IcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11831 times:
I'm sure RBA will follow their typical fleet plan. Old shit on long haul routes & new cabins on short haul routes. Flying with RBA is a game of enie menie minie mow. Never makes sense to anyone other than the kings cousin who plays pin the tail on the donkey with the fleet & route.
If they could be bothered, the could be a great airline, but with the current attitude(not including F/A) this kind of metal is & will be totally wasted on them.
CV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11675 times:
Quoting IcLCY (Reply 6): If they could be bothered, the could be a great airline
I first flew RBA many moons ago ex LHR and was very impressed, my last flight a few months ago ex DXB was a nightmare and I was stunned how far down they had gone (reminds me of GF). Totally lost the plot
One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
There is no such thing as a company's registration number. If AA leased that bird, they could still fly it under that registration. That reg was assigned to that aircraft, when it was first delivered and when it was returned to the lessor, it got it back. Brazilian airlines are only allowed to fly Brazilian registered aircrafts, so even if Varig wanted to keep the old US reg, it couldn't. If you had read the remarks, you would know that here in Brazil it used to be known as PP-VRE.
Varig fail to pay the lease and probably has been notified about the end of the lease agreement and as the plane belongs to Bristol Associates, they just take the plane back (it's the one grounded at JFK)
Any news or updates on PP-VRI and PP-VRJ (also PW but not-ER versions) ?
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
Easyas321 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11306 times:
so does this mean that flights form OZ to say UK will now be 1 stop rather than 2 now with 767's ?
If so, this will help improve their yields dramatically.
Will the 777's fly BNE/AKL route? Hope so, but they need to rearrange their schd BNE/AKL. I think at present 1 depart BNE at 0415 & other 2 are red eyes departing at around 2200 which must arrive AKL at friendly 0300 !! Yuk !!!
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5020 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10098 times:
Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2): It seems they will use these to do nonstop LHR and FRA.
FRA is being dropped at the end of October.
PER will recieve them quite early, and as far as I'm aware LHR will still be via DXB. I think they plan to keep 4 763's which have been upgraded with new interiors. They are also going to increase OZ flights or have atleast been allowed to.
Easyas321 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9585 times:
Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 14): PER will recieve them quite early, and as far as I'm aware LHR will still be via DXB. I think they plan to keep 4 763's which have been upgraded with new interiors. They are also going to increase OZ flights or have atleast been allowed to.
LHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7533 times:
BI 777's - at last! Long time coming, long overdue, even though the 763 is a great plane.
The loads ex-LHR to DXB are variable, so it would make sense that out of the 7 weekly departures, maybe they could/should make 4 direct to BWN, and 3 via DXB
Either way, they need to be a bit more (read lot's!) proactive and aggressive with expansion, as they are getting killed by EK/Qr/etc...they really aren't a bad airline, but as variable as all the other players. They need to pump LHR to get double-daily, and use the 777's to their best capability. Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth!
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