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Smaller aircraft on the horizon PERHAPS

Old 8th Oct 2020, 11:14
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Need to get in line for some of these. Europe to Aus in less than 1/2 the time. Small, premium. Will be interested to see how much fuel it uses and if they have solved the noise problem. The company name makes me think no.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 05:57
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4500nm range. Where are you going to tech stop - Astana?
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 06:35
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Originally Posted by s6b View Post
4500nm range. Where are you going to tech stop - Astana?
In any case I’d be just as happy tucked up in cx first class asleep over night. It’s certainly going to cost as much .
Any time saved ultra long haul wouldn’t work well with curfews in places like lhr
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 12:54
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The other issue is that this was conceived pre-Covid. Surmising that 4500nm is optimised for transatlantic routes, although some routes for ME based carriers might work.

A large proportion of that anticipated traffic doesn't existing currently and it's uncertain when it will return to make this even vaguely viable; it's an expensive solution for a niche problem
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