Tagged With "A321"

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Re: Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

GarryRF ·
Ever wondered how Airbus bring together all the parts of an Airplane for assembly ? This is a frequent sighting in the skies above Liverpool. It takes the wings that are made in Wales UK to Germany. The body of an Airbus fits inside this huge Aircraft too. So big when it passes it doesn't appear to be moving at all !
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Re: Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting GarryRF! Surprised the Beluga only has two jet engines.
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Re: Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

PHeymont ·
Only two, but they're as big as whales! Boeing has a similar strange craft that moves its stuff around...I'd love to be somewhere I could see either!
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Re: Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

DrFumblefinger ·
I guess I'm a cup is half empty kind of guy. Two engines are great if they both work. If one fails things must get interesting in the cockpit. (I am aware most planned only have 2 engines).
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Re: Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

PHeymont ·
Here's what it looks like head-on, going into its hangar. A little like the Pillsbury Doughboy, no? More pictures of the Beluga, including one with all 6 of them at once, and some flying in formation with French Air Force aerobatics team... CLICK
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Re: Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

PHeymont ·
DrF, I admit that I used to worry about too few engines...but of course, the plane is designed so it can fly safely with one. Or so they tell us. That reassures me a little...almost enough to overcome my belief (which I only believe while waiting for takeoff) that flight of such a huge and heavy thing is totally impossible and I'm going nowhere but the end of the runway. Every take-off and landing seems a miracle, although I'm not among those who clap on landing.
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

GarryRF ·
On my frequent visits to Philadelphia from England I always fly with US Airways. Not an exciting experience - just a reliable journey with convenient times. But my last round trip was an amazing transformation. AMERICAN AIRLINES and US Airways have merged and the staff were amazing. The plane was a new Airbus 330 both times. The legroom was more than enough. I usually purchase extra legroom and this time I'm glad I didn't. The food was good and served hot. Free cans of Cola and orange etc.
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a lot of competition on the TransAtlantic routes, so airlines need to put their best effort into drawing in customers. Just so you know, that's not usually what American is like when you fly it domestically. But I'm glad you had a great experience with them.
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

Travel Rob ·
Really happy that Mobile, Alabama got that as it's bringing in a lot of jobs to the area.
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Re: Is JetBlue thinking of Europe?

GarryRF ·
As cross Atlantic fares remain excessive then there's still plenty of room for the new kid on the block to make a good living.
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American Adds 1st Class to NYC-LAX flights

PHeymont ·
American's new Airbus A321s will be flying a 3-class service between NY and LA--the only airline currently offering first class on the route. Up to now, only Business and Economy have been available on U.S. airlines. DETAILS
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AA starts to roll out its new Airbus fleet

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, which has been pretty much a Boeing shop except for legacy MD80s is getting the first of its Airbus 321 transcontinental models in the air, starting with flights between NY and LA. American put out a huge aircraft order, split...
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The squeeze goes on: more plans for more seats

PHeymont ·
When the New York Times printed this cartoon a few years ago, the trend was just beginning. Squeeze in more has become the order of the day, with extra space to be had only at a premium price.   And the squeeze goes in both directions. Not only...
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Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

DrFumblefinger ·
    Airbus is in the process of opening it's first manufacturing facility in the United States.  The company claims the factory will be the most efficient in the world and will have it focus on building the largest versions of its...
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WOW Air: U.S.-to-Europe bargains for light packers

PHeymont ·
WOW Air, an Iceland-based discount carrier, has added year-round flights between Boston and Reykjavik and seasonal flights from Baltimore, connecting with its flights onward to 20 European cities. The fares are bargain-basement, as low as $228...
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Airbus logs #9000, an A321 for VietJetAir

PHeymont ·
Airbus is celebrating this week; it delivered its 9000th plane since being formed from British, French, German companies in 1968 to compete with the Big 3 U.S. makers. The new plane, an A321, went to a fairly new Asian airline, VietJetAir.  ...
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Is JetBlue thinking of Europe?

PHeymont ·
Airbus reports good numbers, and hints it may fly to Europe. Its Airbus order has options for long-range models to do it.
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JetBlue, Delta in Airbus news

PHeymont ·
Delta adds more A321s in move to speed up MD88 retirement; JetBlue takes possession of the first U.S.-built Airbus plane in Mobile, Alabama.
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