How many have been refurbished so far? I am flying to Chicago in April and AF is one of the options. I would like to avoid them if there is a big chance of being stuck on one of the older ones. Starting 31st of March Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Accra, Ouagadougou, Lagos, Cotonou, Niamey, Delhi and Be...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:[...] With CDG going all A380 soon, that will force a decision on JFK, as JFK would need at least two A380s and you only have 1 spare plane. [...]
The strides taken under the past CEO were a step in the right direction. The reverse herringbone seats were a great leap forward and onboard service was improved greatly. However this plan was put into stasis for the past 3-4 years, A380 reconfiguration has been pushed back year after year leading p...Jump to post
With a growing relationship with Korean Air, do you think DL would ever try JFK-ICN? Or are KE flights enough? I would be interested to see DL try JFK-Asia again, and i think ICN is probably the route they would try KE has 2x Daily A380 or 1x A380 1x 747-8 depending on the season and has more or le...Jump to post
NG finally caving in ?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... up-control
The downfall of EK in PER is very hard to watch. Only a few years ago they were by far the biggest player on PER-Europe. I would have thought the demise of EY services would give the second daily flight a lifeline, but I guess not. It’s fantastic that SQ has managed to remain at 4 x daily - I guess...Jump to post
Really looking forward to MU's expansion in Beijing, their Kunming hub is kind of underwhelming, A320s to places like Singapore... A330 to Europe... Not really competitive in the grand scheme of things.
A Beijing Shanghai dual hub could prove to be extreamly appealing to quite a few people.
The COI (high density) 777-300ERs will be retrofitted starting fall 2019. 14J/32Y+/422Y Business will be the same seat as United on their 777. Premium economy will be the same as in the 787. Economy will be the same as the rest of the retrofitted fleet. No info on the other 777-300ERs unfortunately...Jump to post
LH658 wrote:Which Chinese cites does AF serve?
Hmmm second daily to ICN instead of 77W. OZ has been getting stomped on that route for quite some time now with KE flying 2x 77W (or 1x 789 + 1x 748 depending on the season).
Nice to see tahiti worked out so quickly.
It's a bit of a shame they didnt opt for little privacy shield for aisle seats in J. Wouldn't like the feeling of being peeped on when I'm in bed mode.Jump to post
The one that surprised me is KE... not in the top 10. I guess LAX-ICN traffic is more evenly split between KE and OZ whereas LAX-TPE is lopsided in favor of BR (CI has only 1x daily year round) Don't forget OZ has almost 100 more seats in their A380s than KE does because if their much more premium ...Jump to post
Didn't DY reconfigure (part of) their LGW fleet to have alot more Y+ seats ? This might be step 2 of this strategy, if so then I don't see any other services shifting away. Kudos to DY and best of luck to them.
Sad for OAK though, losing all their LGW in such a short period of time.
TPE doesn't really see much BR/CI partner's flights at all - arguably you have exactly one each from both carriers - KL for CI and TK for BR (and they don't even codeshare as far as I'm aware of). Apart from these two, pretty much all the TPE-Europe flight is on either CI or BR. Michael AF also has...Jump to post
The problem with AF is that they have very tight banks with little to no flights between them. CDG in itself has a few moments in the day when there are very few flights. So the congestion had to be from the other side of routes, and more often then not AF operates into airports where it can add fre...Jump to post
Flew them in J from FCO a couple of months ago, great product. Just wish they'd fly to CDG... guess they're limited by bilateralsJump to post
I reckon there is some wiggle room for the A350. A longhaul fleet around the 787-A350-777-747-A380 makes for a very robust offering. Considering KE has very recent 777-300ERs and that they have 747-8 and A380 for trunk routes, I don't think 777x is needed that much for now. They could gain alot from...Jump to post
Seoul (GMP/ICN): Actually a fairly straightforward transfer as the A'REX train (Only the slower "Commuter" Train, though) stops at GMP, taking 37 mins. If only the Express Train stops at GMP also, that would have been even better. I would put Seoul on top of my list. The express train use...Jump to post
Once again, I don't get the hate for CDG. As long as you stick to Skyteam you'll be in terminal 2E/F and those are pretty nice, connecting between both can be a pain if you have to go to/from satellite L or M but thats about it. One bad thing with T2E is that there is no automated luggage system bet...Jump to post
I was just wondering which aiport had the most 5th freedom routes, SIN must be high up there with EK, MK, KL, BA, QF, ET and many more in the past. And whilst we're at it, what is your favorite 5th freedom route ? Mine would have to be be CMB - MLE, a seemingly normal route that has 5 airlines dueli...Jump to post
CX has re-iterated that “there are definitely no plans for first class out of Australia” - not a surprise. See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific-brings-first-class-suites-to-sydney-hong-kong-flights. Cheers, C. I don't know, with all the first class to and from SIN with QF, SQ, EK and BA I w...Jump to post
LHR-JFK Air France 777Jump to post
Why would they want to do this though ... A few points: - For safety, smaller planes like props need a greater separation distance from other aircraft when taking off or landing, so moving props to XSP reduces pressure on SIN, from an operational POV. - The slow approach speed of props means that i...Jump to post
Why would they want to do this though, Singapore is small enough to justify funnelling everything into Changi. Thanks to ECP its actually more convenient to go to Changi than it is to Seletar. Changi isn't congested and it's a nice airport, absolutely no reason to want to split service. I'd say gett...Jump to post
Apparently they are also planning for the fused satellites to be fully international and the other satellites will be schengen only (can someone confirm or deny this ?). Long term this is a good idea I reckon, the way T1 is built is kind of awkward for widebody movement, this should help.Jump to post
AF/KLM is looking into a potential JV with UX to battle competition on routes from Europe to South America.
Article in french :
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html
In testimony to Senate Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli stated government has received interest from 3 parties for sale of AZ. 1. LH Group 2. Easyjet, Air France and eCerberus jointly 3. Wizz Air I really wonder what would happen if option 2 realizes itself, I really can't see a shortha...Jump to post
flyingqueen wrote:Why is Korea so corrupt? I do not understand how it can have develop so much with this so old system. Can someone explain to me?
I guess you could count all those small US regional airports that get embraers and CRJsJump to post
Makes sense for DL. When is Virgin Atlantic going to join Skyteam? That would make the whole thing seamless. I'm guessing they'd wait for this to pass to keep all chances ln their side. 4 skyteam airlines in almost all of the important european markets looks even worse. I wonder if there will be pr...Jump to post
CAN is doing pretty well considering the growth from nearby SZX and HKG.
Slightly off topic but wow I never realized how quickly ICN was growing, and it's been sustaining this pace for a few years now. At this rate they'll be in the top 10 in a few years !
August AMS-JFK Business KLM 747 combi (My last chance to fly in a 747) JFK-DTW FIRST Delta A319 DTW-AMS Business Delta A350 (First A350 flight) September CDG-FCO Joon Business A320 FCO-TPE China Airlines Business A350 TPE-SIN China Airlines Business A330 November SIN-SGN Jetstar Economy A320 SGN-DAD...Jump to post
A few weekly flights to BOD wouldn't do any harmJump 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
I am surprised that Qatar are flying the A380 here ... Me too - for 1x A380, they could've done 2x 788's or 2 332's instead, and offered a superior schedule. PER doesn't strike me as having sufficient i) premium demand (like SYD) or ii) bulk masses demand (like BKK) to warrant the 388 from QR. Perh...Jump to post
Looks like an Ikea... at least Ikea has couches...Jump to post
Minor news but seems like flight numbers for KE have changed starting today.
KE 902 CDG-ICN became KE 910
KE 901 ICN-CDG became KE 909
KE 5902 CDG-ICN became KE 5910 (AF codeshare)
KE 5901 ICN-CDG became KE 5909 (AF codeshare).
Could this mean KE is planning new service to Europe ?