The one time I arrived internationally into SEA was on BA49, so later in the day than the 53, but the passport line was very short and they had the automated machines for ESTA holders. Waiting for bags to unload took rather longer than I expected (from memory) but there was no queue for customs insp...Jump to post
Hi! Does anyone know what loads on BA 295 and 297 from LHR to ORD in First class usually are? And how many award seats are usually available in First? We are planning to fly in a couple of months and I would like to try to upgrade, but so far there has been no availability. Thanks in advance for yo...Jump to post
It's all about money laundering unfortunately . London banks take dirty money from Nigeria , the rest of Africa etc and run it through Gran Cayman etc If you're going to make an accusation like that in a public forum, please provide links to evidence supporting such claims. Yes, I'd agree wholehear...Jump to post
As someone who doesn't have pre-clearance, Global Entry or anything, but is frequently enough the first person off a BA flight arriving into the USA from LHR, I can be through passport control in a matter of two minutes now most US airports have the automatic terminals for ESTA holders. Pre-clearanc...Jump to post
GOL is still a basket case of an airline. It made a profit of R$1.1bn in 2016, driven by a R$1.3bn foreign exchange gain. Equally, its R$4bn loss in 2015 was strongly driven by its R$2bn foreign exchange loss. So it isn't an airline, more a foreign exchange trading business. Both LATAM Brasil and GO...Jump to post
I don't know a whole lot about the Brazilian court system, but I don't believe that Brazil is as litigious as the United States and thus I doubt that the case will develop to the same extent. Again....I could be completely wrong and if I am, please, correct me. In some very important aspects, eg, e...Jump to post
There is more information, including on the various configs of seating, which aircraft are at HAECO and about routes on this Flyertalk post. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage/1344467-laa-777-200er-cip-refit-772-no-f-new-j-mce-2014-discussion-104.html Almost all of the 767s ...Jump to post
Those posters that suggest that Norwegian is a poorly run airline and compare it to Lakers are only bashing it because it's Norwegian and they can't have that. They're the old-fashioned guys that support the expensive legacy airlines and their old-fashioned business models. Norwegian doesn't meet t...Jump to post
And just to add to the pedantic flow: OpenSkies SASU is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways plc and its results are included in BA's published consolidated accounts, as required under UK/European accounting rules. The same applies to BA Cityflyer Ltd. Aaaand to out-pedant a pedant, I don't...Jump to post
MIA as well - the VS5/6. Went over to Heathrow sometime between the end of May 1997 and the beginning of August.
Can't for the life of me remember the precise times, but it was mid morning departure from LGW, and early 6-7am arrival back.
I'm always surprised (but glad!) to see SEA have enough demand from London to get a 747. There are photos in the database of BA 747s in SEA going back decades. The Super Hi-J 747 they used most of last summer actually has fewer seats (albeit more premium seats) than their 77Ws that also run the rou...Jump to post
SEZ HKT DPS BKK PNH SNG RGN BOS LAX BKI SSA - REC - FOR KTM CMB JRO SVD (once complete) are all my best bets for future routes! I hope you aren't a betting man then, or are extremely rich. Most of those are far too small as markets for O&D out of London (BKI, PNH, SGN (I presume you mean SGN no...Jump to post
sevenair wrote:BA 787 flights. Very low density. Some very long routes.
Ballsy - would seem to be in anticipation of recovery in the Brazilian economy, and other airlines were still cutting rather than adding capacity in the second half of 2016.Jump to post
Well they cancelled (on Wednesday) my Thursday evening flight back to LHR from Stuttgart. They helpfully offered to rebook me on a flight 24 hours later. I changed to German (Euro) wings.... There was a reasonable snow shower between 5-7pm over west London that by 6pm had covered my car in a couple...Jump to post
Not just EK, but almost every European carrier to India does the same. KLM has flown 787 to DEL (currently 747), BA flies the 787 to HYD, and I'm sure there are other examples. I doubt this has anything to do with airlines deliberately sending their oldest planes to India, but rather "let's us...Jump to post
it's possible I guess that it would have been to return the rugby team home after the autumn internationals but I some how doubt that Well, I could understand why they'd prefer to leave quietly from STN rather than LHR. :duck: You're a bad man. After the Big Mac comment, that's the second thing you...Jump to post
Need a little help here.Clearly I have misunderstood something.The effective inventor of the business class - and indeed the concept of the 'flat bed' business seat is BA.They too use the triple 7 as their main aircraft.As I understand it they use a 2-4-2 arrangement.(20ins?). Emirates use a 2-3-2 ...Jump to post
BA need to get back to the table with a realistic offer that takes into account how valuable this employee group is to the future of the business. ? They already have. The brutal truth is that MF is there because BA does not want a hugely experienced, high cost, (arguably) high quality cabin crew f...Jump to post
8herveg wrote:4 x A330/10 in fleet - I know some fly from MAN but that still leaves about 4-5 frames left over - what happens with these?
They were mostly retired before the downturn, and before the brand merger to LATAM. No, they were mostly retired from 2014 onwards, when Brazil was already in recession and even though that was before the brand merger started, it was several years after the merger of LAN and TAM was announced and l...Jump to post
8herveg wrote:DFW too but this ends in 2017.
KaiTak747 wrote:Why does Thanksgiving affect BA?
I assume you've taken the list from the models currently offered by the manufacturers, otherwise you'd still have the A340 and B757 to add in too. Regardless of that, how many new orders are there going to be for B747 and B767 in passenger versions? I'd suggest very few. And an argument could be con...Jump to post
Also, they sold their subsidiary GB airways to EasyJet, handing over. A bunch or destinations to Easy. GB Airways wasn't a BA subsidiary, it was a franchise operation that was free to go to Easyjet (subject to the terms of the franchise agreement) without BA having to sell anything. And in any case...Jump to post
There is no need for IAG to buy part of AA. AA are not hurting for investment, and there is zero chance they will jumping out of their relationship with BA anytime soon.. In a word, this. What on earth would the benefit be for either side? They have a huge metal neutral, revenue and cost sharing JV...Jump to post
They had Code Sahre with Aerolineas Argentinas to BUE, GOL to Domestic Brazil, MVD, BUE, ASU, SCL, VVI and with Avianca to Domestic brazilian destinations. I stand corrected - couldn't find anything on their website that showed this. However, I'd suggest that, in comparison to what Qatar can offer ...Jump to post
Makes me feel bad for Brazil in general. I was hoping by 2017 that there would be signs of economic improvement in Brazil. Seeing almost all of these very premium airlines from Asia and ME that started service in the past number of years (e.g; Singapore, etc) was such an emotional boost to Sao Paul...Jump to post
Viscount724 wrote:SDU runway (4341') is almost 500' shorter than EYW and must have around 150 daily 737 and A320 family departures.
The Norwegians of the world are running circles around the BA's, AF's, KL's and LH's of the past. Incredible. They really aren't. Go and compare the relative size of the numbers, and profitability (excluding AF). Norwegian actually made a net loss in the first half of this year, they've made all th...Jump to post
the Salar de Atacama, Rapa Nui (OK this is also remote) or Buenos Aires (and a quick side trip to Montevideo) are very popular. One problem with European tourists in LATAM is that flying to and once there is expensive. But as I said it might be changing with low costs like SkyAirline in Chile or mo...Jump to post
The rumour is that some of these photos were taken in a B777 sim at Gatwick as G-YMMB is the registration used. This assumes there is a sim at Gatwick, etc. Therefore, Captain Glover may not havve been the person in question. Do they even have a 777 sim at Gatwick? There are two at Cranebank, and I...Jump to post
I've only really transited the US on the way to or from deepest South America when I'm on mileage runs. Otherwise, historically you would take a direct flight from LON to GRU, and now GIG, EZE, LIM and now SCL have been added there's not many places left in South America that it is more logical to t...Jump to post
I *think* they are intending to finish off the updates to the -200ER fleet, so they all have the updated IFE on demand and recovered W and Y cabins. They started the job, but I think refurbing the ultra high 744s then took precedence. They had better give the 777s some love, since the last investor ...Jump to post
usflyer123 wrote:nice to see BA keep succeeding after DY entered the LON-BOS market!
On the positive side: GCM airport is being rebuilt and the runway extended (to 9000 feet, from memory) over the next few years, and the yield on the BA direct flight from London is really pretty high going on the relative prices they quote. Also, there's been a lot of development of the island since...Jump to post
Thats old, out of date info. All the 777's have AVOD in some form or another. That's true, but there is still a rump of them that have the very old style AVOD, with poor picture quality and embarrassingly awful content - both in quantity and quality. Had the misfortune to be on YMMF last month - tw...Jump to post
The flight will be "unprofitable" until the $5 mil is used up - guaranteed. There are all sorts of perfectly legal accounting tricks to make a route appear to be unprofitable (even if it is not), I have no doubt that EI will use them all... If they haven't clearly set out and agreed betwe...Jump to post
I don't think either has a "better" business model per se. They are very different business models with different strategies. They are hardly competitors. Mostly this. Emirates has proper F and J class and Norwegian doesn't; Emirates is a massive mostly long and mid haul hub and spoke ope...Jump to post
The BA short-haul catering offer has been woeful for 10+ years with inconsistencies between LGW and LHR. I have to agree with this. In Euro Traveller, the food has been absolutely dire for several years. I (frankly) eat like a horse, but I refuse that disgusting wrap that has the texture of cardboa...Jump to post
For the life of me, I can't think why any tourist (not just Chinese) would want to go down the A23 corridor from Kennington to Croydon (unless there was a gig on in Brixton) or to the band of mediocrity in NE London, or for that matter Harlesden. So maybe the advice should have been: Tourists: don't...Jump to post
All joking aside, are there just too many domestic seats in the sky right now in Brazil? I think a capacity reduction is well overdue. I know someone who was closely connected with the GOL audit - there was apparently a large amount of work performed into whether they were a going concern for the 3...Jump to post
OA940 wrote:Where can they find the market for a double capacity?