AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4491 posts, RR: 55 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6471 times:
Just saw that Etihad's AUH-JFK is already in the system with the A340-500. Looks like it is as of sometime in October and its a daily 3-class service.
So here are some questions:
So EY will start JFK with the A345. What about other destinations in North America? Will YYZ continue to be operated by the 332 via BRU?
With regards to EK, are there are any definite plans to serve destinations other than JFK?
Anything in the pipeline for other US-Gulf flights? QR for instance? Any US carrier coming back to Dubai?
How long ago did MH stop DXB-JFK?
Thanks in advance for answers. I hear that EY's offering is pretty good. By the way it looks as though NZ LAX-LHR services are going to be operated by the 777 by the end of the year or sooner - wasn't aware of that.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2957 posts, RR: 30 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6301 times:
You know, just a theory but... Emirates was planning flights to SFO for quite some time. I don't really know what happened to those plans but apparently they are on hold for the time being. SFO area has a pretty large Arab population that can greatly benefit from non-stop service to the Middle East. Maybe not a daily, but a few services a week will definitely go out almost full.
Etihad can leap across EK and maybe step out on the route. It will be great to see one of the carriers here in the near future!
Bnamaxx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 6253 times:
I have always heard of EK and SFO but like another poster said, that's been quiet lately. IAH was also being discussed. I think EK is fast trying to become the worlds most comprehensive global carriers and if it can obtain more fifth freedom rights, they are going to start hurting some incumbents.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4441 posts, RR: 43 Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5973 times:
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 8): Apparently Qatar is the next Gulf airline to enter into the U.S. market. DOH-JFK with the A340-600 is apparently being planned.
Its already been confirmed that QR will be flying to JFK nonstop from DOH with the A 346...but the launch date hasnt been set as yet. They are waiting for more A 330s to be delivered in order to free up 2 A 346s which will be dedicated to the JFK route.
I still do not know why EY chose JFK over EWR when their initial DOT application made last September was for AUH-EWR daily nonstop with the A 345.
Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 1): The word is that the A345's will operate YYZ-AUH non-stop in the future.
Yes this has been rumored by BRU's Airport Employees and if you ask the check in staff ladies at YYZ airport who work for EY this question, they give a guilty looking smile and acknowledge it...but Ive heard that its not with the A 345 but B 773ER.
Capacity wise the A 345 is perfect for a 3 weekly AUH-YYZ-AUH operation however there is NO DEMAND for EYs First Class out of YYZ nor into it but there is for its J class...but then again the 2 class 378 seater B 773ER is too big to be used for these flights.
AirMale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5910 times:
This is just a wild guess, but QR might surprise all of us and start a DOH-IAD with its own metal plus code-share with UA on the route. UA has already applied for this route authority, I have heard. This would not be the first codeshare flights with other *A airlines for QR, they already have agreements with OZ, NH, BD, TG.....
QR is already active in the US through code-share flights on LH metal, from Frankfurt to JFK, EWR, ORD and IAH.
Cartoonranger From United Arab Emirates, joined Aug 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5699 times:
Mr Al Baker stated that QR aircraft would be flying to the states direct by year end. However, i think the Qatar CAA have to be audited by the FAA for approval, which is due to take place in september.
It can be noted that the seat load factor was extremely high until the introduction of the second daily frequency in Nov-05. Overall, the stats suggest that Emirates is quite succesful on the route - too bad we don't have access to yield information.
Cartoonranger From United Arab Emirates, joined Aug 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4172 times:
Quoting OHLHD (Reply 18): Would " direct" mean via an European city maybe. There were rumors before that they would stop somewher in Europe especially with a stop that would surprise us totally.
No as i understand it he wants 'Direct'. Being in direct competition with EK and EY a stopping service would just not compete. I believe it could be fairly lucrative too as there are a significant number of US servicemen in Qatar and BA flights are usually packed with them.
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4015 times:
What will happen to EY Brussels service if YYZ goes nonstop?And for now are they still using the same old and leased A332 on this flight with the hopeless J class or have they put one of the other A332 on this flight. Im very curious as my wife is booked for next week and i will be flying to Brussels in late september.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2550 posts, RR: 32 Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
Quoting Behramjee (Reply 9): Yes this has been rumored by BRU's Airport Employees and if you ask the check in staff ladies at YYZ airport who work for EY this question, they give a guilty looking smile and acknowledge it...but Ive heard that its not with the A 345 but B 773ER.
The lady you talked to probably worked for Aviapartner - the check-in staff who handle EY wear the EY uniform.
Quoting KHI747 (Reply 21): And for now are they still using the same old and leased A332 on this flight with the hopeless J class or have they put one of the other A332 on this flight.
The aircraft that you refer to are the 3 machines that were leased from TAM. 2 of these have been returned recently, and the third will be gone within the next few weeks. The config deployed on this route is the F12 J24 Y180 config. This is not the latest EY Diamond and Pearl Zone product, but still very nice - all EY standard decor and IFE.
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2881 times:
Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 22): The aircraft that you refer to are the 3 machines that were leased from TAM. 2 of these have been returned recently, and the third will be gone within the next few weeks. The config deployed on this route is the F12 J24 Y180 config. This is not the latest EY Diamond and Pearl Zone product, but still very nice - all EY standard decor and IFE
Thanks for your input UK_Dispatcher.But i think the sole remaining A332 tends to be on the BRU-YYZ flights more often then not- unfortunately for me.My wife travelled to BRU in May.The first flight from KHI-AUH was on a A332 with the very nice green J class seats but her connecting BRU flight was on that dreadfully equipped ex TAM A332.
Since you are an ATC at AUH,do you have any info either from EY or from your own observation if the ex TAM A332 is still doing the BRU-YYZ runs all three times a week? Thanks!