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Sep 23, 2017, 12.23 PM / Uber banned in London
In theory, on their newer "higher premium seating" 787s it should be possible. But I don't think those jets have been delivered yet.
Sep 21, 2017, 09.02 AM / Air New Zealand wants to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York
Good work Air New Zealand!I'd wager they'll take the A350 (lighter, easier to fill, more suited for point to point, can provide a full fleet replacement for NZ's 777s, seat comfort competitive advantage over QF) over the 777X. They won't be serving Europe directly until at least the next generati...
Sep 21, 2017, 07.08 AM / Air New Zealand wants to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York
It depends on your definition. It certainly is the most bling-y and the bar is very fun (and most airlines don't have that). That said it isn't the most spacious, and whilst the booze selection is quite top-shelf in some respects (Hennessy Paradis) other airlines are at least competitive and some...
Sep 15, 2017, 03.01 PM / Is high-flying Emirates running out of sky?
Its interesting that MAS went for Thompson Vantage XL First but Vantage Business... the advantage of Vantage First is that it fits in with Vantage XL Business thus allowing two cabin classes with zero density loss and also common components. I wonder how MAS will make the cabin fit together...
Sep 15, 2017, 01.09 PM / Malaysia Airlines looks to 'right-size' Airbus A350 first class
If all of these planes are being dedicated exclusively to North America and no European routes...The BNE-LAX-JFK route seems like an obvious choice (helps phase out 747s too), and Dallas is probably the most likely destination for the other two jets (given its AA's biggest hub). Chicago is a smal...
Sep 07, 2017, 05.22 PM / Qantas 787-9 confirmed and potential routes from Brisbane
Originally Posted by aniljak : If Qantas got the Airbus A350, would expect to see 787s shifted to Jetstar and used to serve asian tourist routes. Doubt they would operate both types on long distane routes. 787s are smaller than A350s so its perfectly possible QF will operate both types lon...
Aug 19, 2017, 12.12 AM / Qantas to convert remaining A380 orders to A350-900ULR
No First Class?I find that hard to believe honestly. The markets to LHR and JFK (the two ports which A350-ULRs would want to serve) have obvious First demand. Plus, given that lower capacity = lighter load = longer range, it makes sense to go for a four-class LOPA on the jet. First Class passenge...
Aug 18, 2017, 05.12 PM / Qantas to convert remaining A380 orders to A350-900ULR
I know this is a double post but I've done a bit of an analysis. The A350's claims of such incredible seat width are... well not entirely deceptive but overstated.Calculating the "seating envelope" (aisles + armrests + seat pans) makes it clear that at the armrest level, the A350 only gives 1.4" ...
Jul 28, 2017, 05.10 PM / Should Qantas have bought the Airbus A350 instead of the Boeing 787?
Originally Posted by patrickk : Originally Posted by StudiodeKadent : Originally Posted by freshthoughts : Originally Posted by Joe : Wish it was the A350...much better plane. +1 to that, A350 has much better dimensions with comfortable seating 9-accross. That's an overstatement. At arm...
Jul 28, 2017, 04.21 PM / Should Qantas have bought the Airbus A350 instead of the Boeing 787?