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by Elementalism
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339655

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetica...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26549

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

How does an airline move a person from premium class to coach if they are in their assigned seat?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15726

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

I remember flying in a 767 from ATL to Fort Lauderdale in the spring of 1990 on DL. Flew to SLC last week on the 6:50am flight our of MSP. Wish I had my phone ready. 3 757s out of the G19 pod all backed out at once. We lead the pack. When we turned towards the runway the other followed. Beautiful si...

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by Elementalism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12098

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

How does the federal subsidies work for these small cities? Do the feds allow for multiple competitors when they subsidy air service?

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by Elementalism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180126

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is a great move by Airbus imo. All the design work(cost) has been done for a 3K ranged sub 150 pax aircraft to fill their lineup.

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by Elementalism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339655

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Still feeling a 3 model single aisle design.

225 pax, 5700 nm range
250 pax, 4700 nm range.
275 pax at 4000 nm range.

Allows up guage on sub 4k routes served by A321s and 757-200s.
Opens up long and thin routes. New options for routes that may have been too expensive to send a wide body.

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 8087

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

I think people don't realize the city proper of Minneapolis is just a small fraction of the entire metro area. Look up Minneapolis and it is small population wise. But it is one of two downtown areas within the CSA that has a population of 3.9 million.

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14088

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

The more I read about it the less likely this thing will amount to anything at all. It will successfully dupe investors and politicans(tax payers) for awhile.

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14854

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

Isnt Transat the airline that subcontracted out some Cancun routes to a smaller company that flew a 737-400? The issue being the flight was advertised as non-stop but actually had to make a stop on the way back and they were screwing around with declaring a fuel emergency and stopping in places like...

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by Elementalism
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81783

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Are the airlines really saying turn around on a 7+ hour flight is a bottleneck? I'd venture to say the turn around is not a problem on these flights. Turn around is a big deal with high volume routes where time is sensitive. Getting a 737 deplaned and turned around in 30 mins on a 600 mile(~90 min) ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 8459

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

20/20 vision not the A380. I think in 2000 the writing was on the wall regarding massive 4 engine aircraft. The 747 and DC10 was already seeing the way of the dodo thanks to the 777. The 767 was wildly popular. And so was the A330. They could had modified the A330 or worked on the A350 instead.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15372

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

guyanam wrote:
Elementalism wrote:
How did you derive it was no big thing from my response? I said it most likely wouldn't affect the plane in terms of performance for landing at that point.



"don't ...........it will matter much". Well it will matter much.


In the context of the landing. Sheesh.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11335

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

ILNFlyer wrote:
That isn't very NICE of him.....


I cant believe it took until the second page for this response!

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15372

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

That said I also dont think if an engine is taken out at that point it will matter much. They are within 3-5 seconds of landing at that point. Momentum would carry the plane to the runway. So the fact that if this scenario plays out the plane will need to be taken out of service until safety checks...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81783

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Interesting they said two plane set. I'm curious if they go wide body. Then this is a 767 replacement. Or if they go narrow with a 797-8 and 797-9 and do something like the 757-200\300. One has a pax of ~240 and the other is stretched and has a max pax of ~290.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15372

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

The ball probably was not as close as they make it out to be. But if somebody does manage to take out an engine the beach will get shut down. That said I also dont think if an engine is taken out at that point it will matter much. They are within 3-5 seconds of landing at that point. Momentum would ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18716

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

If Boeing goes ahead and sells an engine when the 777x is delivered that cant perform as they promised. You bet this is on Boeing. They have a duty to validate the designs they are selling. Just like Airbus has a responsibility to validate the designs they are selling. This is covered in the contra...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18716

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

Airbus is frustrated. But they also didnt vet this engine properly. There are teething issues in all new designs. Something they should had been looking into before marketing their aircraft with this engine. That doesn't make sense to me. Right now, Boeing is marketing the 77X with GE9X engine and ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18716

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

Airbus is frustrated. But they also didnt vet this engine properly. There are teething issues in all new designs. Something they should had been looking into before marketing their aircraft with this engine.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29807

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I hate to break this to you. Last winter was one the most mild in my nearly 40 years of growing up and living here ;) We got into March and my wife and I said, well that was an easy winter. The key is getting through Feb and in March. It breaks winters back. March can vary so much. From cold and sno...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29807

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP has a unique combination of high wages but lower cost of living. The weather sucks in the Winter but is great the other 8 months of the year. That article about Delta dropping the Rome route in favor of Honolulu is so Minnesotan. We nearly all go south\warm weather vacation once a winter. If we ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14001

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

BravoOne wrote:
I don't care about lice but three out of the four SWA flights I have been on this last week were late by more than 1 hour. What is going on over there?


Delousing

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 5796

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

So imagine a world were normal countries - yes I am including the US in this - got rid of nuclear weapons... Well, we (Ukrainians) got rid of our nuclear weapons, and are now paying the price for that. And if you had gone nuclear after Russia took Crimea back that would have been the end of pretty ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 5796

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

So imagine a world were normal countries - yes I am including the US in this - got rid of nuclear weapons... Well, we (Ukrainians) got rid of our nuclear weapons, and are now paying the price for that. This is the point. Why countries want the nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons make an invasion by a m...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 6216

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition. It's also very telling that even though Delta has about 75% of the flight operations at ATL/DTW/MSP that people aren't all that pleased with the service they get from them as a whole because they are ch...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Norwegian 4th 787 engine shutdown in 2 months
Replies: 29
Views: 5181

Re: Norwegian 4th 787 engine shutdown in 2 months

May 20th sounds like a bird strike. June 11th and 16th sound legit. July 22nd sounds like a false alarm.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 6216

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 FY2018 SAR released
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: F-35 FY2018 SAR released

Can you point me to the budgets where the US defence budget is decreasing? Simple: http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/unitedstates https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/20/more-young-people-voted-for-bernie-sanders-than-trump-and-clinton-combined-by-a-lot/?utm_term=.bb836e...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18853

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Think it has been mostly covered here why the A321 is becoming very popular in the states. Boeing really dropped the ball on dropping the 757 completely. Meaning they weren't looking into a Max version of said aircraft. MOM should rectify this. In the meantime A321 will be very very popular.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14001

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

The entire family was banned from DL and was referred to an ER. The father and other son not infected rode WN. When I point out that only one of my sons has lice — according to the Delta examination — and that shouldn’t the rest of us — minus a parent who would be allowed to stay behind with him — ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14001

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Is that stated in the article? Because the quote is: "somewhere". It doesn't say ER unless there's another account, and I'm happy to be proven wrong if that's the case, but it's not in the article that you posted. Stop this. In the original article the father claims they were told to go t...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14001

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Also DL told them to go to the ER for lice ! Is that stated in the article? Because the quote is: The order was, he says, that "we must leave the airport immediately, find somewhere in the city to be treated for lice, obtain a clearance form that proves we had all been treated, and until we do...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14001

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

This guy left his wife in Minneapolis with two kids to deal with the situation while he flew home. Douchebag spotted. He also wrote a scathing article about the man who was dragged off the United plane and how the airline has every right to do so. It is now biting him in the arse on this topic. :D O...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34900

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

You mentioned a table at a restaurant. A more appropriate metaphor would be if you paid extra for seasoned sour cream and the restaurant decided not to serve it to you. Then told you tough luck without explanation. How is that an appropriate metaphor here when the passenger was given a seat literal...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34900

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Everyone in PR knows that you never, ever blame the customer; you let the customer make themself look stupid and you answer politely and sincerely. They go low, we go high. It is always the most-effective strategy. Here, DL's PR people have given non-apology apologies and somewhat snarky answers th...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14088

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

If this ever takes hold. At most it will compete with airlines between major hubs. Like Boston to NYC, NYC to PHL or DC. LA to San Diego. No way will they build something like from Chicago to Denver or LA. Building it will cost a lot of money. Running it will also cost a lot of money. High speed tra...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34900

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I just read Delta's statement on this, on their own web site. First of all, it's absolutely bizarre. Keep in mind this is Delta *themselves* talking: Delta issued the following statement in response to Coulter’s insults: "We are sorry that the customer did not receive the seat she reserved and...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 24415

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

Love to see this in MSP.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 18580

Re: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?

I prefer Sun Country and will fly them when possible. DL will usually match Sun Country but who wants to go through terminal 1 security when there is an option for terminal 2? It is so much more pleasant to fly out of terminal 2 compared to terminal 1. I'd even pay a premium to avoid the mess. And S...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 82
Views: 25675

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

MD80s and DC-9s will always remind me of my childhood flying to Florida for vacations on Republic Airlines. Those planes were absorbed into NWA and I assume some lived long enough to make it into Delta.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the 757/767 so popular?
Replies: 71
Views: 11579

Re: Why are the 757/767 so popular?

For me the 757 is a unique aircraft. It has good range, carries a good payload, has great short\high\hot airfield performance. Plus it looks great with those over sized engines. And for being a narrow body it taxis and flies like a wide.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 19698

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

I remember powerbacks on Republic DC-9s and NWA DC-9s and 727s back in the day at MSP. Never had one with a wing mounted engine like the 737 or 757.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 8183

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

kjeld0d wrote:
I'm sure their plastic bag supplier will be happy
Image


In 2017 this silliness still happens.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25061

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

I think a Southwest route to Dallas would be good for MSP. I agree. One of the thing I looked forward to when Southwest arrived was non-stop to Dallas. But that never happened. I travel to Dallas a couple times a year. Southwest is not competitive on the route. It is usually 100 more than Sun Count...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25061

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

I think a Southwest route to Dallas would be good for MSP. I agree. One of the thing I looked forward to when Southwest arrived was non-stop to Dallas. But that never happened. I travel to Dallas a couple times a year. Southwest is not competitive on the route. It is usually 100 more than Sun Count...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 202998

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

The more I think about this matter, the more I think that Airbus will respond to MoM by going after the 737 - once and for all. That makes an awful lot of sense. In fact when you think about it, its blindingly obvious. Strike where the money is proven as being rather than where it *might* be. If Bo...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27188

Re: The Mighty 757

First 757 flight was in 1987. Somehow America West flew a 757 from MSP to Mazatlan. Maybe it was a charter. I was only 9 years old at the time. But I have flown on the 757 dozens of times with NWA, Delta, and recently Icelandair. My favorite plane by far. Has a feeling of a big plane in a narrow bod...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81783

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Hmm surprised about the rumor of a small wide body. I figured this would be a long narrow body. Not surprised they are utilizing all they learned from the 787 on this project. The 787 may not look financially successful on the books. But its costs provided knowledge for the 737 max and 777x and now ...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81783

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

People are overestimating the popularity of a long narrow body such as the 757, and underestimating what a modern smaller light wide body might do. Oh yes, then Airbus may counter with a slightly larger small/light wide body. Then Boeing will counter with a redo of the 787-8. "As the world Tur...

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