Seems ARJ21s will be seen increasingly more in China’s regional airports this year Per an informed source on Weibo (https://m.weibo.cn/6142987244/4326655600506507), Jiangxi Air/RY, a subsidiary of Xiamen Air, is going to have ARJ21 ops from Nanchang Airport/KHN at the earliest in June this year RY ...Jump to post
Air China in its turn has: Air China Cargo (51%) Air Macau (66.9%) Ameco (75%) Dalian Airlines (80%) Shenzhen Airlines (51%) Shandong Airlines Tibet Airlines Dalian Airlines was interesting. I flew on them once. The flight was actually sold as a straight-up CA flight with a CA flight number, and I ...Jump to post
SFO has actually been improving operationally quite a bit. In low ceiling situations, what previously would have been 3 hours delays are now 30-40 minute delays, because SFO now permits parallel approaches to 28L and R with much lower ceilings than before. But that doesn't help when 28L/R can't be u...Jump to post
These onesie twosie foreign equity stakes mean absolutely diddly squat when compared with the Chinese Government who have expressed no interest in properly privatizing Chinese aviation. That's definitively true most of the time. However, I'd argue that in the case of CZ, AA's ~3% stake in CZ (in ad...Jump to post
Except you really think that COMAC cares about making money? They're probably losing billions right now, but Chinese gov't see it as investing in the future having their own (commercial) aircraft production capabilities. But otherwise, I do agree - Chinese eventually need to move away from the &quo...Jump to post
Saw an AN-124 pass right in front of the 739 I was on as we were waiting in line for take off. That Russian flag on its big tail was an interesting sight.
This was at ORD yesterday 12/14 at about 10 PM.
Any one know where it came from and why it was at ORD? Couldn't find it on flightaware.
UA has a pretty healthy operation to China: ORD-PEK/PVG IAD-PEK EWR-PEK/PVG LAX-PVG SFO-PEK/PVG/CTU 8.5 daily flights is not too shabby. I always wondered about the IAD-PEK route. Generally PVG is better for yields than PEK, often significantly so. So why IAD-PEK? IAD-PVG is only 80 miles further t...Jump to post
Chengdu doesn't need a second airport. What a waste of money. LHR manages 75m+ pax/year with two runways. CTU has two runways and room to grow.Jump to post
All Nippon will run A380s to SFO when they up their order. Hey their 777-300ERs only seat 212, they could use more space for a few more seats. It could happen...! I think JFK is more likely. It's a double daily 77W (low density, high J configuration) to NRT/HND and almost always goes out full. An A...Jump to post
Reading from the news today, looks like another factor would be the baggage restrictions applied for the HSR. It seems like the rules (<20kg, total dimension below 130cm) have been strictly enforced today on the 1st day of operation with bags being tape measured and if your suitcase is over the lim...Jump to post
The aircraft appears to be configured with a lot of premium seating, i.e., the whole upper deck. Does ANA sell a lot of premium seats on leisure markets? That jumped out at me too. A lot of premium seats for an 8-hour beach market flight. It wouldn't surprise me too much to see these birds eventual...Jump to post
US side at best will only get a handful of flights. Many other nations have been promised and are on waiting list to enter HND for their national carries also such as Finland, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, UAE plus wider access for ASEAN block. I agree. I'm guessing there will be at most 4 daily slot...Jump to post
What I would rather like them to do is to try to make Pudong more attractive for it to compete better with Hongqiao in the eyes of the public (expanding the Maglev line to the west bank? building freight lines that go directly to the logistics zone through the port?). My thoughts exactly, the magle...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:R.I.P. Wang Jian
MSNfan wrote:Here is an apparent video of the incident itself...Ouch!
I think Elon Musk's suborbital BFR proposal ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqE-ultsWt0 ) has a better chance of happening within our lifetimes than another Concorde.Jump to post
Not going to happen on the US side. AA, DL, and UA are quite enjoying their nice little division of the US-origin China traffic now that there's no more frequencies and thus capacity is naturally limited.Jump to post
They might want to police their own Airlines first even CX which the communist party has a 30% share in , puts Hong Kong as a different country..... It is acceptable to them if the name of the list is "countries/regions" instead of simply "countries", when it come to marking for...Jump to post
HU is more likely than MU, IMO. HU to the US from PEK: BOS, LAS, ORD, SEA, SJC. In the EU, HU is adding DUB and EDI in June 2018, so HU continues trying to buy market share. HU even serves TIJ (Tijuana MX) from PEK ... ??!! but not SoCal. HU might use its LCC, JD (Beijing Capital Airlines). JD now ...Jump to post
Does MU have any spare PVG allocations to start this service? I think the bilateral is fully maxed out, except there might be 2 spare slots on the US side (none on the China side). Here's MU's currently weekly flights to the US: PVG-HNL 6x PVG-ORD 5x PVG-LAX 14x PVG-JFK 14x PVG-SFO 7x NKG-LAX 3x TA...Jump to post
Looks like one of the mainland Chinese carriers (believed to be MU) has in principle accepted the offer and will seek to launch a service to ONT. Where will China Eastern get the slots from? The bilateral slot allocation is fully maxed out on both sides, so MU will have to cut some other frequency ...Jump to post
Word's coming out that this morning, CA1350 Changsha - Beijing (opby A321 B-6555) was hijacked. The hijacker brought a knife onboard and hijacked the purser. Hopefully this doesn’t lead to even more intensive safety checks. Don’t know about the safety checks in Changsha but in PEK, Terminal 3 it’s ...Jump to post
That's pretty interesting that they're willing to give a $10,000 voucher instead of 400% of her one-way fare in cash (which is probably about $600, like she said). Does UA hate giving out cash that much? I feel like this problem could have been solved much earlier if UA just said to her "as req...Jump to post
DEN is probably the worst I’ve experience. It has irregular bus service and a taxi to the city can cost $70 USD, more in peak hours with rush hour traffic. Over the last 2 decades Denver has built a comprehensive light rail system, they really need to connect that to their giant domestic hub, which...Jump to post
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bob75013 wrote:aeropix wrote:Bottom line: Dog owner is responsible for dog. Nobody else. Nuff said.
Bottom line.The FA is responsible for violating United's policy policy and killing the dog. Nuff said.
Sending the dog to STL, OKC, DEN, ORD, MSY etc is a mistake. Sending the dog to NRT is just pure negligence. Coincidently, I just spoke to a Pet Forwarder I work with, who actually told me about the incident before it reached mainstream news. I was told that it was the pet boarding company that mis...Jump to post
I will give Oscar props for at least taking ownership of this tragedy. I half expected him to say something like, "great job team, way to keep that dog out of the passengers way". It does seem that UA is learning from its past misgivings. “This was a tragic accident that should never have...Jump to post
Why is something that is perfectly legal within the negotiated bilaterals “sad”? Presumably, the US government negotiated some quid pro quo with China when it allowed fifth freedom access in the US-China bilateral. US carriers have had long standing fifth freedom rights from Japan to China. Delta o...Jump to post
DOT Docket No: DOT-OST-2018-0019-0001
Air China's attorney put the incorrect docket number on the filing. Sloppy.
From what i understand the boarder crossing can be quite difficult & time consuming... There are ferries from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Macau that bring passengers directly to the secured, post-exit-immigration departures area at Hong Kong International Airport, so it's the same amount of hassle...Jump to post
I was looking at flight options for international holiday travel earlier, and came across these horrendous red-eye flights: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/APJ898/history/20171031/1725Z/ZSPD/RJTT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA968/history/20171101/1745Z/ZSPD/RJTT 2.5 hour flight, leaves at...Jump to post
cosyr wrote:Is SAN the busiest genuinely single runway airport?
What a shame! China Eastern went from what was in my opinion one of the most recognizable, distinctive liveries, to being one of the worst victims of the "eurowhite" fad I've ever seen. Yes, the old livery was quite dated but that was my favorite part about it! Yeah, the next time someone...Jump to post
This is China Eastern's livery for its Yunnan division. http://i.imgur.com/QMQ0LRU.jpg I think this is the single worst livery I have ever seen on a 73G. The relatively short fuselage barely fits the lengthened title of the airline, and both the font and the color make the livery seem like a kid's d...Jump to post
I agree with vfw614. These airlines have no other choice then the ATR or the Q400. I also don't completely buy it that only in our region these aircraft supposed to be performing bad and nowhere else. I have read here about a Hawaiian airline also not being satisfied with the ATR but also don't kno...Jump to post
The solution is to actually enforce the rule that people who need extra space must buy two seats, and remove from the flight those who do not comply for violating the condition of carriage. It's not to give free* first class upgrades to the obese.
* - everyone else pays for them.
The only saving grace might be that airlines want a certain seat count, that gives you a too long single aisle. Exactly. While a 757-300 may be very efficient, it also takes 20+ minutes to unload and 45+ minutes to load, where as a smaller single-aisle and a twin-aisle can both turn faster. Planes ...Jump to post
If there is a plane larger than the 777, it will be a twin, possibly with a thrust assist APU. That said, thrust assist APUs are gas hogs that limit range as they burn far more fuel than a standard APU when running. They also have old school TSFC as the are optimized for weight, restart, and no war...Jump to post