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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 57
Views: 9886

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Dutchy wrote:
The airspeed is quite a bit slower, around 50-80kn. The 757 seems to have the same speed as the WB.


Yep, even slower than a Norwegian 737. Doing maximum range cruise speed? Winds are bad today going west.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 57
Views: 9886

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

And all this is pointless without knowing the payload capability on the sector. You can ferry or fly poor loads (as WOW did) long distances. But that does not bring profits.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40570

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

flipdewaf wrote:
76er wrote:
keesje wrote:
RTM


RTM would be a perfect candidate for the LR if it wasn’t for the relatively short 2200m runway.
That sounds plenty, it's my understanding that the A321LR has better takeoff performance than the 752W.

Fred


And your understanding is entirely incorrect.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?
Replies: 18
Views: 5108

Re: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?

Boeing offered some variants too late for them to really make a difference. In addition to the 747-400ER, same applies to the 753 and the 764. 9/11 probably had an effect as well.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38449

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

PW4000s on 767s had their issues initially. Lots of ADs/SBs. But eventually sorted.
CFM appears to have issues delivering engines in time for the 737MAX. Customers have been warned of potential late deliveries.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 50
Views: 5784

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

This thread is just silly, bordering on ignorance. And there have been similar threads before. Give it a rest.

arcticcruiser ( actually used to fly for Greenlandair/Air Greenland).

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11230

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

GamingPolaris wrote:
I believe this thread needs to be locked as Norwegian is doing fine and has actually grown in the month of January 2018. Title is misleading.


Growth does not equal profitability as evidenced by falling yield. Could lead to a deeper hole...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8547

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

IIRC, one poster here stated some months ago that Airbus plans to deliver the A321LR with all plumbing necessary for three ACT installed, and then airlines can customize the aircraft as they wish according to their needs. If true, that makes the A321LR super-versatile. The ACT can be removed before...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight time difference from NYC to KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Re: Flight time difference from NYC to KEF

On 2 February Icelandair took over 6 hours to fly JFK-KEF with a B767 while Delta was 4 hours and 45 minutes with a 757. Is ETOPS really the explanation? Icelandair's 767s are ETOPS, no? Jet stream is not a reason given we're talking about flights operating on the same day. I am quite sure you miss...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8425

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

......well clearly not; its not a 757 after all. All joking aside, BUD-BOS = 4,185m gcm. Looking at what WOW are getting out of their non-LR NEO's in terms of range right now, I personally think a LR will be able to easily cover 4,200m missions year round at full weight, and clearly the folks at Ai...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8425

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Can the A321LR even make it from BUD to North America? ......well clearly not; its not a 757 after all. All joking aside, BUD-BOS = 4,185m gcm. Looking at what WOW are getting out of their non-LR NEO's in terms of range right now, I personally think a LR will be able to easily cover 4,200m missions...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More Efficient Takeoff Technique
Replies: 39
Views: 3437

Re: More Efficient Takeoff Technique

You must fly the 737 when you mention a horn. :) All other Boeing models have an EICAS Warning “CONFIG FLAPS” if you advance to takeoff power with the flaps not in a valid takeoff setting (5-20). Also, as an added protection, the Autothrottle won’t engage for takeoff when you push TO/GA if the flap...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13017

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Pretty sure it is fake. For instance there is no engine exhaust which would blur the ground behind both engines due to the hot air.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 29
Views: 4574

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

Found it...in post No 7 of the following thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1375321&p=19912777&hilit=Uncontained#p19912777 The accompanying text is as follows: At first you might think the part just barely got contained... untill you realize this is the other eng...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20121

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

First WOW Air-Flights to Spokane are announced :D 01/31 KEF-GEG 3:30pm-3:10pm A321neo 01/31 GEG-SFO 3:55pm-6:20pm A321neo 02/01 SFO-GEG 10:50am-12:50pm A321neo 02/01 GEG-SFO 1:40pm-05:00am A321neo According to the current status, this will be flown in the whole of february. ...the reason is the dam...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

And of course, for anyone reading this, the previous 'Loftleiðir' is not to be confused with the current 'Loftleiðir', which is a subsidiary of the Icelandair group and provides both charter flights and wet leases. The 757 which landed in Antarctica a couple of years ago was operated by 'Loftleiðir...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20121

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

At $79 fares, can WOW make money with the reduced payload? Or is the A321 a temporary fill-in on the LAX route? I assume WOW isn't a freight hauler, so they can suck up some of the payload restriction with more passengers than might be otherwise. Such economics wouldn't work for the hybrid operatio...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I have very strong feelings about the Icelandair livery. It's an unpopular opinion I know but I actually liked the old livery better, the white and blue one as can be seen in this photo: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/8/7/2107788.jpg?v=v40 For some reason I've disliked the yellow s...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20121

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Anyhow the wishful thinking of a.netters goes, the A321neo will have been significantly limited. By looking at Airbus documents I have, probably no more than 100-120 pax. How is that for profitability?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20121

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Yes, it has been demonstrated, that the 321NEO can do a 3200-3700Nm sector, but at a significantly reduced payload. The LR will have it MTOW increased by 3,5 tons, which enables some 20-30 pax more for the same distance. More, but still way below 200 pax So yes, it is possible to operate this way, ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 40
Views: 9249

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

Initial cruise at FL340. What is the initial FL when taking off at MTOW for the A321neo.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR Long Layover - Which Airport Hotel
Replies: 21
Views: 1273

Re: LHR Long Layover - Which Airport Hotel

Sheraton Skyline...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 7951

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

Have to wonder how few LAX pax there were... MIA is fading out for WW, over by the end of March. One of their cabin crew told me the MIA A321neo flight is capped at 150 pax. WOW Air has loaded next A321neo-Flights to Miami... KEF-MIA: Nov: 19., 23., 30. Dez: 03., 07, 10, 12. Jan: 12., 15., 19., 22, ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 40
Views: 9249

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

A WW cabin crew told me the MIA flights on the A321neo have been capped at 150 pax. The LAX flight will have carried even less... hardly profitable in either case.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

You guys are getting way ahead of yourselfs.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: 737-900: Cabin Air lacks force, why?

Bigger airplane, probably same volume of air. Just wait for the -10...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?

Is it realistic to make a 45 minute connection in Amsterdam from the B concourse (almost certainly from a bus gate) to gate D06 (the bus gate for flights to the UK)? And speaking of which, where is D06 even located? It doesn't appear on any maps :?: You might make it, but any checked bags might not.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

3% of the airplane painted and people think they see a change. Apparently nothing major. The belly will stay blue, but not extend all the way to the nose.
The outside picture probably has a reflection from the stabilizer.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can someone explain this video? (737 Manual Start)
Replies: 17
Views: 1656

Re: Can someone explain this video? (737 Manual Start)

CCGPV wrote:
So if there's a flame-out or other cause for engine shutdown in flight they are just out of luck on that engine if they try to restart?


If the speed were high enough, an airstart would be possible. But at lower speeds, you are right, no cross-bleed starts.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 5669

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

so what is the real pitch and leg room of these Gol 737 MAX 8 ? http://ri.voegol.com.br/download_arquivos.asp?id_arquivo=ADCD6E9C-D00D-4E15-8E92-93DFBA2AD785 The 737MAX8 is going to be payload limited on both BSB-MCO and FOR-MCO. I don't see this lasting. Are you sure? AR will operate EZE-PUJ with ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 5669

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

The 737MAX8 is going to be payload limited on both BSB-MCO and FOR-MCO. I don't see this lasting.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15900

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

Not a chance it goes to an A350, for one they said it could be in upguaged in 2019 and they don't get the A350s until 2020. 2. They don't need to run a 300+ passenger a/c on that route. The quote was more than likely referring to it being upguaged to an A321LR once they are delivered in 2019 . How ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15900

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

Doesn't EI have slightly less than 180 seats on their leased 757s, the A321LR will probably have at least 185 seats (probably closer to 200 though). More seats in a shorter cabin? Anything above 180 seats will begin to affect range of the A321LR DY is planning on using the 220 seat configuration on...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15900

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

Not a chance it goes to an A350, for one they said it could be in upguaged in 2019 and they don't get the A350s until 2020. 2. They don't need to run a 300+ passenger a/c on that route. The quote was more than likely referring to it being upguaged to an A321LR once they are delivered in 2019 . How ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15900

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

SumChristianus wrote:
At least they proved there was a market.



Rrrrrriiiiight.... Interesting conclusion.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?
Replies: 31
Views: 5686

Re: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?

airberlin2017 wrote:
KEF-STL with 3.201mi is the new longest route for the A321ceo, first flight 05/17/18.


Can we stick to NM for aeronautical distances please? Use miles on the road.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?
Replies: 31
Views: 5686

Re: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?

Here is an old thread on the same topic: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=703277 It appears this might be a record: Now the similar length routes seem seem out of service: AB flying STR-AUH at 2579nm There is another entry (I haven't confirmed), GF flying BAH-CDG: which is close at 26...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air A 321 stored in LJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 4618

Re: WOW Air A 321 stored in LJU?

4 months! Did they convert it to freighter as well?...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11736

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

william wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Bingo. 15 kt xwind limitation on many types. Also limited with runway contamination.


Why land to the south with a tail wind when they can land toward the north and still not interfere with LGA?


You don't get the wind, do you? 190/18G24...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5813

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Up to now the 767 has been used mainly on the slot constrained airports for capacity, rather than for longer distance flights. When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IA...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11515

Re: MCI announcemtn 1/9-International?

DeltaRules wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
Prepare to be surprised. First announcement of a few new routes from this carrier if my sources are correct. Major network changes coming.


Was this (Icelandair) your card?


Lets call this phase one.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11515

Re: MCI announcemtn 1/9-International?

Prepare to be surprised. First announcement of a few new routes from this carrier if my sources are correct. Major network changes coming.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29123

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

SIA going to SWF and Norwegian into ALB is piss poor planning by the airlines and/or incompetent captains. During a major snow storm, you want to divert to an airport that can handle both the aircraft and the people especially if the flight crew times out waiting for the weather to clear. SWF and A...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11147

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

wedgetail737 wrote:
No...I don't think the early flight is a mistake. FI had a morning arrival on 3 or 4 times per week last summer.


17 flights pr week in July, 3 morning flights.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 4648

Re: BHX and TATL

RJNUT wrote:
I thought FI might switch out their Boeings with a Q400 much like ABZ and BFS, just to stay in the market but they may not have the spare equip. for that type rotation


Too far for the Q400. Poor yields for years apparently.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11147

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

*FI SEA-KEF MAY 1.7>3 JUN 1.8>3 JUL 1.9>3 AUG 1.8>3 SEP 1.7>3 I suspect with this add we will see Delta reduce capacity in the SEA Europe market as yields are going south with this much added capacity. I think it's more likely that DL is going to retaliate, by adding SEA-KEF, to send a message to F...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline? 707 at DTW, 1970's
Replies: 18
Views: 3537

Re: What airline? 707 at DTW, 1970's

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
Seeing the wing from that vantage, the -8 must have been fun at approach speeds with no LE devices.


The DC-8s, IIRC the 50 and 60 series, had leading edge "slots" that opened automatically with the flaps. At flaps 50, the approach speeds were in the same region as a 757/767.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair drops Edmonton?
Replies: 27
Views: 4467

Re: Icelandair drops Edmonton?

Some routes are very seasonal, especially the really cold places. Demand falls off a cliff after the Christmas/New Year rush. Why waste money on flying a full program? Picks up again in March when temperatures head north past the freezing level...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3188

Re: Airlines with either only male or only female crew

Really? An Indian airline so progressive it will hire male F/As? What next? Female pilots?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same mess at WOW air like last year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6483

Re: Same mess at WOW air like last year?

Yesterday they even send a non NEO A 321 , TF-DAD A 321-211, nonstop to TLV and back...so seems also a non-neo A 321 can fly this route without a stopover... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tf-dad#fed308d btw: WOW Airs Airbus A 320 NEO is Standing at TLV-Airport for more than 2 days - s...

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