Yet another aviation thread.

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May 22nd, 2018 at 6:09:47 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Concorde Charter tours
In 1992 Supersonic flights lasting 100 minutes in Britain to nowhere were £499. Air France also had popular 90 minute flights from Paris to nowhere.

Presumably Boom aircraft will also be used for charter tours

Donald L. Pevsner, a prominent North Carolina aviation lawyer and consumer advocate, formed Concorde Spirit Tours. Donald first chartered a British Airways Concorde between November 16th and 17th 1985 to fly from Miami/MIA to Aruba/AUA (1133 miles each way).

Now 1133 miles really is only to get the thrill of flying supersonic for less than half an hour.


To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage he chartered a six stop flight from Lisbon and back to Lisbon which took 32 hours 49 minutes and 3 seconds. As it was only 23,284 miles, it was not longer than the equator so no record was set.


In Coors promotions a flight of 25,252 statute miles in an actual flying time of 22 hours 39 minutes 21 seconds, at an average speed of 1,114 mph. The record-setting elapsed time includes ground activity totaling 8 hours 48 minutes 28 seconds at the six intermediate stops.
May 30th, 2018 at 1:51:36 PM permalink
terapined
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Had a client needed to fly MAN to BRU around noon
Saw a nonstop on City Jet WX. Can validate on Brussels Airline SN
Flight departs 1105am.
Perfect
Till I saw the equipment
Sukhoi Superjet
Uggh, made in Russia
We decided on a flight at 545p on an airbus

So Russia still making planes?
What makes this plane a superjet
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May 30th, 2018 at 2:55:05 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: terapined
Uggh, made in Russia
So Russia still making planes?
What makes this plane a superjet


Sukhoy Superdzhet 100 is a very low cost plane ($35 million) that has been sold to only Interjet in Mexico and City Jet in Europe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Superjet_100

It is extremely unlikely to be sold in the USA as the pilot contracts have a scoping clause which doesn't permit regional airlines to fly planes with more than 76 seats.

The E175 is a slightly stretched version of the E170 and first entered revenue service in July 2005.The E175 typically seats around 78 passengers in a typical single class configuration, 76 in a dual class configuration, and up to 88 in a high density configuration.

The Superjet 100 is a little large to only put 76 seats in it, so there is little financial benefit to choosing it over the E175.

For mainline airlines, the C-series 100 purchased by Delta seems a better option than the Sukhoi Superjet.
May 31st, 2018 at 5:37:53 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
Sukhoy Superdzhet 100 is a very low cost plane ($35 million) that has been sold to only Interjet in Mexico and City Jet in Europe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Superjet_100

It is extremely unlikely to be sold in the USA as the pilot contracts have a scoping clause which doesn't permit regional airlines to fly planes with more than 76 seats.

The E175 is a slightly stretched version of the E170 and first entered revenue service in July 2005.The E175 typically seats around 78 passengers in a typical single class configuration, 76 in a dual class configuration, and up to 88 in a high density configuration.

The Superjet 100 is a little large to only put 76 seats in it, so there is little financial benefit to choosing it over the E175.

For mainline airlines, the C-series 100 purchased by Delta seems a better option than the Sukhoi Superjet.


Just checked out the link
Thanks
The article makes me more comfortable selling tickets on that plane
More of an international project based in Russia
Only 2 accidents and it looks like pilot error
I generally don't alert clients on type of equipment
They never ask and I hardly ever advise.
I generally see the same types of equipment over and over and ignore
In this case, did not recognize the code and looked it up
I would make sure my clients know this is a Russian plane before selling a ticket since its unusual equipment
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May 31st, 2018 at 12:15:40 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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The Superjet does land in the USA (or they did as of last fall) on the Monterrey, MX run to San Antonio (277 miles) and Houston (411 miles).






Show them this image instead.

June 8th, 2018 at 4:57:50 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Windowless jets

It's been a long time in discussion as it makes the plane considerably lighter and can fly to higher altitudes. Emirates is going to start flying windowless first class cabins.

Of course, there will be utilitarian windows for the flight crew and naturally the pilots.


June 12th, 2018 at 1:57:49 PM permalink
terapined
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Just saw an article on the 13 worst airlines
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/ranked-13-of-the-worst-airlines-in-the-world-in-2018/ss-AAyuSCf?ocid=spartandhp

So I checked it out to see if I sell tickets on these airlines
I do
TAP, Thai, Jet Airways 9W and Korean
I may have to be more leary of theses airlines
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June 12th, 2018 at 2:09:01 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Is there a good airline in India? I always heard that travel in India and pain were synonymous.
June 20th, 2018 at 7:38:49 PM permalink
DRich
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I don't think I have ever seen this plane before.
June 20th, 2018 at 10:20:42 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: DRich
I don't think I have ever seen this plane before.

Only 13 or 28 produced.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_141
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