Can't be true. Simon Calder pronounced this to be impossible, and the A380 dead, in the Indy, earlier this week. :stirthepot: :roll: LOL... I cant stand the guy... most of what he says is a load of tripe. As for Ba and the A380 I'm really surprised they havent got more in their fleet yet. They can ...Jump to post
Flew D-ABOB on U25565 this afternoon with about 20 other pax! Forward and aft sections were completely empty. Give them some time to establish their operations. It's only been a couple of days... Not only have they been operating less than a week - but lets not forget that they have only been selli...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:I hope Flybe start / reinstate a few more LGW routes.....LPL / NCL / CWL / MAN would be great for the business community.
Why is there a need for so many wet lease aircraft? Didn’t the Air Berlin aircraft and crew transfer to easyJet? Firstly they needed to have the aircraft operating in order to secure the slots acquired with the purchase. Secondly all the Air Berlin crews need to be interviewed and meet easyjets rec...Jump to post
The only reason people are flying DY across the Atlantic is because of price. Don't kid yourself otherwise. Being from NYC I personally have never found DY to be significantly cheaper than legacies especially when considering bag fees as well. Now the legacies like DL and KL/AF and soon to be VS wi...Jump to post
Nickd92 wrote:The question then is - when they are going to put all these routes on sale etc? Because they are leaving it a bit later with the peak sales period already started for Summer 18.
LGW, MXP and ORY There are many, many more EasyJet bases than 'just' the three that you decided to add! EasyJet Wikipedia page under destinations has all the bases listed and there are many of them :-) I was talking about the Worldwide by easyjet connection service. It is NOT offered at all bases.Jump to post
I think not having a true International airline promoting Greece worldwide hasnt helped. By example imagine Qatar didnt have Qatar - who would have heard of Doha? Greece has so much more to offer than an "airline". People know its history, food, olympics, islands etc So that encourages pe...Jump to post
easyJet had the A319 with 2 overwing exits on each side. Why it makes it harder to resell, the OWEED frames are already there from the A320 design. Just not the added wight after cutout & installation. The A321 3 door, dual OWEED config also just has them cutout & activated. Would be intere...Jump to post
easyJet had the A319 with 2 overwing exits on each side.Jump to post
Given Norwegian can get feed from easyJet at LGW I presume these will be used for more long haul expansion from LGW. Its one market where I am sure their long haul is profitable (or has the potential to be profitable).Jump to post
petertenthije wrote:Surprising to see nothing to/from Germany considering they took over part of Air Berlin.
Given Ryanair pilots are leaving in droves, get rubbish pay, have to pay for the uniforms etc etc it doesnt surprise me that they are going on strike. It surprises me how long its taken for them to get to this point. Its not just Ireland that is looking at strikes it is also Italy and Germany amongs...Jump to post
FlyRow wrote:No ams, usually you see one or two routes adder there too.
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-ryanair-pilots-plan-strike-on-december-20th-1.3324473 "The company warned that any pilots taking part would be in breach of the Dublin base agreement and would lose benefits such as five-days-on, four-days-off rosters. Is this a n...Jump to post
AMS was no better. I believe LHR and FRA also had problems. Sunday and Monday saw many cancellations and it wasn't just because of the snow but also the winds.Jump to post
EU and UK seems to have agreed... So what is the conclusion? € 55 Billion EU and UK citizens protected in EU27 and UK Irish border seems to be like was agreed a week ago, nut no solution described. Is this closer to Remain or Leave a year ago? Now thiss was the beginning of the end what canxpect fr...Jump to post
That will probably become a FR route. Where do you expect FR to get the TXL slots? Fr said they want to base planes there. What FR say and do are 2 different things :p Easyjet have paid to get access to 25 aircraft and the associated slots. They are also wetleasing aircraft to hold onto those slots...Jump to post
I think VS when it ordered the A330's had probably decided it didn't want the A380's. Ordering the A380 was another publicity stunt from Branson at the time. Wanting casinos and bars etc etc. I think when VS ordered A380's LHR was still closed to competition via the Bermuda agreement. Once Bermuda ...Jump to post
runway23 wrote:I’d say the real surprise is the lack of TXL-CGN it is the glaring major domestic route pair which is missing.
I think the largest surprise here is (if you exempt MXP, CDG) the lack of connectivity to their largest hubs (LGW, GVA, LTN) or others of significant size (MAN, BRS, NCE, LYS, NAP, VCE, AMS). There's pretty much almost no overlap at this stage with SXF which is quite interesting seeing the potentia...Jump to post
€ 50,00 is roughly € 42 net VAT from which departure tax and fumvling fee have to be paid. Plus all other costs, there's not much left to cover that, Besides, LH matches that with their lowest fares. I presume its similar to the UK domestic routes and the high APD per ticket. But its worth remember...Jump to post
I would say beside CTA, PMI and PFO, which are warm-water holiday-destinations, these are all classical city-connections, from the cities main airports. Not your typical LCC routes. https://imgur.com/gallery/SJY0F?s=wa Easyjet fly on lots of typical city routes and operate from the main airports in...Jump to post
Going by Jethro's fleet listings, Virgin have received 14 789's with 3 more to come in 2018 and further options up to 20. Does anyone see the type 'breaking out' of the LHR network and being deployed elsewhere, perhaps at MAN or within the leisure fleet ? I know the A350 will displace the leisure f...Jump to post
Given the numerous incidents they have had recently I wouldn't be surprised if it has put some people off flying them.Jump to post
JOYA380B747 wrote:sand26391 wrote:Also BIAL is in talks with a 'Western European' carrier and wants them to start flights from BLR from WS'18.
VS or KL ?
Was watching Volle Kanne on TV this morning. They had a report on former Air Berlin married couple workers who were very unhappy with the conditions of employment offered for Eurowings. Well I guess no one is forcing them to go and work for eurowings. Perhaps they can go and apply for easyJet or Ry...Jump to post
I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat...Jump to post
I can't believe they are going ahead in this day and age with that J config either. It should be direct aisle access these days. I'm not sure why they are bothering spending the cash to refit with such an inferior product.Jump to post
The AFKL has too many brands as it is. Air France, KLM, Cityhopper, Hop!, Transavia, Martinair (cargo) and now Joon. Joon replaces AF on certain routes - it doenst have cheaper flight crew only cheaper cabin crew- is it really wise to replace AF on routes like TXL with an offering specifically targe...Jump to post
I thought the other Tui stalwart - Chris Browne, would have got this. But good luck to Johan. Will Stelios like him though??? Dont think it matters much as he is not the majority owner anymore. Stellios has pretty much been against everything easyjet management has done for the past 6 or 7 years.Jump to post
VS is going to replace all of its 4-holers - the eight 747-400s and seven A340-600s - with fuel-efficient A350-1000s. VS's business model is a bit different to BA's in that for a long time the Virgin Group's Virgin Holidays has played a major part in the success of the airline. In addition, VS has ...Jump to post
Lots of information about IAG’s strategy here ; http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzkzMjE1fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636452658710557042 BA will be offering less Y class in future as they downsize from the 747s to A350 and 787 at LHR. LEVEL will be the long haul...Jump to post
I'm actually surprised that VS has lasted this long. I imagine HKG is right up there as one of the most important business routes ex. LHR, with the likes of JFK and LAX so if VS were to drop it it would come as a shock to me. If VS can't make LHR-HKG work, they may as well shut down the company. Sa...Jump to post
I would say unlikely. But yes you are right, at one time I believe there was somewhere in the region of 11 flights a day between LHR and HKG. An amazing number. I remember BA operated 3 daily and VS two daily during its boom years. NZ sent their 747 on the route. I remember taking that flight and h...Jump to post
Their slots had been chaotically scattered through the week and through the clock. They didn't have any series of 5, 6 or even 7 weekly slot pairs at ANY airport. So how were Monarch running up to 3 daily flights on some routes if they didn't have any slots 'up to 5,6 or 7 weekly'? Or were they pig...Jump to post
USAOZ wrote:SYD/HNL, MEL/HNL both nonstop with JQ. At HNL they turn around & go back to OZ. Similarly with other low costs such as Scoot at SIN.
Next up will be VS I believe. They've been struggling since Bermuda 2 was scrapped. If you add up the losses since 2008 it wipes out any profit they've made since launch. The are on track for a 90m loss this year and Branson has just sold out 31% to AFKL leaving him with just a 19% shareholding. Ho...Jump to post
There you go. As we've seen recently with Monarch, these airlines (when privately owned) become the play-things of their owners. They exist only to advance their own agendas and games. They plan it all out with escape routes if they need them. Next up will be VS I believe. They've been struggling s...Jump to post
Very interesting & witty report on these very random trans Atlantic routes with Norwegian. The fare was unbelievable but I'd worry about how long will these routes last ? Especially mid winter ! I actually would like to try a 737 across the pond - just for fun of course ! Cheers Currently it se...Jump to post
Italy supplies additional EUR 300mil bridge loan to fund the airline. Offer deadline extended till April 30, 2018. http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2017/10/13/alitalia-to-get-300-mn-more-3_afe401a1-38ea-46e5-8ac8-bf511ad904ed.html https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/10/13/business/13reuter...Jump to post
MH seems to be in decline by cutting services and annoying their passengers... so seems a better fit for IAGJump to post
Although not a US Airline, KLM still has three classes on their 747s and probably some other types. KLM do not have 3 classes of service. As noted above they have Business & Economy. In the Economy (comfort) cabin they have a few rows with some extra centimetres of leg room. The fare sold is st...Jump to post
Easyjet have a strategy that they want to be either #1 at a base or #2 against a weak legacy carrier. With Madrid I believe they pulled out due to labour issues and FCO I believe the pulled out after Vueling set up and the Terminal fire which caused havoc on operations. Re wifi - not many EU airline...Jump to post