With regards to cross border.... (slightly off topic I know)....I don't find that flying out of the US is much cheaper than the US anymore, while a decade ago I often used SEA instead of YVR. In fact, looking on Momondo for a flight to Tokyo in September, the cheapest 1-stop flight from YVR is $626 ...Jump to post
I fly B6 and WN out of BUF and sometimes I even fly out of DTW too when it's convenient. The costs of flying into Canadian airports are so high that those two carriers find it easier to get canadian traffic from either BUF and DTW. I even heard that some from Vancouver fly B6 and WN out of SEA too....Jump to post
How do airlines balance their additional transatlantic summer requirements in the winter? In particular US airlines seem lopsided summer-heavy, so where is this extra summer aircraft coming from? During the summer on transatlantic, US airlines presumably: fly additional seasonal routes, they increas...Jump to post
The main problem with UKB, IMHO, is the artificial restriction on the number of flights that can fly there, mainly just to protect KIX. It's build as part of "recovery" effort for Kobe after the giant earthquake there in 1995 anyway (In another word, waste of public funds). There are prop...Jump to post
Also, forgot to mention Saint Lucia. Makes for inconvenient connections to have international and short-haul flights on different parts of the island.
And does Tenerife merit 2 airports?
Tel Aviv and Eilat both having 2 airports each surprised me, for such a small country
I don't think Kyiv has an unnecessary airport. IEV doesn't have runways long enough for long haul. It's still rather close to the city and a good location for service by low cost airlines. When I flew into there in 2012, it looked like it needed a new terminal. Once rail connects to KBP, it will be...Jump to post
From what I understand, cities have multiple airports seem to fit into 3 main categories: 1. SIZE: Cities so large, multiple areas are required (eg: London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo) 2. LOW COST: Cities where the second airport is mostly LCC or Charter (eg: Houston, Dallas, Orlando) 3. DOMESTIC: Citi...Jump to post
jasoncrh wrote:Cargo does not need to be capitalized unless it starts the sentence. It is not a proper noun.
Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets? Major airlines I can think of with their own cargo divisions and cargo fleets are CX, EK, KE, LH, SQ. In particular, the US3 doesn't. Is there a profit to be made in cargo operations and if so, why are the US3 content to leave that ...Jump to post
What is the future of the sub-75 seat (50 seat) regional jet, to replace the CRJ100/200 and ERJ140/145 size of aircraft?
What is in production now?
I'm admittedly not too familiar with this type, so I'm wondering what now fills the void between prop jet and 75-100 seat regional jet.
Here, one of these may help: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7169H6OzyrL.png But until those become available en masse, the answer's the same it was yesterday and the same as it'll be tomorrow: The airline will order what best suits their needs + is available at the time it's neede...Jump to post
With any luck Canada will not loosen the bilateral in any way until the UAE cleans up its act in Yemen and backs down on the Qatar blockade. YOWza What a great idea. We won’t have an economy if we base trade on foreign policy. Canada is already withering away as witnessed with the Transmountain fia...Jump to post
As much as we like to complain about a rollback of service on legacy carriers, there remains a difference. My mom, who typically flies on F9, NK, and G4, recently flew BE on AA and remarked at how much nicer it was. She commented on the free snacks and beverages, in seat power, and extra legroom. S...Jump to post
Putting aside comfort or aesthetics, aren't windows safer so that the wings and engines can be seen and reported on? During some sort of an emergency either on the ground or in the air doesn't the ability to see what's happening outside actually help, in some cases?Jump to post
So all your flights have to take off and land in daylight? Vertigo anyone? Your head says the plane is moving, but your eyes say no. I agree. I wouldn;t get on a windowless plane. Can't speak for him, but for some reason there's a difference if there are no windows at all vs a window that is there ...Jump to post
The problem with the 787 windows is the crew locking them at the darkest setting while I want to look outside. People who complain about blinding the entire cabin during daytime longhaul flights should use sleeping masks. Or turn their screens brighter if the want to watch a movie. They don't have ...Jump to post
That being said, this is not a new idea. Boeing looked into projecting images onto the inside cabin during the original 777 development and Airbus and BMW showed a concept where the upper crown of the A350 could show images of the sky. True but aircraft manufacturers and designers often propose var...Jump to post
Is someone really asking this question? Wow. Harsh. It's actually not an unreasonable question, given how nowadays the lines are being blurred. For example Westjet is still referred to as a low-cost and Air Canada a full-service. On domestic travel there is absolutely no difference between them in ...Jump to post
I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. What about all those passengers that currently have no desire to look outside and close the window shades as soon as they can? Will they be forced to look at screens with projected images of the outside worl...Jump to post
Who is the market for this airline? Point to point? If it's no longer picking up DXB-LHR passengers. Surely Brunei isn't a major hub for Australia or New Zealand?
That's a long way to fly on a Dry airline (not that it should be primary reason for flying of course but still)....
CP had served YVR-BKK (via HKG) in the 90's. Was it stopped due to Asian crash, or CP's overall problems? There must have been a market for that route at one time. SQ had also flown YVR-SIN at one time but also dropped that route... and to date SQ remains one of the only major Asian carriers (along ...Jump to post
I continue to find it remarkable how much people continue to complain about this, and in particular how people seem to be fixated on this specific to AA. Cabin densification is an entirely economically rational response to consumers' own behavior - and not just AA, but at essentially every single m...Jump to post
So, I booked an Air Canada flight and it's on an Airbus A321. They have a number of seats they call Preferred Seating, which includes not only the bulkheads but also the first 5 rows of Economy. Instead of booking the bulkhead where I can't keep my bag under the seat, I thought I might book the seco...Jump to post
This is why the general public hates airlines. This should never have happened. Although in this particular situation, I am not sure...I really don't agree with the above comment as a generalization. When it comes to luggage, people take too much stuff onboard, and I am sick of it. I have never in ...Jump to post
Although I wasn't a huge fan of the current Gulf Air livery when it first came out I have since grown very fond of it and I was looking forward to seeing the B787 wearing it as it will no doubt look great, if they intend on a brand refresh I just hope that they don't go Euro white and keep the basi...Jump to post
Gulf air unveils growth and brand refresh strategy https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/02/26/gulf-air-unveils-its-strategy-and-plans-for-2018-and-beyond-new-livery-coming/ http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/gulf-air-announces-strategic-growth-plans-1.2179556 -New livery and brand identity -8 new de...Jump to post
I had no idea until now that there is not a single flight from MAN to anywhere in India. I'm sure the ME3 take a lot of that traffic but I'm quite surprised actually given the sizeable Asian population of Northern England. There's just PIA to Islamabad/Lahore.Jump to post
I know India is a big place, but how can there be a market for another competitor to the aforementioned Indigo, Spice and Vistara not to mention Air India and Jet? Air Costa already went under.Jump to post
I don't know what is so great about DXB unless you like sitting on a plane on the ground for 90 minutes after doors closed to wheels up; or circling the terminal twice before your gate finally opens up and you can park after landing. If you're going to India, LHR for FRA, seems an easier connection...Jump to post
Interesting to see if this can work... a second long haul airline for a small country like that. Most smaller European countries have 1 major scheduled long haul airline, with others being holiday package, charter or LCC. Belgium also doesn't really have a long history of successful second airlines....Jump to post
Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, to protect AC. Which is frustrating. Qatar and TK serve YUL but with similar limitations, me...Jump to post
I've flown on 757's with one long Y class with bathrooms at the back (seems to be the standard), but I've also flown on one (I think it was NW back in the day) with mid-economy bathrooms creating a separation in the Y class. I preferred that option but it seems more rare. Do the airlines pick the co...Jump to post
FA pay is extremely low. Send them to a fancy hotel with a pier diem at company expense, combined with being very young, and unfortunately sometimes that's what you get.
On the other hand, given how many FA's there are flying every day, not sure a few incidents should be made into a bigger story.
Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH CANADIANS WANT TO GO TO DUBAI as required by Canadian Bi-laterals without...Jump to post
I really feel for those people who had to wait so long without support. But "you get what you pay for" hasn't been a saying for decades for no reason. If you buy a pair of hiking boots from Walmart becuase you can't afford the $600 ones from LL Bean, that's fine, but if you get wet socks a...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] French Bee has to win the 2018 Worst Airline Name Award. Why would they go through all of this effort to brand, launch, paint an aircraft and then realize, oh maybe we should change our name. French Bee? Mais, non! My first thought as well. Isn't the name change in response to jetBlu...Jump to post
I was just wondering about Plus Ultra and their long haul flights to Latin America. Where do those pax come from (business or leisure) is there really a market for 3 long haul Spanish airlines to Latam.....? (actually 5 if you include Level and Wamos) And that's not even including competition from L...Jump to post
Would OZ ever serve YVR? Given the explosion of Asian service to YVR, it seems like Asiana is the biggest missing Asian airline (along with SQ). Or, would that be saturation, given that KE and AC both already fly YVR-ICN? On the other hand, SEA-ICN is served by 3 airlines (DL, KE and OZ) and SEA is ...Jump to post
Flying to LHR is not like flying to other airports, the slots are to be respected for the rarity they are. Flights from America to LHR should have airplanes comensorate with a slot's economic value, they are reason why airlines like Air Transat and Norwegian use Gatwick. They fill the slot, which i...Jump to post
Because Newark, NJ is a very small city :banghead: No it's not a "very small city". Newark is the 70th largest city in the US with 280,000 people, smaller than even LEX, BFL, and SCK. I’m sure you already know EWR is not there specifically to serve residents of Newark but rather the metro...Jump to post
Slightly off topic (but in the same general world region)......would there ever be a need for an India to Fiji service, given the large Indian population in Fiji?Jump to post