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by scbriml
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 72
Views: 23467

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Like our 9 day stretch of snow / frozen precip from 2/3 - 2/11.....


Ha ha, I'm in St Petersburg, FL just now and it's hot and sunny! :cool2:

I'll be in DTW in May, so hopefully it will be a bit warmer by then.

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by scbriml
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 38
Views: 730

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Airstud wrote:
OK but who's going to start the "What are you going to wear for Armageddon" thread... :sarcastic:


It'll be OK because Izod will bring out limited edition polos in End of the World Pink! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 72
Views: 23467

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Before drawing any conclusions using departure and arrival stats, you would have to determine root cause of the delays. So many reasons that are not attributed to the aircraft, at the very least weather.


Is weather likely to be an issue at DTW in Jan/Feb? :duck:

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by scbriml
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 72
Views: 23467

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I know we are not supposed to resurrect threads but has there been any official word on how the A350's are going with Delta? Well, two months ago I posted that only 8 of the first 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT arrived on time. Out of the most recent 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT, only 1...

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by scbriml
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 105
Views: 9372

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

So, why are people still talking about order bubbles? Some of us remember 2003 and/or 2009. Many in the industry were laid off due to cycles and remember them. Going down in rate and the consequences of it can be very painful. I am not saying 70 per month is sustainable, and I agree bubble may be t...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 105
Views: 9372

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

Ok then, so given all that you said, do you think 70 airplanes a month is a reasonable production rate? I intentionally tried to avoid an A vs B discussion, but they have issues too with their production rate and competition if there is a downturn. Given the backlog and order rate, I’d say 70/month...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 146
Views: 2418

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

America stays strong by having it's populace armed and ready to fight. Whomever. Yeah, right. What has Billy-Bob and his AR-15 done to fight ISIS, Al-Q, global terrorism, etc. Oh yes, that’s right - diddly squat. Hell, Billy-Bob can’t even stop school kids from being massacred on a regular basis. :...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 43
Views: 6847

Re: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)

Yes, my point was, the scale of Nowegian’s losses is insignificant compared to historical losses by most legacies.

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 43
Views: 6847

Re: Norwegian today reported its full year and q4 2017 results. The net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million) in 20

Dahlgardo wrote:
That looks bad for Norwegian.
It can't go on like that.


How many billions of dollars did US airlines lose year on year before consolidation and lower fuel prices turned them to their current profitable state?

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8481

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

“The Boeing 777-300ERs will be replaced by the 777-9 with about 50 seats more, while the 777-8 will replace our 777-200LRs.” So something like 380 seats for the 778 and 450 seats for the 779, those are some big planes to fill! Good luck to ET with putting bums on seats profitably with them. If they...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2960

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

The footage from inside the school, taken by students during the shooting, is horrific. I highly suggest you avoid watching it. What is wrong with people? On the contrary, it should be compulsory viewing. Only then will people start to understand the real impact of these mass shootings. Sanitised n...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193309

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

Southwest, American, United and Delta as launch customers, that would be unique demonstration of superiority when such big names sign up for one plane. Nobody knows exactly what the "797" is, yet it's already superior to the competition it doesn't have? :rotfl: It's so superior that, appa...

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by scbriml
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15976

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

So, DL suspends the employee, but the customer is wrong and "deserved it"? :rotfl:

Airliners.net defends the indefensible again. Am I surprised? :shakehead:

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by scbriml
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 100
Views: 3382

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

His claim is he had to flee in there because he fears to be sent from the UK to the US for Wikileaks-retaliation not for the closed swedish case and fleeing bail, As there might be secret US-arrest warants pending he might have a point. Is there such a thing as a "secret arrest warrant"? ...

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by scbriml
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 537
Views: 32523

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Dutchy wrote:
Why would Putin be onboard a civil flight, he has a fleet of aircraft at his disposal.


Dutchy, you're making the schoolboy error of applying logic and reason to a conspiracy theory situation. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 100
Views: 3382

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

Not the guys that published Wikileaks (Assange and friends) but the leaking sources themselves should be investigated. They were obliged to keep their secrets. Like him or not. But to hunt somebody like him and force him into a trap like the embassy for legally nothing is a scandal. How can this ha...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193309

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

These magic engines you speak of could be on the market in 10 years. Manufactured by whom? PW and CFM aren't interested in creating a replacement for GTF and Leap for a long time yet. And the market wants a new 737 sized aircraft, not necessarily a 767 replacement. "The market" is current...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 75
Views: 8190

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

New forum rules are fine, but while there is no means for the moderators to inform members when they've transgressed, what's the point?

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193309

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

I still believe Boeing should be focused on a 737 replacement instead of this. Not happening any time soon. :shakehead: Which nonexistent 'magic' engines would Boeing hang on NSA? An all-new 737 replacement launched today might be 5% more efficient than neo/MAX. Boeing would be mad to spend tens of...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 100
Views: 3382

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

The longer this goes on the more he is made a "hero". Hero? :rotfl: This stupid sort of revenge for Wikileaks backfired massively. What "revenge"? Why should he surrender to injustice. Why shouldn't he surrender to justice? This whole mess was caused by him running from justice ...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

BerenErchamion wrote:
That is, quite frankly, sociopathic behavior.


Of course. There are millions and millions of 'sociopaths' in the UK, apparently. :wave:

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Regardless of what how a lot of people feel, I do get a flu shot yearly, and I have not had the flu since 2005.


Meanwhile, I've never had a flu shot and I haven't had flu for over 35 years. :scratchchin:

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by scbriml
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 100
Views: 3382

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

This case has gone beyound bizarre. It should be dropped and Assange freed. He was "imprisoned" longer than enough for "nothing" and wrongfully and globally labelled a rapist. So "they" had their revenge. Let's move on. I hope the british judge today decides this way. ...

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by scbriml
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7119

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

The entire aviation market shifting towards the Point to Point model, which is only accelerated by the introduction of the highly efficient ULH aircrafts like B787 and A350 and long haul aircrafts like A321LR. But an important factor to weigh in is the fare. How can something return if it never wen...

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by scbriml
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

What. A. Game!

What. A. Game!

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by scbriml
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

Great first half. Possibly best half of any Superbowl I've seen (been watching since 1983).

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by scbriml
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

Another murdered anthem. At least P!nk took out her gum first!

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by scbriml
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8426

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Cue the folks here who still insist the A321LR can't do TATL. :scratchchin:

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by scbriml
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35912

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

I would only be surprised if they dismissed the A321 as a possibility. Will they order it, we will see, it's not a given. More interesting is the fact that new 767s are now not an option anymore, so that possible chapter is now closed. They are making 767 series frames. So they could easily open 76...

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by scbriml
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Air Show 2018-Orders/MOU
Replies: 8
Views: 2501

Re: Singapore Air Show 2018-Orders/MOU

andymartin wrote:
Why start this thread before the show has even started?? It just leads to insane ridiculous rumours instead of facts.


These aren't even rumours, just fan-boy fantasies.

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by scbriml
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorites from recent fashion years
Replies: 59
Views: 1697

Re: Your favorites from recent fashion years

1337Delta764 wrote:
I also have a red Chaps button down that I wear to Christmas parties.


Red chaps?

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially serious Incident on Spirit 320 NEO
Replies: 21
Views: 7928

Re: Potentially serious Incident on Spirit 320 NEO

seems the ´event´ is getting more & more attention on a wide variety of platforms and from authorities, FA´s with confirmed serious Carbon Monoxide poisoning does not sound like just something to fill slow news days.... Curious on this one, I hope we learn more of it! Yet the plane was put back...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35912

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

But Boeing will have to bite the bullet eventually. Yes, they will. But not before the next generation of engines is available that will replace GTF and Leap. So whether Boeing went ahead with the NSA now or in 15 years, doesn't the same problem not go away? My argument is that NSA launched now wou...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193685

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Why is this new livery any less timeless than the previous one? It looks beautiful to me and I am certain it will be around for many, many years, unlike AA! Dream on about seeing a different AA livery for many, many years. :yes: This makes the United livery look good. That's a pretty low bar to cle...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35912

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Exactly. And this is why Boeing should have introduced the NSA about 10 years ago. As Stitch pointed out up-thread, why would Boeing have spent tens of Billions to produce an all-new NSA that might be, at best, 5% more efficient than an A320neo but would be vastly more expensive to buy? That just d...

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by scbriml
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35912

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Exactly. And this is why Boeing should have introduced the NSA about 10 years ago. As Stitch pointed out up-thread, why would Boeing have spent tens of Billions to produce an all-new NSA that might be, at best, 5% more efficient than an A320neo but would be vastly more expensive to buy? That just d...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected Photo Feedback & Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Rejected Photo Feedback & Questions

Hi again, I've managed to get out spotting again and have taken a number of photos and was looking for some further feedback on these ones (as my others ones uploaded before were not of good enough quality). Any feedback/tips would be greatly appreciated :). Qantas 737-800: https://www.dropbox.com/...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 22298

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

ATW has a good piece about how the agreement is hallow but yet offers each side ability to say they won something. The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-big-deal-isn-t = Sobering reading indeed for some here. :yes: QR saying it has "no current plans" to...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially serious Incident on Spirit 320 NEO
Replies: 21
Views: 7928

Re: Potentially serious Incident on Spirit 320 NEO

neomax wrote:
I don’t give this too much weight.


Indeed. The plane operated another service after this "incident" on 28th and appears to have been operating normally ever since - currently en-route to PIT.

Slow news day, I think.

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 24
Views: 849

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

Touchy subject, says I... Well played, Sir! :lol: I'm slightly surprised they haven't played the "Freedom of Speech" card. I'm constantly amused by how uptight some Americans can be about an exposed tit. Seemingly endless gun violence? No problem. Porn capital of the World? No problem. Su...

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by scbriml
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 3732

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

Another school shooting, this time the shooter was a 12yo girl. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42897626 Two teenage students have been shot at a Los Angeles school, and police say that a 12-year-old girl is in custody and her weapon has been seized. The gunfire broke out at 08:55 local ti...

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193685

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

PM wrote:
I still don't see why they needed to change their livery but I think I'll get used to this one. I may even end up liking it...


I think it will actually look more consistent across their entire fleet. The current livery can look a little awkward on some types, IMHO.

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by scbriml
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193685

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Meh.

Things are pretty bad when Atlas Air has a better livery than one of the World's major legacy airlines.
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by scbriml
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 27R spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: LHR 27R spotting

You can walk to the roundabout (I've tried), but it's a bit of a walk. I ended up standing here: https://www.google.nl/maps/place/51%C2% ... authuser=0 The sun was at a better angle for me than if I were at the roundabout and I couldn't be bothered with the walk anymore (since I would also have to ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleting of posts by moderators
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Deleting of posts by moderators

I have to ask, is this something that's completely absent from the PHP forum software, or is it an option that hasn't been turned on yet?

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40581

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Personally, I love the racoon mask, it seems to soften the whole nose area making it look much sleeker. What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel? To provide more cabin room to allow airlines to configure the interiors to their liking. But mainly to allow airline...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

My wife and I spent 10 days there in August a few years back. We took our teenage daughter and her friend and much to our surprise, they both absolutely loved it. We drove what I think is called the golden circle (basically a drive round most of the perimeter). I would echo others' comments, most pe...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29670

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Less than the 78K's 211. I did say the word "outsold" and didn't use the word order on the first post. I even mentioned the Emirates deal of 40. Still with the shades of grey and inconsistency. :rotfl: Either count the Emirate's 78X's when Boeing books them (like the rest of the World doe...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29670

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

StTim wrote:
What topic is this rambling thread now discussing?


Yeah, sorry about that.

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29670

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

The A350-800 had 182 orders in the middle of 2008. The A358 got officially cancelled in September 2014. Airlines had to swap their order to either A359 or A330. I do not consider them new orders as most of them were placed in 2008. They do not represent current demand on that year. For example if B...

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