Also alliances ate governed by iron clad rules that airlines cannot break - AA might not be friendly with QR, they will still have to provide lounge access to their OWS/OWE members. On the other hand, with “virtual” alliances such as one which VA operates, access could be pulled with barely any noti...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] And JAL has also signed a new agreement with MU. https://blueswandaily.com/japan-airlines-and-china-eastern-airlines-sign-mou-to-apply-for-joint-business-agreement/ Still don't see either MU or CZ shifting from skyteam to oneworld given CX likely vote against it. Though the big Chine...Jump to post
OW needs a cn partner, CZ cannot joon soon enough For interior China, most will need a one-stop (and possibly a backtrack) anyway. That is what KA and CX are for. That, or they will fly to a city in a third country (BKK, DXB, SIN, KUL, HAN, SGN) before going to UK. CX codesharing with CA works grea...Jump to post
OW needs a cn partner, CZ cannot joon soon enoughJump to post
Interesting to see Korea and India growing so aggressively yet little obvious capacity increase.. Actually, there'll be a capacity decrease to Korea soon - KE is only using the 77W this NW season, instead of the usual 748. The growth out of Korea has been not only remarkable for being in the double...Jump to post
Where is Atlanta and why are there so many passengers? Is it due to the lack of altenrative airfields over there vs. other more populous states / cities?Jump to post
OMFG this is groundbreaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "In November, the airline will be launching customer experience menu cards, which will include information on timing for each service and details on the inflight food and beverage offerings. In December, the airline will launch new upgraded cutler...Jump to post
Majority stake hmmmm. Well i guess they were backed into a corner and had no options left but to cede control. This is great news but only for airbus. Boeing is the biggest loser but canadian aerospace industry didnt really win either.Jump to post
Nothing different that stories back during spring they were trying to sell to the Chinese, after Airbus previously had passed on them. Comac in talks to acquire Bombardier aviation business stake http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1363517 = I suppose it's nothing new. All this talk but ...Jump to post
Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... Digging in a bit deeper: ⋅ 787 x 2: 00F + 84J + 56W + 332Y = 472 pax ⋅ A380: 14F + 64J + 35W + 371Y = 48...Jump to post
The things that makes you (or in this case, other Boeing customers) go hmmmm....Jump to post
This story kind of reminds me of a certain Japanese seat provider that also falsified tech documents. Two in Japan does not make a trend but I have to Wonder if there si something more systemic in it, like a race for performance with unreachable goals that would lead to shortcuts, and then you hide...Jump to post
PW and GE are just unreliable companies. They should have gone with RR.Jump to post
If Davies comes aboard, he needs to be given final authority on all matters. SA has to be run as an airline, not a patronage mill. As for long haul...routes to slot restricted airports like LHR, JFK, and HKG may need frequency reductions or new equipment. With used B77Ws now on the market, those sh...Jump to post
Its unfortunate but Guam tourism is controlled by Kim Jong-un to large degree these days and scared off everyone except the South Koreans. https://45f834269e626fd5bc92d3c0-lgqvurlx.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GUAM3.jpg https://45f834269e626fd5bc92d3c0-lgqvurlx.netdna-ssl.com/wp-conten...Jump to post
Still better than JAlJump to post
qf789 wrote:BITRE for July now available
VA MEL-HKG LF 8804% outbound, 61.4% inbound
https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1707.pdf
Shouldn't the (United) be behind "We" than become? Otherwise its united becoming united?Jump to post
Not a surprise since 789 is unalmost unrivaled in its category ... BA has no reason to accept a low ball offer even if volume is thereJump to post
o dear the livery is worse than the nameJump to post
zckls04 wrote:downdata wrote:Crazy that Boeing themselves asked for a 79% duty and DOC handed a 219% tariff!
I think Boeing asked for 79% x 2, i.e. 160%.
Crazy that Boeing themselves asked for a 79% duty and DOC handed a 219% tariff!Jump to post
https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/25/ponti ... t-history/
According to leeham news, a tariff in the order of $32m will be levied per plane. I don't think we'll see cseries orders in the US for years to come...
If this is due to pilot shortage then surely they would have seen it from miles away...Jump to post
Always wondered who foot the bill for the extra fuel expenses in cases like thisJump to post
People will learn - pay peanuts get nothingJump to post
StTim wrote:It strikes me as big country big company trying to ensure a small competitor in a small country is quashed.
I cannot see them taking on Comac or Sukhoi in a similar manner.
Bombardier concedes likely loss in trade complaint, looks to next phase
https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/14/bomba ... ext-phase/
No one mentions SQ with 5x daily or CX with 4x daily, but as soon as anyone says 'ME3'... Neither SQ or CX are scraping the bottom of the barrel for prices, so this is a false equivalence. I would argue that SQ and CX coming in are raising the bar (as is Emirates), but Emirates is a heavily state s...Jump to post
I dont get how some people can just live on a tiny piece of rock in the middle of the atlantic oceanJump to post
r2rho wrote:Offering up to 4 different economy class products
So, Premium Y, Y+, Y- ... I can't imagine what would be the fourth one. Up to now, only AA has segmented Y into three classes on some aircraft (a good move IMO)
Very broad claims with nothing to back it up, I'm not the biggest Norwegian supporter but until I see some financial docs I'm going to chalk this up to MOL talking some smack. The are public. Why don't you go look yourself? Often times the public docs don't tell the full story. Then you are allegin...Jump to post
mariner wrote:Why didn't he just hang up and call another airline?
Yes lets retire all aircrafts older than 5yos. These threads have to stop, as long as Cessnas from the 1960s are still flying and not breaking up in mid air, there is no reason why aircrafts need to be retired based on age.Jump to post
NZ might pre-empt QF with a AKL-US east coast non-stop
https://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalkin ... non-stops/
They will need a supersonic aircraft. I find a 12 hour flight in coach to be intolerable. I don't think anyone posted here have flown remotely close to 20 hours continuously on an airline.Jump to post
Okcflyer wrote:I'm confident all 3 majors will use some offshoot of this technology on all future designs.
LamboAston wrote:VA's new 737 business class could actually be like Jetblue's mint, as MH will have something very similar in their MAX 10s, but with all seats having direct aisle access. Thompson are now finishing off the design for them.
And people on anet kept on saying alliances are "dead" the same way pc were "dead" two decades agoJump to post