While I’d love to see this happen, MEL seems way way too adventurous for Walsh and his hapless bunch of death-by-a-thousand-cuts fools.Jump to post
Just like they serve Bratislava, Slovakia via an airport in Hungary.... Which airlines serve Bratislava via an airport in Hungary? Something's got mixed up here... :? Can you show us BA, AF, KL, LH, IB, TK, TP, EI, LX or just about any major Euro carrier's flights into BTS? You'll find that OK and ...Jump to post
I see this as good news for Uganda and her people. It can and should be viable, if run properly. I'd add that as much as I'd like to visit, I will not go to Uganda until its vicious and virulently homophobic government is removed from power. That aside, the relaunch of Uganda Airlines is a welcome d...Jump to post
Surely a long haul route...
What else could truly be described as historic but a maiden TATL from SAT?
BA to LHR or LH to FRA are my bold predictions...
Spohr comes across as yet another hapless corporate neoliberal in an era where that awful ideology is dying. Starving OS of more modern, fuel-efficient aircraft at a time of rising fuel prices, while expecting them to improve returns (ie savage their loyal staff’s benefits, T&Cs et al some more)...Jump to post
This still makes my blood boil. I wanted to visit Tibet when I travelled through China, but would never compromise my principles of independent travel nor never directly funding oppressive regimes. Now the Chinese government is more powerful than ever, Tibet’s role on the world stage ever more dimi...Jump to post
Load factor doesn't tell the whole story. I have been on a few of the new routes and there didn't seem to be enough premium seating on the 787. F OK though with the 8 seats on the -9. Economy had a quite a few spare seats but J and prem fully booked every time. Based on released drawings, BA will b...Jump to post
There was one that I saw online recently which shows the aircraft but unpainted, that was a few weeks ago so hopefully there are more recent photos as the delivery date in July is fast approaching. I'm personally looking forward to seeing the first B788 painted in the beautiful Air Tanzania colour ...Jump to post
It’s just weird and doesn’t work at all. Yet the concepts contained within are actually good ones, just very poorly executed. The design is all wrong, yet the motifs have so much potential. The markhor is a great choice of a new emblem for PIA, yet is wasted on a white tail and wholly eurowhite fuse...Jump to post
Forgive my ignorance, but are there any unusual legal/bureaucratic obstacles for foreigners visiting Tibet? Tibet Travel Permit required. You should be able to get one through a travel agency. True. This Chinese article got an explanation on that 入藏函-关于外籍游客前往西藏旅游的说明Instructions on Tibet tour for fo...Jump to post
Well I’ll post and support it. Does anyone have any recent photos of -NGs on the production line?Jump to post
Rather short notice, but Chinese airlines seem to do this a lot. Maybe they can fill seats last minute through tour operators. If confirmed, BA will soon regret cancelling CTU, as the recent plethora of China-UK routes launched by Chinese carriers is quickly covering all main bases. Indeed iirc the ...Jump to post
BA really need to hurry up and beat DL to the punch here if they want to get their foot in the door in the Midwest, especially as CMH is the last major market in the region without a TATL route. I’ve been saying for a while that BA should serve it, but will they be too late? Again.Jump to post
Finally. A wholly logical add, with connections at the London end. In my view, this is a real no-brainer, no-risk route that should never have been terminated in the first place. The IAG management are so, so conservative. There’s no other description for their strategy. They’re even putting almost...Jump to post
Finally. A wholly logical add, with connections at the London end. In my view, this is a real no-brainer, no-risk route that should never have been terminated in the first place. The IAG management are so, so conservative. There’s no other description for their strategy. They’re even putting almost ...Jump to post
Mods: can we update the title for easier reading please. Maybe simply “Gulf Air unveils new livery, uniform & strategy”?
Yes! At last we have a good livery update! Agree with the many positive comments here. It's good to see a decent design that not only works well, with a balanced use of colour offsetting the white, but also successfully updates a current livery, even improving on it. Thumbs up to this elegant scheme...Jump to post
The new livery is official. https://www.dawn.com/news/1399780/first-plane-to-land-at-new-islamabad-airport-tomorrow It looks ok, yet the flag is strange, like others point out. A stylised flag covering the tail, with the markhor across the rear of the fuselage (a la NZ or TK) would be better. This ...Jump to post
The sad part is, the individual who was responsible for this horrendous rebrand probably got promoted. This is probably the ugliest A350 out there. What a sad, missed opportunity.
Totally agree with the last two comments. Antarctica should be kept commercial flight-free, with only a limited number of cruise ships allowed to visit. Sorry OP, but the premise of your thread is tone deaf, not to mention naive. Suggesting that commercial flights should or could operate to Antarcti...Jump to post
This is how it looked before its lease to Med-View: 4493471 THIS is how it looks NOW: http://skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=10125 I really like the new titles typeface and the way the logo is now displayed on the tail. Kinda reminds me a bit of the old Corsair livery. Yes it’...Jump to post
LHR to SEZ will be a seasonal flight and is in the timetable as such. Although personally I expected the route to be year round and that may well change for the winter schedules. The reason that it is served from LHR over LGW is the fact that BA had some slack in their B787 capacity at LHR which en...Jump to post
DUPLICATE. MODS PLEASE DELETE.Jump to post
Agreed. This was a golden PR opportunity. Thirded. I do find it hard to understand why they didn’t though. Winning an Olympic gold medal is one of the greatest achievements in life. If I was travelling up front, I’d volunteer to give my seat up. So should others. You've got to either be filthy stin...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:TheLion wrote:hahahahahahaha I LOVE that there’s an a.net thread a few days in advance of POSSIBLE snowfall in the UK. Says it all
They'll get to the unexpected and terrifying ?hellhole? bright spot in the sky eventually.
Duck and Cover!
If the seats were available they should have done it for PR value if nothing else. If the seats were full then understandable. Agreed. This was a golden PR opportunity. Thirded. I do find it hard to understand why they didn’t though. Winning an Olympic gold medal is one of the greatest achievements...Jump to post
They are a very good airline normally and streets ahead of some of the legacies but they have made a mistake of thinking a top draw personal entertainment system is more important than personal space. Qatar Airways is not the only airline who think this way. Few years ago we had this interview with...Jump to post
According to one source on a local aviation group in Iceland, it will go through more painting once in KEF where the full livery will be applied. Sure hope that's the case! I hope that's the case too. Seems like the finer details have yet to be painted like the logo on the winglets and the texture ...Jump to post
Seems like a foolish strategy at best and an example of the brutal excesses of neoliberal corporate western supremacist capitalism at worst. It would appear the latter of the two courses you propose could well be the result in the mid term. By savaging suppliers’ procedures and cost bases you can on...Jump to post
Sure, but the two I suggested, especially Canada Airways, are distinct no? Most jurisdictions extend trademark protection to similar names in related industries, so I expect AC would still have grounds for an objection, but I'd want to check with a lawyer before I put money on it. A fair point. Alt...Jump to post
Colors of the new livery are better visible in the following render: https://imagr.eu/up/jHOoG_DWZuqddWsAA1SvM.jpg https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-qatar-maroon-features-in-air-italy-liver-446023/ I actually quite like this livery. It looks decent, with a reasonable level of inno...Jump to post
XAM2175 wrote:TheLion wrote:I could see a name change happen. Canadian Airways or Canada Airways anyone?
Been done, can't be done again as Air Canada got all the CP Air / Canadian Airlines trademarks in the merger.
Well we should later today see Air Italy's new brand. Hopefully the livery is a good one after recent turkeys...Jump to post
I could see a name change happen. Canadian Airways or Canada Airways anyone? I for one do like the teal. It complements the quirky mid Blue and it’s also not so common in aircraft liveries now NZ have evolved to reflecting their national flag colour identity. Guess we’ll have to wait another 11 days...Jump to post
With LH’s Central European location, the A321neo will be a great plane for them to serve smaller markets in the Middle East, North and West Africa. Thus I expect you’ll see some new routes plus existing ones being served by the new aircraft. ADD and JED would seem like prime candidates.Jump to post
Any fleet updates? Isn’t a 777 too big for an airline that’s got no reputation to speak of? I did a brief search yesterday, however couldn’t find any recent articles. I suppose they would look at London as their first European destination. Wouldn't a B767 be more suitable for an airline like this? ...Jump to post
IB used to fly there and I wouldn't be shocked if they still want to but are currently limited by needing more airplanes. After the IAG takeover IB basically went into core business mode to ensure it was making money and is now being very conservative about its expansion. The turnaround has worked ...Jump to post
Unbelievably cautious decision. There are so many routes QF could operate successfully with the Dreamliner. Insofaras route network is concerned like Willie Walsh, Alan Joyce only knows how to cut, not how to develop an airline’s offering.Jump to post
I’m also more surprised that Guyana has no connection to London. Is one of the few countries in the world with no flights to the former colonial power. Actually, it’s one of many, mainly ex-UK colonies. Guyana, Belize, Iraq, Burma, Brunei, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Sierra...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:Dutchy wrote:20 hours on a plane? That will be cruel and inhumane.
Tell me: why do people persist in making posts like this EVERY FREAKIN' TIME there's a thread about ULR routes?
Ugh, so true. As an African myself, I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of thing happening on my continent. It only ends up hurting the country, the local businesses, and the people. Sw733 I think you missed drdisque’s sarcasm ;) . It is a pity DRC government inserts politics over what should b...Jump to post