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Old February 18th, 2016, 04:40 AM   #2201
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Wow!!!!!!VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!the first step to become a five star airline.i hope that they would change and redesign all their seats in economy,premium and business classes like swiss.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 07:55 AM   #2202
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I truly hope so myself, especially that it is my nation's flag carrier that is on the line. Given that it will have 3 classes on board (J, W, and Y), I was thinking something like a hybrid between:

Qatar Airways, with J36 and Y247
Finnair, with J46, W43, and Y208

I would have the seating configuration like this:

Business Class of 40, in a 1-2-1 staggered configuration with full lie-flat (180-degree) seats

Economy Plus of 45, in a 3-3-3 configuration, with enhanced amenities compared to standard economy

Economy Class between 200 and 220 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration

All of them will have access to WiFi, AC power plugs, and USB power ports, as well as the latest PTV and IFE features, and bassinets for passengers with babies. Perhaps it should get the Panasonic Thales IFE or develop its own using the Linux kernel so that the airline can finally catch up with passengers having to endure long-haul flights with limited entertainment options on the older A343 aircraft.

And I seriously hope it will exercise its options for 6 additional A359s in the long run as well as adding more B777-300ERs to the fleet to really beef up its international network.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 11:06 AM   #2203
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Lufthansa said in a statement yesterday that the first ten 359's they receive will be stationed at Munich airport to replace the 343's operating from there.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #2204
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Airbus said in Singapore they will release more information, if not a launch of the A350-1100 at the Farnborough Air Show. He also said the new aircraft would seat more pax than Boeing's 777-9. I'm also interested to see what the range, and payload will be like compared to the 777-9.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...gger-a350-1000
More seats than the 777-9?? Impossible! No way! A350-1000 would have typically about 370 seats while 777-9's typical seating config would make over 400 seats in the aircraft. Airbus can keep dreaming trying to compete with 777X!
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Old February 18th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #2205
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More seats than the 777-9?? Impossible! No way! A350-1000 would have typically about 370 seats while 777-9's typical seating config would make over 400 seats in the aircraft. Airbus can keep dreaming trying to compete with 777X!
You are aware that they are talking about a possible A350-1100 which would add about 30 to 40 seats (370+30=400)?
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Old February 18th, 2016, 07:31 PM   #2206
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The year is starting great order-wise for the A350 with already 2 commitments (Iran Air and Philippine Airlines) and more in the pipeline (Virgin Atlantic...). It's also interesting to see that the a350-1000 is getting some orders as the orders for that variant have been quite dry since the launch of the 777-9X.

This order also confirm a preference for the A350 over the 787 in Southeast Asia. All flag carriers have opted for either a slit order between the a350 and the 787 (Vietnam Airlines, Garuda, Thai) or for the a350 solely (Singapore Airlines, Malaysia and now Phillipine Airlines).
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Old February 19th, 2016, 06:13 AM   #2207
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An amsterdam via zurich would be nice from philippine airlines.i hope they can think over that route again like the planned to fly this route in 2001 but because of the asian finacial crisis it didn't became to fruitition.they wanted a 3x weekly flight mnl-zrh-amsterdam,i still remember way back then.excuse for my english.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 06:24 AM   #2208
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An amsterdam via zurich would be nice from philippine airlines.i hope they can think over that route again like the planned to fly this route in 2001 but because of the asian finacial crisis it didn't became to fruitition.they wanted a 3x weekly flight mnl-zrh-amsterdam,i still remember way back then.excuse for my english.
No worries. A Manila-Amsterdam via Zurich flight would be a good idea, but, would that mean competition soon from rivals Swiss International Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch (which, by the way, offers a daily direct service to Manila via Taipei)? I mean, yes, a nonstop Manila-Zurich flight would be great, but, I think collaboration with Swiss and Lufthansa will be needed to allow that flight to interlink with onward flights to and from Zurich. What's more likely would be a resumption to either Frankfurt or Rome (I bet for the former since Lufthansa has stopped operations on that route some time back, and a lot of people want to fly to the Philippines once more should LH resume service). However, if Rome is chosen, that would mean Alitalia would be the next codesharing partner for Philippine Airlines, especially that a lot of Filipino families and tourists visit the Eternal City and the Vatican at the same time.

Perhaps, if PAL is successful in acquiring more A350s and B777s, it can send the former to:

- Amsterdam
- Madrid
- Rome
- Zurich

While the latter can be deployed to:

- Frankfurt
- London
- Paris

Remember, though, that PAL's bread and butter are flights to North America, so that will be the main focus of the airline. In that case, sending the A350 to New York would be a most wonderful idea, especially that it would be the only Asian carrier to send the A350 to New York (if we count Qatar Airways, it might be the second carrier to do so). Here are my potential route assignments for the long-haul aircraft:

A350-900XWB:

- New York/JFK (select trips)
- Toronto
- Chicago (select trips)
- Las Vegas
- San Diego
- Vancouver (select trips)
- Honolulu (select trips; other aircraft choice would be the A330-300)
- Atlanta
- Washington DC

Boeing 777-300ER:

- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- New York/JFK (select trips)
- Chicago (select trips)
- Vancouver (select trips)
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Old February 19th, 2016, 12:35 PM   #2209
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You are aware that they are talking about a possible A350-1100 which would add about 30 to 40 seats (370+30=400)?
My bad. Haven't read through completely, just scanned the most important info. Well in that case, 777-9 still has a slightly higher capacity and stretch. Plus we'll be seeing the 777Xs flying in 3-4 years hopefully and by that time they might receive more orders/customers so even if Airbus does plan an A350-1100, they still have some way to go. Undoubtedly the 777X will be one of the most awesome aircraft out there.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 03:20 PM   #2210
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Old February 20th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #2211
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Given the LARGE Filipino expatriate community in Hawaii, wouldn't flying the 777-300ER between Manila and Honolulu be more appropriate? (That is unless they fly the A330-300 between Manila and Honolulu on a higher frequency basis, though passenger/cargo load may be a tad limited).

I do think the Philippine Airlines A350XWB-900 will be primarily used to fly to Europe, though.
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Given the LARGE Filipino expatriate community in Hawaii, wouldn't flying the 777-300ER between Manila and Honolulu be more appropriate? (That is unless they fly the A330-300 between Manila and Honolulu on a higher frequency basis, though passenger/cargo load may be a tad limited).

I do think the Philippine Airlines A350XWB-900 will be primarily used to fly to Europe, though.
Manila to Hawaii would be great with a Boeing 777-300ER, but given its limited number at the moment (6), I think the A330-300 would be sufficient for the time being. If we want to use the 77W to Hawaii, we will need to reassign some of the existing flights to LAX and SFO to accommodate a rotation between Manila and Honolulu, especially that it has a different schedule than most North American flights:

PR100 MNL1730 - 0910HNL 330 x13
PR101 HNL1055 - 1620+1MNL 330 x13

In this case, one of the flights for LAX or SFO will be swapped with an A343 for a day or two so that you can accommodate a 77W service to HNL. A much better idea would be to wait for the new aircraft (e.g. more 77Ws and new 359s). It is even possible to upgrade HNL service to a daily, provided that PAL has enough aircraft to make it happen. Even better, if there is a much larger demand (e.g. Holidays, Summer Vacation), PAL could easily expand it to levels similar to LAX or SFO so that there will be more capacity available to the Aloha State.
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The first A350 for Singapore Airlines returning to Toulouse after a test flight.
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News from CNA on SIA's first A350. You can read the full article in the source link below.

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SIA collects first Airbus A350-900 plane on Thursday
By Dawn Karen Tan, Channel NewsAsia
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The new model is said to be about 20 per cent more fuel efficient than existing models, and could help Singapore Airlines save costs amid heating competition with Gulf carriers.

source: CNA
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The year is starting great order-wise for the A350 with already 2 commitments (Iran Air and Philippine Airlines) and more in the pipeline (Virgin Atlantic...). It's also interesting to see that the a350-1000 is getting some orders as the orders for that variant have been quite dry since the launch of the 777-9X.

This order also confirm a preference for the A350 over the 787 in Southeast Asia. All flag carriers have opted for either a slit order between the a350 and the 787 (Vietnam Airlines, Garuda, Thai) or for the a350 solely (Singapore Airlines, Malaysia and now Phillipine Airlines).
That leaves tiny Royal Brunei as the one that only ordered the 787.
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Garuda is still undecided, they have LOIs for both the 787 and A350, but recently they revealed that they will only pick one of them. And that decision has been delayed by their recent conversion of their remaining A330ceo on order to the A330neo (+ some extra). Also considering the slow speed of their ambitions for the long haul destinations (Europe & US) they might not need anything more then their still young 777-300ERs for now.
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My bad. Haven't read through completely, just scanned the most important info. Well in that case, 777-9 still has a slightly higher capacity and stretch. Plus we'll be seeing the 777Xs flying in 3-4 years hopefully and by that time they might receive more orders/customers so even if Airbus does plan an A350-1100, they still have some way to go. Undoubtedly the 777X will be one of the most awesome aircraft out there.
The 777-9 will have a significant advantage over the A350-1100 in payload/range performance, but the A350-1100 will be lighter and have lower operating costs for the missions that it can perform.
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News from CNA. You can read the full article in the source link below.

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SIA takes delivery of first Airbus A350-900
Posted 02 Mar 2016 19:51
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“The addition of the A350-900 exemplifies Singapore Airlines’ longstanding commitment to operate a young and modern fleet,” says SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong.

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MSN26 9V-SMA 1st A359 for Singapore Airlines is on the way to Singapore:
https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8895/8fa04c5


Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 cn 026 9V-SMA by Clιment Alloing, on Flickr
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The first A350 for Singapore Airlines has arrived at Singapore Changi Airport!
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