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Just Shmooze / Re: Kennedy Replacement DDF Shortlist
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:25:39 PM »
Farakhan
Nah too old,try Mallory

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Just Shmooze / Re: Kennedy Replacement DDF Shortlist
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:24:02 PM »
David Duke?
I will not give you the pleasure by replying

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Just Shmooze / Re: Kennedy Replacement DDF Shortlist
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:22:11 PM »
Only if you want a true representative of the R's.
Oh cmon

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Just Shmooze / Re: Kennedy Replacement DDF Shortlist
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:12:21 PM »
7.Trumps barber

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:50:20 AM »
For other reasons as Dan wrote.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2003/10/24/nyregion/for-concorde-economics-trumped-technology.html
ďPart of the reason the airlines could claim some profitability on the Concorde was because they did not have to incur capital costs on the planes.Ē
As I said the only way this could be judged if would be profitable is to know the operating costs,which we donít yet.
In any case I think it will be many more years before regular travelers fly supersonic

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:43:58 AM »
For concorde people paid $10,000+ why is this different?
is the concord still around
It wouldn't be replacing the existing J/F market, it's about creating something for a certain limited niche.
This market has to be big enough for airlines to supplement current j/f service with super speed service and I donít think it is. besides the fact I think that such an operation would be a mammoth undertaking in terms of maintenance which would hike the prices even more making this a very very niche market

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:35:30 AM »
I think you might be missing the point of the target audience for this. This is targeted towards a very specific segment that sees tremendous value in being able to be in NY (or DC, or possibly other locations) and in LON (or PAR, FRA, ZRH, GVA, etc.) on the same day.
And my point is that, that market is not big enough to overweight the :business people who are not in a mad rush and would rather enjoy a comfortable seat AND y pax
So that leaves a pretty small market and I donít think airlines are going to change operations for such a market

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:31:48 AM »
How is that different than my example??
Stopover and youíre giving a much longer example

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:27:59 AM »
You're asking would I fly NYC-MXP-MIA in EK F if they had a routing like that or if I'd fly NYC-MIA nonstop in domestic F?
If I was still a bochur I'd choose the former. But most sane people will choose the latter.
Iím asking, if this is introduced today on Nyc -dxb which one would you pick ?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:26:35 AM »
Iím not an economist, but this is how I see it:
Even if, all in all the price of flying a square foot is the same in these planes, including time gained on aircraft and crew maintenance gas etc.
1.You would still be dealing with a plane smaller than a 737.
2.most y pax are equating comfort=$ and that includes saving time,how much of a premium would they be willing to pay to get ny-Lon in 2 hours ? (I donít think more than 25%)
3. How much premium pax would be willing to pay for a j seat which would mean significant space used or a domestic f seat
While these are arguable, the only way I think this can work, is if itís cheaper than the current price of flying a square foot, which I donít think is happening anytime soon.
Feel free to argue

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:16:42 AM »
That's insane.
Ok how about an ek f for 12 hours vs. a domestic j seat for 3 ? And how much of a premium would airlines be able to charge for those?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:10:55 AM »
I personally would rather sit in a j seat for 8 hours than a y for 2, but that could just be me...


What would you rather ?
AND that is assuming that they are both the same price which I donít think will happen so fast....

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:07:01 AM »
Why would this be less successful than euro J? It would be a shorter flight.
I personally would rather sit in a j seat for 8 hours than a y for 2, but that could just be me...


What would you rather ?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:03:41 AM »
The Concorde used ancient technology and was never updated due to lack of competition. It was the last airplane to still employ a flight engineer.
Additionally the design was inherently flawed, which led to the AF4590 disaster.
The sonic booms were too loud due to old tech.
The post 9/11 slowdown was the nail in the coffin.
Finally, Mach2 just wasn't fast enough to move the needle. Mach5 is a very different story.
I think that airlines pretty much figured out the economics of air travel, look at the failures of the new 747 and A380s
For this to be successful they need to be able to fly a seat trans Atlantic at a similar price point than a 787 for example and I donít think thatís happening anytime soon.
Imo a business only product will be a huge failure and with such a small cabin space is going to be scarce so I canít imagine seats/personal space being the same than current business/first class products and I personally would rather sit in a j seat for 8 hours than a y for 2, but that could just be me...
But Hey itís not slated until 2030 a lot of things can change till then

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