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by ElroyJetson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds More out of DEN: FAI, CHS, ACV (ACV already mentioned)
Replies: 12
Views: 2260

Re: UA Adds More out of DEN: FAI, CHS, ACV (ACV already mentioned)

UA is really doing a nice job of building up DEN. CHS is a great add along with ORF and RIC last year.

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11452

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

I've only been on the queen 3 times. The first was a round trip 747-100 flights from JFK-LHR and back in 1975 when I was 13. It was an amazing experience for a kid. I also flew from FCO-JFK in 1980 on a Pan Am 747-100.

Long live the queen.

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-KEF 2019..
Replies: 16
Views: 3585

Re: AA DFW-KEF 2019..

Antarius wrote:
ElroyJetson wrote:
AA is defending its turf TATL from DFW hence routes like DFW-DUB.


I get KEF, but who is AA defending against on DUB?



There was a pretty strong rumor that EI would rejoin OneWorld and start flights to DFW. If EI intended that I would say AA has effectively headed them off at the pass.

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2104

Re: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?

All engines do work based on the temperature difference between the engine core and outer chamber. Thus, the hotter the core the better. There will need to be material breakthroughs to greatly increase efficiency. Cremarics are one idea being explored. A problem with cremarics is that while they to...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-KEF 2019..
Replies: 16
Views: 3585

Re: AA DFW-KEF 2019..

AA is defending its turf TATL from DFW hence routes like DFW-DUB.

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-KEF 2019..
Replies: 16
Views: 3585

Re: AA DFW-KEF 2019..

AA is defending its turf TATL from DFW hence routes like DFW-DUB.

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 91
Views: 12750

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

It would be the after of the one of the following optional A. BER main terminal opening B. AI privatisation success C. Air Koryo start flight to USA D. Ragnarök E. the Son of Man's return F. The day of Qiyamah G. The coming of Maitreya H. The restart of a defunct airline actually being successful I...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 24
Views: 3507

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

Flew on 717's many times with Air Tran. I never noticed a loud cabin.

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2104

Re: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?

All engines do work based on the temperature difference between the engine core and outer chamber. Thus, the hotter the core the better. There will need to be material breakthroughs to greatly increase efficiency. Cremarics are one idea being explored. A problem with cremarics is that while they tol...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2104

Re: How efficient can a jet engine get in the future ?

All engines do work based on the temperature difference between the engine core and outer chamber. Thus, the hotter the core the better. There will need to be material breakthroughs to greatly increase efficiency. Cremarics are one idea being explored. A problem with cremarics is that while they tol...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 321
Views: 26027

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

I am from Richmond and lived their many years. I agree with your comments completely. Richmond was a sleepy airport for many years with very high fares and no LCC's. WN agreed to enter the Richmond market in the early 2000's and promised flights to MDW and BNA. They never came. Instead Air Tran ente...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 321
Views: 26027

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

RIC had two different carriers flying mainline jets to CHI back in the 1970's. Those being UA and Piedmont. Now only UA flies mainline to ORD from RIC and AA flies commuter jets. The funny thing is RIC has always supported flights to CHI even with sky high fares. An LCC would clean up on the route.....

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 81
Views: 2136

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

TWA 747-100x2 JFK-LHR

PAN AM 747-100 FCO- JFK

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9402

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Great addition by Skyteam. I have no doubt that the route will be successful.

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4945

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Cheap and available used frames of the right size. Nope....better all around design by Boeing to factor in both pax and cargo variants from the beginning. The 747, 757, and 767 sold hundreds of frames as factory fresh dedicated freighters. No can can tell me Airbus would not like to do the same. To...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

The A350-900/-1000 when normalised for the payload carried beats both the 787-9/777-8 on long distances. The A350 however is not the best at short distance. It is not the simplistic statement you made the bigger aircraft burns more fuel. It is obvious you do not understand that concept. Average dat...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

As I have started numerous times, the numbers are junk unless you can tell me the boundary conditions, what was their payload, what was the winds, what was the alternate, what was the reserve. The A350-900 will burn less fuel normalised for the amount of payload carried ULH, if the 787-9 is only ca...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

TK used to fly ATL-IST with an A333 which is over 5000nm. This was the longest A333 flight for a long time.

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3015

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

A 789 pilot said the fuel burn for UA on the ULH LAX-MEL was 5600 kg/h. DL is averaging 6400kg/h using their A359's TPAC. The 789 appears to burn 5400-5600 kg/h across multiple carriers and flight types. The A359 appears to average 6300-6400 kg/h across multiple carriers and flight types. This is ac...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

http://christinenegroni.blogspot.com/2014/11/dreamliner-fuels-boom-in-international.html 789 UA98 LAX-MEL Trip fuel 188,000 lbs AVERAGE FLIGHT TIME 15:20 Fuel burn ~ 5600kg/h https://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp?Table_ID=297 787 UAL 1st quater 2018 Statistic Total Aircraft Airborne Hou...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

This site has fuel consumption data by Aircraft type and claims the 789 typically burns 5400kg/h. Is this number accurate? I've seen a few posts indicating this number is high, claiming 4800kg/h TATL eastbound. Yet an A359 pilot says both the 789 and A358 burn over 6,000kg/h on longer range sectors ...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3015

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

For both frames, or just the A359? I know you fly the A350 so I am curious what you see in the real world. The fuel consumption tables on this site says the A359 typical fuel burn is 5800kg/h. Is that incorrect? It is a feature of every aircraft to have higher fuel burns on average long haul than s...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3015

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

The fuel burn numbers above are useless junk, the real average fuel burns over long haul fights is much higher. For both frames, or just the A359? I know you fly the A350 so I am curious what you see in the real world. The fuel consumption tables on this site says the A359 typical fuel burn is 5800...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8262

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

The yields stink to HKG and really all of China which is why CX is losing money and also why DL has entered into a JV with KE. DL does not need to fly to every major Asian city. They have tried HKG from DTW, MSP, and SEA. They all lost money. I think DL will continue to funnel pax into ICN and let K...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3015

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

This topic has been discussed a number of times. Per fuel consumption tables posted on this forum the 789 burns 5400 kg/h while the A359 burns 5800 kg/h. So the 789 burns about 7% less fuel per trip up to about 6000nm. Those fuel burn figures would be max figures and dont give an apple to apple com...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3015

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

This topic has been discussed a number of times. Per fuel consumption tables posted on this forum the 789 burns 5400 kg/h while the A359 burns 5800 kg/h. So the 789 burns about 7% less fuel per trip up to about 6000nm. Then the advantage swings to the A359 which is better optimized for ULH. Of cours...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37431

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

MZFW is for the 779. 50 more passengers. Where does Boeing say they are taking structure out of the -8 compared to the -9? It is just shorter, hence wing and wing box have the same limitation. The -9 is also only 3 rows longer than the 300, not five, and that would be 30 passengers, 3t. Keep in min...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37431

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Where to begin..... First, you use seeking alpha as a definitive source? Wow.....just.....wow. And second you keep referencing the 779 weight as though it is under consideration for Project Sunrise which it is not. To make things as explicitly clear as possible, the competition is between the 778 a...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37431

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

. Determining 777-8 OEW, I expect the OEW of the 777-9 to be in the 185-188t area. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*fAn9b6y_rEX67LNIqjYx5w.png source: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4074574-weighing-boeing-777minus-9 source: https://medium.com/o530-carris-pt-herald/boeing-777x-dimension...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37431

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

. Determining 777-8 OEW, I expect the OEW of the 777-9 to be in the 185-188t area. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*fAn9b6y_rEX67LNIqjYx5w.png source: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4074574-weighing-boeing-777minus-9 source: https://medium.com/o530-carris-pt-herald/boeing-777x-dimension...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHF ever grow?
Replies: 29
Views: 2374

Re: Will PHF ever grow?

RIC is developing into a big LCC and ULCC market with Spirit, Jet Blue, Allegiant, and Southwest in the market. It is a 45-60 minute drive straight up I 64.

PHF was good in the Air Tran days but WN abandoned them, and sadly that is the end of the story.

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30221

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

I do think DL and UA have made better strategic decisions over the last five or so years than AA.

However, AA has an excellent JV with BA and three outstanding hubs in CLT, DFW, and MIA. They'll be fine.

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37431

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I think this is Boeing's to lose as the 777X is a more capable frame than the A350. By more capable I mean can carry more payload over distance. Yes, to fly more payload you need more structural support...hence the weight difference.....just as their is a weight difference between the 789 and the A3...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27344

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

TC957 wrote:
Hang on....what happened to all those here on a-net that insisted ULR flights are a tough call to make any money on at all ?



With a crappy A345 no question. With a 789 a very different story. :D

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Zeke said their A35K weigh in at +4% OEW vs A359. Zeke's airline also flies 77W. He should be able to provide reasonable OEW numbers for all 3 types ( and in a comparable layout at that?) Just taking WP:EN data would show 167t for the 77W, 142t for the A359 ( probably too high ) and ( zeke's +4% ) ...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

I think the main reason for selecting the 777-X will not be efficiency, it will be the revenue generation capability. With the extra cabin area you could lift the same weight of payload as the A350-1000 with a more premium cabin. I am not sure on better hot and high, and where the range payload cro...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

As one poster stated, Boeing is not stupid, nor is an elite world class airline like EK. The 779 will likely be more efficient on many missions versus the A35J. My speculation is the comparison will be similar to the 789 vs the A359. Both the A359 and the 789 are excellent aircraft that have sold in...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Unfortunately the Airbus A3five0 1000 is heavy for a stretch. The 900 is a much better optimized model. Airbus must get out weight. Our A35Ks have about a 4% higher empty weight than the A359, and will carry 28% more payload than a A359, or about 6% more payload than a 77W. I am not sure where you'...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

I trust the Leeham article as they are generally very accurate and are not noted to be biased toward Boeing. Based on their analysis and other information folks have provided the 77X will have more efficient engines than the A35J and will have a lower CASM. The A35J will probably have lower trip cos...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

And we have reports from our respected member Lightsaber that the GE9x engine is already better than spec after the first engine tests. So we'll have wait and see how the airlines will act. I heard the initial tests resulted in an engine failure, a significant redesign, and a high probability of no...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29860

Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

I have read information regarding the relative differences between the A35J and the 779. Each manufacturer as always claims their bird is more efficient (i.e. Either lower fuel burn or better CASM). The A35J is lighter so fuel burn should be better, but the 779 can seat 10 abreast with 18 inch seats...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 10768

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

I actually flew on a Pan Am 707 from JFK to FCO in 1980. A great plane.

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8979

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

Answer: No

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19736

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

DL flies the route with the 77L, and by most reports it is one of the most profitable routes in DL's system. Does anyone have the load factors and/or figures of how profitable this route actually is? It certainly must be, given how long it's been operated, but I'm curious to see why that is. The an...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12702

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

UA has moved into 2nd place imho. They are starting to upgrade their business class product and have been fairly aggressive in growing domestic market share (ex starting RIC and ORF mainline flights to DEN to bulk up the hub). Yes, UA still has issues, but it is moving in the right direction. AA doe...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 321
Views: 26027

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

New June data for RIC airport. And yes, RIC continues to experience explosive growth. https://www.richmond.com/business/local/richmond-airport-has-record-setting-june-with-passenger-traffic-up/article_4cdc8f7d-8625-562a-9b38-aee757805a60.html .Key Quote: Passenger traffic at Richmond International A...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19736

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Just looked it up and ATL - JNB is currently the 8th longest ULH route in the world. The conditions in JNB have been talked about extensively. It looks like the current DL configured A359's cannot do JNB - ATL with full pax and bags. Yes, the 77L's are still relatively young (nine years old), but DL...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15909

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

And remember Delta used to fly a Triple 7 between Atlanta and Orlando three times a day and it was always full ..before that they flew to 2 MD-11s out of Orlando to Atlanta. Why because Delta can and they know how to pack Jets And before the 777 they flew L-1011's (multiple per day) out of TPA/MCO ...

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