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by cageyjames
20 Oct 2007, 00:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA flirting with the A380
Replies: 47
Views: 7034

ANA has said they were shifting away from A380/748i and toward the 77W. I assume they might be open for the A350, but I don't see their focus on large airplanes anymore.
by cageyjames
13 Oct 2007, 01:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways flight stuck on tarmac for 7 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Yea I wouldn't fly US right now and I work at the company. :shock:
by cageyjames
10 Oct 2007, 21:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Air goes Airbus again - order includes A350 XWBs
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

We played Boeing and Airbus of each other and got an incredible deal. Boeing wanted US Airways really bad given how many older Boeing aircraft were going to be replaced. Airbus sure as heck didn't want to lose what might be the only widebody order they will get from an American airline. US had both ...
by cageyjames
08 Oct 2007, 23:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Air goes Airbus again - order includes A350 XWBs
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Lets just say US got a very good deal and leave it at that. ;)
by cageyjames
30 Aug 2007, 21:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways Pittsburgh Steelers A319
Replies: 7
Views: 990

I'm not sure at this point. I doubt we'll drop service beyond some of the seasonal travel and see where that happens. Those A332s can't come quick enough (not that BRU would see them, but they'd open up more aircraft).

The airframes are tired and need work.
by cageyjames
30 Aug 2007, 18:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways Pittsburgh Steelers A319
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Welcome back Cagey - I was beginning to think that you'd fallen off the edge of the earth! With the weather in PHL and the problems with our 767/757s across the atlantic, I've been very busy. I think we'll be seeing US scale back our European service soon to let the company take a breath. Most of t...
by cageyjames
30 Aug 2007, 01:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways Pittsburgh Steelers A319
Replies: 7
Views: 990

US Airways Pittsburgh Steelers A319

Its been a very tough summer here in PHL working for US Airways and I haven't felt too much like posting since I'm sure you are all aware of the meltdown of our International service, but at least there is some good news. Just in time for the NFL regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers Logo Plane ha...
by cageyjames
11 Aug 2007, 01:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air India to join Star Alliance
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Air India to join Star Alliance

ryanCX wrote:It still doesn't have premium class services that can match the likes of Lufthansa, SIA and Swiss and at the end of the day, alliances are mostly about business travellers.
I'm sure their service is as good as US Airways and Star Alliance hasn't kicked us out yet. ;)
by cageyjames
03 Aug 2007, 21:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trans-Atlantic B757 Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3458

A320 and A321 both would have trouble making it much further than Ireland from the eastern USA. The A319 can make it to most of "atlantic europe", but that isn't that wonderful.
by cageyjames
03 Aug 2007, 18:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trans-Atlantic B757 Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3458

I think Boeing did everything they could to keep the 757 program going. After 9/11 there was almost no orders for the aircraft anymore. I'm sure the 752 would have been a great sales tool over the last couple years, but it was getting old. Maybe some sort of 757-800ER or something could have been do...
by cageyjames
01 Aug 2007, 18:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trans-Atlantic B757 Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3458

It's just a lot harder to find some place to walk around and stretch your legs on a 757 than on a widebody. If you're stuck in a plane for 8 hours, you do want to be able to get up and walk around a bit. I suppose, but these transatlantic flights are about as long as transcon so it really isn't an ...
by cageyjames
01 Aug 2007, 02:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trans-Atlantic B757 Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3458

Also, US Air has reported that the A321 is a short on range for US transcontinental trips. We ordered the A321-200 which is "supposed" to have better range (transcon). Still I don't think it will be going to europe. Airlines are mostly using the B757s on transatlantic routes where demand ...
by cageyjames
04 Jul 2007, 22:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates to become worlds largest 777 operator
Replies: 5
Views: 871

I went to Boeing's website and these are the current fleets as of today: ILFC 68 (but technically not an airline) Singapore Airlines 67 United 60 American Airlines 47 British Airways 45 All Nippon Airways 40 Air France 33 JAL 32 According to Boeing, Emirates only has 13 777s delivered. :?:
by cageyjames
04 Jul 2007, 17:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates to become worlds largest 777 operator
Replies: 5
Views: 871

My guess is FedEx will eventually become the largest operator as they replace their MD-10/11s with the 777.

Who is the largest right now? I assume SQ and maybe UL?
by cageyjames
03 Jul 2007, 21:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BA to fly to U.S. bypassing U.K. Airports
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Emirates wrote:Forgive me squire! 'O&D Traffic' what do you mean?
Emirates
Passenger Origin and Destination
by cageyjames
30 Jun 2007, 00:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Southwest Airlines 500th Aircraft - N281WN
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Southwest Airlines 500th Aircraft - N281WN

What does one do on a slow Friday afternoon, cruise Flickr! Caught these photos of Southwest's 500th 737.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/n281wn/

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by cageyjames
27 Jun 2007, 15:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris air show: Orders for Airbus
Replies: 117
Views: 11042

David747 wrote:Thank you, only a child would fight about Airbus saying that the A320 is the best selling jetliner of all time.
Well both Boeing and Airbus are able to say that their narrowbody jet is the best selling in history.

Why anyone would argue that either isn't is beyond me.
by cageyjames
26 Jun 2007, 22:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris air show: Orders for Airbus
Replies: 117
Views: 11042

are you kidding me guys?

Its all freaking marketing. Who cares....
by cageyjames
26 Jun 2007, 20:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qatar Airways frustrated by lack of Airbus A350 XWB
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

Didn't seem to bother US! ;)
by cageyjames
22 Jun 2007, 06:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris air show: Orders for Airbus
Replies: 117
Views: 11042

achace wrote:Obviously in a perfect world all customers would like an engine choice, but it has not hurt the B737 or the B777LR has it?
Of course one might read all this as GE & PW wanting to use the GP7000 and trying to force the EU to let them.