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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand
Replies: 23
Views: 3550

Re: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand

Too many problems pronouncing Vueling. Fly in Europe you'll hear all sorts over the radio such as 'vuh-ling', 'vurl-in', 'vway-ling' and 'welling'. Level is level! No mistaking or mispronouncing that. Level doesn't solve one of the big problems with Vueling, which is the odd Spanish V sound (somewh...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

This may well spell the end of the A318s as BA could tack this onto a larger CSeries order.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta W17 JFK-TLV changes
Replies: 22
Views: 3578

Re: Delta W17 JFK-TLV changes

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272030/delta-w17-international-service-changes-as-of-25mar17/ It says the daily 777 flights JFK-TLV will get a slight capacity downgrade to Airbus 330-300. The TLV-JFK flight is close to 12 hours....I had no idea a 333 can do this, I know a 332 can.....

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 6828

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

Delta in its own right. Not long ago, it was in Chapter 11. Now, it is a major player with joint ventures across the Atlantic, effectively controlling Aeromexico and Virgin Atlantic, and of course, building ventures in Asia-Pacific (I didn't realize how Delta basically rescued Korean Air in the past).

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 29
Views: 5850

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

Both Azerbaijan A345s at DXB today, side by side. Time to book while you still can..... Before the Dreamliners came in (at 152 tons lighter MTOW), the A340-500s were used on GYD-JFK (at the same time that Hi Fly was flying LOS-JFK on behalf of Arik Air). All were done using ex-Kingfisher frames. On...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 7366

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

All of a sudden, Qatar Airways' decision to cancel its A320 orders (it had selected the Pratt & Whitney engine) seems prudent. I will expect that most orders will prefer the LEAP engine going forward, which I have not really heard of as having problems. As for Air India's A320s---some of them ar...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 34
Views: 9003

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

The airlines that will desire the A35K might be those for whom the Boeing 787-9 isn't big enough, but for whom the Boeing 777-300ER (to which the Airbus A350-1000 is the exact same length) has too much fuel burn. This fits Japan Airlines to a T...as they have the oldest 777-300ER in service right no...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 116
Views: 12355

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

It sounds to me they had enough elevator to rotate, just not enough to unstick. Chief Pilot in the right seat, and a high time DC-9 family guy in the left seat. RTO at 173 and everybody walked away...unbelievable... Excellent job by the entire crew.. The chief pilot has nearly 2,500 hours on the DC...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't C-GITS (Azores Glider) flying much lately?
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Why isn't C-GITS (Azores Glider) flying much lately?

http://www.airleaseintl.com/faq/what-is ... r-leasing/ I would have to imagine that the engines are AerCap property rather than the frame per se. That said, why not park ship #306 (same plane, C-GITS) at a cheaper airport as a backup aircraft?
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http://www.airleaseintl.com/faq/what-is ... r-leasing/ I would have to imagine that the engines are AerCap property rather than the frame per se. That said, why not park ship #306 (same plane, C-GITS) at a cheaper airport as a backup aircraft?

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 4416

Re: Will Delta or United order Airbus A320neo family aircraft?

United is unlikely as they have been keeping the former Continental orders. Delta is a possibility to replace their A320s, some of which are 26 years old.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 or 737, how to decide between them.
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: A320 or 737, how to decide between them.

The main factor is whether or not you need ULDs. An A320 family plane can accept the LD3-45, while the 737 can only accept bulk. That is why almost all major European flag carriers (with the exception of KLM and LOT Polish) operate Airbus narrow-body planes, while Norwegian and Ryanair have selected...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16820

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

Airbus kind of needs to build the A330-800neo if just to have a platform for other variants. Even though there are A330-300 freighter conversions being made, I doubt that the A330-900eo will be the starting point for a freighter. As for Hawaiian, I'm surprised that Boeing hasn't tried to pitch HA ab...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 67
Views: 10665

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Article seems somewhat researched. Except they categorize Ryanair as a UK airline. Ireland, where they based, is not planning to exit the EU. So it would mainly effect UK domestic routes. However, in the end we might end up with a open skies solution anyway, or some other agreement. For instance No...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One route aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8295

Re: One route aircraft

mwhcvt wrote:
The 757 and 767 of BA Openskies


Two routes for the 757. The 767 is only supposed to do ORY-EWR, but it has shown up a couple times at JFK.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One route aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8295

Re: One route aircraft

There is one Turkish A330-300, TC-JOM, that usually flies only Lagos to Istanbul (no crew rest area). Until the 787-9s for LAN came in, the A340-300s they owned only flew between Santiago and Australasia.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 67
Views: 10665

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

If it's a hard Brexit, I would suspect that it may be very true since new bilateral agreements would need to be negotiated in 2 years time from March 29. This is basically a warning to Ryanair and EasyJet, more so the latter, as well as bmi regional and Flybe.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 107
Views: 18228

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

Another vote for ending first class and instead concentrate on a business class like United's Polaris or Delta One instead. I would do do except on the A380s, 77Ws (talk same seat count as the 744s), and maybe 10 772s from Heathrow (primarily to destinations like JFK, LAX, MIA, HKG, and other major ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31593

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

If they're that dangerous, ban they from flying period, passenger plane or cargo plane... A quick search for "phone fire site:avherald.com" will reveal quite a few incidents. And that's just the reported incidients involving phones. There's also laptops, wireless headphones, bluetooth ear...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31593

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA. Since when does some BS international organization have authority over a sovereign nation. If a foreign carrier doesn't like it, they free to not come to...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31593

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA. It's not the airline that came up with the ban but US authorities. The USDOT is violating IATA rules on not Li+ batteries in cargo holds (this is the rea...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 8474

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

I could see JFK-LAX as a possibility, but that's about it from New York. However, I'd expect more 767-400ER or A330-300s on that route instead.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident on BEG-LHR Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 2424

Re: Incident on BEG-LHR Flight

I'm surprised myself as to why there wasn't a diversion, unless it would have meant an overweight landing.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31593

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 41
Views: 6889

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

This is where an A321neoLR lease should be considered with Air Lease Corporation or some other lessor for faster delivery...with some direct orders down the line. They could also be used on transcon routes.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?
Replies: 27
Views: 5987

Re: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?

TAAG Angola still has one of its 737-200s in service (it's banned from EU airspace). The KQ 737-300 isn't original to them; it was transferred to them by shareholder KLM, who still owns the frame. LOT also has 737-400s that it received new, but those are in their final days. The Pervuian Air Force h...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

There would need to be a stop somewhere along the way...I might be tempted to say GVA. NBO-GVA-JFK connects 3 of the 4 UN headquarters. Key here, however, is that KQ would need fifth-freedom on GVA-JFK.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 163
Views: 17465

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

f4f3a wrote:
With all brand names iag must hold why didn't they just use bea or Caledonian or dan air

Level sounds like LEBL (IATA code for Barcelona). The concept sounds okay...but why not go against Norwegian on Barcelona to New York?

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at SCL, a success?
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: BA at SCL, a success?

on a B789. I would have imagined that BA would have sent a bird with Y, W and J only to SCL, but I am glad that the four-class configuration is working well. Congrats tu BA and SCL! LHR to SCL is about 6300 nautical miles. There may be a weight restriction with the 788 but not the 789...both ways (...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 16687

Re: The future of the 747-8

I think it's unlikely at this point Boeing will get any more orders for the 8i. They'll sell some additional cargo versions. A decision on the two aircraft to replace AF1 needs to be made soon. Boeing won't keep the line open waiting on the current administration to decide what they want to do. Wha...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 8011

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

For Boeing, the UPS orders extended the cargo version of the 748 for awhile. I'd be shocked if any passenger airlines order it. The Air Force needs two for VC25 replacements, but our new president is complaining about the cost. they will eventually get built. I suspect the 380 will die once EK's or...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 52
Views: 4587

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I'm surprised that BA doesn't consider LHR with a 787-8. New Orleans is going to get a 787-9.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17
Replies: 62
Views: 14742

Re: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17

Did 9K-ANA leave the fleet on February 27?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 168
Views: 21549

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

Words like weak, shy, quiet and nervous don't really describe what is going on at an engineering and manufacturing company like Airbus. I believe their product development team is looking at the market and where there is pontential. I think it is actually less A vs B cat and mouse game than it appe...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38777

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

If the A330 and the B77W are out, then more B789s are likely the answer. The real issue is: will United consider the A321neoLR as a Boeing 757-200 (International) replacement? The B789s can fly both out of SFO, regular transcon runs to EWR, and then to Europe. (The 789s would replace heavier classic...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17
Replies: 62
Views: 14742

Re: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17

Any idea if they plan to go nonstop to JFK on the west bound route? They currently stop in SNN, which I think was needed with the 77E but it isn't with the 77W. US officials might still desire that for security reasons. The return trip remains nonstop. If Kuwait Airways were to attempt to fly to LA...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's B738 paint job
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Re: Air Transat's B738 paint job

That may be just a vinyl wrap. Transavia Netherlands leases planes to Sun Country during the winter season---only the billboard livery on the fuselage (or titles) are removed and replaced with Sun Country---the remaining Transavia marks remain along with the Dutch registration.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 6656

Re: Surinam Airways thinking of Fleet Replacement

Finnair's A340s are just 8 years old. IINM, Finnair has sold them back to Airbus and all are earmarked for lease to Air Belgium if it gets off the ground. (Airbus also owns the current A340-300 Surinam Airways flies.) (The older 3 were scrapped.) As for the right-sized plane, either an Airbus A330-...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/ Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For
Replies: 38
Views: 2484

Re: Delta/ Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

Back in the early 1990s, Delta was regarded as a strong company with a very positive work environment. Which came in key when Northwest merged with Delta. Delta needed Northwest's Asia reach, but for the merger to work, Delta's corporate culture had to prevail (which meant that all of the non-pilot...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane can't fly, no toilet paper.
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: BA plane can't fly, no toilet paper.

Ramp services...you had one job!

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 116
Views: 12355

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

That could have been a lot worse than it was. I have to wonder now if Ameristar might replace the other MD83 now with older 737 NGs.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A320 Mod Updates?
Replies: 10
Views: 2085

Re: B6 A320 Mod Updates?

What about the winglets on the 600s and 700s?

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 5866

Re: American Airlines and the 787

Why are the A333s been retired already? I understand that 46 787s without the corresponding number of 767 retirements means that they have enough aircraft to cover the A333 retirements, but it strikes me as bizarre to retired the A333 before the 767s. The A333s are Pratt and Whitney powered while t...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW success at BWI
Replies: 34
Views: 5266

Re: WOW success at BWI

smokeybandit wrote:
BWI is trying to lure an Asian carrier, too. Not sure how that'll work.


Japan Airlines might work, given that their 787-8s only have 169 seats...one will be freed when JFK goes all 77W.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carriers with PE and Y configuration?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Carriers with PE and Y configuration?

BA on a handful of A321s, that fly only to Israel and Egypt, have a W cabin on them. AA's transcon A321s have a F, C, W, and Y cabin.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 6201

Re: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft

A deal to buy or lease parked Embraer 140s from American Airlines makes way too much sense as those seem to fit into its business model. For those airfields not able to handle jets, the ATR 42 would be nice as well.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?
Replies: 38
Views: 5452

Re: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?

This is a case where the Airbus A321 would be too perfect for UA's fleet on trans-con routes. The A321neoLR might be perfect, to operate transcon and then turn them to either Hawaii or to Europe, using a product similar to the former Continental 757-200s.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 71
Views: 6413

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

JAL will fly their B787-9 to JFK in May and July on certain dates: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271384/jal-schedules-limited-time-787-9-new-york-flights-in-s17/ Nice. The accompanying text says it's replacing a 77W, but JL4 is a 788 flight. JL6 is the 77W which arrives in the mo...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9038

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

If anything, I would hope that this means that the A321 is coming to LGA more often. They will still be coming into JFK, although most of that approach isn't over land.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6158

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

Might this also be for avoiding US immigration and customs for people not eligible for visa waiver? For some time from Asia to Latin America, one had to fly through Europe, via Vancouver, or take Aeromexico.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 111
Views: 23344

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

If the Lineage could be flown in a passenger configuration as opposed to a VIP, might that be also a good model? (The Lineage is an Embraer 190AR with extra tanks.) Diversions wouldn't be much of a problem.

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