This leaving the current lounge for Gold, Silver, Koru along with all the other rats and mice stuff, lounge passes, partner airlines etc. Air Points Silver doesn’t get lounge access at present, other than lounge passes. V/F Yeah, so they do get access, via a lounge pass. That’s a one-off though isn...Jump to post
While reading about Governor Cuomo’s proposals for JFK (missed this? See the threads $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation , JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting? , and BA's future at JFK ) I came across the following report from the Regional Plan Association, produced as part of their Fourth Regional Pl...Jump to post
I'm not the one up-to-speed on JFK developments so this latest expansion is interesting. Wasn't T7 supposed to get a major overhaul or expansion of some sort? I keep seeing announcements every other year of some kind of terminal expansion at JFK so it's kind of confusing lol. I guess the Port Autho...Jump to post
That's a nice image and all, but I fail to see how the top of the fuselage is acting as a lifting surface, given the absence of leading edge, trailing edge, and underside, all of which are required for an aerofoil to function. Unless the high wing is on struts, raised above the fuselage like an old...Jump to post
These ULH flights are a travesty against our planet and should ge forbidden at once regardless of the relative efficiency of the plane. The stage length after which carrying fuel to carry fuel is more uneconomical than two separate flights should be the limit. And what would that limit be, exactly?...Jump to post
Sayan777 wrote:The Etihad 787 -9/-10 is getting a special livery.The aircraft is now in CHS. Does anyone have any idea what it maybe.
Just one more example of how endlessly upgrading this ancient airframe has been costly. Just because something is older doesn’t necessarily make it worse in all regards. Another example: the old Airliners.net forum software had a suggest delete option specifically for “flamebait”, whereas the new s...Jump to post
The new AKL regional lounge will look cool! https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/air-nz-building-new-regional-lounge-at-auckland-airport/_jcr_content/par/image.dynimg.full.q75.jpg/v1536811260528/AUCKLAND-REGIONAL-LOUNGE-DNHT-1120.jpg See: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/air-n...Jump to post
The nature of JFK's separate ownership makes any consolidated announcement difficult, but the outlines of the bigger plan seem quite clear. A new T1/2/3, linked to T4 - that's one giant complex, all connected. A new T6/7, linked to T5 - that's another giant complex, all connected. The implied bits ...Jump to post
Did anybody read the question? The question was about Boeing and Airbus. The poster didn't say Antonov or BAE or Bombardier, Dornier, ATR,LET etc. I believe he asked Boeng and Airbus... So we can all agree that high wing commercial jets exist but none is large or particularly succesful. Yes, and al...Jump to post
The lack of even acknowledgement of T8 in this whole plan is bizarre to me T8 isn’t mentioned by name, but they have been quite clear work is ongoing with other terminal operators and airlines: No mention of Delta in today's Cuomo presser, save for the inference that the T1 consortium's plan for re...Jump to post
It’s a cool sight! The hand-wringing about it is pretty silly. They’ve been doing it for years with F/A-18s, and F-111s before that. I don’t know how much truth there is to it, but the RAAF used to describe the F-111 runs down the river as a practice bombing run on Suncorp Stadium, minus the bombs o...Jump to post
flyingclrs727 wrote:Ironically the EU rules that kept the EA engines off of aircraft needing ETOPS compliant engines like the proposed 767-400ERX meant the EA engines had no customer other than the A380.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107724837/an-rnzaf-flight-stuck-in-air-with-landing-gear-failure-at-ohakea-base A defence force aircraft has performed a "belly landing" after being stranded mid-air above RNZAF Base Ohakea because of a landing gear fault. Never seen a plane stranded mid-a...Jump to post
GmoneyCO wrote:Anyone have an update on when the 3 E135s will finally exit the fleet?
kearnet wrote:This might already be being discussed in an existing thread but felt this warrants it's own topic.
ikramerica wrote:It was a German rigid airship, no? Graf Zeppelin
Wow....I'm genuinely interested in what people on this forum are smoking, because I wanna try some. Just like the Vashon Island airport idea from a couple of days ago, this will never happen. Same user making both proposals... Just wait till you see his proposals for airports handling 300 million p...Jump to post
[quote="hinckley”] 747-400ER (Extended Range. QF only?) [/quote] Korean Air had -400ERs didn’t they?[/quote] Qantas was the only airline to take passenger 747-400ERs, receiving 6. 40 747-400ERFs were delivered. Korean Air took 8, with others going to Air France (2), Altavair (6), Cathay Pacifi...Jump to post
Looking at the present renderings, I guess all of the parking garages are gone to make room for a "central park"? Still trying to understand a two main ring roads. If you go to the video on the governor’s website - https://youtu.be/1QzA0iDP8dk - and go to the 16:28 mark, there is a graphi...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but for the sake of reference in this thread given T8 seems to be the terminal which has yet to be integrated into this plan, here is what T8 was supposed to look like before it was truncated: https://www.airport-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/10/1-jfk.jpg It wil...Jump to post
No mention of Delta in today's Cuomo presser, save for the inference that the T1 consortium's plan for redeveloping the Terminal 2 and 3 site was chosen over the Delta/IAT submsisson. But surely negotiations could not have advanced this far without some provision for -- and input from -- the airpor...Jump to post
My understanding is that the plan has always been that when the domestic jet pier gets built, the regional airline end of the terminal will remain more or less as is until a future date where a regional airline pier is built, connected to the same landside building as the domestic jet pier. My god ...Jump to post
And: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q9MD-OsDZcV-ga3WKoVEaNk6dgQ=/0x0:1280x708/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:1280x708):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13215533/Screen_Shot_2018_10_04_at_12.40.02_PM.png Very exciting stuff! My biggest takeaway from those renderings (when you click t...Jump to post
Aside from infrastructure, e.g., roadway improvements, this plan only covers the re-build and expansion of Terminal 1 into the space of Terminals 2 and 3 and the rebuild and expansion of Terminal 7. There is no mention how DL will absorb the loss of gates when T2 is demolished. There is no mention ...Jump to post
I think you’ll find most South Aucklanders work in South Auckland, these people don’t have a lot of money I doubt many of them travel into the CBD. IMO the main users of this airport line will be airport passengers. It’s what happens I’m most other airports why would AKL be any different? I’ve been...Jump to post
My biggest takeaway from those renderings (when you click through to the article) are the two A380's in B6 colors at the New T6/T7 :stirthepot: Right next to the unicorn jumping over the rainbow? :stirthepot: No, right next to all the Delta 747s on the super long Terminal 4 pier. :lol: Here is the ...Jump to post
A picture of the new A350ULR Premium economy seat, with side bin has come out..... these are for the last three rows of the PE section at the back of the plane. https://media2.ausbt.com.au/862,813-5bb594ee70084828a69877a1dd799463-singapore-airlines-premium-economy-solo-seat-airbus-a350-900ulr.jpg h...Jump to post
Further to my comments on transport to AIAL. You will all have seen the Air NZ announcement last month regarding the new regional lounge, ready mid next year at a cost of $60M. It looks to be an awesome lounge and I'm pleased NZ's doing it. However, I don't think this was picked up last month how t...Jump to post
SFO needs a parallel runway in the bay about as badly as LHR needs its own new runway. The problem is that simultaneous ILS approaches on the 28's just aren't possible at SFO. If you could do those, you might be able to make a case for not building another runway. I'm always amused that when the fo...Jump to post
Was this the last Tu-154 in scheduled airline service?
This thread is incomplete without a link to this great video from when the 747 was only a third of the age it is now: https://youtu.be/eaStEgS59bw
If they can move runways 19L/34R and 19C/34C to where the current terminal is so that it runs adjacent to the expressway and cemetery, then it would free up enough space between those two runways and 19R/34L for the construction of a midfield terminal. A more practical idea than razing Vashon Islan...Jump to post
Q wrote:Maybe they forgot to change new fresh tires! Tires may be worn out. If worn out tires it will not grip on wet runway enough to slow down.
Kikko19 wrote:They already got the second delivered?
BNE is like a large country town that shuts down at 9pm. What an utter insensitive and inaccurate post. Get your facts straight before you start insulting a major metropolis... BNE only closes down at 9PM on Fridays.... it's 7PM all other days. :lol: Wait till you see Perth... In fairness, during t...Jump to post
New Zealand is a case where both are private and the airports and airlines are having a shoving match that is leading to less air service. What do you mean by that? Air NZ is still majority owned by the New Zealand government. This needs some context. Air New Zealand was completely privatised by th...Jump to post
Why would Air Tahiti cut their lunch on AKL-PPT by starting AKL-BOB? As I see it the A220 would be a great aircraft for WLG/CHC-PPT rather than AKL-BOB. To quote from the article: To clear up any confusion, remember there are actually two Tahitian airlines, Air Tahiti who service the islands, and A...Jump to post
it's such an achievement but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying economy... no matter how new, modern or good IFE the plane has, no one deserves it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2018/05/31/singapore-airlines-readies-airbus-a350ulr-for-worlds-longest-commerci...Jump to post
So LH is resuming FRA-PNQ with the Winter schedule but apparently with an LH mainline A319 - which basically means no real business class seat and an excruciating 11 hrs with a stop over in EACH direction now rather than only westbound before. No winder bloggers are tagging it as the worst flight l...Jump to post
First painted A320neo for Air New Zealand featuring the All Black livery: http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=13320 My apologies for linking to another forum. I'm currently unsure how to link pictures in etc. Don't worry. Only about ten regulars on this site have any ide...Jump to post
I didn’t realise OJS/T/U received the Signature interior? I honestly thought they had the classic 747 cabin interior. I flew on OJU and OJS a few years and they have definitely been updated. Thinking about it though I’m not sure it’s the full 777 interior from the ERs but it’s pretty close (ie the ...Jump to post