

Lessors are now taking back their fleet aggressively. Nearly all their fleet are leased. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avianca-brazil-to-cut-fleet-after-lessor-legal-actio-454278/ That article is from before they filed for bankruptcy protection. When they are in bankruptcy it is much h...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 11632

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Curious: does Turkey have any plans to dispose of TC-TUR? They now have a B748, A345 (HGW), and an A332 Prestige as their VIP planes. As for the new airport, with more slots available, I could see some triangular routes split into terminator routes, along with perhaps a one-stop Australia route via ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4110

Re: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines

What are the practical restrictions on Iranian airline companies? 1) Can they buy new western aircraft (Boeing and Airbus) 2) Can they buy (and get support/parts for) used Boeing/Airbus aircraft? 3) Can they buy Russian airliners, or do those have too many western parts? 4) Can they fly to western ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 32
Views: 6697

Re: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets

The acquisition costs are cheap for an SU95, but maintenance costs are a huge problem. The real problem is that without latching onto a larger enterprise, can airlines like JP and OU survive long-term? Other than PSOs, they don't run routes that can't be duplicated by another carrier. This is where ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More AA wide body orders?
Replies: 15
Views: 5730

Re: More AA wide body orders?

Happy new year all! I was just looking over AA fleet and we all know that the new 787 that are coming 2023- will replace the 330s and the 767 but do you think AA will place another order for more WB to expand? The A330-200's are not being replaced for now. The A330-300's are due to be phased out. T...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6656

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

Thanx devron for the KLM link..read it..(still one would wonder why KLM cant make it and LH can? ) With FR competing against LH on its home turf, for how much longer at FRA until it gets shifted to XG to stave off FR? (LH currently operates the route on an A320.) As for FRA, Fraport did offer Ryana...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18239

Re: 757s in Vail

Which A319s? I assume the new-build AA ones? It's hard to imagine that US would have gone for a hot rod configuration to tootle around the east coast. I never heard US or AA A319 struggle to do a mission, short of perhaps PHX-ANC full bags. Like the 73G, the 319 have plenty of power and a big wing....

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11221

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

And that 8am JFK-LHR on a VS A346 does well. There are many pax connecting from that flight to VS’ LHR-LOS and LHR-DEL flights as they both depart late evening. DL can at least share in the revenue on the JFK-LHR portion of those connecting itineraries. That is likely the best that can be done as I...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11221

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

The main problem is the LHR curfew. If the flight could get out before curfew, it would work to make the morning bank of flights into the USA. But to do that would require an early AM (before dawn) USA departure and no belly cargo to reduce the turnaround time at LHR. That only works from a large O&...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Blackout?
Replies: 9
Views: 3136

Re: LGA Blackout?

The cause of this, a transformer blow-up, caused the night sky to light up brightly near the airport.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL
Replies: 15
Views: 4813

Re: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL

I have no problem at all with 2-2-2, perfect for couples and I see quite a few of those on board. At least no middle seat and a 100% full flat J-class longhaul fleet. Something that cannot be said about AF. But we’re drifting here. Anyhow, 3-3-3 in eco is better than 3-4-3.. KLM has the same 17.5&q...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11035

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

I always thought a few 748i's would suit LY, but get the point that they probably cant afford them. From what I gather their JFK flights is always packed so it's not for lack of loads that the 748i wouldn't come in useful. TLV JFK is packed everyday and the tickets are expensive. Delta down gauged ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 40
Views: 8405

Re: VS LHR-TLV

DL probably wants to expand their TLV-US market share. At the moment they only offer one daily TLV-JFK flight which pales in comparison to UA/LY/BA-AA extensive network. Exploring LHR as a conning hub makes perfect sense given the size of the US route network out of LHR. DL will be offering a secon...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20468

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

Sorry, I must be missing something, but how Wow can sell anything to Air Canada? They don't own any of their planes, do they? The deal could be a sale of the aircraft by Vnesheconombank (the bank that currently owns the frames) to Air Canada. Almost all of the planes owned by Vnesheconombank are le...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?

Had IAG successfully bid for Niki, that airline would have been renamed Vueling Austria. Instead, Niki Lauda was the winning bidder (and he subsequently flipped it to Ryanair), although Niki (airline)'s lessors sold the fleet to Lufthansa, along with most of the fleet that LH ended up getting for it...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5645

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

The end of EI at T5 JFK? AA had a ghost town PAAlace that needs to be filled BOS also sees EI at the B6 terminal. Id imagine that would change. Just doesnt make sense to continue Another wrinkle, however, is that the Terminal 7 replacement will be developed by JetBlue, making the IAG slate of airli...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moonflower: what's the purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Moonflower: what's the purpose?

Moonflower is the callsign for NO. Moonflower was likely the working name for Neos when it was announced, but there was never an Italian airline named Moonflower. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181223/bd7b32635e7fd7b74c4db5c364e89633.jpg Sure? Well technically that is still Neos, as the tiny “o...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moonflower: what's the purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Moonflower: what's the purpose?

Moonflower is the callsign for NO. Moonflower was likely the working name for Neos when it was announced, but there was never an Italian airline named Moonflower.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4262

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

I disagree, The fleet must be from one maker But maybe in Airbus The production line is full Saudi flyadeal prefers to receive the aircraft quickly . The question remains if this will be completely a direct order or some from lessors. This likely does 2 things: 1. Makes F3 an all-B38M operator (the...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

GIG as at least a focus city is something that could be operated with something like the A321LR to overcome trash yields. The problem for GIG is that Brazil's capital capital is served by GRU. If B6 upgrades part of its A321neo to the A321LR, or waits for the A321XLR, it could serve this route with ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air (W5) to be embargoed from German airspace
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Mahan Air (W5) to be embargoed from German airspace

https://www.jpost.com/International/Report-German-govt-will-ban-Irans-terror-Mahan-Air-575025 It is important to note that this applies specifically and expressly to W5, and does not apply to IR, currently serving FRA 3x weekly on the A332, CGN 1x weekly on the A332, and HAM 2x weekly on the A30B/A3...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4237

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

Australia won’t allow the armed agents in Australia so ELAL can’t fly there either .. security is the most important thing for ELAL LY doesn't have a plane that could reach Australia with the added diversions it has to make. Also, keep in mind it can't overfly Malaysia or Indonesia to get there. An...

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