Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. I haven't noticed any connection between h...Jump to post
They had 5th freedom rights between South Africa and Argentina. I don't know about the other route.
Indeed, sad to see what happened to a once very extensive network.
I do hear the arguments about travel being China-origin. But Shenzhen is increasingly important in international business, major glbal firms are headquartered there, and it is increasingly China's Silicon Valley and Tech capital: Huawei, Ping An, Tencent, ZTE, China Merchants Bank. At the same time,...Jump to post
Shenzhen is one of the economic hotspots of China, and increasingly so. Outside Asia, it has good connections to a number of cities in North America and Europe - but only with Chinese carriers. Why don't any airlines from Europe or North America serve Shenzhen? Sure, Hong Kong is close, but Shenzhen...Jump to post
1) People from all over the world come to France for medical treatment, even from the US, because it has the best specialists in many areas. There are public hospitals - for instance the Necker hospital for kids - that in many specialist departments treat as many (or more) patients from abroad than ...Jump to post
I wonder whether there are any Indonesian airlines operating scheduled commercial flights (so I am sort of excluding Susi Air) that do not serve DPS? But still DPS isn't really a hub for them, is it? In fact I have the impression that the idea of "hub" with schedules that are set up in a w...Jump to post
I was reading somewhere that LOT wanted to build a network to/from BUD. But other than 2 daily flights to London City and two weekly flights to Chicago I can only see flights to LOT's home bases in Poland. Is there anything else coming? A few more destinations have already been added since what you...Jump to post
I know of two European airlines that already over the past days didn‘t bring any more cargo into/out of ORD, as they felt that the loading/unloading would expose ramp workers too much. And that was before today‘s cold wave (those same airlines just cancelled their flights today...) Would it be an id...Jump to post
Just looking at the ORD arrivals board. I have the impression that most cancellations are regional jets. Not only, but the proportion of regional jet flights cancelled seems to be higher than that of mainline jets. Some of the cancellations are due to external reasons (crew not showing up, plane gon...Jump to post
Why is this news? Boeing delivers hundreds of 737’s per year. Which means they'll post another thread when it receives its third, fourth.. and so on. :lol: And other more relevant aviation news won't even show up on here. You are free to open any thread on any topic that you deem newsworthy. Envoyé...Jump to post
So, let me get this straight...the French regional airport paid ~$500,000 to RyanAir which was later deemed illegal by the European Union...so the French Government seized the British Aircraft? I'm so against Brexit, but the European Union is absolutely out of control. The people who paid the money...Jump to post
What are the current usage and plans for Terminal 1 at GIG? I had the impression that Terminal 1 was not being used anymore at all, but then different sources on the web indicate something different. Some say that Avianca Brazil boards its flights there. Other sources say that Terminal 1 is used for...Jump to post
Located in northern Texas, Dallas is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Known as the "Big D", it is home to one of the country's largest industrial centers. Its oil center is the most important but the city is also at the forefront in the telecommunications a...Jump to post
Can someone please change the thread title? I saw it and ad to look up "BLG" - only to find that it's the code for Belaga, an airport in the jungle of Borneo with a 430m long runway. Probably not what AA will serve from PHL (maybe from LAX?).
Bologna is BLQ.
Whoever the new AF/KLM CEO is his task will be ENORMEOUS . With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service AF has a market share and loyalty issue, that is clear. But British Airways is certainly not an airline that AF passengers migrate to. BA is financiall...Jump to post
Slightly off-topic, but a very telling anecdote about how people in LEB live in La-La-Land. In the summer of 2014 I was sitting at a lunch with family and friends at someone's nice house in the mountains North of Beirut. Many expats/diaspora, and all were raving how fantastic the country was, how sh...Jump to post
Lebanon is still being punished for TWA flight 847, which happened over 3 decades ago. Meanwhile there are direct flights from countries that provided 9/11 hijackers. Hard to believe that this is a legitimate security concern. I agree with an earlier post, Lebanon is being punished for TWA 847 and ...Jump to post
It doesn’t matter if they have flown it or not. It’s like putting Harvard or Stanford low in the rankings because only few people actually studied there. Whilst clearly a matter of taste, Emirates’ First Class blows Whatever Intercontinental first class cabins there are left on US carriers, and the ...Jump to post
For me the key is in the opening sentence of the OPs linked article which says: 'YouGov statistics show that Emirates is perceived as the "best quality" airline among American business travellers.' The key word is perceived - and you can have a perception based on absolutely no personal e...Jump to post
Thank you, very insightful. What I still don’t get though: when “the holding company bought KLM shares”, what money was that? I presume there wasn’t a new company with new money being set up, but that the hold on company was basically the old AF, which i) created a holding company ii) converted its ...Jump to post
With every discussion about AFKL the debate about KLM separating from AF comes up. In that context there then often is the debate of who actually bought whom.
Could some give the *facts* about the transaction that led to the merger of the two companies. Who paid money or gave equity to whom?
Government is looking for an Italian shareholder consortium answer for Alitalia. They appear to be increasingly cold towards outside participation. http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/italy-seeks-state-controlled-shareholder-consortium-alitalia Well, then I guess that AZ simply doesn't deserve a bett...Jump to post
I think many posters here do not really understand how consumer research works and what these surveys say: if the question is "what is the best airline" then it doesn't matter if they have experienced it or not. The question does not look at whether these people say that EK is the best air...Jump to post
It has many many elements of a failed stateJump to post
As likely as Southwest flying nonstop La Guardia-Pyongyang with an Airbus A220.Jump to post
British Airways at JFK is clearly not the airline with the most planes on the ground at an airport on another continent. Per today's schedules: Delta Airlines at CDG: 11 planes, 8h35-09h10 Delta Airlines at AMS: 11 planes, at 8h35 Avianca Group at MIA: 10 planes between 16h00 and 16h10 American Airl...Jump to post
AVENSAB727 wrote:UA adds IAH-BRU or ZRH, resumes CDG.
Shannon has a bit less than 10,000 inhabitants, Prestwick around 14,000 - so yes, this seems to be the smallest town with scheduled trans-Atlantic serviceJump to post
ORY-JFK gets the latest AIr France cabin config („BEST“ with 1-2-1 business class). That plane usually rotates through ORY-JFK and ORY-CAY routes. It‘s the latter which is a surprise, as AF usually only sends its older and much smaller J class-configured 77Ws on routes to the Overseas Departments. O...Jump to post
Went through LGA the other day and saw some of the building progress. What I was wondering: - which airlines will go to which concourse? Will AA have the entire North-Western concourse of Terminal B to itself? I presume DL will fill the two headhouses on the Eastern side, where Terminals C and D are...Jump to post
In 2018, outside the US, for wide body jets
Paris CDG (seldom though)
downdata wrote:Basically the OW equivilent of *A connecting oartners. I wonder If ST is next to come up with a equivilent scheme? VS/VA would be good candidiates
Very interesting post. I want to understand it better before I make up my mind whether it's actually genius (or whether you have zippo understanding of economics). Your airline LH has gotten away with taking over half of the continent's airlines without any form of limitations, while eliminating co...Jump to post
Any relatively small airline market with numerous carriers flying small fleets of old planes will see carriers exit the business. The "fitter" ones will survive and there is consolidation. That is what happens in any country around the world. Look at most of the other countries in the regi...Jump to post
Mr. Elbers was in an opinion program in The Netherlands, today. Mr. Elbers: "we can't be without Airfrance" SCHIPHOL - If it is up to KLM CEO Pieter Elbers, there will be no break between Air France and KLM. In the TV program Buitenhof, Elbers called a split unthinkable. Elbers is not the...Jump to post
Really good discussion and great insights. Some ideas (trying to avoid quotation deluge): "Show me the numbers that show that AF has higher cost" . Happy to oblige: https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/air-frances-modest-boost-looks-pale-against-klms-lower-unit-cost--better-prod...Jump to post
I just lost all my bookmarks and with it those three wonderful sites which gave exact details about every plane in the fleet of AA, UA and DL, which paint they were in, which cabin configuration they had, whether they had WiFi and IFE, and so on. Each one of them was privately maintained, and I just...Jump to post
jubguy3 wrote:My only wish is that they change their logo :/
Hi I am looking for a source where I can download and display Airways and Navaids in Google Earth. I have googled around but only found some very old entries, but nothing that would have up-to-date airways and navaids. I have Navigraph "Charts" and "Flightradar" subscriptions, bu...Jump to post
Just love the title: « YouTube *assaults* on the First AND Second amendment ». Are you as upset about « People with free access to guns assault schools across the country and kill children, wreck families »? And by the way, it’s « Amendment », with one n, not « Ammendment ». Kind of ridiculous to be...Jump to post
With the exception of the two Paris airports, CDG and ORY, any airport in Schengenland that has such a train, as they all have to deal with a distinction between transfers/arrivals coming from "clean" countries and "unclean" countries. Zurich and Frankfurt were already mentioned,...Jump to post
Why are you on this flight? What has that got do with it? The point I was making is that the US3 overall have an inferior product in long haul J class. That does not take away the fact that different airlines connect different dots on the globe, and that passengers select the one they take among th...Jump to post