What chance that Scurrah will decide to either axe Tigerair entirely and exit the pure LCC maket, or rebrand it as Virgin Blue in order to stop the brand licensing payments? If it rebrands to Virgin Blue, does it still need to pay license to Virgin Group? They paid to use the "Virgin" bra...Jump to post
Sounds like VietJet's target markets from AVV would be much like D7's. Cheap fares to entice budget holiday travellers across from the East & South-Eastern suburbs, and also close to much of their target VFR market, a good number of Vietnamese immigrants & their descendants live in suburbs ...Jump to post
But they are getting 321XLRs which could fly some of their current 787 routes. Correct and Jetstar themselves have said they will use those 787's to increase capacity on existing routes and open new routes. Qantas to cut capacity to HKG over coming months by 7% due to weaker demand https://www.flig...Jump to post
Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy ...Jump to post
Qantas has applies to the IASC for an extra 744 seats (4 weekly A320) into Indonesia from 14 December 19. Capacity can also be used by Qantas though this looks like its for JQ Any idea what route may see this extra capacity https://blueswandaily.com/qantas-applies-for-additional-indonesia-capacity/...Jump to post
No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. Jetstar has been doing low cost longhaul for over 10 years now... Scoot seems to work as well. The Ryan Air chief repeatedly said he was looking into it and turned...Jump to post
edealinfo wrote:DTWLAX wrote:Anybody knows if there is any other reason for dropping the early morning 2:00 AM departure out of BOM?
It is in the dead of the night. Humans are not owls.
The loft is going to get pretty worn. I mean its between the boarding doors so is going to get a lot of foot traffic and suitcases being dragged through it.Jump to post
Jetstar make a young womans dream to be cabin true come true
Melbourne could also be bold and build a main midfield terminal that would be in the centre of the proposed additional runways. The current patch work of expansion is not really efficient or user friendly. Try getting a seat at T4 for during the busy periods... and that escalator at T3 from check in...Jump to post
Tokyo was dropped because the majority of passengers were originating in NRT and at the time that had no strategic value to VS. So I presume the HKG and PVG routes have a fair share of ex UK traffic who value those destinations in the VS network.Jump to post
Isn't controlled rest practiced by pilots around the globe? Yes, but they have dedicated crew rest spaces. Sleeping while on the controls is not a usual practice. Well "contrtolled rest" or "inseat napping" is sleeping in the flight deck seat they operate in... thats different f...Jump to post
JQ 787 seat density wont permit AU-Canada nonstop without a big payload hit. Couldn't JQ fly MEL & SYD/HNL with 2 services a week continuing onto say YVR or better still low cost Abbotsford, (which seems to be the Canadian equivalent of AVV to MEL) just like Canada 3000 used to fly YVR/HNL/BNE ...Jump to post
Which place exactly in Australia would you consider to have India in reach with A321neos? Because I can't think of any.
Hard to say what goes to JNB/SCL, both seem to operate with fairly high load factors on 744s, SCL is only 4-5 weekly though so a daily 789, maybe with a seasonal upgauge to an A380 a few days a week? JNB will eventually be served from PER in addition to SYD and maybe CPT aswell? Daily 789 replaces ...Jump to post
With the Australian market growing by 3% pa, on face value QF should be adding 2.25 737's to it fleet every year. Considering QF have lost 4% of the market over the last 3-4 years and 1% of the market typically requires around 3.5 aircraft, QF have (on face value) underinvested in new aircraft. The...Jump to post
B747forever wrote:Is “The Spirit of Canada” and the proudly Canadian flag new with 787 or do they use it in all their marketing? I like those additions to the livery.
binayak wrote:LHRFlyer wrote:Would be surprising given that Virgin has previously cancelled this route twice before.
Well now with an Indian partner they're stronger than before. Same reason why DL is coming back too
A non-paywalled article about the QF volunteer program. https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahryan/qantas-has-asked-its-staff-to-volunteer-over-the-christmas?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&ref=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&fbclid=IwAR3H_9Gu5074csU8h_BVRux7f2tiys-cW91KGTuvBjCGtevXOGq-fLv...Jump to post
It would make more sense for Cityhopper and Hop! to merge and become the sole regional carrier for the group. There has to be some synergies there. KL/AF as the mainline carreirs Cityhopper (or whatever they call it) as the regional carrier with lower costs than mainline but operating under the main...Jump to post
I didn’t think VS ordered a second tranche of A350’s - is this a planned order? Planned order... they were going to do the same with the 787 fleet,,, the first and last deliveries to LHR and the mid delvierires to LGR in a leisure config but they decided against having another config on the fleet s...Jump to post
That's the key though, one stops is a drawback. What VS could offer is direct flights. It would be low yielding, but it would be worth it with B787-9. Just make sure they don't waste any space with useless bar they have on their plane. Unfortunately though the UK-Thailand market won't want to pay a...Jump to post
What about a seasonal MAN - BKK flight? It's one of the largest unserved routes, based on demand. VS already has a strong holiday/leisure-focused route presence ex-MAN - so MAN - BKK would complement the offering well, no? Cheers, C. BKK has high competition via one stops and is low yielding,,... n...Jump to post
Normally pax get on sit down and have little interaction with the FA's. I wonder what required the interaction? Needed to move a bag? Refusal to follow instructions??Jump to post
The whole concept of Joon doesn't make sense to me. It's literally an airline for millennial's? It's no wonder AF is bankrupt... That is just their PR and spin on. They just want to sound positive and need a reason to make a spin off airline. This is all about cost savings. It's a ULCC with lower o...Jump to post
I’m surprised BA doesn’t open lots of crew bases in the USA , would probably save them a fortune to hire US based labour Why would hiring in a country that has some of the highest paid flight attendants in the world be cost effective? low minimum wage, no employment rights , no maternity pay , easy...Jump to post
Reminds me of when VS got rid of their HKG supervisors and senior crew and paid them out redundancy - but out of their own pension pots! So in effect crew got no payout as it was taken from their pensions.Jump to post
Give it a decade or two, and it might well become Sydney's Newark, assuming enough is invested in train connections or similar. Good lord no, a train connection? Trains are evil, better build more road tunnels. I'm a resident of Sydney - and fairly close to this new airport and we are all quite dub...Jump to post
their long haul strategy is seriously starting to sound like a complete circus ! Oh please. They cancel one route and that qualifies as a circus in your book? its actually a combination of having too many nonstop flights from too many different EU airports to different cities of the world in Asia/A...Jump to post
VS tried to get in on this market a few years ago. They restarted BOM and touted how it was now all about connections... and then a year or so later dropped.
EK, LH, BA, AFKL etc are the big players in this market. I wish WOW well... but feel they will go the way VS did.
As far as my work experience goes, I’ve heard of personal days interchange with bereavement leave. If this is the case at AA, then I’m disgusted. As for the “Not calling in sick during critical periods” rule, I don’t think this would fly in any other developed country. You can’t legitimately expect...Jump to post
EDI sees 3 flights a day to New York (3 x B757 daily with AA, DL & UA) - admittedly, the AA & DL flights are seasonal, and I know Scotland is quite a seasonal destination. But MAN is a bigger airport and larger surrounding population than EDI so it surprises me that AA can't make JFK-MAN wo...Jump to post
Its a little tiresome hearing him opine about the great employee culture when DL has 30,000 fewer employees than AA because DL has contracted so much out.... Tiresome? No. But it could have merit. If you outsource things that aren't your core business it allows you to focus on your core business.Jump to post
I can easily go for a week or longer on a hand luggage size suitcase, done so quite a few times. It's all a matter of priorities and whatever you can buy at your destination you don't need to bring along. Once met a guy who went for a couple of weeks with no luggage at all, just a passport and that...Jump to post
Just noticed that easyJet's first A321neo is equipped with leather seats, unlike any other easyJet aircraft (apart from leased ex-AB A320s). Will these be used on other new aircraft delivered as well or is this exclusively for the A321? I hope they've made other changes to the cabin, would be nice ...Jump to post