CUN as a stopover on the eastbound leg was the stupidest idea I have ever heard on this website TK is launching IST-MEX-CUN-IST soon so it might not be the stupidest idea. TK's main hub is in Europe. Apples and oranges. TK can capture the cheaper European crowd headed to CUN and not minding multipl...Jump to post
Only the main deck will be used to carry passengers and there are some weight restrictions out of CCS. Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length? I believe it has to do with the rather sorry state of CCS runways and taxiways. When AV and AR cancell...Jump to post
Last summer AFKL issued a press note claiming a JV woth UX was being worked on, today spanish press claims JV is landed but little technaical details. https://www.elconfidencial.com/empresas/2019-07-15/aireuropa-klm-air-france-globalia-aerolineas_2120639/ Considering how small UX is against AFKL I w...Jump to post
LAX is not just a fuel stop on the way to PPT. AF sells CDG-LAX tickets as well on the flight. So moving the flight to CDG-TIJ-PPT will result in AF losing the CDG-LAX passengers. Pretty sure TIJ does not have the demand that CDG-LAX has.[/quote] This is about YVR against LAX/SFO as stopovers on AF...Jump to post
Looks great but you really need to question why you would go in F as opposed to J. J looks fantastic. In markets such as LHR/JFK/LAX/FRA you'll find few people wiling to pay the extra just for the status (exclusiveness), you fly on a much smaller cabin and get a better soft product. Delta between J...Jump to post
As said by others, Argentina-US is a high-priced Y market as you see a lot of Y seats on the US3 going for 1.0-1.5K USD.
DY will definitely erode Y fares and I bet AA will feel the effect. Different scenario than TATL where competition is ferocious and Y fares have been rock-bottom for years.
With the new configuration of the 77W, is there any new destinations that they can add by 2020 that can be profitable with this config? In North America I can only see them add YYZ next for sure as that is the only major star alliance hub left in north america that has Tokyo flights very under-serv...Jump to post
I was reading through the LOI thread and most of the discussion became A vs. B, I'm opening this thread to hear thoughts on whether there is a chance for IB to get some of the 73M's if the LOI becomes an actual order. Since IB have not operated a Boeing in years and they have A32N's on order - last ...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:spacecadet wrote:Also, if you're at Delta (and maybe other airlines), get ready to explain things calmly to first class passengers who aren't allowed in the lounge...
Wait, what? First class customers don't automatically get lounge access?
Cointrin330 wrote:Unruly, drunk, disorderly or otherwise asshole passengers who cause a diversion like this should be fined the equivalent of the cost to the airline of the diversion, barred from flying that airline at least if not any airline for 10 years.
Claiming that long-haul by LCC's has not been profitable doesn't mean it will be that way forever. The only "true" example of a significant LCC long haul operation in the last few years has been DY. Other so called LCC's are subsidiaries of legacy groups such as Level and Joon. All of thes...Jump to post
High density re-config for the Antilles and Pacific islands, a-la ANA? How many of those destination see more than 1 daily 77W? I only find RUN, FDF and PTP. They could combine the plane in this configuration with KL to add CUA. The good thing is these destination aren't very frequency sensitive. B...Jump to post
You are counting only each way, double that and you get both ways as mentioned in the OP.
What's the frequency of ORY-PTP? Although flown on very high density config, is surprising to see it right there with LHR-SIN which sees 6-7 daily on 388 and 77W and ahead of the likes of HKG-SYD or MAD-JFK which see 5 to 6 daily widebodies. LF on ORY-PTP must be crazy This summer - Air Caraïbes : ...Jump to post
What's the frequency of ORY-PTP? Although flown on very high density config, is surprising to see it right there with LHR-SIN which sees 6-7 daily on 388 and 77W and ahead of the likes of HKG-SYD or MAD-JFK which see 5 to 6 daily widebodies.
LF on ORY-PTP must be crazy
I think its funny when people bring up 757 operations outside Europe and North America. How many 757s were operated outside these regions? Going even further, how many of the TOTAL operators actually used the 757 to it's extent? Comparatively, how many operators period use the A321 on longer routes...Jump to post
No surprise, small airports are often better than larger ones. Surprised to see Heathrow score that high, it's a horrible airport. There are plenty of airports in Europe that are far better than Heathrow. LHR score high as "best airport to shop", nothing to do with the overall experience.Jump to post
CX aggressively expanded in Europe over the last few years with LGW, MAN, DUB, MAD, ZRH, BCN, BRU among others to their network. We've also seen BCN becoming a year round destination with the Airbus A350 and with MAD going 5x weekly with 3 Class B77W, though there are plans to deploy the Airbus A35...Jump to post
True but the purpose of this charge was to ensure members of the higher levels of its FFP were able to select (the better) seats (free) whenever they booked. So it is in effect a benefit to some. Also full fare pax are not charged either. Don't need to charge to enable your hi-tier FF's to select t...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:first, they have to figure out their airport situation
Many more can be listed, BA and KL do several tag-ons between Caribbean islands, KL and TK seem to be fans of triangulars for some reason. One stop CA PEK-IAH-PTY CA PEK-YUL-HAV LA SCL-MAD-FRA KL AMS-TPE-MNL BA LHR-BAH-DMM Triangle KL AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS KL AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS TK IST-MEX-CUN-IST (starting t...Jump to post
With the global growth in air traffic and the more efficient aircraft available today compared to MH's days, an SQ SIN-EZE via either CPT or JNB would be viable if 5th freedom on SA-EZE is granted?
EasyJet, RyanAir and WizzAir are here to stay, to add to what's already said, they will also keep growing by taking over market share from legacies as well as from bankrupt carriers and small tiny countries without a flag carrier. Other like Volotea, FlyBe, Jet2 or BlueAir will be competitive by tar...Jump to post
Any indication of what config it will have ? 38 Business, 27 economy comfort, 279 economy. Quite a bit more than KL's 77E (34/40/242). Even though on the 787-10 KL can only use 34 of the 38 business seats as the unions demand an extra FA for 38 business class seats. Edit: link to seatmap: https://w...Jump to post
Don't you get tired of the "largest-ever order" being talked about so often???Jump to post
What about BLI? No changes there?Jump to post
AI has DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL that covers the entire northern hemisphere. But it is not really a RTW flight and not sold as such. If you want to fly RTW, you can always buy individual airlines and stay on the same alliance. Star Alliance sells something like a RTW if I am not mistaken, maybe others do...Jump to post
On-board prices for all this stuff that almost no traveler wants are generally not competitive with high street prices Airport shops might be cheaper than on-board, but are still above the high street/supermarket price Departing Brussels airport (my home airport), I am obliged to pass through most ...Jump to post
Summarizing what other have said, it's a different business today, some of the game-changers have been
Frequency over capacity
smflyer wrote:Theres J demand to Pakistan?
aviationlover7 wrote:Azul AD 8756 is en route to OPO on A330-200
I foresee this route becoming daily within 2 years - thoughts?
If HKG has it, why PVG don't deserve a UA lounge? 1. PVG has 2 daily SFO, 1 daily EWR(will soon be 2 daily from 2020), 1 daily LAX, 1 daily ORD; while HKG only has 3 daily departure(SFO, EWR, ORD) and 5 weekly GUM 2.PVG has more premium travellers for UA compare to what HKG does. AFAIK there are no...Jump to post
Right. There is a lot of tourism to Sevilla. for US tourists, the question is whether that's part of a general trip to Spain or just a special trip to the south. There is certainly not much VFR or business traffic to this region. People that I've known (including myself) who have visited Granada or...Jump to post
United is not philosophically opposed to co-locating with its joint venture or Star Alliance partners...the problem is two-fold: 1) Nearly all of the relevant UA North American gateways (EWR, IAH, IAD, SFO, LAX, and ORD to a degree) suffer from a shortage of useful gate space during the key departu...Jump to post
How do they know you leave if you cross the border by road and therefore no airline database? I imagine there’s departure immigration in such a case? No departure inmigation. I've done it and didn't have issues when I got back to the US. Going through Peace Arch a Canadian agent checks you into Can...Jump to post