Search found 636 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 13
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Winglet Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: New A380 Winglet Question

It's not even available on new A380s except as part of the A380 Plus package, which hasn't been certified yet and last I remember hearing won't be available for delivery before 2020. Even if the Plus package does get certified, let alone actually sold to customers, the winglets won't be available fo...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 60943

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

BlueSky1976 wrote:
I'm hoping for ... updated font, sort of like what QANTAS did with theirs. Now THAT would look classy!!


Please, just no. The new QF logotype is hateful and an attempt to stylise what Lufthansa have now is like walking that exact same road but now it has huge potholes and also landmines.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 6471

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Aptivaboy wrote:
United still flies the old Continental livery


At the risk of setting off down this road again, United flies the new United livery. That it happens to be based on the livery Continental were using at the time of the merger is incidental, but the expediency of it doing it so is indisputable.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 216
Views: 28406

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

... BA will order more A380's, and that they will launch daily non-stop service to SYD and MEL, giving both EK and QF a run for their money on the kangaroo route. I think that Airbus will help BA for this, as they both must be pretty upset about QF starting ULH using B787's. The PR effect would be ...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 216
Views: 28406

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

In specific terms of LHR-JFK for BA, here's a little comparison I put together the last time the topic of the A380 there came up (three weeks ago :/ ) BA CONFIGURATIONS AS AT DEC-2017 A388 F14 J97 W55 Y303 B744 F14 J86 W30 Y145 ("V4"; Super-High-J) B77W F14 J56 W44 Y185 B789 F08 J42 W39 Y1...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 64
Views: 15384

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

Schedules are expressed as gate to gate, so the flight time will always be a part of that... For LHR and JFK, a large part of the total block time is actually spent on the ground be it before take-off or after landing. Ah I didn't realize that, the ques at LHR for take off clearance can be awful, a...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 15
Views: 3385

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320's

Will this cause difficulties with the pilots' union at QF proper? It's one thing for Network to fly the F100 and Cobham the B712 (which no US airline would be able to do), but A320s are unquestionably mainline territory. (I also remember it being said a long time ago that part of the rationale for J...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 21
Views: 5574

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Speaking from experience, I can categorically say that CP will vigorously defend their brand in the America’s. It's been a good +15 years since Canadian Pacific Railway has referred to itself as CP Rail. I haven't gone trawling through the trademark databases but Canadian Pacific do still actively ...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15619

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

SCHATC422 wrote:
Goodyear wrote:
DY*
My mistake...

VS4ever wrote:
Actually reports as D8 not DY.


DY/NAX is Norwegian Air Shuttle, registered in Norway.
D8/IBK is Norwegian Air International, registered in Ireland.
DI/NRS is Norwegian Air UK, registered (surprisingly) in the UK.

The EDI-BDL-EDI flights were coded D8.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

IPFreely wrote:
I would say Skymiles is a pretty poor FF program if you cannot use award miles on partner airlines.


OP literally says
TK787 wrote:
Why so limited options, why most flights leave around 2-3 am in the morning?

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9333

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

As many other posters have put it - the aim is not to disguise the previous operator of the aircraft but to prevent them losing control of their trademarked branding. Some airlines are less concerned than others, granted, but making some attempt to remove more obvious pieces of their identity is not...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 47250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I thought the 789 service was always going to be priced way higher? Or is it to do with loads and how many people are going LHR MEL? That was always supposition here based on the idea - very reasonably - that every MEL-PER passenger flown is a MEL-LHR passenger potentially left behind, but I don't ...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9207

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

I would mention the SYD-LAX-JFK route as follows: Sydney: Los Angeles 744ER with continuing service to New York. Again, it is not possible any longer to differentiate the subtype of 744 QF will use on most routes because they all rotate freely. However given that the 744ERs are now the most numerou...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9207

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

There's no point differentiating the QF routes by ER or not now, they rotate freely through the system. Last captive route for the ERs was SYD-DFW-BNE-SYD, which was upguaged to A388 in September 2014.

Also some MEL-HKG-MEL flights are on the 744 too.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14501

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

QF's use of widebodies on domestic flights is very much for the freight and passenger capacity, and not just in soaking up ground time either - a fair proportion of their A332 flying is domestic only, and it used to be the case with their 763ERs for the last few years of their service as well (I rec...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3071

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

AA: LAX-SYD (77W -->789) I have a recollection that that was partly in response to the QF-AA joint venture being disallowed - moving to the 789 was a capacity downgauge meant to keep the route going in "competition" with QF as the disallowance meant they had to ditch the metal-neutrality ...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German pilot died by aircraft door
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

Re: German pilot died by aircraft door

neutrino wrote:
Yes. Mods, please.


Mate, that's what the report button is for.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4657

Re: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?

there is another possible option: SFO. There is no GRU-SFO link nowadays, what do you think about a GRU-SFO-NRT ? Do you want to find a spot for tech-stop (that is, gas-and-go) or do you want to find two separate sectors with a common "hub" in the middle? If you're trying to sell this hyp...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Short connection in Amsterdam, possible?

If your flight into AMS is from somewhere within the Schengen Area than yes, you will need to pass an emigration check.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11183

Re: Airline with ‘poor door’ boarding now ditching reclining seats

seahawk wrote:
Considering the seat pitch on BA, this might be an improvement.


Yeah, this lifts them in my eyes.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 60
Views: 8375

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Haha I was just in Berlin to log the LH 744 but I could find an excuse to go back for a DE 753 if indeed any certainty could be had with the exact flights...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alliances during Winter Storms
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Alliances during Winter Storms

I don't know of what specific actions were taken by carriers during these storms but I wouldn't be so quick to assume that this is the point of alliances. In my mind they've always been more about forming very basic virtual networks with reasonably-aligned frequent-flier benefits and the thin veneer...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 47250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

qf789 wrote:
The whole A330 fleet have been refurbished with the exception of the 2 internationally configured A332's EBG and EBL which are due to reconfigured soon


I'm out of touch, it seems! Cheers mate.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4657

Re: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?

Regarding transfer visa, I am not 100% sure but as far as I know Japanese passport holder does not require transfer visa, so for JL this takes care of at least half of their problems. Even if you don't need a US visa you still need to pass customs and immigration, which is a major burden compared t...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 47250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

How are they configured at the moment? I understood the A332s were getting the J suites and Y refresh first, so the 333s must look pretty dowdy in comparison.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?
Replies: 50
Views: 4506

Re: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?

Post 9/11 (& with the advent of the internet and paperless booking/no physical tickets) you need supporting ID in the form of drivers license or passport. This is checked, along with your personalised boarding card that now carries individual names, at check-in, at security, and again at the ga...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 47250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

jetfuel wrote:
Anybody hear about the dramas today with VH-QPA.?


EK413 wrote:
Mech diversion
(QF579 ex-SYD for PER diverted to MEL)


Wasn't aware the A333s were being used domestically...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is motion sickness common on planes like a Boeing 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Is motion sickness common on planes like a Boeing 777?

Why not find some el-cheapo Tiger fare from wherever you are to somewhere else and back again and try it out?

Also "aircraft" is already plural.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did a 380 Divert to BHX 5th Jan 2018?
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: Did a 380 Divert to BHX 5th Jan 2018?

FR24's playback shows A6-EUN as EK40 taking off to the north-west at 1357.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 47250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

If Qantas goes daily I assume it will be to suck up some of the traffic for AKL-PER-LHR - I imagine that will be quite attractive to some Kiwis. I doubt that many people in AKL will be attracted by an 18 hour journey in QF's 3-3-3 configured 789 Y class. I also doubt that many people in AKL will be...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Worth remembering, folks, that WN retired all their 737 Classics regardless of condition in order to introduce the 737 MAX while still having only one pilot group, as the FAA will not permit a pilot to be simultaneously current on the Classic, NG, and MAX.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 56
Views: 13779

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

Related to Qantas' plan to fly to London via Singapore (most flights), I wonder if there is a possibility of Qantas launching a service from Australia to Helsinki (HEL) via Singapore (SIN)?... Notably, HEL is the one major European city excluded from the QF/EK JBA as neither carrier serves it, so Q...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have made "the Jump"
Replies: 18
Views: 2384

Re: Airlines that have made "the Jump"

Ooh that is a fun little nest of pedantry there :p Strictly speaking QANTAS Ltd - the original company that was founded in 1920 - was indeed wound up in 1947 when their partnership with Imperial Airways (Qantas Empire Airways Ltd) was nationalised, and it's that company from which the current Qantas...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 47250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

You're two hours early mate! :P

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have made "the Jump"
Replies: 18
Views: 2384

Re: Airlines that have made "the Jump"

Qantas.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6192

Re: A New 717?

The 797 is the "probable" name for the New Medium Aircraft, or MOM, etc etc, so no, it'll be much larger than that. Anyway, OP, your title suggests the thread's about a new 717 specifically rather than just a new hundred-seater from either A or B. In response to a resurrected 717 specifica...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do I tell what the Line number of an aircraft is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: How do I tell what the Line number of an aircraft is?

No registration authority anywhere in the world makes any routine correlation between the Line Number and the registration mark, especially considering that the Line Number is a particular affectation of Boeing's in addition to the Manufacturer's Serial Number or Constructor's Number, and they're du...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19474

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

In terms of actual capacity, these are some current BA configurations: A388 F14 J97 W55 Y303 B744 F14 J86 W30 Y145 ("V4"; Super-High J) B77W F14 J56 W44 Y185 B789 F08 J42 W39 Y127 So even if the terminal at JFK could take an A380, an upgauge there would be a vast increase mainly in Y seats...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Tails at BNA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2256

Re: Virgin Tails at BNA?

Don't know the exact routings for these birds but one used in the past to get a VA E190 there for maintenance was BNE - APW (Apia, Samoa) - HNL - VNY (LA/Van Nuys) - BNA.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19474

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

They should retime existing frequencies to depart on the hour every hour between 8am and 8pm for LHR-JFK. This would be great PR and could be branded as New York Shuttle service. I actually was thinking the same. Could a 'Shuttle'-style service work for longhaul? Perhaps have flights running every ...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19474

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

I find myself asking the same question as many other posters here - is this a route on which there is any real expectation of prestige? Business travel in my mind always boils down to convenience and it's no less the case here, hence the frequencies offered by the key players on the route. For airli...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Jumbo LH NUE-FRA-TXL on the B747-400 and A320neo
Replies: 8
Views: 4347

Re: Domestic Jumbo LH NUE-FRA-TXL on the B747-400 and A320neo

I believe the 744 operations have indeed now ended but were running as recently as last week - I flew D-ABVR TXL-FRA on Tue 19/12. Doing it in that direction meant I had the singularly-joyous experience of *boarding* via the rear stairs :D I plan to put up a TR of my own soon but I want to get the f...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Cunard wrote:
Auckland, Air New Zealand


This is operated via LAX.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 112
Views: 15619

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

My understanding is that the FE on Ansett's 767s was a labour relations issue within Ansett only, as QF took delivery of 762s with two-crew decks at a similar time.

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mystery flight to Cuba; they're HAVing a laugh?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Mystery flight to Cuba; they're HAVing a laugh?

I'm still not happy that UK websites are blocked from supplying flight information to Cuba, but I guess that's just me. :hissyfit: As MHG notes, it's highly likely that the UK website is just a localised front-end for the US-based service, which would mean they have to comply with US rules. The net...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 86
Views: 2579

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

24 May 2016 on QF's VH-EBS, an A332 on MEL-SYD, at the tail end of a long string of QF widebody flights that also included B763ERs and even a B744ER before I moved to the UK. However if all goes to plan tomorrow I'll be back to change my answer to "19 Dec 2017 on LH's D-ABVx, a B744 on TXL-FRA&...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest or least expensive B747 route
Replies: 22
Views: 2926

Re: Shortest or least expensive B747 route

The technically most-correct answer at the moment as far as I know - though perhaps not really useful to you at all - is FRA-TXL and vice-versa, for which some trips at the moment are being operated by LH using the 744 to cover for AirBerlin's collapse, but this will be ending quite soon. Beyond tha...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the fate of these "doubtful" A380 orders?
Replies: 24
Views: 7860

Re: What will the fate of these "doubtfull" A380 orders?

I wonder how economic it would be for BA to pick up the first five SQ frames, re-wire them to standard wiring... Every fantasy about re-purposing the first few A380s comes back to this point and the fact is that it can't be done. The entire reason those frames have non-standard wiring is that the a...

Jump to post
by XAM2175
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection Time at IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Connection Time at IAD

The exact nature of the inspection given by the officer at a Schengen port for entry and exit can vary - a good description is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area#Regulation_of_external_borders I've had very little trouble (using an Australian passport) entering at GVA and exiting a SX...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 13