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Shorten a big plane ,rather than stretch a smaller one

Old 17th Jun 2019, 20:37
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
That's an understatement, at least in the case of the -600. While Boeing sold almost 400 of the -500 series, only 69 -600s were ever built, almost half of those for a single airline (SAS).



A great performer, but commercially it fared even worse than the short 737s - there's no way that selling 44 aircraft got anywhere close to covering the NRCs.
Changes in market forces at the time, mainly increased fuel costs, resulted in fewer sales but from an engineering point of view, its success would be hard to deny.
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 21:02
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Originally Posted by The Bartender
The only way you will stop pax from trying to evacuate with their luggage, is to remove the bins and put everything in the hold...
The only way you will stop pax from trying to lug stuff into the cabin is by making sure checked bags DO NOT get lost 1% of the time, which basically means a frequent flier loses his bags once a year.

The problem now is if you need your laptop or a clean shirt and pants for a meeting on arrival, the only way to have them is to lug them on. I took an expensive painting course in Spain, and the instructor lost his clothes, paints , palettes and brushes for the students. (forget about transporting watercolor tube paints in cabin). The stuff turned up a few days later, but the course was a mess as the expert didn't have his tools. Statistically, now, out of a hundred travelers, one will arrive to find her suits, good shoes or wedding dress have gone off to Alaska.

The tourists don't want to lug their duty-frees on board, no more than I want to carry a heavy camera and laptop. Everything, especially duty frees should get slapped with a label and packed in the hold. But all of us know that any high-value item will get "taxed". It wouldn't surprise me if baggage handlers at some third world airports made more than pilots at their national airline

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Old 17th Jun 2019, 21:22
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
Changes in market forces at the time, mainly increased fuel costs, resulted in fewer sales but from an engineering point of view, its success would be hard to deny.
The road to bankruptcy is littered with many an "engineering success".
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