Dang! I'm booked ZRH-PHL in June on a 763. I was hoping it would be replaced by a 787 by then. I would feel the opposite. Rather be in 2-3-2 seating with wider seats than 3-3-3 seating that is very narrow. american's 787s >>>>>>>>>>>>>> their 767s and 757s. those birds are so outdated and old, they...Jump to post
These aircraft aren't going anywhere.Jump to post
Medera immediately lost credibility in my eyes when he talked about London and Africa. It looks to me as if he's desperately looking around for places to fly the 12 737s to. I get no sense of rightsizing the fleet for a profitable route network. Agreed. Would some expansion in ANU, BGI and UVF make...Jump to post
Not a hope of the A340 working on most of the Caribbean routes. Airport turning circles for the A340 undercarriage track width don't work. Good point! I assume MCO would be fine, do you knof if BGI also be able to accept an A346? BGI is capable, VS gave them a towbar after a few visits. The only pr...Jump to post
I had a short chat concerning this topic and was left wondering which routes, if any, in BA's Gatwick network are viable enough to switch to Heathrow. I've learned so far that BGI and UVF enjoy First Class. A switch could save BA from stationing a Premium frame at Gatwick. Looking forward to everyon...Jump to post
Hello. :wave: I've read about the A220's impeccable performance and I'm wondering if it would be viable to serve this aerodrome (charts included): SLU http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downloads/charts/TLPC_all_in_one.pdf http://www.horizoncaraibes.fr/charts/tlpc.pdf In the past it has handled aircra...Jump to post
Perhaps VS could use a daily slot out of LHR for these routes seasonally.
ANU: Wed, Sun
BGI: Tue, Sat
UVF: Thu, Mon
From a competitive stand point, I could see how this move would be advantageous.
Such a move definitely gives their service an edge compared to BA.
yellowtail wrote:How long before CM tries PTY UVF?
Looks like the Antilles are about to get another storm. though nowhere on the scale of 2017, prayers to all.
bpat777 wrote:TC957 wrote:Many of the Caribbean airports don't have jetties.
Actually many of the larger airports now have jetties including: MBJ, KIN, PAP, SDQ, BGI, POS and NAS. I know STT still uses stairs.
Balloonchaser wrote:Could this be the Caribbean Expansion?
I feel like WN would start in the Caribbean right before Christmas and pull a Winter/Spring Seasonal..
I appreciate that VS are purchasing these aircraft for peanuts and that it seems likely that they will simply change the retirement order and return the leased A346s first. But, what if VS are considering buying the A346s at the end of their leases and eventually re-configuring them and retiring th...Jump to post
Suprised that Dublin does not offer any Caribbean routes, BGI,UVF, lots of affluent people in the country. Caribbean has been tried in various guises over the last 20 years. They all failed for one reason or another. Dom Rep lost a Tour Operator thousands due to low demand. BGI the same. They tried...Jump to post
Thanks Brickell, I was under the impression that more Caribbean destinations get the A319, SXM also gets a mix of A319 and 738. AA still has a decent fleet of 738's that are relatively young and what I remember the MAX will replace the MD80 and early A320's in their fleet. I thought the MAX would e...Jump to post
Swadian wrote:flyingclrs727 wrote:AA is currently still flying international 757s on AUA-CLT, MIA-BOS/EGE/MBJ/MCO, DFW-PHL/EGE, JFK-EGE/PAP/PUP, PHL-SJU etc.; these planes could be redeployed.
Article in French: http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-08-ma ... 95553.html
Air Caraibes is under new leadership, who aims to grow the airline. I think it's good news, some islands may finally get airlift from France.
In the Caribbean there is UVF, a spotter's dream once you get the right spot (there's plenty). Here's a video of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS5rYLse9yc A highway, beach bar, and windsurfer club reside at RW28's end, it's active during occasional weather phenomenon. The daily 747s were a r...Jump to post
the 757s are on their way out at AA. The 10 ex-US 757s based out of PHX and flying mostly to Hawaii, yes. They are scheduled to exit the fleet next year, if not next year 2020 at the latest. But the remaining 24 nAAtive 757s in the fleet still have some time left, as they are refurbished Internatio...Jump to post
The only other option would be reconfiguring the 340’s into a less premium heavy layout once the new stuff arrives and replacing the jumbos with them, again I don’t see why they’d do it I could be wrong on this, but I seem to recall from long ago that the A346's are not suitable for some of the Car...Jump to post
Hi there, Given the length of the A346 and B773, I was wondering what are the operational constraints at airfields they frequent. Also, I'm posting the charts to an aerodrome I'm looking at in particular. Can it handle these two aircraft? http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downloads/charts/TLPL_all_in...Jump to post
Virgin, oddly enough, has never utilised the A346s outside LHR AFAIK. Should be the same old routes, would love if they were frequent at LGW though. What like they haven't utilized 789's outside LHR either? Helps to streamline cabin crew & pilot training, especially on such a small sub-fleet an...Jump to post
Virgin, oddly enough, has never utilised the A346s outside LHR AFAIK. Should be the same old routes, would love if they were frequent at LGW though.Jump to post
A few questions though.
How would VINCI influence these carriers to start service?
Do they specialize in route development as well?
The plan for the A332s during S18 is to service ANU, BGI, and UVF temporarily from Gatwick.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... rk-in-s18/
Corsair could return to SXM, and reconnect UVF with Paris.
http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/
Could their E145/175s make MIA-SLU-MIA? Seen these puppies handle all sorts of runways, so I'm curious.
Here are some charts for the field.
http://piarco.vatcar.org/website/downlo ... in_one.pdf
Just thought I would try my luck in getting an answer here... I heard that CM was in Barbados this month looking to finally start a PTY-BGI service. It has been discussed since 2006 and our government has had meetings in Panama most recently in 2011. Now that AV can no longer provide the BOG-BGI fl...Jump to post
Does this mean that the 737 MAX is replacing the A321 on MIA-POS? I actually enjoyed the A321s. i think so, i looked at aa.com and the a321 is not listed on the route after Feb. 18. I think its safe to say the A321s are being replaced by the 7M8 on the route It also appears that UVF is getting the ...Jump to post
POS? They've tried it already and it didn't work out, the market already has two players.
http://www.travelagentcentral.com/trans ... and-tobago
There is a decent Arab presence within the region, mainly along the Eastern Archepelogo, however it is still low yielding. It's the one region these carries can't touch consequently. Perhaps tagging a few legs, with Fifth Freedom, may be sustained, but that's just wishful thinking.Jump to post
It doesn't explicitly mean so, but coincidentally it will. Effective 15FEB18 the MAX will be regular at POS.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... t-in-1q18/
Any proposals for Caribbean routes? As others have mentioned, DEN is weak in that department.Jump to post
I think everyone who got into aviation would know about him, his story is legend. That said, I think Ethiopian's Leul Abate is still flying. Happy Retirement!Jump to post
TUI Belgium has also cancelled their planned service from Brussels. No more 787 action unfortunately.Jump to post
Think they'll fly them to the Southern islands, the Windward Antilles are safe from the storm. I can remember some time ago, Winair flew in their planes to SLU for similar reasons. .Jump to post