I find the Level slot LGW-VIE rather pointless considering BA serve it during winter and EZY year-round. Im sure I read the LGW-VIE route had been dropped at the end of August and Level were no longer flying it. If that is the case the only Level route serviing London is LTN-AMS, where they have ta...Jump to post
Expansion at Luton by Wizz Air will be difficult going forward, there literally is no room to base further aircraft and they will soon be reaching (if they have not already passed) their 18 million passenger limit the government set when they agreed the latest expansion a few years back... Unlike LG...Jump to post
My flight out to Madrid yesterday morning was subbed for 777-200, but fortunately the trip home lastnight was on the A350-1000, which they had managed to get back in service. It was delayed by about an hour, but we made a lot of the time up en-route back to London. Then when we got the gate we was d...Jump to post
I wonder if they could give London to New York another try, it is apparently the largest business traffic route in the world? If Brexit is finally sorted out by 31st October, it will give some clarity and remove uncertainty for airlines, and was one of the reasons they removed the route back in 2017...Jump to post
I think LTN can write off any hopes of ever attracting Emirates, while they are focussed on using the 777 and A380 aircraft. However a 787-8/9 would have no issues whatsoever flying to Gulf region non-stop from Luton's 7000ft runway, they are regularly operating into the airport to go in the TUI Han...Jump to post
Despite the building work only just finishing on the newly expanded terminal, the airport expects to reach their 18 million per annum capacity by the middle of next year... Over the weekend, the airport revealed plans to optimise the use of the current runway and expand to the east of the current te...Jump to post
Impressive... There was talk a while ago Air Transat were starting flights in Summer 2019 to the Croatia's second city Split, which is by the coast and one of the main gateways to the country's beautiful islands. However the airport is quite small, and questions were raised if the airport could hand...Jump to post
Jet2 leased a few last year and I would guess they are doing the same this year if they are going to add A321's to the fleet. If you look at Airfleets.net, last year they leased two from Titan and one from Smartlynx, all for the summer season to add extra capacity. https://www.airfleets.net/flotteci...Jump to post
I think we'll continue see Wizz Air grow at Gatwick, they are not afraid to pay for new slots at the airport as and when they become available... London is such a large market, it seems clear they want to have a small presence for people in the south of London and the market this covers. Gatwick is ...Jump to post
Recently flew home to the UK from Australia with China Airlines via Taipei and had a query of the routing of the homebound flight... On the flight home we ended up departing Taiwan and heading north-easterly to towards Japan, before going turning north to the east of Korea and going into Russian air...Jump to post
I don't quite get why everyone is surprised that the new LHR-PER-MEL route is such a success. By downsizing from an A380 to 789 they immediately removed nearly 250 seats a day off of the London to Australia route, in each direction. Which works out to be, no first class to try and fill, 22 less busi...Jump to post
Split has quite a short runway, can it handle a non-stop fully loaded A330/A310 to Toronto? Could it be a tag on flight to Dubrovnik, maybe YYZ-SPU-DBV-YYZ?! It is very popular for tourists to tour the coast and Islands from starting in Split and ending in Dubrovnik or going in other direction. Croa...Jump to post
Flight number: W92902 Departure city: STN Departure time: 20.30 Arrival time: 22.25 Arrival city: LJU Aircraft type: A320 Day operating: -2---6- RETURN Flight number: W92901 Departure city: LJU Departure time: 23.40 Arrival time: 01.00 Arrival city: STN Aircraft type: A320 Day operating: -2---6- Th...Jump to post
The 310’s were expected to leave the fleet in 2012. It’s amazing they still operate these dinosaurs. OK there is one or two 1988 vintage A310's in the fleet, but most date to 1992, But maybe you could cut them a little a slack, it seems to be a common theme with Canadian low cost/Transatlantic carr...Jump to post
Just seen this trip review with extensive photos, which was done last month, and the A330-300's are still looking in good shape and well looked after... The original US Airways seats have long been removed and fitted with a more slimline seat. http://londonspotter.co.uk/flight-report-american-airlin...Jump to post
Coincidently I saw a Virgin 747 taking off from Manchester at around 11.30, as I was driving south on the M6... Going by the photo and the aircraft name it appears the affected aircraft is G-VROM. Can a slide be de-flated and packed up for the next flight if deployed in error like this or will it me...Jump to post
If it's true, that is a real shame.., But when you think about the competition on the Singapore route and to South East Asia, I guess it is not surprising. Prices to this area of Asia are regularly available for £350+ return if you are flexible with your dates and the carrier. I think Norwegians lea...Jump to post
Just reading that the four ex-Air Berlin A330-200's, have had a complete cabin refurbishment and photos of the new cabins with a slightly different product were released to the press in June, as per links below... http://www.godsavethepoints.com/2018/06/08/virgin-atlantic-reveals-airbus-a330-200-cab...Jump to post
Nothing against PIT and congratulations on them gaining a new route to London... Anyway on to my rant... Why are BA and Virgin so hell bent on saturating the US market with flights from London? Would be nice if both airlines were a little more adventurous looking into markets in Asia, Africa and Sou...Jump to post
It's going to be a fantastic aircraft for Easyjet. Its perfect for their operation and will increase their yields I am sure. Does anyone know the turnaround times for A320Neo vs A321Neo? Not really sure about easyJet as don't work for them or in the know, but looking on FlightRadar24 for Wizz Air w...Jump to post
easyJet received their first A321neo yesterday (Friday 13th July), arriving at Luton the airlines HQ for some checks and maintenance, and will then head to the Farnborough Airshow next week. Link showing a video of the delivery flight, arriving at LTN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd_t-UnIF5s Thi...Jump to post
Haven't Zoom and FlyGlobeSpan all tried Hamilton and has failed? I don't quite understand Norwegian's strategy on long hauls with the 737s, with the 787s they operate into major airports in the US and Canada, and with the 737's they operate a bit like Ryanair flying into secondary airports like Stew...Jump to post
Is it possible to fly to Australia from the UK or anywhere else in Europe on the A330 with just one stop/connection?
I think the A330-200 has the range to do it, but not 100% sure.
Just curious if there are any airlines that offer this, as love the 2-4-2 configuration in economy.
American Airlines are looking to offload the nine former A330-300's, they are due to leave the fleet this year... I think it is just due to the small number in the fleet, while they worked great for US Airways, but after merger with American Airlines, when you have just nine aircraft in a fleet of 9...Jump to post
Now this is exactly the kind of headline and news story BA will want...
Bigging up the new cabins but no mention of the dreaded 10 abreast!
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/travel/trav ... Boeing-777
While AKL-LAX-LHR is NZ flagship route, I sometimes wonder how much longer this will continue or how long it will be until it is downgraded from a 77W to a 789, to limit the number of seats and fly a more efficient aircraft. The airline are regularly advertising in the UK LHR-LAX at sub Norwegian ai...Jump to post
The Wizzair A321neo's are not due for delivery until 2019, and doubt there are many free delivery slots to expedite the delivery of these sooner. Wizzair is very much like Ryanair and keep thigs simple and costs minimal (2nd lowest operating costs in Europe after Ryanair), I doubt they will be willi...Jump to post
Good move by the captain... Too many airlines and crew want to ignore drunken behaviour and just cross their fingers nothing happens... On the majority of occasions, usually the trick works and despite the passengers being a little boisterous they get to their destinations, with little incident. Whe...Jump to post
OK, I raised this question a good few years back and most people rubbished the idea and wanted to know what people think now? When I asked the question back then, UK to Sharm El Sheikh was about th/e longest low cost destination the likes of easyJet and Monarch were operating with single aisle high ...Jump to post
90 minutes turnaround is easily achievable... While Wizzair are non Transatlantic flights, they operate the A321 with 235 seats and turnaround those planes in 30-35mins! In the middle of the day when they do crew changes, turnaround is increased to 40-45 minutes and I assume for this new service the...Jump to post
Air Transat has placed an order for 10 A321 NEO LR's to replace their exisiting A310, as well as operating the routes to leisure destinations in America during the winter months , these usually operate the thinner routes to Europe in the summer... So can only assume the A321 NEO LRs will be operatin...Jump to post
The reason for the three-point turn on the runway was because, Skiathos Airport's (JSI) runway is only 30 metres wide, where most runways are 45-60 metres wide. The pilot should have continued to the end of the runway where there is a turning a circle. The 757 is definately one of the larger aircraf...Jump to post
Where are you getting your information from?
Kefalonia only sees a maximum of about 15-20 flights a day and these are during the summer months only, todays arrival board confirms this!
I was just looking at the number of A330neo's that had been ordered and noticed Airbus has only secured 6 units for the A330-800neo, which are supposed to be going to Hawaiian Airlines... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330neo#Firm_orders Is it really worth while Airbus continuing with this mo...Jump to post
Please correct me if I'm talking rubbish, as my knowledge on ETOPS is not all that great... But I thought airlines have to get their aircraft certified to fly ETOPS routes, even though the A330 is more than capable of flying STN-NYC, doesn't the airline have to jump through a number of hoops to fly ...Jump to post
I believe adding preclearance directly in LHR would make much more sense
Gulf Air currently has over 55 aircraft on order, all due for delivery between 2018-20 and was just curious what exactly their plans are for these new birds?! Currently the airline only has 28 aircraft in the fleet, and this small fleet was due to years of downsizing and loosing millions, optimizing...Jump to post
Monarch Airlines use to operate the Airbus A300-600R, in a 9 abreast configuration with 352 seats(!)... They had four in the fleet, which operated holiday charter flights throughout Europe and Egypt. They also stood in for the A330-200's during scheduled maintenance or when they went tech and could ...Jump to post
I wonder if DL are eying up those 18 Boeing 717's in the longer term, would make quite addition to their fleet!Jump to post
This is brilliant news for Luton and Wizzair, and some very long awaited news... While there hasn't been that much in the way of large expansion in recent years at Luton with Wizzair, there has been additional frequencies added to existing routes and now the airline is getting more and more A321, th...Jump to post
LOT also has options for a further 6 787's of either the 8 or 9 variant, on-top of these aircraft. So there is a potential for 17 787's in the fleet sometime inn the future, if these options are exercised! I doubt Krakow will ever become a hub/base again for LOT, as that means providing short haul f...Jump to post
jetwet1 wrote:Would BA be willing to sell their % of ownership ? (it's early here but I think BA still own part of them right?)
With United now cutting back at Manchester and Delta (handing the reign over to partner VS) no longer serving the airport with its own metal come next summer, could we possibly see a cut back of American metal... I notice the PHL route remains strong, continuing to be served by the A330's all year r...Jump to post
Hasn't there been speculation that EK have wanted to squeeze an extra seat in across in each row of Y on the lower decks of the A380? I wonder if Premium Economy could coincide with this, if and when the new sardine class in Economy, ever comes to fruition?! However if it does, I doubt EK will want ...Jump to post
Are there the slots available at LGW for easyJet to expand? easyJet and Ryanair are warning that they will be looking to expand in Europe over the next year or two, as there is so much uncertainty in the air with Brexit... While I am sure we will continue to see expansion, I don't think it will be o...Jump to post