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
BlueSky1976 wrote:I'm hoping for ... updated font, sort of like what QANTAS did with theirs. Now THAT would look classy!!
Aptivaboy wrote:United still flies the old Continental livery
... 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
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
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
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
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
SCHATC422 wrote:Goodyear wrote:My mistake...DY*
VS4ever wrote:Actually reports as D8 not DY.
IPFreely wrote:I would say Skymiles is a pretty poor FF program if you cannot use award miles on partner airlines.
TK787 wrote:Jump to postWhy so limited options, why most flights leave around 2-3 am in the morning?
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
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
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
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
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
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
seahawk wrote:Considering the seat pitch on BA, this might be an improvement.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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