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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

Fares as low as $19 on a Boeing 747? :lol: No overbooking? Definitely possible since it would fly at basically 5 percent loads :mrgreen: Investor inquiry ? Shouldn't there already be backing for an airline to get off the ground? :redflag: :D The supposed headquarters? Home to a law firm. :lol:

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3604

Re: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

I have to wonder if American and LATAM might cede flying to LEVEL in exchange for a codeshare and freeing up of planes for other destinations.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Narrowbody Services
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: Premium Narrowbody Services

In the USA, B6 has really changed the game. You have American flying specially configured A321s with just 102 seats in a 4-class configuration (F, J, Y+, and Y), Delta flying international configurations with Delta One between JFK and LAX/SFO, and United flying p.s. and international 757s and 777s b...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19789

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

This is a nice order for Boeing. I think it is rather for expansion than replacement, as the A330 fleet is rather young in average age. The new IST is coming along soon so plenty of space for TK to expand. I think the A332's will eventually be the first to leave though. I expect that the owned pass...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 6083

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

I wonder how much the transfer bus (Norwegian contracts with Stagecoach's Coach USA subsidiary for this) helps here, so that SWF isn't so isolated. That said, long term, 6-10 A321LR frames (of the 30 on order) should be taken by Norwegian itself for its own operations rather than offered for dry lea...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue revises NY Jets livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: JetBlue revises NY Jets livery

Should be a dumpster fire...on the way to 1-15! :D

ikolkyo wrote:
Good looking livery for a Garbo team! Sorry Jets fans haha.


I'm not even mad!

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19789

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Given how TK is built on expansion via twinjets...this is a great order. Where the A332s fly, the 789s will go. IINM, only one A330-300 is on lease (from Afriqiyah Airways), but most of the A332s are leased. Also, how would a 787-10 do for TK versus the 77W or a 242t A333 (i.e, on a route like IST-A...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna 650 Citation VII crash at Ataturk airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2435

Re: Cessna 650 Citation VII crash at Ataturk airport

How was that not a casualty incident?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 7847

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

I could see Kalitta buying them for parts. They are one of the major 747 parts vendors remaining.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 37
Views: 4870

Re: Global US hubs?

While not in the scope of the USA, MEX is functioning like that, with flights to China, South Korea, and Japan. Aeromexico sells itself as such in Asia for those not wanting to transit through the USA or Canada and not take a European detour. This would suggest that geography is not necessarily an ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 37
Views: 4870

Re: Global US hubs?

While not in the scope of the USA, MEX is functioning like that, with flights to China, South Korea, and Japan. Aeromexico sells itself as such in Asia for those not wanting to transit through the USA or Canada and not take a European detour.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 95
Views: 12020

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If true, this means that there is no way that the A330-800 ever gets built as this takes over virtually all of its missions. It would likely kill off the 787-8 Dreamliner as well.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to order 789??
Replies: 32
Views: 4839

Re: TK to order 789??

To wheee would TK fly these planes? The A333 fleet, which includes some 242t frames, is very new, as well as their 77Ws. The A332s would go, but that small a aubfleet where the A333 could go instead? Perhaps it could replace the 77W on routes too long for an A333 (their longest is IST-ATL).

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 34
Views: 9874

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

Air Berlin has a few A330's which can't be in high demand. Surely there would be some very attractive lease rates on these buses ? Those would likely be 233t frames. FJ's frames are likely 238t. Is the extra MTOW critical to do SFO-NAN? So long as HA is an A338 customer, what about that model? 6-7 ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 16925

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I could see why the pilot was saying "It's a pretty nice layover from what I'm hearing"... No doubt. Does it require F? Who knows, I am only an amateur fleet planning revenue officer. F can be sold as J. I suspect that there aren't enough 787-8 frames. This also shows how important it is ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 33
Views: 6570

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

interesting BA is going to do the flight from LHR and not LGW, maybe BA does not have the proper equipment in LGW, but are the timinings good for connecting traffic beyond LHR?? or O&D is good enough?? The equipment is also key. This is scheduled with a 787-9 (probably not enough 787-8s). I wou...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 43142

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I am inclined to say PDX. I was inclined to say STL at first, but the catchment in STL when ORD isn't too far away is lacking, while PDX is basically just DL as part of the DL/VS joint venture. Such could be done on a Boeing 787-8, 4 times weekly, but the problem is that one likely needs to leave at...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300ER Replacement for LATAM BRAZIL(JJ) Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: 767-300ER Replacement for LATAM BRAZIL(JJ) Fleet

I don't see those 763s going anywhere soon. The newest LATAM Boeing 767-300ER is newer than the oldest LATAM 787-8 Dreamliner...only Uzbekistan Airways and Air Astana have newer passenger 767s than LATAM. One of the 763s at LATAM Brazil is 20 years old, but the rest are all 2012 or newer. Throughou...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300ER Replacement for LATAM BRAZIL(JJ) Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: 767-300ER Replacement for LATAM BRAZIL(JJ) Fleet

I don't see those 763s going anywhere soon. The newest LATAM Boeing 767-300ER is newer than the oldest LATAM 787-8 Dreamliner...only Uzbekistan Airways and Air Astana have newer passenger 767s than LATAM. One of the 763s at LATAM Brazil is 20 years old, but the rest are all 2012 or newer. Throughout...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 722
Views: 94142

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Exotic Chinese bids aside, here's one to take quite seriously: Lauda has made his offer concrete: instead of going it alone, he will bid together with Thomas Cook/Condor to buy Niki + 17 AB aircraft. No long-haul is included in the deal, only short/mid haul to tourist destinations (Niki's current b...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 3952

Re: When will SAT have its day?

Randomly saw this article from 2 years back: http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/columnists/josh_brodesky/article/Relax-San-Antonio-airport-is-just-fine-10802949.php Pretty much sums up most of the replies :). But seriously, if one compare SAT to, let say, CMH or IND, it's seriously not THAT bad. Y...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 3952

Re: When will SAT have its day?

I'm surprised that the runways have not been mentioned. The longest runway at SAT is 8500 feet, while AUS has a 12,500 foot main runway, and as AUS was a military field for a long time with heavier aircraft before being converted to a civilian airfield, that runway is stronger. Hence, the long-haul ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9005

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

The distance is 3250 nmi...8 nmi longer than KEF-PDX. I have to wonder if there will be any sort of winter restriction. But I expect FI to win out, as the plane they're using is right-sized...116t MTOW versus 238t MTOW. This is where WW could really be using the A321neo, but that would be heavily re...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mexico City airport stuck in the mud
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: New Mexico City airport stuck in the mud

Cancellation may be even worse given that the current airport is bursting at the seams.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23594

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

Both posts mention the inauguration next year of a new airport which will eliminate any performance limitation on the A380 deploy (and for extension the 747-8, which is a less demanding aircraft, and the other only 4 engine double decker bird in the market). You failed the reading test of the posts...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

Would the cargo combi work in bush environments such as the far north of Canada, or in Alaska?

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 5973

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

The long haul network at AB seemed to be growing at an almost breakneck pace in a last ditch effort to make money and illustrate the network and operating model was working. The routes, particularly the ones to slot constrained airports, must have some value. Dusseldorf to NYC has to be able to wor...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49214

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

FWIW, B6 parked a lot of planes at SWF Where did NK park its planes?

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5187

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

Unless they need the capacity of a B78J, the B789 makes way more sense, except for maybe to DXB and AUH, where a B78J would be useful (to Europe, the smaller B789 makes more sense). Those can be configured in a 280-300-seat range with a J/W/Y+/Y cabin.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 5063

Re: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop

While I applaude their ambition that flight will be hell in Y class. At least the Y seat pitch isn't bad...33 inches, albeit in a 3-4-3 configuration (so 33" pitch and 17" width---same as on their A343s). Their 9-abreast A330s are hell. The problem for doing this at JFK is twofold: 1. Tha...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India
Replies: 18
Views: 4128

Re: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India

I don't understand this when new Twin Otters could simply be ordered. That said, I wonder if Viking Aircraft will consider stretching the Twin Otter.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18353

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

Stupid question, but carriers are going to empty out of PA, MCO, RSW, etc with their aircraft, right? I am sure US carriers will or would have flown them to somewhere west of the Mississippi and north of Louisiana. But what about carriers from South America and Europe? Under normal situations, thos...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18353

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

As per RoutesOnline's Twitter account, DL is also flying in two B77L rescue flights into Orlando from ATL---given that the A330-300s have 2 additional seats, I would imagine that there aren't any A333s to spare, or the 77Ls can better tanker fuel.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23594

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

For a carrier that emulates the ME3 but desires to right-size its network, an Airbus A359/A35K/A21N order makes way more sense than the B748. Combined with the A333 (TK flies it to ATL on the longest A333 route in the world), that provides the perfect long haul mix (the A21N would be for deep Africa...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24633

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

What I've found on all ULH's, with a connection, usually one way is out of whack regardless of carrier. Nothing is the shortest both ways and for the OCD in me, it's a battle I've learned to live with. Who knew traveling 8,500 miles could be so difficult (or easy)?! :fever: I'd agree DXB, DOH, and ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17199

Re: EK to study all-economy A380

So, Premium Y, Y+, Y- ... I can't imagine what would be the fourth one. What are the odds that their new Y- section will be 11-abreast? I see 4 easy. 7-across top deck, 20.5" wide, 38" pitch. An old business class seats branded as Y++ as business class is becoming full flat. Two 30kg bags...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24633

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

This is very interesting. As much as I love DC and enjoy Dulles as a hub, I would have thought Newark would have been the choice. Qantas service goes through LA, right? So this competes with that and Delta/Virgin connections for non/1-stop routes to the U.S. Northeast The problem is that one can't ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17199

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

I wonder if the 5-class AF 77Ws are what Tim Clark has in mind---they have F, J, W, Y+ 10 abreast and Y 10 abreast. On the Dreamliners of AA, some seats have only 30" pitch. But you can't do that on an A380 already hard to fill...in a B77W it can be done, but EK would need a true W product firs...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24633

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

UA could really undercut oneworld by offering same plane service from EWR to SYD via IAH...not unlike what often happens in practice for AC with BNE-YVR-EWR or usually with SYD-YVR-YYZ. Naturally, IAH would be customs, but one could continue on to Newark on the same plane and the flight could be adv...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 12895

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

rebr wrote:
Are there any US carriers with routes over Iran that are affected?


Probably Atlas Air and FedEx...possibly UPS and Kalitta. There is the question of United from Newark.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4137

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

AMS is a better connecting airport for regional traffic than CDG would be (and the O&D traffic would be too low to warrant a PDX-CDG flight or a SAN-CDG flight). CDG is largely O&D. For nonstops, PDX has the flights that work---a route to Amsterdam (inherited from the NW/KL JV days). Likewis...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4663

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

No room at JFK. JFK is slot-restricted and with a need to do quick turnarounds, they need a slot for departure within 1 hour of arrival. During the major rush hours for JFK (12 PM to 4 PM inbound and 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM outbound), that's not happening. WN was able to get into LGA by buying ATA's slot...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Openskies - do they need all these planes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: BA Openskies - do they need all these planes?

BA Openskies has 3 Boeing 757 and one Boeing 767-300. However, they only operate two flights a day between Paris ORY and New York, one to JFK and one to EWR. On some days they don't even operate the EWR flight. That schedule requires only two planes. Add one plane to cover for maintenance/downtime ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13829

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

The competition from Norwegian is causing this. However, DY's planes are still 45t lighter. As for the Heathrow fleet, the 3-class 772s (but not the 4-class 772 or any of the 77Ws, which are all 4-class) are also scheduled for a 3-4-3 retrofit in Y (the 4-class planes will remain 3-3-3). As for the ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of European aviation.
Replies: 25
Views: 3112

Re: The future of European aviation.

For its part, Ryanair has submitted a takeover bid for Alitalia. Alitalia is a mostly Airbus fleet (and I doubt that the regional division is part of the bid), but with more 737-800s and MAX 200s coming on board, their plan is likely to operate the A320 family planes short-term and replace them with...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 10662

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

They may indeed have a crew shortage for all I know, but even if they do, the fact that they're dropping this flight out of all of their long-haul flights indicates that, at best, SJC is performing relatively poorly. Do they operate any of their other FRA-USA flights on A340s? On the A340-300: FRA-...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 43041

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I don't think anyone is claiming that is easy but why should it be any difficult than "onboarding" any other airplane type? There are countless airlines out there with tiny fleets, operating aircraft as large as 747's. Check out National Airlines, their fleet is even smaller than HiFly. I...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 115
Views: 15259

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Year-round, it probably won't work. However, I'm surprised that Ethiopian, with whom United does codeshare, doesn't consider filling this market, seasonally. Such a proposal could work going 6x weekly to EWR during the summer, 3 via LFW and 3 via ATH, and 4x weekly during the winter, all via LFW. Ae...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Has KJFK's legenday ATC Steve retired?
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: KJFK's legenday ATC Steve retired?

Hopefully his retirement gifts were brought to him by those Tugs :D

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19515

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

This could be interesting, but Embraer would have to ensure that this plane isn't a maintenance-expensive aircraft compared to the CSeries. The regional network in the Northeast means that the Airbus A319 is too much plane for some routes, especially the intra-New York routes and New England routes ...

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